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Surely this is just a hoax?
I think Capaldi would be brilliant. About time we had an older doctor again.
and fires of pompei i think.
they'd have to do some work to get out of that.
or you know, probably just ignore it.
he'd be good though i reckon.
she was all face painty though i think, makes it a bit easier. Capaldi wasn't. idk
He was also badass in an episode of Blakes 7 I saw a while back. That's due for a reboot as well it seems?
The bloke that was the bookies favourite, I forget the name but he looked like a Kemp brother from Spandau Ballet and totally devoid of character, so would like it if it was not him.
The annoying one who's been in them since he was about 11 or the nerdy annoying one?
Remember someone saying a while back that Dexter Fletcher is going to get a go at being Dr Who sooner or later, although he seems to be directing more than acting these days.
was it one of those black mirror things? that.
I thought he was about 30.
but Tucker would be good I guess.
be fucking perfect for it.
just imagining Moss as the Doctor now :DDD
unless his willy's too big?
shove that glowing testicle up your horsehead nebula.
Though I love Capaldi
or dwight from the american office
or more seriously julian barret (howard from the mighty boosh)
look, I've got this wicked box of space dressing-up gear *spins around* check it out bitches, I'm a transvestite cyberman
It's clearly been planned all along
a webisode of him as Dr DiS, travelling through time in a portaloo, battling clingfilm aliens and tinfoil robots with a crap iphone.
Least when he dies we all know he'll be reborn.
then I might for the first time ever, watch Doctor Fucking Who.
The whole pattern suggests a leak somewhere.
I didn't realise he was in that Eric Morecombe thing - that was good. Maybe he'd be alright.
He'd be amazing. Actually David Harewood could be cool. I've only seen him in Homeland. Unusual for an actor to take a step UP in terms of story and script by joining Doctor Who.
To be fair to the BT guy, he was good in the Eric Morecambe thing. Wouldn't be my first choice - partly as I think he'd be too similar to Matt Smith - but I don't think he'd be a disaster.
. . . now come the fuck in or fuck the fuck off.
e.g young, 'vibrant', good looking (kinda), talks really quickly in a not-real voice. let's have an oldie, or a black guy. obviously a woman would be silly.
i guess it's it's quite a small band of people they have to selct from. obviously no-one with any sort of US acting cred would go for it over Hollywood movies or decent telly. Ecclestone was obviously a respected TV actor but appreciated he'd be typecast if he spend too long talking to puddle of jelly and fucking mannequins. can't see Ben Daniels, Idris Elba or David Harewood doing it, though money seems to be going on all three.
Capaldi would be a good choice, yeah. got too lengthy and respected a career for it to really effect him even it's a complete disaster.
think i've seen one episode since Ecclestone (the best Doctor).
Reading your first post you could never guess it was you. :D
Tennant wipes the floor with other two new Doctors
I wasn't sure how viable he'd be.
Would personally have loved to see Ayoade in the role, but looks like that's not happening!
is he talks in that fucking pantomime voice all the time.
quite like him when he's not 'in character'.
Yeah, I agree.
one of the best British telly characters in years, imho.
(Johnson from Peep Show) would be my pick. Might actually watch it again if he got it.
but i would if the DR was a bit more miserable and misanthropic......i dunno, they just seem a bit too FULL OF BEANS WIZZ BANG ZINGER PIFFO WAAHHEY
i dunno, i guess they were miserable in the 70s or something, whatever. i've never watched it, fuck yous.
Thought he'd be a good pick. But my No 1 pick would be...
Cant give too much away but it is an actor born in Hong Kong with initials JC, ;(
SHAT IT YOU FACKING DALEK NONCE
Was going to watch it...but the program is 35 minutes long...it's going to take that long for the revelation isn't it? Fuck that
come on, how cool would that be? Just play the Doctor as Dale Cooper.
IT'D BE THE BEST
but obviously it wouldn't really be possible for an actor to play both roles simultaneously, if at all.
innit. but that was in the films, not on the telly.
I'm sure the internet elsewhere is breaking under the weight of people saying they will never watch it again. (They will).
has been defeated by this choice.
I hope (and probably reckon) he'll play the role similar to how Ecclestone did, as a world-weary old man rather than an enthusiastc kid, which will allow for darker storylines. Looking forward to this.
Reckon Capaldi could make it watchable again.
It'll be good to see Moffat have to write for a more experienced actor who is used to improvising and arguing back
They should make this a post-watershed show from now on and run with it. :)
i mean lol what is this the 2008 American Presidential Elections
stop making crap Dr Who/Malcolm Tucker mash up jokes they're all shit
but they are all so really, really, phenomenally shit, I cannot bring myself to do it.
The new Dr isn't Malcolm Tucker, FFS! It's the old Scottish guy who played Malcolm Tucker.
FUCK OFF DALEKS YOU FUCKING CUNT FUCKS AND SWEAR WORDS AND CYBERMEN.
Haven't thought of anything yet.
I should probably have qualified my post a bit more, but I looked at this thread and it dawned on me that I have absolutely no opinion on Doctor Who whatsoever. None. Never watched a second of it, never engaged with its cultural relevance, never given any real thought to the significance of who Doctor Who is… nothing. Just thought it worth noting, because I’ve normally got an abundance of opinions on almost everything so it was quite a rare sensation for me. Probably not worth posting about in retrospect but, y’know.
But you posted flamebait. I accept that. I would have done the same.
This is rather nicely done:
Not exactly a game changing choice is it?
The Guardian is bleating on about that too:
I see why people are disappointed as the programme has the ability to change the rules whenever it wants but equally I'm not sure that just changing it so drastically is a good idea just because you can. People keep asking why it couldn't be Idris Elba like he's the only black actor available, when history shows the American market largely prefer their Doctors' unknown and he's hardly that out there. Equally, why not an Asian actor or Eastern European by that logic?
And I don't see why making it a woman would make it loads better. It'd give it a different perspective for a series or so but yeah, I dunno... don't feel like you should necessarily do something just because you can?
FWIW I think casting a 55 year old guys as the lead in a mainstream British family drama is pretty insane in these days of figurine & lunch box sales and a nice echo back to the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell.
I'm not really that bothered. But it does seem that they have played relatively safe with the choice
Another total unknown fresh out of stage school would have led to the same Dr / assistant relationship for the 3rd time in a row, so it had to go in a different direction
The occasional good episode but I think it's been hard to care because the stories around it have felt so half-arsed. I'll be interested to see how Capaldi does but I predict his stories won't be that good. Why? Because Moffat seems determined to rely on a bunch of writers who just don't deliver and this has been made worse by his own inability to really sell his 'arc' properly.
Hopefully the new Who will revitalise him.
So I'm hoping Capaldi will represent a clean break. He does need to get some better writers on board again though.
I'm not really convinced he ever did have. He seemed to keep most of the people that RTD had. The difference in the first Smith series was that Moff was writing more and seeming to take a much bigger interest.
I don't object to the slightly ludicrous tone, the kiddieness even, I'd just like people to have to write a genuine ending that isn't pulled out of someone's arse. Something with a bit of sense of logic. That's one of the reasons I really enjoyed the episode with the haunted house.
Moffat has done away with that recently in favour of epic intros and throwaway characters which seems odd given that he's also written 2 or 3 of the most resolved and brilliant episodes ever. Maybe he's just not so good at taking a step back and taking a bigger overview.