History Trivia / DoctorWho

28th May '17 9:44:13 AM AthenaBlue
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** A choreographer, Rosalyn de Winter, was consulted to develop the movements for the Zarbi, Menoptera and Optera in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet]]", and the crew was so impressed with her that she was given the role of the lead Menoptera character in the story, Vrestin.

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** A choreographer, Rosalyn de Winter, was consulted to develop the movements for the Zarbi, Menoptera and Optera in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet "The Web Planet]]", Planet"]], and the crew was so impressed with her that she was given the role of the lead Menoptera character in the story, Vrestin.



*** One of the Second Doctor's standard manoeuvres was WigDressAccent, which was deliberately written in to exploit how the Doctor was now played by an extremely versatile character actor who could convincingly alter his entire appearance just by affecting a different voice and mannerisms. Good examples are "Doktor von Wer" and the HarmlessLadyDisguise from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS44TheHighlanders The Highlanders]]", and the deliberately convoluted IAmHeAsYouAreHe situation in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The Enemy of the World]]" where he gets to play the Doctor, the Doctor's CriminalDoppelganger, and both of them pretending to be each other, or pretending to be the other pretending to be them - some viewers even find that the Doctor and his lookalike come across so differently that ''they don't look remotely like each other'', almost breaking the plot.

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*** One of the Second Doctor's standard manoeuvres was WigDressAccent, which was deliberately written in to exploit how the Doctor was now played by an extremely versatile character actor who could convincingly alter his entire appearance just by affecting a different voice and mannerisms. Good examples are "Doktor von Wer" and the HarmlessLadyDisguise from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS44TheHighlanders The Highlanders]]", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E4TheHighlanders "The Highlanders"]], and the deliberately convoluted IAmHeAsYouAreHe situation in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld "The Enemy of the World]]" World"]] where he gets to play the Doctor, the Doctor's CriminalDoppelganger, and both of them pretending to be each other, or pretending to be the other pretending to be them - some viewers even find that the Doctor and his lookalike come across so differently that ''they don't look remotely like each other'', almost breaking the plot.



*** Had a fascination for gadgets and cars, which cropped up in the Third Doctor's stories. In fact, one car used by the Doctor during his run, known [[FanNickname affectionately by fans]] as "The Whomobile", was Pertwee's own personal property, and not a BBC prop. This is why it is never seen or mentioned again after "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders]]", unlike Bessie, the more often seen yellow roadster.

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*** Had a fascination for gadgets and cars, which cropped up in the Third Doctor's stories. In fact, one car used by the Doctor during his run, known [[FanNickname affectionately by fans]] as "The Whomobile", was Pertwee's own personal property, and not a BBC prop. This is why it is never seen or mentioned again after "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders "Planet of the Spiders]]", Spiders"]], unlike Bessie, the more often seen yellow roadster.



*** WordOfGod says the reason Creator/TomBaker was given an elaborate PatrickStewartSpeech in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" was to show off the then-newly cast Baker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his [[VoiceOfDramatic gorgeous voice]], with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Creator/RobertHolmes) would even sneak {{Inherently Funny Word}}s into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.

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*** WordOfGod says the reason Creator/TomBaker was given an elaborate PatrickStewartSpeech in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace "The Ark in Space]]" Space"]] was to show off the then-newly cast Baker's speaking ability - -- both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his [[VoiceOfDramatic gorgeous voice]], with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Creator/RobertHolmes) would even sneak {{Inherently Funny Word}}s into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.
27th May '17 4:34:28 AM jormis29
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*** Another one was Tennant and Sophia Myles, who appeared in series 2's "The Girl In the Fireplace."

