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8th Nov '15 4:37:32 PM mlsmithca
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* Incidentally, this is what [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=d7pg6pv9&trope=CrowningMomentOfAwesome inspired the creation]] of the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome article]] in the first place. ** Click here to see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ace_asskickery_motivation_by_Wickedfeylady.jpg the awesome in action.]] Or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYR5lINNrsE here]].
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* Incidentally, this is what [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=d7pg6pv9&trope=CrowningMomentOfAwesome inspired the creation]] of the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome article]] in the first place. ** place. Click here to see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ace_asskickery_motivation_by_Wickedfeylady.jpg the awesome in action.]] Or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYR5lINNrsE here]].

* In the novel ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Illegal-Monster-Collection/dp/1849907579/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402833894&sr=1-1&keywords=illegal+alien+doctor+who Illegal Alien]]'' (originally a PDA), the Seventh Doctor not only manages to ''reprogram'' the Cybermen, but he makes them attack the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] that were storing them. That's right, '''[[CurbStompBattle CYBERMEN. FIGHTING. NAZIS.]]''' Guess who won? ** Bonus points for the Cyberleader taking one look at [[JerkAss Captain]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Hartmann]], throwing him across the room and later shooting him in the face. They also make a [[CoolGuns/MachineGuns MG42 machine gun]] explode by simply grabbing the barrel, heat up a Tiger Tank, destroy all the Nazis and generally be {{Badass}}. To top it all off, unlike what the cover of the Monster Collection edition shows, they're not the "Nightmare in Silver" Cybermen or the Cybus Cybermen - they're Mondasian Cybermen who [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100620164045/tardis/images/f/fd/Cyb_gun1.jpg look]] [[http://www.dbutler22.freeserve.co.uk/dwinv2.jpg like]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cybermen_6972.jpg this]]. And yet they're [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] [[UncannyValley enough]] to make a [[BreakTheHaughty SS Commander]] [[BringMyBrownPants shit his pants.]] *** The human characters still have loads of [=CMOAs=], and are all pretty damn {{Badass}}. The most shining examples are, naturally, Ace, who hits a Cyberman hard enough to make a huge dent in one of its "Handles", [[HardboiledDetective Cody McBride]], who attacks the Cybermen with a [[KillItWithFire oxycelatene torch]] and manages to saw off the arm of one of them, Mama the bartender who blasts a Cybermat with a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter double-barreled shotgun]], Colonel Schott, the WWI veteran who decides to keep on fighting the Cybermen (which he isn't scared of at all) with a [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Luger]] and a Tiger's main gun while the driver is dead and the arrogant SS Commander is busy crapping his pants, and Colonel George Lazonby, who goes down fighting the Cybermen with a [[CoolGuns/MachineGuns Bren Gun.]] *** The fact that the reprogrammed Cyberleader scans Ace, George Limb and Captain Hartmann, then decides to ignore the other two completely and attack [[JerkAss Hartmann.]] This, and the subsequent attack on the Nazis, can be interpreted as evidence that even the ''Cybermen'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards hate Nazis.]]
