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12th Apr '15 10:44:05 AM johnnyfog
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The cliche is that Baker's Doctor is in many ways [[AuthorAvatar a self-portrait]] of Creator/JohnNathanTurner. This is, I think, a bit strong, but there's a strong sense in which, in 'Trial', he's an inadvertent stand-in for the series itself. Conceived in the afterglow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_exhibitions Longleat]], he is a fatally flawed idea too arrogant to admit to the possibility of his failings even enough to defend himself. That only Baker's Doctor could be in this story is, in some sense, the point."''

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The cliche is that Baker's Doctor is in many ways [[AuthorAvatar a self-portrait]] self-portrait of Creator/JohnNathanTurner. This is, I think, a bit strong, but there's a strong sense in which, in 'Trial', he's an inadvertent stand-in for the series itself. Conceived in the afterglow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_exhibitions Longleat]], he is a fatally flawed idea too arrogant to admit to the possibility of his failings even enough to defend himself. That only Baker's Doctor could be in this story is, in some sense, the point."''
12th Apr '15 10:27:37 AM johnnyfog
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->''"It’s weird that B.C. seems to inherit a number of personality and character quirks from ''Deep Space Nine'' producer Ira Steven Behr. He wears an [[NeverBareheaded outdated hat]] quite similar to the one that Behr sports quite frequently, and he also expresses both a love of baseball (having the Sisko-arbitrated correct answer to [[NerdInEvilsHelmet the best baseball team of all time]]) and [[AuthorAppeal classic cinema]] (''“Creator/ErrolFlynn was born is Tasmania!”'')."''

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\n->''"It’s weird that B.C. seems to inherit a number of personality and character quirks from ''Deep Space Nine'' producer Ira Steven Behr. He wears an [[NeverBareheaded outdated hat]] quite similar to the one that Behr sports quite frequently, and he also expresses both a love of baseball (having the Sisko-arbitrated correct answer to [[NerdInEvilsHelmet the best baseball team of all time]]) and [[AuthorAppeal classic cinema]] (''“Creator/ErrolFlynn was born is in Tasmania!”'')."''
12th Apr '15 10:26:05 AM johnnyfog
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->A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
-->'''— GKChesterton'''

->Simply put, it's difficult to imagine any Doctor other than [[Creator/ColinBaker (Colin) Baker's]] in this situation to begin with. It's telling that throughout the trial the Doctor's sole defense tends to be to [[NotHelpingYourCase yell about the injustice of it all]]. He never actually goes about saying any of the sensible things like 'you do realize that if I hadn't gone to Ravalox we'd probably all be dead'... Instead he just blusters on about the Matrix being tampered with (on [[HypocriticalHumor the quite tentative grounds]] that he wouldn't do that) and objects to the entire idea of his being on trial. His reaction is defined by is egotism, and this sort of egotism is a trait unique to Baker's Doctor.\\\
The cliche is that Baker's Doctor is in many ways [[AuthorAvatar a self-portrait]] of Creator/JohnNathanTurner. This is, I think, a bit strong, but there's a strong sense in which, in 'Trial', he's an inadvertent stand-in for the series itself. Conceived in the afterglow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_exhibitions Longleat]], he is a fatally flawed idea too arrogant to admit to the possibility of his failings even enough to defend himself. That only Baker's Doctor could be in this story is, in some sense, the point.

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->A good novel tells us
->''"It’s weird that B.C. seems to inherit a number of personality and character quirks from ''Deep Space Nine'' producer Ira Steven Behr. He wears an [[NeverBareheaded outdated hat]] quite similar to
the truth about its hero; but one that Behr sports quite frequently, and he also expresses both a bad novel tells us love of baseball (having the truth about its author.
-->'''— GKChesterton'''

->Simply
Sisko-arbitrated correct answer to [[NerdInEvilsHelmet the best baseball team of all time]]) and [[AuthorAppeal classic cinema]] (''“Creator/ErrolFlynn was born is Tasmania!”'')."''
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2014/09/16/star-trek-deep-space-nine-past-tense-part-ii-review/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Past Tense"