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*** Another one was Tennant and Sophia Myles, Creator/SophiaMyles, who appeared in series 2's "The Girl In the Fireplace."
25th May '17 4:51:19 PM NightShade96
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* HostilityOnTheSet: The show is one of the most candidly-documented shows ever, but most actors still insist that they all got along famously. There are only three cases of people admitting the opposite:
** Michael Craze, who played Ben, one of Creator/WilliamHartnell's last two companions, has said that Hartnell was extremely nasty to both him and Anneke Wills, the third regular cast member at the time. This was probably partly due to Hartnell's dementia and partly to him being unhappy about his impending departure from the show.
** Creator/TomBaker and Louise Jameson, who played Leela, have admitted that they got on very badly, because Jameson couldn't put up with Baker's ego, while Baker didn't think that the Doctor should be tolerating Leela's PsychoSidekick tendencies.
** There were also periods of violent feuding between Baker and Lalla Ward, who played the second incarnation of Romana, but that was down to the up-and-down progress of their RomanceOnTheSet. Both Baker and Ward reportedly did not get on with Creator/MatthewWaterhouse, because they thought he was incompetent and didn't like the concept of his character.
13th May '17 12:38:57 PM nombretomado
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]": MargaretThatcher announced an election and all the studio space was given to the coverage, meaning this serial lost two weeks of valuable production time. Thus most scenes were shot in one take and much of it was not even rehearsed, resulting in some truly dreadful acting all around. There were many rewrites, partially to Bowdlerise/remove political subtext that might influence the election, and partially due to Creator/IanLevine,a meddling PromotedFanboy obsessed with preventing SeriesContinuityErrors. The Myrka (a ludicrous panto horse creature) costume was completed only half an hour before filming and the paint and glue on it weren't dry it visibly smears on the sets as it staggers around, the actors inside the costume being light-headed from the fumes. Creaotr/PeterDavison had NoStuntDouble and got tossed into an ice-cold pool of water (after being assured that it was warm) because the BBC didn't have the budget to afford warm water. The writer wanted the base to be dark and the sets had been built with that in mind, but Lawful Stupid BBC studio engineers insisted on lighting it as if it was on the surface of the sun, in line with regulations intended for chat shows. This story became an iconic example of the show being awful and Executive Meddling to kill the show began, with the FightSceneFailure of the Myrka sequence screened by execs to demonstrate why it didn't deserve to live.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]": MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher announced an election and all the studio space was given to the coverage, meaning this serial lost two weeks of valuable production time. Thus most scenes were shot in one take and much of it was not even rehearsed, resulting in some truly dreadful acting all around. There were many rewrites, partially to Bowdlerise/remove political subtext that might influence the election, and partially due to Creator/IanLevine,a meddling PromotedFanboy obsessed with preventing SeriesContinuityErrors. The Myrka (a ludicrous panto horse creature) costume was completed only half an hour before filming and the paint and glue on it weren't dry it visibly smears on the sets as it staggers around, the actors inside the costume being light-headed from the fumes. Creaotr/PeterDavison had NoStuntDouble and got tossed into an ice-cold pool of water (after being assured that it was warm) because the BBC didn't have the budget to afford warm water. The writer wanted the base to be dark and the sets had been built with that in mind, but Lawful Stupid BBC studio engineers insisted on lighting it as if it was on the surface of the sun, in line with regulations intended for chat shows. This story became an iconic example of the show being awful and Executive Meddling to kill the show began, with the FightSceneFailure of the Myrka sequence screened by execs to demonstrate why it didn't deserve to live.
2nd May '17 9:24:16 PM VengefulBusyness
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** While great chunks of the first and second are missing, thanks to enterprising fans recording the series to tape off the air, we do have soundtracks to all the lost episodes. Other enterprising fans have reconstructed the missing episodes with production stills and CGI. The BBC has also used these recordings to animated missing episodes of The Invasion and the Tenth Planet, and completely reconstruct The Evil of the Daleks.
2nd May '17 9:02:14 PM VengefulBusyness
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* Although a number of televised spin-offs were considered throughout the course of the programme (including vehicles for the Daleks, for UNIT, and for the Jago and Litefoot characters from the Tom Baker serial ''The Talons of Weng Chiang''), only one was ever produced before the show's 2005 return "K-9 and Company": A Girl's Best Friend, aired initially as a Christmas special in 1981. Although the pilot fared well in the ratings, the BBC decided not to proceed with a series. ''After'' the 2005 return of the series, four spinoffs were made ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', ''Series/{{K9}}'' and ''Series/{{Class|2016}}''.

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* Although a number of televised spin-offs were considered throughout the course of the programme (including vehicles for the Daleks, for UNIT, and for the Jago and Litefoot characters from the Tom Baker serial ''The Talons of Weng Chiang''), only one was ever produced before the show's 2005 return "K-9 and Company": A Girl's Best Friend, aired initially as a Christmas special in 1981. Although the pilot fared well in the ratings, the BBC decided not to proceed with a series. ''After'' the 2005 return of the series, four spinoffs were made ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', ''Series/{{K9}}'' and ''Series/{{Class|2016}}''. Or Six spinoffs, if you count Doctor Who Confidential and Totally Doctor Who (featuring the animated adventure The Infinite Quest).
30th Apr '17 10:07:20 AM AthenaBlue
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* BowtiesAreCool: ((Catchphrase)) of the Eleventh Doctor.

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* BowtiesAreCool: ((Catchphrase)) {{Catchphrase}} of the Eleventh Doctor.
30th Apr '17 10:07:03 AM AthenaBlue
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* AliensOfLondon: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Episode of the same name]].

