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Jun 3, 2013, 08:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
It's funny, but even as a feminist, I see no reason why the doctor should-would-could regenerate into a woman. I like having other strong female roles, like River, and good companions.

Emma Watson would make a great Romana. Did the Doctor ever go back to E-space dimension and see how she was getting on?
Romana got out of E Space ages ago. Do keep up.!!
     
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Jun 3, 2013, 10:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I think if they do a gender swap for the doctor, it might be a fun one or two episode temporary deal.

Its only a matter of time before we get a whole season with a different (high-profile guest star) doctor every week. It would have to happen in between 'proper' regenerations. Some kind of [hilarious] glitch.

13 episode run:

1: Brad Pitt
2: Danny Pudi
3: Anthony Hopkins
4: Christopher Lee
5: Sean Connery
6: Wil Wheaton
7: Adam Buxton
8: James Earl Jones
9: David Duchovny
10: Stephen Fry
11: Daniel Radcliffe
12-13: Emma Watson
I would like to see an audition reel of these folks, that would be hilarious.

Doc, I missed a great deal of 6-7, although I do now have a vague recollection that Romana became president somewhere along the line. Hard to do from e-space. I guess... I have do more rewatching!
     
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Jun 3, 2013, 05:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I would like to see an audition reel of these folks, that would be hilarious.

Doc, I missed a great deal of 6-7, although I do now have a vague recollection that Romana became president somewhere along the line. Hard to do from e-space. I guess... I have do more rewatching!
Yeah she became president of Gallifrey for a bit.
     
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Jun 3, 2013, 05:11 PM
 
You can tell how well informed a site is by how fully it swallows the "next doctor to be a lady" line. Several sites were spewing guff about Helen Mirren being the favourite to be the new Doc because Matt Smith said she should be.
     
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Jun 4, 2013, 05:15 AM
 
Actually I've changed my mind. If they are going to have a lady Doctor, it should be Emma Thompson. She'd be brilliant.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jun 4, 2013, 11:26 AM
 
Squee!

At the very least, just add her to the wish list of guest stars.
     
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Jun 4, 2013, 01:12 PM
 
I'm also now thinking Scully over Mulder too.
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Jun 4, 2013, 10:46 PM
 
Assuming Time Lords can't change gender, I hope it's Hurt. He'd make an awesome Doctor!
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Aug 2, 2013, 03:09 PM
 
The new Doctor will be announced in a special programme on Sunday night at 7pm UK time on BBC One, I think it's also being shown at the same time on the American BBC channel.

BBC News - New Doctor Who star to be unveiled

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Aug 2, 2013, 03:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
... I think it's also being shown at the same time on the American BBC channel.
2 p.m. on BBC America.
(Which is actually a 50/50 partnership between BBC Worldwide and Discovery, and shows a ton of non-BBC programming)
     
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Aug 2, 2013, 07:15 PM
 
Mysterious, they're being. They've never made such a big deal out of this before.
     
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Aug 2, 2013, 07:27 PM
 
Yeah, all this hoopla is kind of off-putting, really. There's a real "jump the shark" odor about it all.
This special event Sunday seemed to come out of nowhere, like it's a last-minute thing. One might wonder if they're acting in haste to head-off someone threatening to spill the beans?
     
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Aug 4, 2013, 03:50 PM
 
Announcement made (NSFW image just because )

 

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Aug 5, 2013, 09:41 AM
 
Interesting choice. I'm glad they didn't go the teenybopper route.

I think all this hoopla was to give this guy more cred, as he wasn't any of the top names being pushed/voted on/fanboi'd about.
     
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Aug 7, 2013, 12:28 PM
 
I'd seen him being mentioned lots. I love him, be odd to see him in something where he's not swearing though....
He's also a great actor, I hope they come up with some deserving storylines.
     
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Aug 7, 2013, 12:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacGirl80 View Post
He's also a great actor, I hope they come up with some deserving storylines.
Yes, this.
It would a terrible waste if they stuck him in the same, tired "always running and shouting" storylines. I'd really, really love to see a darker, mysterious Who, and less of the everyone-on-Earth-will-die-yet-again mania.
     
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Aug 7, 2013, 04:18 PM
 
there needs to be more space in time and space. it's fun to see Big Ben get blown up or daleks swarming over New York, but at this point there can't be a square inch of the planet that some alien being hasn't been hiding/sleeping/storing bombs in.
     
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Aug 8, 2013, 11:37 AM
 
And better aliens, something more sophisticated than the reptile/potato head ones.
     
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Aug 28, 2013, 04:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
less of the everyone-on-Earth-will-die-yet-again mania.
Torchwood has heard you, and the premise of their next series is... everyone DOES NOT die. There is mania though. And grenade launchers.

‘Miracle Day’ Trailer | Videos | Torchwood | BBC America

So, yay?
     
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Aug 28, 2013, 04:38 PM
 
It seems like BBC-A has shown Miracle Day before. I know I've seen it, but I've never had access to Starz.

Still...yay.
     
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Aug 28, 2013, 05:33 PM
 
Miracle Day was on BBC in the UK and Starz in America 2 years ago. Torchwood: Miracle Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Aug 28, 2013, 06:01 PM
 
doh. I don't think I ever saw it, or mention of it, before.