->''"Simply
put, it's difficult to imagine any Doctor other than [[Creator/ColinBaker (Colin) Baker's]] in this situation to begin with. It's telling that throughout the trial the Doctor's sole defense tends to be to [[NotHelpingYourCase yell about the injustice of it all]]. He never actually goes about saying any of the sensible things like 'you do realize that if I hadn't gone to Ravalox we'd probably all be dead'... Instead he just blusters on about the Matrix being tampered with (on [[HypocriticalHumor the quite tentative grounds]] grounds that [[{{Hypocrite}} he wouldn't do that) that]]) and objects to the entire idea of his being on trial. His reaction is defined by is egotism, and this sort of egotism is a trait unique to Baker's Doctor.\\\
The cliche is that Baker's Doctor is in many ways [[AuthorAvatar a self-portrait]] of Creator/JohnNathanTurner. This is, I think, a bit strong, but there's a strong sense in which, in 'Trial', he's an inadvertent stand-in for the series itself. Conceived in the afterglow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_exhibitions Longleat]], he is a fatally flawed idea too arrogant to admit to the possibility of his failings even enough to defend himself. That only Baker's Doctor could be in this story is, in some sense, the point."''
26th Jan '15 3:01:14 AM LahmacunKebab
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->Simply put, it's difficult to imagine any Doctor other than [[Creator/ColinBaker (Colin) Baker's]] in this situation to begin with. It's telling that throughout the trial the Doctor's sole defense tends to be to [[NotHelpingYourCase yell about the injustice of it all]]. He never actually goes about saying any of the sensible things like 'you do realize that if I hadn't gone to Ravalox we'd probably all be dead' ...Instead he just blusters on about the Matrix being tampered with (on [[HypocriticalHumor the quite tentative grounds]] that he wouldn't do that) and objects to the entire idea of his being on trial. His reaction is defined by is egotism, and this sort of egotism is a trait unique to Baker's Doctor.\\\

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->Simply put, it's difficult to imagine any Doctor other than [[Creator/ColinBaker (Colin) Baker's]] in this situation to begin with. It's telling that throughout the trial the Doctor's sole defense tends to be to [[NotHelpingYourCase yell about the injustice of it all]]. He never actually goes about saying any of the sensible things like 'you do realize that if I hadn't gone to Ravalox we'd probably all be dead' ...dead'... Instead he just blusters on about the Matrix being tampered with (on [[HypocriticalHumor the quite tentative grounds]] that he wouldn't do that) and objects to the entire idea of his being on trial. His reaction is defined by is egotism, and this sort of egotism is a trait unique to Baker's Doctor.\\\
11th Jan '15 10:10:44 AM johnnyfog
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-->''A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.''
--->'''— GKChesterton'''

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-->''A ->A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.''
--->'''— GKChesterton'''
author.
-->'''— GKChesterton'''

->Simply put, it's difficult to imagine any Doctor other than [[Creator/ColinBaker (Colin) Baker's]] in this situation to begin with. It's telling that throughout the trial the Doctor's sole defense tends to be to [[NotHelpingYourCase yell about the injustice of it all]]. He never actually goes about saying any of the sensible things like 'you do realize that if I hadn't gone to Ravalox we'd probably all be dead' ...Instead he just blusters on about the Matrix being tampered with (on [[HypocriticalHumor the quite tentative grounds]] that he wouldn't do that) and objects to the entire idea of his being on trial. His reaction is defined by is egotism, and this sort of egotism is a trait unique to Baker's Doctor.\\\
The cliche is that Baker's Doctor is in many ways [[AuthorAvatar a self-portrait]] of Creator/JohnNathanTurner. This is, I think, a bit strong, but there's a strong sense in which, in 'Trial', he's an inadvertent stand-in for the series itself. Conceived in the afterglow of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_exhibitions Longleat]], he is a fatally flawed idea too arrogant to admit to the possibility of his failings even enough to defend himself. That only Baker's Doctor could be in this story is, in some sense, the point.
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2012/06/his-almost-gleeful-pleasure-mindwarp.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp}} "Mindwarp"]]

30th Jan '13 4:51:35 PM Goldfritha
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-->''A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.''
--->'''— GKChesterton'''
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