Classic Doctor Who

brian s

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Was on about how much sugar he'd put in the cup of tea at the start of the film.
:rolleyes: :laugh:
Joking aside it must have been confusing for the US audience. Having this guy hardly doing anything and then he transforms into someone completely different. I gather they did consider a complete reboot of the show. That would have probably worked better for them and they might have made it to a series. Apologies to the op as I'm not sure if the movie counts as classic Who.

Bri
 
They didn't give him much to do in the TV movie. I was quite surprised that he was in it at all especially the American cut.

Bri

Fun fact - at one point, they were considering using Tom Baker instead of Sylvester, as they associated Tom with the high point of the series' popularity.

I think if the above had happened, or if it had started with McGann, the TV Movie would probably be considered akin to the Peter Cushing movies - an offshoot of the series, rather than part of the canon. It was opening with McCoy which made this a clear follow on from what had come before.

EDIT: I think the movie counts as Classic Who. Not sure if "classic" is the right way of describing it, but certainly for me, it's included. :)
 
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brian s

Distinguished Member
Fun fact - at one point, they were considering using Tom Baker instead of Sylvester, as they associated Tom with the high point of the series' popularity.

I think if the above had happened, or if it had started with McGann, the TV Movie would probably be considered akin to the Peter Cushing movies - an offshoot of the series, rather than part of the canon. It was opening with McCoy which made this a clear follow on from what had come before.

EDIT: I think the movie counts as Classic Who. Not sure if "classic" is the right way of describing it, but certainly for me, it's included. :)
I didn't know that. In a way using Tom would have been wiping Davison, Colin and McCoy from Who history. One story I heard was that they"d considered remaking Genesis Of The Daleks but it would also feature the Master and the Doctor leaving Galllifrey. Spielberg is said to have rejected the idea. Spielberg is a big fan of Withnail And I so that's almost certainly why McGann was cast as the Doctor. Fun fact - Withnail And I is the only film I know of in which both of the lead actors have played the Doctor.

Bri
 

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