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Doctor Who by julwis on 20 March 2005 12:07am
Just watching the Doctor Who evening on BBC2, did anyone else see it? They showed a clip from GBH, which Michael was in, which parodied Doctor Who. Looked very funny! Robert Lindsey was in the scene with a Dalek looking for condoms.
Anyway with the new Doctor Who series on next week, what does anyone else think about Michael having a cameo in the series as a traveller? Im pretty sure hes not in the new series, but it certainly would be one set of travels that he has yet to do!
Re: Doctor Who by ClareS on 20 March 2005 3:25am
Why not? John Cleese once made a cameo appearance in Doctor Who!
Re: Doctor Who by julwis on 20 March 2005 12:39pm
You're right, JC did make an appearance. They showed that clip on the programme too.
Re: Doctor Who by intrepid on 20 March 2005 4:46pm
I was watching that one with my brother and told him that I thought that John Cleese was in it. "What part does he play?" he wanted to know. "The Evil Silly Creature?"
Re: Doctor Who by Wild in Africa on 21 March 2005 2:42pm
Yeah, Michael could play a nice Dalek that goes around saying things like, 'oops frightfully sorry' or 'Excuse me but may I help you across the road' instead of 'Exterminate, exterminate'!!
Re: Doctor Who by Ahren on 21 March 2005 8:01pm
Much less boring!
Re: Doctor Who by George on 22 March 2005 7:58am
I know the venerable Dr. Who has been around since I was in college. I haven't seen it in years, since I suppose it's only shown on the BBC, which is available only on a very expensive cable package or satellite here. What is the secret of its longevity?
Re: Doctor Who by julwis on 22 March 2005 11:55am
I guess youll get a different answer from everyone you ask. This point was raised on the show last week, and I guess theres some truth in the fact that when the actor playing the Doctor got fed up with the role, they could change the lead role.
In addition to this, it was popular with the kids for its monsters, most of which are fondly remembered as being viewed from behind the sofa.
Then when the stories and monsters started going downhill, they spiced it up by giving the Doctor a sexy assistant, and moved it to prime time viewing after the rugby/football, increasing its viewing figures no end. But even this couldnt really prolong its ongoing popularity, especially once the stories got so stupid that the Doctor was pitted against such "terrors" as a Bertie Bassett clone (sure to frighten the **** out of anyone really ;) ), and quite rightly the show was axed in 1989. Had it not been for this act, I get the feeling it would have just fizzled out and just been remembered for its earlier years, but cancelling it has had the reverse effect of raising anticipation for its eventual return.
In the meantime, the BBC as usual are cleaning up on the DVD, videos, CDs etc etc.
Re: Doctor Who by Diamond on 22 March 2005 7:04pm
i can remember the very fist Dr WHo with william hartnell!! ( black and white tv!!) oh dear am i that old - i also remember watching from behind the sofa too!!
Re: Doctor Who by Dr. Piglet on 22 March 2005 8:49pm
when i was about three or four years old, my mother would lock me in the living room with dr. who on, as torture, because i was MORTALLY TERRIFIED of the theme music!!

i am not kidding.

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