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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...


Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who

A few thoughts:

1) I believe Russell Brand is looking for a new job (joke!).

2) I'm more impatient to find out the reason for the title The Next Doctor, which I had assumed was a typical Russell T Davies bluff.

3) I suppose an older, calmer Doctor is out of the question?

4) The timing is excellent - just when I'm about to start watching all three Tennant seasons. Perhaps a chance for me to reassess my least favourite Doctor.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 30th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)

1) It had better be a joke...

2) This could be taken literally - the next being to take on the by-name 'the Doctor', rather than the next incarnation. But you never know...

3) The next Doctor might be 38 and not 37. That's older for you... (also a joke)

4) I look forward to the reviews!

Posted by: romancinger (romancinger)
Posted at: October 31st, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)

My twopence: I hadn't realised DT was disliked as the Doctor. I'm surprised. I've seen the entirety of Dr Who - from the very beginning! And my favourite (previous) Doctors are: Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Sylveste McCoy. I have to confess that Hartnell, even though he set the standard as it were, is not one of my favourites. Tennant is up there at the top somewhere, higher than Baker.

I saw Sean Pertwee suggested as the next Doctor - but I don't know if that would work. James Nesbitt I like very much as an actor, but he seems quite wrong for the role to me. The others look OK. We shall see!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 31st, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)

I liked David Tennant in his first story, but throughout his first series he seemed to become more and more smug. This was partly a consequence of the decision to cast the relationship between Rose and the Doctor as a love story, and the awkwardness with which the revelation early in the season that the relationship was always on borrowed time was handled. I think that he improved once Billie Piper had left the series; there was a deliberate turning point early in his second series where he admitted in 'Gridlock' that the Doctor had been "too busy showing off" to get to know Martha.

I think Sean Pertwee's casting would suffer from being too much of a gimmick... but I expect the new production team to pull off the casting of someone unanticipated, but somehow right.