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* AliensOfLondon: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Episode of the same name]].name.]]



* BowtiesAreCool: CatchPhrase of the Eleventh Doctor.

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* BowtiesAreCool: CatchPhrase ((Catchphrase)) of the Eleventh Doctor.



* ChangedMyJumper: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead"]]
* EverybodyLives: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]]
* FiveRoundsRapid: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Dæmons"]]
* ImmuneToBullets: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]]

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* ChangedMyJumper: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead I've changed my jumper! ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead "The Unquiet Dead"]]
Dead"]])
* EverybodyLives: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once, everybody lives! ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]]
Dances"]])
* FiveRoundsRapid: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons Chap with wings, there. Five rounds rapid. ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons "The Dæmons"]]
Dæmons"]])
* ImmuneToBullets: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]]Just once, I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets! ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]])



* ReverseThePolarity

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* ReverseThePolarityReverseThePolarity: {{Catchphrase}} of the Third Doctor.
30th Apr '17 6:43:50 AM RAMChYLD
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* BadExportForYou: Series 10 in Asia. BBC's announcement for Series 10 implied that the season will only be available through the BBC Player service in Singapore and Malaysia and the show will not be made available over BBC First[[note]]While the video mentions both BBC First and BBC Player, the accompanying note omits mention of BBC First[[/note]], possibly due to the fact that Bill Potts is a lesbian companion. It eventually turned out that while Australia's and New Zealand's BBC First will be getting the latest season with just several hours' delay, the show may be delayed as much as two weeks before it appears on BBC First in Malaysia and Singapore, possibly to encourage use of the BBC Player service, and due to censorship screening- Malaysia and Singapore have conservative blue-nosed censorship boards that imposes strict restrictions over the portrayal of LGBT characters on TV and in the cinemas and demands to screen episodes in advance, but are more relaxed about shows being made available over Internet streaming services.

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* BadExportForYou: Series 10 in Asia. BBC's announcement for Series 10 implied that the season will only be available through the BBC Player service in Singapore and Malaysia and the show will not be made available over BBC First[[note]]While the video mentions both BBC First and BBC Player, the accompanying note omits mention of BBC First[[/note]], possibly due to the fact that Bill Potts is a lesbian companion. It eventually turned out that while Australia's and New Zealand's BBC First will be getting the latest season with just several hours' delay, the show may be delayed as much as two weeks before it appears on BBC First in Malaysia and Singapore, possibly to encourage use of the BBC Player service, service (which has severely limited access even in both countries), and due to censorship screening- Malaysia and Singapore have conservative blue-nosed censorship boards that imposes strict restrictions over the portrayal of LGBT characters on TV and in the cinemas and demands to screen episodes in advance, but are more relaxed about shows being made available over Internet streaming services.
30th Apr '17 6:41:44 AM RAMChYLD
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* BadExportForYou: Series 10 in Asia. BBC's announcement for Series 10 implied that the season will only be available through the BBC Player service in Singapore and Malaysia and the show will not be made available over BBC First[[note]]While the video mentions both BBC First and BBC Player, the accompanying note omits mention of BBC First[[/note]], possibly due to the fact that Bill Potts is a lesbian companion. It eventually turned out that while Australia's and New Zealand's BBC First will be getting the latest season with just several hours' delay, the show may be delayed as much as two weeks before it appears on BBC First in Malaysia and Singapore, possibly to encourage use of BBC Player (and subscription to the necesary ISP packages to get access to the service), amd due to censorship screening- Malaysia and Singapore have conservative blue-nosed censorship boards that imposes strict restrictions over the portrayal of LGBT characters on TV and in the cinemas and typically demands private screening of the episodes in advance, but are more relaxed about shows being made available over Internet streaming services.

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* BadExportForYou: Series 10 in Asia. BBC's announcement for Series 10 implied that the season will only be available through the BBC Player service in Singapore and Malaysia and the show will not be made available over BBC First[[note]]While the video mentions both BBC First and BBC Player, the accompanying note omits mention of BBC First[[/note]], possibly due to the fact that Bill Potts is a lesbian companion. It eventually turned out that while Australia's and New Zealand's BBC First will be getting the latest season with just several hours' delay, the show may be delayed as much as two weeks before it appears on BBC First in Malaysia and Singapore, possibly to encourage use of the BBC Player (and subscription to the necesary ISP packages to get access to the service), amd service, and due to censorship screening- Malaysia and Singapore have conservative blue-nosed censorship boards that imposes strict restrictions over the portrayal of LGBT characters on TV and in the cinemas and typically demands private screening of the to screen episodes in advance, but are more relaxed about shows being made available over Internet streaming services.
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