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* In the novel ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Illegal-Monster-Collection/dp/1849907579/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402833894&sr=1-1&keywords=illegal+alien+doctor+who Illegal Alien]]'' (originally a PDA), the PDA): ** The Seventh Doctor not only manages to ''reprogram'' the Cybermen, but he makes them attack the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] that were storing them. That's right, '''[[CurbStompBattle CYBERMEN. FIGHTING. NAZIS.Cybermen. Fighting. Nazis.]]''' Guess who won? ** won? Bonus points for the Cyberleader taking one look at [[JerkAss Captain]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Hartmann]], throwing him across the room and later shooting him in the face. They also make a [[CoolGuns/MachineGuns MG42 machine gun]] explode by simply grabbing the barrel, heat up a Tiger Tank, destroy all the Nazis and generally be {{Badass}}. To top it all off, unlike what the cover of the Monster Collection edition shows, they're not the "Nightmare in Silver" Cybermen or the Cybus Cybermen - they're Mondasian Cybermen who [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100620164045/tardis/images/f/fd/Cyb_gun1.jpg look]] [[http://www.look]][[http://www.dbutler22.freeserve.co.uk/dwinv2.jpg like]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cybermen_6972.jpg this]]. And yet they're [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] [[UncannyValley enough]] to make a [[BreakTheHaughty SS Commander]] [[BringMyBrownPants shit his pants.]] *** ** The human characters still have loads of [=CMOAs=], and are all pretty damn {{Badass}}. The most shining examples are, naturally, Ace, who hits a Cyberman hard enough to make a huge dent in one of its "Handles", [[HardboiledDetective Cody McBride]], who attacks the Cybermen with a [[KillItWithFire oxycelatene torch]] and manages to saw off the arm of one of them, Mama the bartender who blasts a Cybermat with a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter double-barreled shotgun]], Colonel Schott, the WWI veteran who decides to keep on fighting the Cybermen (which he isn't scared of at all) with a [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Luger]] and a Tiger's main gun while the driver is dead and the arrogant SS Commander is busy crapping his pants, and Colonel George Lazonby, who goes down fighting the Cybermen with a [[CoolGuns/MachineGuns Bren Gun.]] *** ** The fact that the reprogrammed Cyberleader scans Ace, George Limb and Captain Hartmann, then decides to ignore the other two completely and attack [[JerkAss Hartmann.]] This, and the subsequent attack on the Nazis, can be interpreted as evidence that even the ''Cybermen'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards hate Nazis.]]

* In ''The Gunpowder Plot'', Rory, stuck in orbit around Earth within the Houses of Parliament of 1605, armed with an EMP generator and a [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]] slingshot, takes out as many Rutans and Sontarans as he can. That's right, two species locked in war for millennia can't take down the Lone Centurian. ** Rory's made more {{Badass}} with this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWb9L5hDdIk&feature=channel_video_title glitch]].
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* In ''The Gunpowder Plot'', Rory, stuck in orbit around Earth within the Houses of Parliament of 1605, armed with an EMP generator and a [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]] slingshot, takes out as many Rutans and Sontarans as he can. That's right, two species locked in war for millennia can't take down the Lone Centurian. ** Centurian. Rory's made more {{Badass}} with this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWb9L5hDdIk&feature=channel_video_title com/watch?v=aWb9L5hDdIk glitch]].

* In the stage show ''Doctor Who Live'', there was one very awesome moment where the Cybermen and the Daleks have a rematch. Only unlike [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday last time]], it's the ''Cybermen'' [[TookALevelInBadAss that got the]] [[CurbStompBattle upper-hand]]. And keep in mind in the context, these Daleks are supposedly a lot more powerful than the ones in "Doomsday" and managed to outwit the Doctor TWICE in a row. Watch the whole battle [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJO7eD-2efg here]]
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* In the stage show ''Doctor Who Live'', there was one very awesome moment where the Cybermen and the Daleks have a rematch. Only unlike [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday last time]], it's the ''Cybermen'' [[TookALevelInBadAss that got the]] [[CurbStompBattle upper-hand]]. And keep in mind in the context, these Daleks are supposedly a lot more powerful than the ones in "Doomsday" and managed to outwit the Doctor TWICE in a row. Watch the whole battle [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJO7eD-2efg here]] here]].
8th Nov '15 4:34:58 PM mlsmithca
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Mass fixing indentation and restoring deleted section header.
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* Marrying Georgia Moffett. Who is also the daughter of Peter Davison. Tennant married the daughter of the man who inspired him to go into acting in the first place. And thanks to Creator/StevenMoffat, he got to perform with his idol in the role that he wanted to play one day... The Doctor. PromotedFanboy, thy name is Tennant. ** Also a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} that there's such love and devotion between two people.
