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Biggus thingus

731 posts

21 months

Wednesday 11th May
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page3 said:
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.
Well said

It's not like he's going to start every episode takin the knee and doing the black power fist in the air salute is it?

RizzoTheRat

22,510 posts

169 months

Wednesday 11th May
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page3 said:
All we want is interesting stories, well acted. Let’s hope he can deliver.
No idea on the actors ability, but have they improved the writers yet? I enjoyed the Ecclestone and Tennant series, Matt Smiths went down hill a bit, and I gave up during the Capaldi era as despite him being a decent actor the writing seemed dire. I've only seen a few Whittaker episodes and it didn't seem to have improved frown

anonymoususer

3,448 posts

25 months

Wednesday 11th May
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RizzoTheRat said:
page3 said:
All we want is interesting stories, well acted. Let’s hope he can deliver.
No idea on the actors ability, but have they improved the writers yet? I enjoyed the Ecclestone and Tennant series, Matt Smiths went down hill a bit, and I gave up during the Capaldi era as despite him being a decent actor the writing seemed dire. I've only seen a few Whittaker episodes and it didn't seem to have improved frown
See I thought Capaldi was a disaster.
It wasn't just the stories it was him. Too old. Too manical.
Ms Coleman was the star in pretty much all of his first series. The "missy/ Master" actress too.
Capaldi should not have been cast too old after the 2 before him

Liokault

2,837 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th May
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anonymoususer said:
RizzoTheRat said:
page3 said:
All we want is interesting stories, well acted. Let’s hope he can deliver.
No idea on the actors ability, but have they improved the writers yet? I enjoyed the Ecclestone and Tennant series, Matt Smiths went down hill a bit, and I gave up during the Capaldi era as despite him being a decent actor the writing seemed dire. I've only seen a few Whittaker episodes and it didn't seem to have improved frown
See I thought Capaldi was a disaster.
It wasn't just the stories it was him. Too old. Too manical.
Ms Coleman was the star in pretty much all of his first series. The "missy/ Master" actress too.
Capaldi should not have been cast too old after the 2 before him
I liked Capaldi, didn’t expect to but there you go.

Liokault

2,837 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Blib said:
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
Fine with this. But also can we start a sweep on episode number before the (male) Dr’s first gay kiss…I’m going with 5.

Gadgetmac

12,482 posts

85 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Liokault said:
Blib said:
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
Fine with this. But also can we start a sweep on episode number before the (male) Dr’s first gay kiss…I’m going with 5.
Well we can certainly do a sweep on how offended/outraged you'll be between Very and Apoplectic.

Solocle

2,246 posts

61 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Liokault said:
anonymoususer said:
RizzoTheRat said:
page3 said:
All we want is interesting stories, well acted. Let’s hope he can deliver.
No idea on the actors ability, but have they improved the writers yet? I enjoyed the Ecclestone and Tennant series, Matt Smiths went down hill a bit, and I gave up during the Capaldi era as despite him being a decent actor the writing seemed dire. I've only seen a few Whittaker episodes and it didn't seem to have improved frown
See I thought Capaldi was a disaster.
It wasn't just the stories it was him. Too old. Too manical.
Ms Coleman was the star in pretty much all of his first series. The "missy/ Master" actress too.
Capaldi should not have been cast too old after the 2 before him
I liked Capaldi, didn’t expect to but there you go.
Same, I liked Capaldi, although sometimes the writing didn't suit him so well. "Too old" is rather funny when we're talking about The Doctor... not to mention Hartnell's Doctor was far younger in universe!

Heaven Sent I felt was an absolute masterpiece. Moffat also wrote some of the best stories of the (first!) RTD era - Blink, The Empty Child...

DoctorX

5,970 posts

144 months

Wednesday 11th May
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I liked Capaldi too, just a shame about most of the stories. I agree Heaven Sent was brilliant and I really liked his last Cyberman story. Overall Eccleston and Tennant had the best writing, but there was still some absolute stinkers in there too.

RTD wrote my favourites, particularly the end of season two parters (Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways, Stolen Earth/Journeys End) which were thrilling, emotional and, yes, a bit corny. Hopefully we can have some of that back.

Liokault

2,837 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Gadgetmac said:
Liokault said:
Blib said:
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
Fine with this. But also can we start a sweep on episode number before the (male) Dr’s first gay kiss…I’m going with 5.
Well we can certainly do a sweep on how offended/outraged you'll be between Very and Apoplectic.
Add a range between disappointed and bored and you might have a winner.

Fundamentally, I very much doubt that I’ll be watching this one.

New Dr Who was the only TV that my whole family sat down together and watched. All my 3 kids (two girls, one boy) were huge Dr Who fans, but even they lost the will to sit through the last Jodie episode. As a family I think we have decided that we’re just not that bothered anymore.

Reginald Molehusband

3,701 posts

234 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Good news. Though I hope he doesn't play it like the excruciatingly camp Eric.

272BHP

3,079 posts

213 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Ncuti does sound like a lovely bloke.

I read a Guardian article about him some time ago where he experienced racism growing up in Scotland as he was the only black kid in school and some of the other kids set up a racist Facebook page about him.

