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Farewell David!

October 29th, 2008 (10:53 pm)

Typical! I'm out of internet contact for a few hours, and this happens.

"WHO will he be next?" as the Brigadier said on the blurb of Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders...

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Posted by: azdak (azdak)
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)

If he'd done it in his own accent, I'd have made more of an effort to watch the the show. Scottish accents are the biz!

Posted by: Virgers! How are we doing with those explosives? (tree_and_leaf)
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)

He's ever so much more likable in his own accent, and it's not like the Doctor hasn't sounded Scottish before....

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Sylvester

"Loch!" as the seventh Doctor said in Dragonfire - though according to Andrew Cartmel's book Script Doctor, John Nathan-Turner persuaded Sylvester to soften his natural speaking voice for Sassenach ears. I don't think it's noticeable, though. Allegedly various Fox affiliates in the States received phone calls about "casting the man with the speech impediment" as 'the Old Doctor' for the TV Movie, though that may be residual Sylv-hating from conservative corners of fandom.

Posted by: Virgers! How are we doing with those explosives? (tree_and_leaf)
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)

It's a fairly standard reasonably-educated south-east Scotland accent (the rhotic rs when exceited or speaking quickly is another give-away, as is the 'dark' l - which I also have).

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)

I've never had any difficulty with it myself and was surprised to find that John Nathan-Turner did. Though given that this was JN-T I shouldn't necessarily have been surprised about anything!