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Old 02-02-2017, 12:16 PM   #1676
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So as everyone's likely heard by now, Capaldi's leaving, which is a shame, I was fond of his Doctor, in particular his earlier episodes. Of course with Capaldi leaving, we're found to start speculation on the next Doctor. My preference would be for someone around Eccleston's age, someone more serious again; this was partially achieved in Capaldi's earlier episodes but I feel he's gone too silly. In fact I'm hoping for the whole show to be more serious once Chibnall gets in, been far too comedic under Moffat.

Same as last time, I really, really hope we don't get a female Doctor, at least not for the sheer sake of it. I can't think of any suggestions I'd be at all favourable of; options such as Miranda Hart or Olivia Coleman in my opinion wouldn't fit the show at all (Hart especially, she'd just make the entire show a bloody comedy), and others such as Hayley Atwell I'd sooner see as a companion (Atwell would be a fantastic companion mind you). I reckon a non-white Doctor would be good though; especially in time travel episodes where the issue of race could be addressed, it'd add a new layer to the show whilst not changing the dynamic. An Asian Doctor would be appropriate given the prominence of Trump and so forth, but again don't cast a non-white Doctor for the sheer sake of it, only if the right person is found, although there are plenty of suggestions I could get behind. Here are some of my suggestions for the next Doctor:


David Harewood
After seeing him on Supergirl as Martian Manhunter/Hank Henshaw I could easily see him as being a great Doctor, he fits the bill of what I'm looking for in a Doctor; serious and would bring a better atmosphere to the show. It'd be really interesting to see how he'd pull off the role, I could see him being most reminiscent of Christopher Eccleston, which is the direction I want the show to take. The main problem is the busy schedule of Supergirl, so that might make this choice unlikely.


Daniel Gillies
If anyone has seen the Vampire Diaries and/or The Originals, then you'll probably be able to understand why I've chosen Gillies. He is very "typical" of the Doctor in my mind, he's posh as hell, which I think would be a great fit the show (we need a handsome and posh Doctor one day, right?). He'd probably be most reminiscent of Paul McGann, maybe a tiny bit of David Tennant in terms of getting fangirls to love him, I think he'd be a fantastic fit for the show.


Damien Molony
I think I have a penchant for casting vampires in everything...If you've seen the last few seasons of the British Being Human, again you'll likely understand why I've chosen Molony, for pretty similar reasons as to why I've cast Gillies. Molony was one of my first choices to be the next Doctor after Matt Smith left the show, but this time my preference would be towards Gillies out of the vampires I've cast...but I'd still be extremely happy if Molony got cast. Again like Gillies I think he'd be most reminiscent of Paul McGann, but I could easily see some Peter Davison and Christopher Eccleston mixed in there too.


Ben Daniels
One of the most rumoured choices for the Doctor last time around, after seeing him in the Exorcist (albeit for only one episode; I gave up after that), I thought he'd be an ideal choice for the Doctor. He has the right presence for it, I could easily see him portraying a dark, stern Doctor, which again is basically what I'm looking for. He'd likely be reminiscent of Christopher Eccleston (you can probably see a theme in my choices by now) and would bring a great gravitas to the show.


Tom Felton
When I saw him in The Flash, I instantly thought he was just right for the Doctor. He's also my mum's top choice. He has the quirkiness and eccentricity to pull of a great Doctor, he'd fit the role like a glove. He has the ideal combination of seriousness and charm to pull it off well, I could see him being quite sarcastic at times like Colin Baker or early Peter Capaidli. On top of this he's also posh, which as I've said earlier is something I'd love to see in a Doctor.


Danny Dyer
Just imagine it, Danny Dyer shouting "fuck off you tin cunts" at a bunch of Daleks. Wouldn't that be glorious? Ok in all seriousness though, if Danny Dyer can avoid swearing constantly in Eastenders, it's not impossible for him to do the same in Doctor Who. I think he'd be a breath of fresh air; I'd love a cockney Doctor, he could be quintessentially British in a whole new way for the show. It'd take the show in an entirely new direction, and I could see Dyer being a truly unique Doctor, he'd perhaps have the urbanness of Eccleston, whilst his lighter moments would be reminiscent of both Bakers and Tennant. Unlikely to be chosen, but I think it's be brilliant if he was...there'd be no objections from me, and you just know the ratings would go straight up, at least for his premiere, plus I could imagine he'd keep ratings high. Maybe it isn't out of the question after all...

So these are some of my top picks. As you can gather from this, my main preference would be a return to a more serious tone to the show, and with either a posh or an urban Doctor. Some honourable mentions include Nigel Havers (which I touted last time) but I don't think he'd be able to keep the show going, plus I think after Capaldi it'd be refreshing to have a slightly younger Doctor again, and Jason Flemyng which I also touted last time, but I think he'd be more of a comedic Doctor, being similar to Tom Baker or Patrick Troughton, but that's not really the direction I want the show to take at the moment, although I'd still be perfectly happy if either of these options were cast.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:59 PM   #1677
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^I heard this but haven't been keeping up on DW news like I used to. Did Capaldi film another season (series) or is he gone before that?