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* Marrying Georgia Moffett. Who is also the daughter of Peter Davison. Tennant married the daughter of the man who inspired him to go into acting in the first place. And thanks to Creator/StevenMoffat, he got to perform with his idol in the role that he wanted to play one day... The Doctor. PromotedFanboy, thy name is Tennant. ** Tennant. Also a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} that there's such love and devotion between two people.

* To top it off, behold [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giaMRyn47Xg&feature=channel&list=UL the Ballad of Russell and Julie]] about Doctor Who's revival, as sung by David Tennant, Catherine Tate and John Barrowman. Epic Awesomeness.
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* To top it off, behold [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giaMRyn47Xg&feature=channel&list=UL com/watch?v=giaMRyn47Xg the Ballad of Russell and Julie]] about Doctor Who's revival, as sung by David Tennant, Catherine Tate and John Barrowman. Epic Awesomeness.

* One of the darker chapters in the show's production history was Creator/TomBaker becoming incredibly difficult to work with in his final season. Recollections abound of him snoring in read-throughs at parts of the script he didn't like, verbally abusing the writers, having numerous shouting matches with co-star and [[RomanceOnTheSet brief-wife-to-be]] Lalla Ward, and caught in the middle of it all was new companion and PromotedFanboy Matthew Waterhouse, watching [[BrokenPedestal the image of his childhood hero shattering violently before his eyes.]] During one of Tom's "acting up and being rude" periods on the last day of filming for "Full Circle," Matthew (in full Adric get-up) finally put his foot down and told him to [[PrecisionFStrike "fuck off."]] And got away with it. And kept Tom quiet (aside from his lines, of course) for the ''whole rest of the studio day.'' The 2010 Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine interview described it as a "coming-of-age moment." ** Though given that this account came from Waterhouse himself and the reactions to his interview from his costars in the next issue (which was basically them gently laughing at him) it's disputable whether this even ever ''happened.''
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* One of the darker chapters in the show's production history was Creator/TomBaker becoming incredibly difficult to work with in his final season. Recollections abound of him snoring in read-throughs at parts of the script he didn't like, verbally abusing the writers, having numerous shouting matches with co-star and [[RomanceOnTheSet brief-wife-to-be]] Lalla Ward, and caught in the middle of it all was new companion and PromotedFanboy Matthew Waterhouse, watching [[BrokenPedestal the image of his childhood hero shattering violently before his eyes.]] During one of Tom's "acting up and being rude" periods on the last day of filming for "Full Circle," Matthew (in full Adric get-up) finally put his foot down and told him to [[PrecisionFStrike "fuck off."]] And got away with it. And kept Tom quiet (aside from his lines, of course) for the ''whole rest of the studio day.'' The 2010 Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine interview described it as a "coming-of-age moment." ** " Though given that this account came from Waterhouse himself and the reactions to his interview from his costars in the next issue (which was basically them gently laughing at him) it's disputable whether this even ever ''happened.''

** Using the BBC's rival network ITV to break the news of David Tennant's departure. Seriously, mega-cojones. *** Even better, they had no idea it'd even ''work.'' They had a backup plan but they bet their chips that Tennant would win the award and be able to drop the bomb during his acceptance speech.
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** Using the BBC's rival network ITV to break the news of David Tennant's departure. Seriously, mega-cojones. *** mega-cojones. Even better, they had no idea it'd even ''work.'' They had a backup plan but they bet their chips that Tennant would win the award and be able to drop the bomb during his acceptance speech.

* Any time a lost episode, episodes, or rarest of all, complete serial that was thought to be junked by the BBC turns up. You've got maybe one very precious remnant of something that's been AWOL from television upwards of ''four decades''. On a feather and a prayer, through one magic discovery, be it in a rubbish bin, a garage sale, a dusty backlot of old celluloid in Hong Kong or Nigeria, or even pure dumb luck, another missing link is completed. And as soon as the film goes digital, it will proliferate the internet, whereupon the episode will be copied by those wishing to market or share the piece of ''Doctor Who'' history- ''countless backups'' from '''''one''''' reel of old weathered film! ** How about finding nine lost episodes, including the ''entirety'' of the long-lost "The Enemy of the World", in 2013? Talk about a 50th anniversary gift. *** Not to mention the other story they found in near entirety, "The Web of Fear", which features the first ever appearance of beloved companion Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. In fact, he's a Colonel at this point! *** To put it in perspective as to how amazing these finds are, it's considered very lucky to find even audio of lost episodes, let alone an entire episode. To find this many tapes, containing an ''entire missing story'' and all but ''one'' part of another, is a spectacular find.
