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Captain Wilson
11-12-2005, 09:44 AM
It can mean only one thing, the cybermen have been brought back! (With a lack of tinfoil, I say with a hevey heart)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2005/11_november/11/cybermen.shtml

http://images.gallifreyone.com/newsgraphics/newcyberman.jpg

Kurgan
11-12-2005, 12:03 PM
Dr... who?

Captain Wilson
11-12-2005, 05:44 PM
You may not of heard of The ol Doctor in the states.

Have you never heard of the darliks?

Mike Windu
11-12-2005, 05:57 PM
Doesn't look like a very mobile person. :p

(kinda looks like he just got out of the bathroom as well. XD)

RedHawke
11-13-2005, 01:10 AM
Looks like C3-P0 and the Robot from the classic movie Metropolis had a Droid child! :xp:

Still... far better than the old tin-foil one! ;)

Bob Lion54
11-13-2005, 03:19 AM
^^^
Hehehe. I think The Rocketeer was somehow involved, too.I donno, its something about the face, or maybe just the shape of it...

jon_hill987
11-13-2005, 06:52 AM
There is something slightly Borg about it as well. But like everyone says, much better than the tinfoil one.

El Sitherino
11-13-2005, 10:11 AM
The head reminds me of Iron Man's helmet...

PoM
11-13-2005, 02:09 PM
Looks like a mix between three things...
*C-3PO
*The weird time travelling warp suit from "The Journeyman Project 3:Legacy of time"(Great game, by the way!)
*Something else
Not that I've ever heard of this mr Doctor, or anything..
But...
It's a movie, right?
It might be good, I guess.

Pie™
11-13-2005, 06:10 PM
Dr. Who is a TV series from the UK that used to be very popular. I've never watched it though...

acdcfanbill
11-13-2005, 10:01 PM
yea it was only on for about 30 years :p crazy guy traveled around in a phone booth, too bad they dont show it here :(

El Sitherino
11-13-2005, 10:45 PM
They do, but only about twice every 2 years on PBS.

toms
11-14-2005, 08:57 AM
There were also at least two films, and at least one of those starred Moff Tarkin as the Doctor. Though the films were never as good as the tv series.

The new sereis is supposed to be good. I watched the first few episodes and thought it was ok, but then i kind of lost track. It apparently gets better though. I'll pick it up on dvd once it drops to a reasonable price. Or ask for it for xmas..

Captain Wilson
11-14-2005, 10:04 AM
Aye, it is good

jon_hill987
11-14-2005, 01:59 PM
yea it was only on for about 30 years :p crazy guy traveled around in a police box, too bad they dont show it here :(

Fixed.

acdcfanbill
11-17-2005, 02:46 AM
like i said, they dont show it so im not familiar w/ it, looked like a phone booth to me ;)

toms
11-17-2005, 07:15 AM
like i said, they dont show it so im not familiar w/ it, looked like a phone booth to me ;)

Its a police phone booth. They don't actually exist anymore, even in the Uk.

The Tardis was supposed to be able to change shape to blend in to its environment, but I think it got stuck as a police box (back when they did exist) and its been stuck that way every since...

Kurgan
11-18-2005, 07:57 PM
You may not of heard of The ol Doctor in the states.

Have you never heard of the darliks?


Care for a jelly-baby while I wait to answer? ;)

Kurgan
11-18-2005, 08:05 PM
There were also at least two films, and at least one of those starred Moff Tarkin as the Doctor. Though the films were never as good as the tv series.

The new sereis is supposed to be good. I watched the first few episodes and thought it was ok, but then i kind of lost track. It apparently gets better though. I'll pick it up on dvd once it drops to a reasonable price. Or ask for it for xmas..

Yeah, "Doctor Who and the Daleks" and "Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D." were shown theatrically in 1965 and '66 respectively and starred Peter Cushing as the good Doctor.

However both movies are in their own seperate continuity from the main Whoverse. See, in the series (Series 1: 1963-1989, Series 2: 2005-) he's just called "The Doctor" (no name given), a humanoid alien from Gallifrey. He's from a race called the Time Lords, who have two hearts (and amazing athletic and intellectual prowess) and can "regenerate." That is, when they're near death, they can transform into a new body (often with a new personality) a limited number of times. He flies around in his TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space) as others have mentioned.

Anyway, in the theatrical films, Peter Cushing's Doctor is actually NAMED "Doctor Who." He's (apparently) a human and he has grandchildren that travel with him.

I'm something of a fan, having loved to stay up late at night and watch it on PBS when I was growing up (Tom Baker was the Doctor for me!). I haven't seen that many complete episodes and only read a few of the books, but I did tune in for the entire new series (which appears to be in continuity, rather than a reimagining of an old series like Battlestar Galactica was).

StormHammer
11-18-2005, 08:45 PM
Tom Baker will always be 'The Doctor' to me. While I was born in '67, I was too young to remember the Troughton years, which were supposed to be good as well - but I do remember Jon Pertwee in the role (he relied too much on gadgets).

Sadly the BBC seem to have lost many of the older episodes altogether - there aren't that many available on DVD.

As for the new-look Cyberman...well, he doesn't look menacing at all to me. More like...lost and pitiful. In fact, he seems like he wants to ask if you want a cup of tea or something... Shades of Marvin, the paranoid android. :/

toms
11-21-2005, 07:19 AM
I don't think he looks that different or that modernised.

Didn't the new series have a new twist on the daleks? I seem to remember hearing that there was an episode where a dalek was being tortured, or did I imagine that?

Captain Wilson
11-21-2005, 09:27 AM
Thats right. Then it got out and everyboby laughed and cheered

ZeroX2
11-21-2005, 12:52 PM
Doctor Who > All.