50th Anniversary Timey-Wimey Count Up/Down ** Ninth Doctor **

  • September 29, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • The NEW Patrick and Caroline's

Our quest to watch a story from a different Doctor every month continues until we reach November and Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary!

About the Event!

We will be firing up the grille for this one, so we will be providing standard cook-out fare. Please, you are invited to provision a side-dish that we can serve.  

We are voting on which story to screen at this event, you can vote on the chosen stories in the polls section.  

We will run more than one story tonight, and will probably run until 8 pm or slightly later.

About the Ninth Doctor!

"I think it's more important to be your own man than be successful, so I left. But the most important thing is that I did it, not that I left. I really feel that, because it kind of broke the mould and it helped to reinvent it." - Christopher Eccleston

It was announced that Eccleston was to play the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in the revival of the legendary BBC science fiction television series, which started airing in March 2005. The series executive producer and writer Russell T Davies has said that Eccleston was always the first choice for the part. Despite this, the tabloid press ran reports that Bill Nighy had been offered the role first, but declined (and in the 2005 documentary series Doctor Who Confidential, Davies said that he "wouldn't have thought Chris [Eccleston] would be interested").

Eccleston has the distinction of being the first actor to play the Doctor who was actually born after the start of the original television series; he was born two weeks after the famous first Dalek story was originally broadcast in the UK.

Eccleston stated in April 2004 that he did not believe his Doctor would be "as eccentric and as foppish as he was in some of his incarnations". Russell T Davies characterised the character as a "stripped down" version of previous Doctors. Regarding the Ninth Doctor's less eccentric character, Davies stated: "He travels in time and space, he's got two hearts, he's a Time Lord — that's eccentric enough to be getting on with". In contrast with previous Doctors, the Ninth Doctor speaks with a distinct Northern accent. Remarking on this aspect of his characterisation Eccleston states that the character "is a scientist and an intellectual, and a lot of people seem to think you can only be those things if you speak with received pronunciation which, of course, is rubbish." In regards to the Doctor's costume, consisting of a black leather jacket and jeans, the actor states, "I didn't want the costume to be my performance" and that "I wanted any flamboyance and colour to come out of my acting." Eccleston thought that as the Doctor he should show a "slight dark side" but also bring out a lighter side. Executive producer Julie Gardner observed that the Ninth Doctor gave Eccleston the chance to be "very intense but also frivolous as well."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I did have fun. I just got a really big headache. I will post of pic of the Weeping Angel bookmark once I get it finished since it was at the meetup too. lol

    September 30, 2013

  • reenie

    I'm bringing some chicken sausage and turkey burgers to grill since I don't eat red meat or pork . And some stouts to sample. if it's okay to bring ETOH?

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time will you start the videos? I may be late.

    September 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      not at 4 on a dime, some socializing first. Get here when you can.

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my plus one is not coming so someone else can take that spot.

    September 28, 2013

  • Martha D.

    Would it be helpful if we brought our own chairs to sit on?

    September 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes.

      September 28, 2013

  • Blair S.

    I am going to try my best to be able to go but I have to find a babysitter first. Hope to see everyone there.

    September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      How old is your child?

      September 22, 2013

    • Blair S.

      I have 2. The oldest is nearly 3 and the youngest is 1. Looks Like I won't be able to make this meetup. :( This is my favorite Doctor of all the ones I have watched so far.

      September 26, 2013

  • mark h.

    Have you picked the winners?

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to come but I don't know anyone. Would someone want to meet for coffee this week so I can know someone before the meetup?

    September 21, 2013

    • Mark M.

      How did your pre-meetup meeting go? I hope you will decide to come on Sunday. This really is a great bunch of people.
      I thought about "crashing" your little get together, but didn't want to possibly scare you off. :)

      September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It went well. I am planning to still come and hopefully bring a friend if she doesn't have other plans.

      1 · September 25, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Is there anything we need to know about parking?

    September 25, 2013

  • reenie

    I can bring turkey burgers and maybe some chicken sausage.

    September 25, 2013

  • Ange

    Hi there! Is there a waiting list for open spots that might come up?

    September 24, 2013

  • reenie

    I don't think I've ever seen this DR.

    September 22, 2013

  • Mary J.

    I'll be out of town that weekend. At least I won't be missing anything I haven't seen already! Still catching up with all the original series episodes that I can find on Amazon streaming!

    September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will miss you! Had fun with you at bowling!

      September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this party! I'll be in Ireland that weekend. Will touch base with you when I get back.

    September 18, 2013

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