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Message 1879083 - Posted: 19 Jul 2017, 19:36:16 UTC - in response to Message 1879077.  

I haven't tried to worry about it too much (like I would with Trek, for example), but as near as I can figure War Doctor is a specialty Doctor and doesn't get a number, thus Eccleston is still 9. Or at least that is (in my mind, anyway) how the BBC justifies sticking him in there without renumbering Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith.

Or is it more like "Hey, we never said those guys were 9 through 11, you lot just all assumed they were"?

(Now I'm feeling the need to rewatch the 50th anniversary show.)


Precisely, The War Doctor did not get a number. Well not yet anyway.


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Message 1879101 - Posted: 19 Jul 2017, 21:27:30 UTC

I just watched The Time of The Doctor again. Now I think War Doctor has no number because he didn't consider himself worthy of the name Doctor.

It's been too long since I watched it. I'd forgotten a few things, and perhaps missed a few in the first place. For instance, near the end, the Gallifreyan General says "It's all twelve of them. No, it's all thirteen!" and Peter Capaldi appears for a second. He didn't debut as The Doctor until a month later.
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Message 1879184 - Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 5:28:31 UTC

No naked Gabrielles were harmed during the
production of this motion picture.

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I may have to watch this one next time around.
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Message 1879193 - Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 6:30:30 UTC - in response to Message 1879184.  

No naked Gabrielles were harmed during the
production of this motion picture.

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I may have to watch this one next time around.
Among the characters listed:
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Did they misspell his name?
for others https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelonious_Monk
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Message 1879280 - Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 17:57:59 UTC - in response to Message 1879193.  

No naked Gabrielles were harmed during the
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Among the characters listed:
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Did they misspell his name?
for others https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelonious_Monk

They were separate characters, Thelonius and Munk. They probably spelled it that way so no one would think he was supposed to be a monk.
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Message 1879290 - Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 18:37:43 UTC

Guess it's a real issue. From Xena versus the Three Naked Gabrielles.

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Message 1879315 - Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 20:33:54 UTC

Vic, here's something to go with your pink cowl.



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Message 1879328 - Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 22:22:34 UTC - in response to Message 1879315.  

Vic, here's something to go with your pink cowl.



In case you didn't know, the Pink Cowl was due to a plot by the Mad Hatter, so that Batman would discard that cowl and the Mad Hatter would add it to His collection of hats.
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Message 1879341 - Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 23:29:39 UTC

Ah hah! I just caught a continuity error in ST:TNG.

Time's Arrow (part1), when Data first arrives in San Francisco, he picks up a newspaper with the date Sunday, August 11, 1901. (I checked -- that date was indeed a Sunday.) However, when he meets Guinan, he says, "Our ship encountered a species who appears to be threatening 19th century Earth." 1901 is the 20th century. All of the other discussion throughout the episode (and part 2) is about the 19th century, so even though the prop maker did his homework with the day, he still picked a date later than it should have been. 1891 would have been better, or anything in the 1890s.
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Message 1879348 - Posted: 21 Jul 2017, 0:06:27 UTC

That is a problem. Mark Twain only lived in San Francisco for 18 months from May 1864 to some time in 1865. And he was a young man at that time.
"When the former Samuel Clemens rode the stagecoach into San Francisco from Virginia City, Nev., in May 1864, the 28-year-old was already a veteran journalist.."
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Message 1879356 - Posted: 21 Jul 2017, 1:25:54 UTC - in response to Message 1879348.  

That is a problem. Mark Twain only lived in San Francisco for 18 months from May 1864 to some time in 1865. And he was a young man at that time.
"When the former Samuel Clemens rode the stagecoach into San Francisco from Virginia City, Nev., in May 1864, the 28-year-old was already a veteran journalist.."

The writers freely admitted they were taking liberties with details such as that and whether he ever met Jack London.
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Message 1880476 - Posted: 26 Jul 2017, 21:55:08 UTC

Well news of California wildfires is pretty common these days. But Thousands being evacuated from France’s Mediterranean cost(sic) is news.
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Message 1880785 - Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 15:08:26 UTC

Guess this is a good place as any for this one...
Humans actually come from another galaxy - along with everything else

Humans could actually consider themselves ‘space travelers’ or ‘extragalactic immigrants’, a scientist has said – after a new study showed we come from outside our own Milky Way.

Scientists from Northwestern University astrophysicists found that up to half the matter in our galaxy – and within our own bodies – comes from distant galaxies.

The scientists used supercomputer simulations to show that matter is often transferred between galaxies.

Supernova explosions eject vast amounts of gas from galaxies, which causes atoms to be transported from one galaxy to another via powerful galactic winds.

As much as half of the atoms inside our bodies may have come from other galaxies – millions of light years away.

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Message 1880791 - Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 16:12:41 UTC

That is really nothing more that what Carl Sagan said 30 years ago.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
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Message 1880795 - Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 16:27:38 UTC

This is what partly attracted Me to Seti@Home...

There are those who believe that life here began out there far across the universe,
with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or Toltecs, or the Mayans,
some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive,
somewhere beyond the heavens...

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Message 1880800 - Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 17:09:02 UTC - in response to Message 1880795.  

This is what partly attracted Me to Seti@Home...

There are those who believe that life here began out there far across the universe,
with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or Toltecs, or the Mayans,
some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive,
somewhere beyond the heavens...


Vic, that is sort of missing the point of the story. Read it. It's not talking about races from outer space (which I think do exist by the way). It's talking about elements created in stars of distant galaxies having traveled. Not fully formed beings. Just elements.
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Message 1880803 - Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 17:22:57 UTC - in response to Message 1880800.  
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This is what partly attracted Me to Seti@Home...

There are those who believe that life here began out there far across the universe,
with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or Toltecs, or the Mayans,
some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive,
somewhere beyond the heavens...


Vic, that is sort of missing the point of the story. Read it. It's not talking about races from outer space (which I think do exist by the way). It's talking about elements created in stars of distant galaxies having traveled. Not fully formed beings. Just elements.

I could have left out the part not in Gold, the rest was just to be a complete quote, since there are no lyrics to the TV series from 1978, at least none that I could find.

I've read it, I've read a lot of scifi and other books, BSG among them, so I do understand, and I agree, so no worries.
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Message 1880804 - Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 17:23:59 UTC - in response to Message 1880800.  

This was also a subject that Dr Brian Cox went into, in his excellent TV series on the BBC, "Wonders of the Universe". The creation of elements from the processes that power the stars during their life and in a way, perhaps more importantly for us, their 'death'. We are indeed, made of the stuff of stars.
Don't take life too seriously, as you'll never come out of it alive!
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Message 1880819 - Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 19:52:10 UTC - in response to Message 1880812.  
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Royal beer

Croydon is a right royal PITA and has been for decades. Time and time again we read of stories that say we don't want our town to become a second Croydon. It maybe a place to shop, but nobody wants to live there.

Reads to me like trying to create scandal and controversy out of nothing much.

The Queen owns many companies that operate for profit. Why shouldn't one (or several) of them be a warehouse, and why shouldn't that warehouse be a beer distribution center?

To the point you yourself seem to be making, all I can say is "This is Zaphod Beeblebrox from Betelgeuse V, you know, not bloody Martin Smith from Croydon!"
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Message 1880821 - Posted: 28 Jul 2017, 20:18:45 UTC - in response to Message 1880812.  

Royal beer
Royal seal of approval for European beers, so much for British beers then :-)
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