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#986573 - Sun Jun 02 2013 11:10 AM New Doctor Who
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Hmmm...I wonder who will be taking over from Matt Smith as the new Doctor?

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#986610 - Sun Jun 02 2013 01:25 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I wish they'd pick a female this time... It'd make a lovely change!

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#986611 - Sun Jun 02 2013 01:39 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Helen Mirren's name is being bandied around, but then so is Simon Cowell as rank outsider, lol! I hope someone fresh puts their own mark on the character. I also hope the writers get their brain into gear as some of the last series was a bit if a let down.

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#986614 - Sun Jun 02 2013 02:11 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I'd like to see the lovely Jenny Agutter in the role!

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#986660 - Mon Jun 03 2013 01:12 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I hope he finally gets to be a ginger! smile
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#986661 - Mon Jun 03 2013 02:00 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Was there not a hint at the end of the last episode or was that a Red Herring
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#986754 - Mon Jun 03 2013 04:22 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I think that was a red herring. I can't see anyone like John Hurt taking it on full time. Given that whoever it is needs to be able to devote about eight months of the year to it anyone really well known and in demand isn't going to be able to, or probably even want to, devote that sort of time to it.

I'd rather it was someone not too well known anyway. If you already associate them with other roles then it becomes harder to suspend belieft. Wonder if there will be a change of companion as well.

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#986758 - Mon Jun 03 2013 06:09 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Too bad, I was just starting to warm up to him.
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#986786 - Tue Jun 04 2013 12:32 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Yes if John Hurt took it on, you'd always be waiting for the little Alien to burst out of him, maybe not such a good idea, or maybe that's how they could do the regeneration this time, it would make a change.
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#986798 - Tue Jun 04 2013 05:10 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I'm a fan of Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, but I think that Matt Smith has been the best since his tenure.

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#986914 - Wed Jun 05 2013 05:17 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I liked Jon Pertwee as well. I have to go for David Tennant as my favourite "new" doctor. I thought he was superb.

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#986969 - Thu Jun 06 2013 02:40 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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David Tennant has been my favourite as well. I used to enjoy the old series but spent most of my time hiding behind a cushion to notice too much about the doctors. I found it much scarier then, than today. Apart from the Weeping Angels that is :-)

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#986972 - Thu Jun 06 2013 03:43 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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No Jax, that was because that was where you had hidden the Chocolate
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#987058 - Thu Jun 06 2013 01:04 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Sshhh! Don't tell everyone, Pete :-)

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#987091 - Thu Jun 06 2013 03:45 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Howzabout Max Headroom and a Holographic Doctor? The Hologram could be a safety iteration that kicks in when there's a decided indecision on the manifestation of the next Doctor.
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#988540 - Sat Jun 15 2013 04:15 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I'm not a Dr Who fan, but I did spot this article in a Sydney newspaper today.. I'm sure it's written with tongue firmly implanted in the author's cheek wink

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/a-doctor-by-any-other-name-20130614-2o8n7.html
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#988542 - Sat Jun 15 2013 04:26 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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We have a girl working for us at the moment who is a big Whovian. She said she would scratch her eyes out if Beiber got it. LOL She's happy to accept a female, gay, black or fat Doctor .. but not Beiber. Ever.

I am pretty ambivalent but the best suggestion I have seen is Hugh Laurie ... I think he's probably be too big for it now but he would be my pick.


Edited by Copago (Sat Jun 15 2013 04:27 AM)

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#988551 - Sat Jun 15 2013 06:05 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Copago]
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Originally Posted By: Copago

I am pretty ambivalent but the best suggestion I have seen is Hugh Laurie ... I think he's probably be too big for it now but he would be my pick.


