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    Hal
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    • Treant

    So apparently the 12th Doctor will be announced this Sunday.

     

    What do people think?

     

    Here is something I found on the net to kick off some discussions…

     

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    Hal :hal:

    #639794
    Dr_Jomster
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    • Orc

    I’ll be abroad when the announcement is made on a special BBC programme this Sunday so sadly can’t watch it live. I’m fairly confident however that were I to look at Twitter around that time, I might get the odd update or two… 🙂

    Tough act to follow though, really tough act…

    #639795
    Hal
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    • Treant

    I think the owl could do it 🙂

     

    Hal :hal:

    #639796
    Lindsay
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    • Succubus

    Everyone since Sylvester McCoy has been a disappointment.. 😐

    #639797
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    Everyone since Sylvester McCoy has been a disappointment.. 😐

     

    My favourite Doctor, which turns out to be a much more controversial opinion than it ought to be.

    #639798
    PrestoJeff
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    • Thri-kreen

    It’s Tom Baker for me, I’m afraid….

     

    I wonder how the head writer will handle things when this next actor or actress decides to quit.  S/he will be the 12th Doctor, and ostensibly the character would be out of regenerations (arguably there could be one more, due to the off-by-one nature of the word “REgeneration”, but I think the Doctor has said there will only be 12 of him).

     

    The Time Lords did offer the Master a new set of regenerations in The Five Doctors.  Perhaps that bit of shiny will be discovered in the flotsam and jetsam that may have accompanied the “destruction” of Gallifrey.

    #639799
    PrestoJeff
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    • Thri-kreen

    My favourite Doctor, which turns out to be a much more controversial opinion than it ought to be.

     

    He was a pretty good Doctor character-wise, but the stories were pretty awful.

    #639800
    Dr_Jomster
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    • Orc

    I have been meaning to get a copy of Ghost Light for a while now… Must be the subliminal messaging I’m getting from somewhere… 😉

    McCoy is best! McCoy is beeeesssssst!

    #639801
    Sinister-Ornament
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    While I do like the new show, I still think it isn’t a patch on the ‘old’ Who

     

    I did grow up with Tom Baker.

     

    He is quite quite mad. Sorry if that is stating the obvious.

     

    I remember a show he did just after Dr. Who called Booktower, which was devised to get children into reading. It’s excellent them is on You Tube. They would dramatize the first few chapters of a novel but not continue – hoping of course that you’d be hooked on the story and pick the book up. Tom wandered around the Booktower like it was a TARDIS, he open a door and be somewhere weird and give you the linking narration between the dramatizations.

     

    Opening/closing titles

    http://youtu.be/8RsLrr78twE

     

    I think the main problem with current Doctor Who is that Steven Moffat is writing too many episodes himself.

    #639802
    lordof1
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    • Orc

    In the spirit of keeping things cheery, I won’t pass on my views on New Who, but many on the site are aware of them 😉

     

    I did think that this news story might be of interest to some… I’m a big fan of the Thick of It, so, y’know, yay. But New Who is still going to be poo. Ahem.

     

     

    http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/capaldi-tipped-tardis-helm-164015198.html

    #639803
    Telemergion
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    • Owlbear

    But I still haven’t had a chance to watch any episodes with the last one!

     

    Seriously, I know logically it’s been years but somehow it feels like they just switched from Tennant a few months ago for me. It’s weird.

    #639804
    Skryme
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    • Commoner

    I also can’t help but wonder if they will address the Valeyard in the next few years.  The Valeyard was sort of an amalgamation of the Doctor’s darker sides from between his twelfth and final incarnations, who attempted to sabotage the Doctor in his sixth incarnation.  They spent an entire season on it.  So we know a future regeneration will go bad.  Will we get to see the other side of that story, where the Doctor goes evil and try to harm his 1980s self?

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valeyard

    #639805
    Hal
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    • Treant

    I have to say, I was thinking about who I might like to see as Doctor Who for a possible return to a bit more of a thinking Doctor and a little less just running about and shouting.

     

    It occurred to me that Stephen Fry would do a great job. He has written a script for Dr Who in the past called “The 1920s” (which was considered too complication and never got made) and was The Minister of Chance in the BBC Webcast Death Comes To Time

     

    I think he would make an awesome doctor. Obviously he would never do it unless you could convince him that is wasn’t going to be TV that was like ‘chicken nuggets‘ 🙂

     

    Hal :hal:

    #639806
    Hal
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    • Treant

    So – watching the announcement… Lets hope we get a doctor that sticks with it for a while this time 🙂

     

    Zoe Ball! Not seen her in ages living over here… Smells a bit like filler thus far…

     

    Hal :hal:

    #639807
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    So – watching the announcement… Lets hope we get a doctor that sticks with it for a while this time 🙂

    Three or four years is perfectly normal. Tom Baker was the exception and I think it worked against the series. Although if you want a bit of Who trivia, the answer to “Which actor was in the role of The Doctor  the longest before being replaced?” is Paul McGann  🙂

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