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Dr Who…Awesome News If You're A Fan…

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FourWheelDrift

84,403 posts

261 months

Sunday 8th May
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Jenny Tailor said:
This has been doing the rounds for a couple of years or so.
Is Davros back?

Johnnytheboy

23,978 posts

163 months

Sunday 8th May
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FourWheelDrift said:
Jenny Tailor said:
This has been doing the rounds for a couple of years or so.
Is Davros back?
That's Protected Characteristics Davros. In BBC-world, they (note pronoun) could only ever be a goodie.

ScotHill

1,790 posts

86 months

Sunday 8th May
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One of the best young actors on screen in recent years, great choice. As long as the associated change of helm can result in a change of scripts from awful to great then I'll start watching it again.

Wonderman

1,068 posts

172 months

Monday 9th May
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ScotHill said:
One of the best young actors on screen in recent years, great choice. As long as the associated change of helm can result in a change of scripts from awful to great then I'll start watching it again.
In case not seen who this refers too:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61371123

Actor Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the star of Doctor Who, the BBC has announced.

The 29-year-old will become the 14th Time Lord on the popular science fiction show, and the first person of colour to play the lead role.

Scottish actor Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, is best known for starring in Netflix's sitcom Sex Education.

He told BBC News: "It feels really amazing. It's a true honour. This role is an institution and it's so iconic."

Speaking on the red carpet before Sunday's Bafta TV Awards, where he was nominated for Sex Education, Gatwa said the role of the Doctor "means a lot to so many people, including myself".

He added: "I feel very grateful to have had the baton handed over and I'm going to try to do my best."

Gatwa will make his debut as the Time Lord in 2023.

Jim the Sunderer

2,956 posts

159 months

Monday 9th May
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I wanted it to be her off "Fresh Meat".

Tycho

10,777 posts

250 months

Monday 9th May
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Wonderman said:
ScotHill said:
One of the best young actors on screen in recent years, great choice. As long as the associated change of helm can result in a change of scripts from awful to great then I'll start watching it again.
In case not seen who this refers too:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61371123

Actor Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the star of Doctor Who, the BBC has announced.

The 29-year-old will become the 14th Time Lord on the popular science fiction show, and the first person of colour to play the lead role.

Scottish actor Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, is best known for starring in Netflix's sitcom Sex Education.

He told BBC News: "It feels really amazing. It's a true honour. This role is an institution and it's so iconic."

Speaking on the red carpet before Sunday's Bafta TV Awards, where he was nominated for Sex Education, Gatwa said the role of the Doctor "means a lot to so many people, including myself".

He added: "I feel very grateful to have had the baton handed over and I'm going to try to do my best."

Gatwa will make his debut as the Time Lord in 2023.
As others have said, I think he will do a good job if the script writing is much improved over the last few series. I do wish he'd bring his Sex Education co-star Gillian Anderson with him to be the new assistant. yum

HD Adam

4,812 posts

161 months

Monday 9th May
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Personally, I don't care what sex/race/gender the Doctor is.
It just needs to be good.

BBC America showed the entire series from Eccleston onward before the last Whittaker series & I'd forgotten how good some of the episodes with him, David Tennant & Matt Smith were.

I thought it all went a bit off the boil starting with Capaldi (unfortunately) & found the Chibnall/Whittaker stuff to be unwatchable, giving up on that after 4 or 5 episodes.

Hopefully the return of Russell T Davis as showrunner perks it up a bit.

Lucas Ayde

2,823 posts

145 months

Monday 9th May
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Tycho said:
As others have said, I think he will do a good job if the script writing is much improved over the last few series. I do wish he'd bring his Sex Education co-star Gillian Anderson with him to be the new assistant. yum
As long as they don't use it as an excuse for loads of condescending racism-themed lectures masquerading as entertainment, he's got a chance of making his mark.

However, the way in which the whole history of the Doctor was trashed by the previous showrunner means the show as a whole has an uphill struggle to get back to being something watchable. I won't be rushing to return to watching the show unless I hear consistently good reviews from sources I trust.






Castrol for a knave

2,904 posts

68 months

Monday 9th May
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Personally, I think he will make a great Dr.

They missed a trick however, by not casting Diane Morgan, in character as Philomena Cunk.


Adrian W

12,622 posts

205 months

Monday 9th May
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they will probably have an episode on slavery now, BBC predictability

thegreenhell

10,720 posts

196 months

Monday 9th May
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I'm disappointed they didn't pick Matt Berry's Steven Toast character to be the Doctor, assisted by Clem Fandango.

Gadgetmac

12,510 posts

85 months

Monday 9th May
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Adrian W said:
they will probably have an episode on slavery now, BBC predictability
I'd say your post is more predictable.

Biggus thingus

781 posts

21 months

Monday 9th May
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thegreenhell said:
I'm disappointed they didn't pick Matt Berry's Steven Toast character to be the Doctor, assisted by Clem Fandango.
And Morgana Robinson aswell

I'd defo watch that

Biggus thingus

781 posts

21 months

Monday 9th May
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Adrian W said:
they will probably have EVERY episode on slavery now, BBC predictability
smile

Fixed that for you

Morningside

23,970 posts

206 months

Monday 9th May
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I really hope it goes back to the fun and adventures that I remember from the 2005 reboot. That first scene with Eccleston & Piper or the feeling saying goodbye at Bad Woof with Piper & Tennant.

The brilliant almost single standalone story of Blink.

I will say "Village of the Angels" was almost a classic episode and quite enjoyable.

THAT'S what I wish for. No claptrap or dragging out the bloody Daleks for the umpteenth time.

Fundoreen

3,013 posts

60 months

Monday 9th May
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I have nothing much to add to this current development. Maybe there will be different coloured daleks and some were oppressed by the others?
However I did once read an funny review of that 1960s dalek film set on earth.
The rebellious earthlings seemed to be wearing those donkey jackets popular with dustbin men.
No doubt someone in wardrobe dept saw a dalek and drew an obvious conclusion.

ofcorsa

3,498 posts

220 months

Tuesday 10th May
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thegreenhell said:
I'm disappointed they didn't pick Matt Berry's Steven Toast character to be the Doctor, assisted by Clem Fandango.
I think this about most TV roles TBH

Gadgetmac

12,510 posts

85 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Is there any chance that we can stop talking about colour or anything else related to the actor's personal condition/circumstance (and some of the posters perceived views of the BBC) and simply concentrate on the programme itself?

I appreciate that it's a black gay-guy that's got the gig now but ffs lets get on with simply judging the new series on its content when it begins to air rather than all of this other clap trap.

Blib

39,260 posts

174 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Gadgetmac said:
I appreciate that it's a black gay-guy that's got the gig now but ffs lets get on with simply judging the new series on its content when it begins to air rather than all of this other clap trap.
This.

Thanks. thumbup

page3

4,509 posts

228 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Gadgetmac said:
Is there any chance that we can stop talking about colour or anything else related to the actor's personal condition/circumstance (and some of the posters perceived views of the BBC) and simply concentrate on the programme itself?
I would love to, but unfortunately every time he opens his mouth it’s all about colour, representation and using the part to preach.

All we want is interesting stories, well acted. Let’s hope he can deliver.