Which would have the added advantage of giving us the answer to at least one age-old question:

Is there a Doctor in the House?
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#988570 - Sat Jun 15 2013 08:10 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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#989441 - Wed Jun 19 2013 03:26 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Many people would love to see Hugh Laurie as the Doctor. My personal number 1 choice is Hugo Weaving, but he is also too famous, I believe.
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#992285 - Thu Jun 27 2013 12:27 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Jabberwok]
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Originally Posted By: Jabberwok
The Ethan Punster Virus is spreading. I appear to be immune. smile


Pandemic by now. Or, perhaps more appropriately, a panda-mic. wink

Hugh Laurie would make a fantastic Doctor. As would many others that I would love to see (Stephen Fry, for instance; intelligent and witty, but all the running might be a bit problematic). All I would like to see is an older actor than Tennant and Smith. Early to mid 40s, perhaps. Relatively unknown. A female Doctor would probably change the dynamic of the show too much. Even though it could happen lore-wise, it would perhaps take away some of the gravitas that the Doctor has accumulated over his 50-year (or ~1000 Time Lord years) career thus far.

I have faith in the Moff. He hasn't let me down yet.
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#992295 - Thu Jun 27 2013 12:44 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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shocked Ethan, you can not be saying that women can't have gravitas. shocked

But if you are saying that, I shall tie your little cria tail to this bowling ball I happen to have lying around and let your gravitas overwhelm your inertia!
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#992394 - Thu Jun 27 2013 02:58 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I'm not saying they can't have it; I'm saying it would probably not show as much as the Doctor.

I'm trying hard not to say something that incites any anger. I should probably keep my thoughts to myself. I'm safer that way. wink
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#992522 - Fri Jun 28 2013 03:15 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I'm fully expecting a call from the BBC offering me this role any moment now. wink

In all seriousness, I'd be happy with nearly any of these. Ben Whishaw might work, he was good in Skyfall.


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#992677 - Fri Jun 28 2013 03:50 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: eburge]
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I know you guys are being a little tongue in cheek but just to prove a point, would Eleanor Bron have less gravitas than Sylvester McCoy?

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#992684 - Fri Jun 28 2013 05:11 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Eleanor Bron would be interesting.

Not Stephen Fry, he would be a very cerebral Doctor, but I think not very believable in action scenes.

Pity John Barrowman is now so identified with Torchwood, he would be a great Doctor.

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#993077 - Sat Jun 29 2013 10:45 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Tommy Knight or Daniel Anthony from the old series of "Sarah Jane Adventures" would both make fine Doctors, especially the latter. Such a shame when Elizabeth Sladen died frown

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#1000466 - Sun Aug 04 2013 10:36 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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The replacement Doctor is being announced tonight with Peter Capaldi as the bookies new favourite.

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#1000468 - Sun Aug 04 2013 10:40 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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laugh Peter Capaldi is a magnificent actor, one of Britain's finest, I would say. Doctor Who would be very well served.


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from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucius_Caecilius_Iucundus

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A 2008 episode of Doctor Who, entitled "The Fires of Pompeii", features Peter Capaldi as Caecilius (a marble merchant in this iteration of events). Tracey Childs plays his wife Metella, Francois Pandolfo plays his son Quintus, and Francesca Fowler plays Evelina, his prophet daughter (a character created for the episode). In this version, he and his family survive thanks to the Doctor and Donna Noble transporting them to safety in the TARDIS, and start a new life in Rome


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#1000486 - Sun Aug 04 2013 12:31 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Peter Capaldi has been confirmed as the new Doctor. I can't wait! :-)

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#1000487 - Sun Aug 04 2013 12:36 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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A very versatile actor. I have the DVD of 'The Crow Road' and he's excellent in that. I never watched 'The Thick of It', though, due to the bad language.
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#1000488 - Sun Aug 04 2013 12:38 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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He'll be great! Just what the Doctor ordered. laugh
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#1000492 - Sun Aug 04 2013 01:00 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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#1000499 - Sun Aug 04 2013 01:34 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Good choice - can't wait

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#1000500 - Sun Aug 04 2013 01:41 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I watched World War Z recently where Capaldi played a World Health Organization doctor in Cardiff ...

so he's gone from being a WHO doctor to Doctor Who.
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#1000618 - Mon Aug 05 2013 12:52 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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smile nice coincidence Domi.