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* Any time a lost episode, episodes, or rarest of all, complete serial that was thought to be junked by the BBC turns up. You've got maybe one very precious remnant of something that's been AWOL from television upwards of ''four decades''. On a feather and a prayer, through one magic discovery, be it in a rubbish bin, a garage sale, a dusty backlot of old celluloid in Hong Kong or Nigeria, or even pure dumb luck, another missing link is completed. And as soon as the film goes digital, it will proliferate the internet, whereupon the episode will be copied by those wishing to market or share the piece of ''Doctor Who'' history- ''countless backups'' from '''''one''''' '''one''' reel of old weathered film! ** * How about finding nine lost episodes, including the ''entirety'' of the long-lost "The Enemy of the World", in 2013? Talk about a 50th anniversary gift. *** ** Not to mention the other story they found in near entirety, "The Web of Fear", which features the first ever appearance of beloved companion Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. In fact, he's a Colonel at this point! *** ** To put it in perspective as to how amazing these finds are, it's considered very lucky to find even audio of lost episodes, let alone an entire episode. To find this many tapes, containing an ''entire missing story'' and all but ''one'' part of another, is a spectacular find.
8th Nov '15 2:11:44 PM malifee
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* Producing the vast amount of Big Finish Audios he did in the hiatus.
2nd Nov '15 12:41:17 PM FF32
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** Bonus points for the Cyberleader taking one look at [[JerkAss Captain]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Hartmann]], throwing him across the room and later shooting him in the face. They also make a [[CoolGuns/MachineGuns MG42 machine gun]] explode by simply grabbing the barrel, heat up a Tiger Tank, destroy all the Nazis and generally be {{Badass}}. To top it all off, unlike what the cover of the Monster Collection edition shows, they're not the "Nightmare in Silver" Cybermen or the Cybus Cybermen - they're Mondasian Cybermen who [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100620164045/tardis/images/f/fd/Cyb_gun1.jpg look]] [[http://www.dbutler22.freeserve.co.uk/dwinv2.jpg like]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cybermen_6972.jpg this]]. And yet they're [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] [[UncannyValley enough]] to make a [[BreakTheHaughty SS Commander]] [[BringMeMyBrownPants shit his pants.]]
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** Bonus points for the Cyberleader taking one look at [[JerkAss Captain]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Hartmann]], throwing him across the room and later shooting him in the face. They also make a [[CoolGuns/MachineGuns MG42 machine gun]] explode by simply grabbing the barrel, heat up a Tiger Tank, destroy all the Nazis and generally be {{Badass}}. To top it all off, unlike what the cover of the Monster Collection edition shows, they're not the "Nightmare in Silver" Cybermen or the Cybus Cybermen - they're Mondasian Cybermen who [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100620164045/tardis/images/f/fd/Cyb_gun1.jpg look]] [[http://www.dbutler22.freeserve.co.uk/dwinv2.jpg like]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cybermen_6972.jpg this]]. And yet they're [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] [[UncannyValley enough]] to make a [[BreakTheHaughty SS Commander]] [[BringMeMyBrownPants [[BringMyBrownPants shit his pants.]]
18th Aug '15 5:28:25 PM kazokuhouou
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no, this is something you've got to SEE.
** Click here to see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ace_asskickery_motivation_by_Wickedfeylady.jpg the awesome in action.]]
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** Click here to see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ace_asskickery_motivation_by_Wickedfeylady.jpg the awesome in action.]]]] Or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYR5lINNrsE here]].
29th Apr '15 8:09:58 PM Wackd
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Yeah, sorry—Kate Stewart snuck in via "Downtime", Big Finish still can't use new!Who stuff.