It didn't bother him as he was convinced that once the other kids got to know him then they couldn't possibly dislike him. He was right and eventually made friends with all the kids who had made the page. Difficult to dislike someone with such a charming and disarming outlook on life.

redrabbit

700 posts

142 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Liokault said:
Gadgetmac said:
Liokault said:
Blib said:
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
Fine with this. But also can we start a sweep on episode number before the (male) Dr’s first gay kiss…I’m going with 5.
Well we can certainly do a sweep on how offended/outraged you'll be between Very and Apoplectic.
Add a range between disappointed and bored and you might have a winner.

Fundamentally, I very much doubt that I’ll be watching this one.

New Dr Who was the only TV that my whole family sat down together and watched. All my 3 kids (two girls, one boy) were huge Dr Who fans, but even they lost the will to sit through the last Jodie episode. As a family I think we have decided that we’re just not that bothered anymore.
So if you doubt you're going to be watching, can you take your preening, self satisfied bigotry back to the NPE thread that you're also fond of venting in, even cross referencing your own posts between the two, and stop boring the rest of us in this more well adjusted subforum?

Thanks in advance.


Edited by redrabbit on Wednesday 11th May 22:16

Liokault

2,837 posts

191 months

Thursday 12th May
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redrabbit said:
Liokault said:
Gadgetmac said:
Liokault said:
Blib said:
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
Fine with this. But also can we start a sweep on episode number before the (male) Dr’s first gay kiss…I’m going with 5.
Well we can certainly do a sweep on how offended/outraged you'll be between Very and Apoplectic.
Add a range between disappointed and bored and you might have a winner.

Fundamentally, I very much doubt that I’ll be watching this one.

New Dr Who was the only TV that my whole family sat down together and watched. All my 3 kids (two girls, one boy) were huge Dr Who fans, but even they lost the will to sit through the last Jodie episode. As a family I think we have decided that we’re just not that bothered anymore.
So if you doubt you're going to be watching, can you take your preening, self satisfied bigotry back to the NPE thread that you're also fond of venting in, even cross referencing your own posts between the two, and stop boring the rest of us in this more well adjusted subforum?

Thanks in advance.


Edited by redrabbit on Wednesday 11th May 22:16
Oooo triggered much?

Remember back when massively low ratings for Dr Who were attributed to a concerted attack by UKIP…right before the reality of years of woke BS scripting struck home.

redrabbit

700 posts

142 months

Thursday 12th May
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I guess that's a no, then.

Gadgetmac

12,482 posts

85 months

Thursday 12th May
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redrabbit said:
I guess that's a no, then.
You've got the unholy trinity of BBC, Black and Gay...it's gonna run and run...

redrabbit

700 posts

142 months

Thursday 12th May
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Gadgetmac said:
redrabbit said:
I guess that's a no, then.
You've got the unholy trinity of BBC, Black and Gay...it's gonna run and run...
I never doubted it. I just wish it could be kept in the NPE quarantine zone.

Punctilio

8 posts

Saturday 14th May
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Liokault said:
Fine with this. But also can we start a sweep on episode number before the (male) Dr’s first gay kiss…I’m going with 5.
only if it is vital to the plot , a doctor having love interest is a step too far for many long time fans.

when all's said and done, it's a kid's show.

Gadgetmac

12,482 posts

85 months

Saturday 14th May
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Punctilio said:
Liokault said:
Fine with this. But also can we start a sweep on episode number before the (male) Dr’s first gay kiss…I’m going with 5.
only if it is vital to the plot , a doctor having love interest is a step too far for many long time fans.

when all's said and done, it's a kid's show.
When all's said and done it was a kids show back when it was on at 5:00pm.

It's not been just for kids for a long long, it's a family show now. Yes, traditionally/historically the doctor didn't have any romantic entanglements but things move on I suppose.

Jenny Tailor

1,022 posts

14 months

Saturday 14th May
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In the last episode? The Dr did say in a roundabout way that the current assistant was “the one”. Or something like that.

As per that Harry Enfield and Friends sketch about the two world wars two soldiers….

A third soldier says “After the war…. I’m going to be a concert pianist “

another skit “After the war ….I’m going to take up athletics with my sweetheart”

Every sketch is something similar which ends with the two soldier says something along the lines of.

“Arms blown off”
“Legs blown off”
Etc


In this case. The Dr will regenerate and will no longer have a thing for the current assistant.

My tuppenceworth guess anyway


And as others have said. Hope the writing improves. The budget improves. Everything improves.

It has been a shadow of its former self in recent years.

DeejRC

3,571 posts

59 months

Sunday 15th May
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We stopped watching it during Capaldi. I gave it longer than my wife and I even gave a few episodes of Jodie a try, but...urgh, it was poor. Very poor.

New bloke looks like (from what I can see/read, etc) that he brings an energy with him and we will watch his first cpl of episodes, see how he does, etc.
Given that the Doctor has always "woke" in their grander schemes and ideas about the Universe, then I see no reason for anyone to whinge about it in the show...IF the writing is good enough. Thats the key, the writing has to be deft, stylish and simply *good*!

Make it good, people will watch. Simples.