It was on at 4am here and the girl who works for us got up for it. She's not overly impressed with it as she's worried he plays a 'baddie' too well so how will be go with a goodguy roll?

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#1000634 - Mon Aug 05 2013 05:08 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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No reason why the Doctor has to be nice - as long as he goes on saving the world he can be quite horrid!
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#1000642 - Mon Aug 05 2013 06:03 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I have a soft spot for Trickster characters, and I think that Capaldi might give a more complex character performance than Matt Smith.
It will also be interesting to get away from the Doctor as an object of passion, it is wearisome to some of us brought up with Pertwee and Baker who were excellent Doctors without the need for fluffy romantic entanglements.
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#1000660 - Mon Aug 05 2013 07:09 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Still think Samuel L. Jackson should have been the next Dr Who. Pulp fiction meets the Daleks "Say exterminate one time i dare you, i double dare you":D . Before it was announced i was quietly thinking Rob Brydon would make a good Dr, but got to admit looking forward to how Capaldi will do the role.

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#1000682 - Mon Aug 05 2013 09:50 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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#1000683 - Mon Aug 05 2013 10:01 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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#1000684 - Mon Aug 05 2013 10:05 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I enjoyed watching the announcement last night but I have to agree with the comments on the BBC website " Presenter Zoe Ball demonstrated why we never see her on mainstream TV anymore, giving a display of such gushing inanity she made Claudia Winkleman look like Sylvia Plath, even introducing 'our very special guest - the Tardis'.".

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#1000689 - Mon Aug 05 2013 10:51 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Claudia Winkleman is actually very bright - but she takes great pains to act stupid, I'll never understand why. You'd have thought her mother would have taught her that clever women can actually do very well.

Zoe Ball on the other hand... perhaps the new Doctor can take her somewhere in the Tardis, and leave her there.
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#1000696 - Mon Aug 05 2013 11:31 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I think he'll be great. I never really 'took' to Matt Smith, but to be fair he had a very hard job taking over from David Tennant, who is my all-time favourite. The 50th Anniversary episode ought to be well-worth watching.

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#1000967 - Tue Aug 06 2013 03:46 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Copago]
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Originally Posted By: Copago

It was on at 4am here and the girl who works for us got up for it. She's not overly impressed with it as she's worried he plays a 'baddie' too well so how will be go with a goodguy roll?


Chris Eccleston is also known as being the 'baddie' and he was Fantastic as the Doctor. I am very exited about Peter Capaldi and can't wait to see where the Doctor is going. laugh
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#1000987 - Tue Aug 06 2013 04:51 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I'll be happy as long as the new series doesn't have any Weeping Angels or I'll never get out from behind the sofa. eek
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#1001080 - Wed Aug 07 2013 06:37 AM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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Weeping Angels was a excellent idea for a alien villains but my daughter was never scared of them. She even thought the Statue of Liberty Weeping Angel was one of best things she had seen. However just say to her "Are you my Mummy" and she still gets a bit freaked out. At one point even thought of buying gas mask to do that when she is being a pain :-)

Wondering if the River Song character will continue in the next series, or will her last scene be the 11th Dr handing her the sonic as she departs for the library.

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#1001191 - Wed Aug 07 2013 04:58 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I'd love more original creatures, in the same league as the superb Dream Lord (masterfully played by Toby Jones, of course). Give the Angels, the Cybermen, the Daleks (after the 50th, of course) a rest for a while.

River's had her run (heh), I feel. She and the Eleventh should bow out at the same time.

Capaldi should make for a darker Doctor, I hope. More moody than happy chappies Tennant and Smith. Moody and gruff like Ecclescake.

Yeah, dat would be suh-weet, bruv. Innit. And ting.
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#1015376 - Fri Oct 11 2013 10:04 PM Re: New Doctor Who [Re: Plodd]
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I think River will appear just as often, as hers and the doctors' timelines cross many times and she will be able to regenerate into different actors as well.
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