* The announcement that Big Finish was ''finally'' allowed to use characters from the New Who, after being forbidden for years from doing so. And who's the first character to be integrated? Kate Stewart, the Brigadier's daughter in her own UNIT spinoff, just like her father before her. ** Wait a sec... Kate isn't actually originally from new Who. She's a CanonImmigrant. Are Big Finish actually able to use anyone else? Like the War, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their companions?
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* The announcement that Big Finish was ''finally'' allowed to use characters from the New Who, after being forbidden for years from doing so. And who's the first character to be integrated? Kate Stewart, the Brigadier's daughter in her own UNIT spinoff, just like her father before her. ** Wait a sec... Kate isn't actually originally from new Who. She's a CanonImmigrant. Are Big Finish actually able to use anyone else? Like the War, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their companions?
22nd Feb '15 8:45:36 PM Digifiend
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* The announcement that Big Finsh was ''finally'' allowed to use characters from the New Who, after being forbidden for years from doing so. And who's the first character to be intergrated? Kate Stewart, the Brigadier's daughter in her own UNIT spinoff, just like her father before her.
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* The announcement that Big Finsh Finish was ''finally'' allowed to use characters from the New Who, after being forbidden for years from doing so. And who's the first character to be intergrated? integrated? Kate Stewart, the Brigadier's daughter in her own UNIT spinoff, just like her father before her.her. **Wait a sec... Kate isn't actually originally from new Who. She's a CanonImmigrant. Are Big Finish actually able to use anyone else? Like the War, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their companions?
15th Feb '15 9:55:00 AM MrThorfan64
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Nice article, but I felt like adding them to the DW IDW YMMV page. That is a lot of abbreviations.
[[AC:IDW comics]] * "The Forgotten": The Ten Doctors facing off against the BigBad. [[http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/mrtonylee/comicpr/doctorwho_twopage.jpg Here you go.]] * In "The Fugitive" the Draconian, Ogron and Sontaran fleets turning up to defeat the Krillitanes. * Lau'Tan sacrificing himself to fix the terraforming device by turning into part of it, even though this fuses him in that form. That after he was a villain. * Matthew Finnegan sacrificing himself to defeat the Advocate. * Kevin. OK, first off, he is a [[http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Kevin_%28When_Worlds_Collide%29 ROBOT. TYRANNOSAURUS. COMPANION.]] And if that wasn't enough by itself, ''then'' he strapped on a pair of prosthetic arms and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punched out Cthulhu]]. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110930190040/tardis/images/4/4c/Issue_9a.jpg For reals]]. * The Legend of Rory Williams lives on in the IDW ''Doctor Who'' comic book. In "The Doctor and The Nurse", when Amy insisted that a squabbling Doctor and Rory spend some quality male-bonding time together, the Doctor and Rory (who was wearing a tux at the time) ended up in London during TheBlitz, where they saved the life of Creator/IanFleming. Evidently Rory inspired the creation of '''Literature/JamesBond'''! ** And right after that, they mistakenly end up in the Pleistocene and a saber-tooth chases them into the TARDIS. A cornered Rory slaps it in the face with a rolled-up magazine and, to his surprise, ''it runs away mewing like a scared kitten.''
9th Feb '15 11:44:51 AM ProfessorGrimm
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** Creator/JohnHurt being knighted in the 2015 New Year's Honor List, making him the first actor to play the Doctor to recieve that honor.
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** * Creator/JohnHurt being knighted in the 2015 New Year's Honor List, making him the first actor to play the Doctor to recieve that honor.honor. * The announcement that Big Finsh was ''finally'' allowed to use characters from the New Who, after being forbidden for years from doing so. And who's the first character to be intergrated? Kate Stewart, the Brigadier's daughter in her own UNIT spinoff, just like her father before her.
6th Feb '15 11:07:42 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** Creator/JohnHurt being knighted in the 2015 New Year's Honor List, making him the first actor to play the Doctor to recieve that honor.
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