EDIT: a quick google search reveals he does have a regular series starting in April and would regenerate next Christmas.

I saw that some betting group is laying odds on Ben Whishaw (Q in the last two Bond movies).
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:37 PM   #1678
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^I heard this but haven't been keeping up on DW news like I used to. Did Capaldi film another season (series) or is he gone before that?

EDIT: a quick google search reveals he does have a regular series starting in April and would regenerate next Christmas.

I saw that some betting group is laying odds on Ben Whishaw (Q in the last two Bond movies).
Yeah, the most common choices seem to be Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Richard Ayoade. Out of these I definitely hope Colman doesn't get it; I'm against a female doctor but even by female doctor standards I'd be opposed to Colman, I don't think she'd fit the role at all.
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Yeah, changing the Doctor to female would probably cause me to take a break from watching the show. I didn't like when they showed Time Lords could do that. It didn't fit with previous understanding of Gallifrey (IMHO) and it needlessly complicated the family dynamics of Time Lords (the Doctor in particular who is a father and grandfather).
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:54 PM   #1680
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Yeah, changing the Doctor to female would probably cause me to take a break from watching the show. I didn't like when they showed Time Lords could do that. It didn't fit with previous understanding of Gallifrey (IMHO) and it needlessly complicated the family dynamics of Time Lords (the Doctor in particular who is a father and grandfather).
Agreed, it was done for the sake of political correctness, there was no need to do it. Doing it to the Doctor though would sabotage the format and dynamic of the show, I can't see it working at all.
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Is anyone watching this season. It has had a couple of good episodes that made it feel like classic who but not it is terrible again.
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Is anyone watching this season. It has had a couple of good episodes that made it feel like classic who but not it is terrible again.
I did not like it starting off but the last three episodes have had pretty good bits. I hope they're not going to white wash the Master/Missy. He wiped out whole galaxies. He can't be good.
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HE HAS A GOATEE!!!! About time.
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That was the first thing I said to my DW friend at my LCS (he hadn't seen the photo yet).
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I've been enjoying this series very much, I'd say the best of Moffat's run. The best of the NuWho though? Potentially a favourite of mine but I'm unsure about best of all time.

I've been re-watching some favourites from other Doctors too to see how they stack up. Neither Eccleston or Tennant as Doctors are as great as I remember him, in fact in some instances Tennant could actually get on my nerves a tiny bit. Too quirky and high pitched in places. I think Capaldi's almost definitely my favourite Doctor, I seem to prefer older Doctors I think. But I'm not so sure about which particular series of NuWho is my favourite (it's harder to judge which is the best series from the classic era as serials are easier judged on their own). I'm quite surprised how big a difference there is between episodes from 2005/2006 and 2017, the image is grainer and feels less well polished. The RTD years feel mostly like a blend of the McCoy and Pertwee era to me, whilst the Capaldi series' have felt a bit more like a balanced blend of everything, perhaps a tad more 80s and 60s out of everything.

There have been some particularly strong episodes this year imo, I'm fairly surprised looking back at box sets of the Tennant years how many episodes I'm there like "nope, I don't wanna watch this", particularly in series 3. The Pilot, Knock Knock, Oxygen, Empress of Mars and World Enough and Time can all be regarded as pretty good in my books. Really enjoying the Mondasian Cybermen, hope they return, without the Iron Man cybermen next time, perhaps even have the Mondasian's or something more along their lines become the norm. One can dream.

Sort of dreading the end of Capaldi. I'm usually wrong about casting, so if I'm pleased with the choice of next Doctor they're bound to be not so great and if I'm dismayed they may turn out to be pretty good...but now I've predicted this they may also turn out crap. Plus Capaldi's a tough act to follow, probably the toughest.
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I was just saying this to a friend at the LCS. I want my real Cybermen.
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Massive, massive spoiler for the Christmas special. Enter at your own risk.
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Looks like David Bradley's First Doctor's appearing in Capaldi's finale. Extremely mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, fucking hell, the First Doctor!! On the other, it's Capaldi's finale, I feel like he should have his own episode without the appearance of another Doctor. Would have been better to see the First Doctor appear in a series finale or something. But we'll have to see how the story plays out, looks exciting if nothing else. Also, Bill is present.
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So it's official this is the new Doctor.

I've never liked the idea of Timelords changing gender. In my mind a regeneration regenerates the organs that are already there. His body isn't replaced just renewed. To me it's not about sexism or anything like that I just don't agree with it in the story.

Not to mention that even though the character of Missy was enjoyable I don't think that the master would have ever went by the name Missy. It takes away from the authority of his name. So I don't have any hopes that this female Doctor will be any different.

I also feel like by making him a woman they are saying that a female can't be successful in a show like this unless it was first make successful by a man
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I think I'm done with nuWho. I've liked some things here and there, but I haven't really enjoyed the show overall in years. It's really classic DW I like.

Like Disney Star Wars, the franchise and I have parted ways.
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oh h@ll yeah, finally a Doctor i can fap too



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I couldn't agree more.

I kind of wish they could give some of the old showrunners and writers a go at an 8th Doctor series.
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