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Possible alternative first Doctor?

May 26th, 2009 (01:13 am)

I'd never seen Peter Duguid's name connected to the part of the Doctor before, but apparently he was considered for the role before William Hartnell. He was fifteen years younger, too, which leads me to suspect that despite his having appeared in This Sporting Life too - where Verity Lambert is said to have seen Hartnell's performance and thought that elements of it could be brought to the Doctor - Duguid was considered before Lambert joined, when Rex Tucker was producer-designate and thought that the Doctor would be played by a much younger man than Hartnell, under more make-up than Hartnell eventually wore.

Meanwhile, it's been announced that David Tennant will play the Doctor in The Sarah Jane Adventures later this year, not as a cameo, but as a proper supporting character to Sarah and the young leads. This could be an interesting experiment.

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Posted by: viala_qilarre (viala_qilarre)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)

Interesting!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
SarahJaneSmith

On both counts!

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Pertwee bike

Not sure how I feel about that. I would be cross if he bounced in, stole SJ's thunder and fixed everything. As long as he's a supporting character to her and not the other way round, I guess...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)

I have every hope that this will be done carefully, with the Doctor supporting Sarah Jane and not the other way around.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who

This could be an interesting experiment

A dilemma for me if he turns up in Torchwood - do I watch or not?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Torchwood

If he was going to appear in Torchwood, I think we'd know by now, so I'd not worry...