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Weird and Wonderful is Doctor Who TV’s look at some of the other Doctor Who bits and bobs around the web that caught our attention over the last week or so.

Awesome Art

The Man of a Thousand Faces by rnlaing

Raggedy Man by tillieke

Captain Jack’s Original Hypervodka by MeganLara

Japanese Doctor Who

The Trilogy of the Doctor -- Fan Trailer

Series 1-7 (2005-2013) Fan Trailer

All Colin Baker episodes at the same time

Captain Kirk vs the Doctor Rap Battle

Step back in time...

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gingersnapgirl
gingersnapgirl

I wasn't sold on that rap battle until Eleven and Malcolm Tucker started tag-teaming, at which point it became amazing. 


JoshThomas
JoshThomas

I would watch a full series of Japanese Doctor Who! :P

Doctor Who-The Master
Doctor Who-The Master

Doctor Who beats Star Trek in all respects;

Age,

Episode count,

Episode quality,

Technological advantage (accounting for film or TV),

Iconic ness in culture,

Country of origin,

Original run length,

Fan population,

...

Ivegotkidneys is listening
Ivegotkidneys is listening

That rap battle was hilarious although it should've just been the fourth doctor and Captain kirk as those were the best impressions 


JFrance
JFrance

The Japanese Doctor Who was great. I would most definitely watch that every week.  

The Finn
The Finn

That "Epic Rap Battles of Sci-Fi" video.... I started watching with a sense of "oh no, this will be bad". But I was positively surprised!

LucasW
LucasW

The "all Colin Baker episodes at the same time" video is just an incoherent babble! But weirdly more legible than any of the episodes are individually...

I joke, of course. I've got a real soft spot for old Sixy.

Seaborn W Deadman
Seaborn W Deadman

Japanese Doctor Who is hilarious XD I think somebody needs to make an anime about the Third Doctor! HIYAH! Venusian Aikido. I hope I haven't hurt you, gentlemen.

TheIdleIdol
TheIdleIdol

Ha, I was expecting the Rap Battles of Sci-Fi video to be terrible as soon as I hit play and heard the sound quality, but I guess it's a reminder not to judge a book by its cover; the quality may be lower, and the guys' impersonations may not be as good, but the lyrical quality of that "battle" far out-shined the Doctor Who vs. Doc Brown predecessor from the Epic Rap Battles of History crew. 

 Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

I know a lot of people are against an American Doctor Who, but can we at least have a Japanese Doctor Who?

Huknar
Huknar

Don't want to spoil the fun, but wasn't the best W&W. :(

Temporal Tomato
Temporal Tomato

I imagine that Sixth Doctor splice up was intended for use in a ceremonial appeasement of the great God Colin? :P

 Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

I was hoping weird and wonderful had that Japanese Doctor Who.

SonicTheHedgehogRules
SonicTheHedgehogRules

Every episode of Colin Baker's Doctor Who tenure? Playing AT THE SAME TIME?!?!

Am I in heavan? First the Series 8 trailer now this? Pinch me.

ahunter8056
ahunter8056

Thank you for featuring my Series 1-7 trailer DWTV! :D

Patches365
Patches365

@JoshThomas Japan actually did dub Series 1 and 2 of the rebooted series.  Hearing Japanese David Tennant try to fake a Scottish accent in "Tooth and Claw" was rather interesting.

The Imagineer
The Imagineer

@Doctor Who-The Master Ouch...That kinda hurt...


Age doesn't matter. The Doctor is a fine example. 

Episode Count doesn't matter. Quality over quantity.

Episode Quality does matter, and Star Trek is fantastic! The original episodes somewhat reflect Classic Who at times, and also television programs of it's time. Coming from a Time of Hitchcock, Bachelor Father, GIlligan's Island, Jack Benny and more, it's pretty fantastic! 

Technological advantage...um...what?

Iconicness in culture: Yeah, most people think Star Trek when hearing of Sci-Fi. 

Country of Origin: Ouch...I'm American, and that's just rude. Sounds like those whiny people who claim Doctor Who is becoming too Americanized. Look at Marvel and DC, and see how great those are. Firefly, perhaps?

Original Run Length DOESN'T MATTER.

And I do think Star Trek has a bigger fan base. 

All being said, I respectfully disagree.

TheIdleIdol
TheIdleIdol

Outside of Britain, at least, I'd say that Star Trek is at least as culturally iconic as Doctor Who. I'd hazard a guess that there are probably as many Trekkies out there as Whovians, too. And as for technological advantage, I'm not entirely sure what aspect(s) you're referring to - as the video itself references, Star Trek was being broadcast in colours years before Doctor Who ever was, and the budgets that the modern Star Trek films have had exceed anything Doctor Who will ever have in a series. So, past and present, there's a fair claim that Star Trek has had certain technological advantages over Who. Plus, although Star Trek has had some really naff-looking aliens over the years, early Doctor Who probably had worse by-and-large. Don't get me wrong, I've never been a particularly huge fan of Star Trek and I'd take Doctor Who any day of the eternity: but you're being pretty harsh on Star Trek (and Americans for that matter) IMO. Out of interest, have you ever watched much Star Trek?

TheIdleIdol
TheIdleIdol

Fine, but I insist no live-action: we go anime all the way. 

Oodkind
Oodkind

@Huknar Well, at least we have the wonderful trailer to focus on today!

chmayer
chmayer

I enjoyed it. Well done. Thank you! : )

LASTwho
LASTwho

@ahunter8056 Just watched your trailer absolutely brilliant, well done and thank you!


thribs1
thribs1

Here you go:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt3qZYUPi2Y



Seaborn W Deadman
Seaborn W Deadman

We're all geeks here Whovians and Trekkies alike, I say we unite and make peace :) Star Trek and Doctor Who are some of the most compatible sci fi fandoms out there, there are even official crossover comics. I think fandom wars are silly, us sci fi nerds get enough trouble from mainstream society when we aren't fighting amongst ourselves.


Seaborn W Deadman
Seaborn W Deadman

Well, Star Trek is more iconic in the US, but I would say Doctor Who is definitely more iconic in the UK...as an American myself, I vastly prefer Doctor Who. I could never really get into Star Trek for some reason. It feels too....generic to me, like every other space opera out there...and I know I'm probably sparking a war saying this XD Doctor Who just seems definitely more unique and one of a kind to me, and I can get into the story much more....just my opinion...And I think the country of origin remark wasn't intended offensively, America is great but...doesn't every American wish he or she had a British accent? XD


TheIdleIdol
TheIdleIdol

And it's just about the best thing that was ever made. 

TheIdleIdol
TheIdleIdol

Well, I think Malcolm Tucker walked away with it personally, haha.

 Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

@TheIdleIdol I'd prefer live action then again my taste in Japanese entertainment usually involves guys in rubber suits and spandex duking it out or wrestling with sparks and explosions flying everywhere.

TheIdleIdol
TheIdleIdol

That's why it irks me to see fans of one Sci-Fi franchise chiding those of another! All this in-fighting just ain't right, we should be uniting to form an alliance of geeks powerful enough to bring our favourite genre to reality. Now fantasy fans, on the other hand, fantasy fans can go to hell. Vote GeeKIP. (I jest, of course - we should unite with the fantasy fans just long enough to take power).