I blame the BBC, since their post is dated 8/13/2013, and they do not mention it's a rebroadcast! :grr:
     
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Aug 28, 2013, 06:28 PM
 
That last series was crap. I'd rather watch Miley Cyrus.
     
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Oct 18, 2013, 05:27 PM
 
They've released pix of the 50th anniversary... and John Hurt's outfit reminds me of the Paul McGann outfit that he wore to a con and wished his character had got to wear (instead of yet another velvet jacket foppery). Another quote on another site says that Hurt is a former regeneration. Who else could he be but 8 grown OLD, unless there's some sneaky hidden regeneration in there?

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Nov 14, 2013, 11:00 AM
 
JUST WATCH, PEOPLE:
The Night of the Doctor - 50th anniversary mini-episode | Videos | Doctor Who

 
     
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Nov 23, 2013, 05:28 PM
 
Well I just watched it here and it was brilliant.

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Nov 25, 2013, 11:17 AM
 
I enjoyed it too. I wish I hadn't watched the teasers. It felt short, I wonder if the dvd will be Extended. Loved seeing 10 again. Clara was hardly annoying.

I have a few quibbles, but like the general idea of the workaround solution they did.

 
     
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Nov 30, 2013, 06:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I expected 8.5 to regen at the end, but it seemed they cut right before he would transform to 9. Again, glaring. Curse you Eccleston. Unless, Moffat has something else up his sleeve? [/spoiler]
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Nov 30, 2013, 06:23 AM
 
I liked the fact that the Daleks were almost just the background. They ere there but it totally wasn't a dalek story. Really good. Found Tennant more irritating than I remember. Smith was as good as usual but Hurt gave them both a masterclass in acting...
     
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Sep 3, 2014, 12:34 PM
 
So, Capaldi. Thoughts?

The stories seem weaker, retreads, but I think that's on purpose to allow Capaldi to grow into the character. Into the Dalek in particular had lots of deja vu, and not a little "didn't they see Innerspace? Don't they realize the Dalek has antibodies? No one planned that one through."

Capaldi's a bit hard to understand, his Scots accent at least, but I like the dry delivery of jokes. I'm glad they addressed the "no flirty" business.

I also like Clara a lot better when she's getting hit in the face with newspapers.

What do we think of Danny Pink? I suppose Clara has to flirt with someone?
     
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I'm good with "nuOldWho"

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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Into the Dalek in particular had lots of deja vu, and not a little "didn't they see Innerspace? Don't they realize the Dalek has antibodies? No one planned that one through."
You're showing your young age. When I heard that line, I immediately thought of Fantastic Voyage. I'm old.

I liked how, on the molecular level, the inside of a Dalek has flat floors, passages and easily removed access panels.

I like Capaldi just fine, though I, too, sometimes have trouble understanding him. I'm enjoying the relative lack of running down corridors and yelling.

I already dread wherever Moffat is going with this Missy character. I'm a bit tired of the "Big bad thing" arc he uses in each series to tie it all together.
     
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My money, Missy is the Rani. I would love if that were so. But the "afterlife" bit doesn't seem to fit.
     
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Nah. The Master. Afterlife is his TARDIS.
     
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Interesting. I see the internets agree with you.

Also interesting, is that the garden of the afterlife is the same as in The Girl Who Waited. Simple reuse of sets, or intentional connection?
     
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Reuse of sets, I expect.
     
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Sep 3, 2014, 06:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Capaldi's a bit hard to understand, his Scots accent at least, but I like the dry delivery of jokes.
I've been a little underwhelmed by Capaldi so far. I've read the scripts, and The Doctor's madness is written into them, but Capaldi's delivery is so flat that I'm finding him to be a little dull and boring.

Needs more Wonka. Hopefully someone tells him to step it up a notch.
     
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Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
Needs more Wonka. Hopefully someone tells him to step it up a notch.
I dunno. I'm happy with the quiet of Capaldi's Doctor. I'm pretty burned-out on manic Doctors. If/when this Doctor does snap, it will be dramatically obvious and much more effective.
     
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Sep 3, 2014, 08:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
I dunno. I'm happy with the quiet of Capaldi's Doctor. I'm pretty burned-out on manic Doctors. If/when this Doctor does snap, it will be dramatically obvious and much more effective.
It's not mania I'm after. There's just a lack of glee in the reading of the scripts (so far), so a lot of clever writing is slipping under the radar. eg, from the first episode:

The Doctor races to the door, tears it open -

- hesitates -

THE DOCTOR
Door! Boring! Not me!

Slams the door, now races to the window, looks out.

He's on the top floor over-looking a giddy, three storey drop. There's a rickety looking drainpipe right next to him, leading up the roof.

Leaning out of the window he grins.

THE DOCTOR
Me!

You can read that as Tom Baker/Matt Smith/Christopher Ecclestone and it works. As it was performed by Capaldi, it was just lost. No timing. No delivery. It seems to be Peter Capaldi playing himself - not Doctor Who.
     
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Sep 4, 2014, 10:00 AM
 
That dialogue sounds very matt smith fast talking etc.

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