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Nicky
28-09-06, 11:28
Doctor Who Sets Sci-Fi World Record

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Doctor Who has entered the record books as TV's longest-running sci-fi show.

The BBC series has been going for 43 years and 723 episodes. Now it has earned a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.

Doctor Who writer Russell T. Davies (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0203961/) said: "This achievement is all thanks to the remarkable production team who first created Doctor Who in 1963, and to the audience who have kept it alive for all these years."

The show began on November 23, 1963 with William Hartnell (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0367156/) starring as the first travelling Timelord. After a 16-year absence, it returned in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001172/) as the ninth Doctor. He was replaced after one series by David Tennant (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855039/).

US series Stargate SG-1 holds the title of "longest-running science fiction show (consecutive)" in the Guinness book. It launched in 1997 and has run for 203 episodes without a break. The show knocked off previous record holder The X Files, which ran for 202 episodes.

Source: Yahoo! (http://uk.yahoo.com/)

xRikux89
28-09-06, 11:34
43 years?? Wow :eek:

Hahaha, 23rd Nov is my b-day xD

Greenkey2
28-09-06, 12:57
Cool :D I'm very fond of Dr Who :tmb:

There's a nice news story about the casting of the latest Dr Who villain; and she's from Coronation Street! :cln: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5388130.stm

Natla'd
28-09-06, 15:02
I don't think a show that had a 16-year break should be classed as having run for 43 years. ;)

Mr.Burns
28-09-06, 15:08
Well, being in the States, I have only recently been exposed to Dr.Who but this is one fantastic show (scuse the pun). I like this show so much that the main theme from the Eccleston/Tennant series is the ringtone for my phone:D

Kamrusepas
28-09-06, 15:24
43 years? :eek:

They've just started showing it here now :p

DragonDan
28-09-06, 18:49
I used to watch the shows with Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor. He's my fav.

Scottlee
28-09-06, 18:56
James Bond = 44
Dr Who = 43

:ton:

Alive_and_Funky
28-09-06, 18:59
I don't think a show that had a 16-year break should be classed as having run for 43 years. ;)
I agree. Like, say, a show ran for ten years, had a fifty-year break and then return, I believe it would end up breaking the record.

Dingaling
28-09-06, 19:00
James Bond isn't sci-fi nor a TV show... unless you were trying to say something else? =/

Edit: Doctor Who had an absense of 16 years from being a series but it had special episodes shown throughout those 16 years.

tombraider123
28-09-06, 19:05
I much prefer Buffy the Vampire Slayer ;)

Neteru
28-09-06, 23:39
I used to watch the shows with Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor. He's my fav.Tom Baker was the quintessential Doctor Who. Loved him. :tmb:

DREWY
29-09-06, 04:59
Yes Tom was THE Dr Who. And don't forget Romana Net. She was my reason for watching :cln:

Thorir
29-09-06, 05:08
David Tennant!!! http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d078.gif http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d078.gif http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d078.gif

Neteru
29-09-06, 05:33
And don't forget Romana Net.Who? Oops, too late. :D

DREWY
29-09-06, 05:45
Who? Oops, too late. :D

:yik: Philistine! You probably don't even remember Sarah!


(Mind you these girls were originally on 20 - 25 years ago :D )

Neteru
29-09-06, 06:36
I do remember Sarah. And 25 years ago I was only 10.

Well, being in the States, I have only recently been exposed to Dr.Who but this is one fantastic show (scuse the pun). I like this show so much that the main theme from the Eccleston/Tennant series is the ringtone for my phone:DYou'll love This (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/news/radiophonatron.shtml) then. :D Good fun.

TombRaiderLover
29-09-06, 15:10
God, I absolutely hate Dr Who! I don't understand the amount of awards it's got!