Post by Donald MacDonald on Oct 29, 2008 22:36:24 GMT
I know that Doctor Who has its own thread, but this deserves a thread of its own!
David Tennant tonight won the National Television Award for best drama performance (and Doctor Who won the award for best drama - again!), and subsequently announced that he's quitting the role of the Doctor He'll star in this years Christmas special and the 4 specials next year, but there will be a new Doctor for Series 5 in 2010.
Well, my first message was lost in the internet ethers.
But, as I said, I do worry that the Doctor is going to run out of regenerations way too soon, although I'm sure there would be a way to rewrite that.
I will be sad to see David Tennant go, I think that he is great! But I'm not too worried about the next Doctor. I have enjoyed the last two and I BELIEVE that they are on a winning streak and the next Doctor will be great. Now, where is that fairy dust . . .
Easy for me to say as I still have series 4 to look forward to.
Post by Donald MacDonald on Oct 30, 2008 22:39:15 GMT
When the series returns in 2010 for Series 5 there will be a new Doctor, new companion, and new head writer, it'll be like a different series
As for the Doctor rapidly running out of regenerations? Well it was established in 1976 in The Deadly Assassin that The Master was on his last regeneration and he's had FOUR different bodies since then ;D I'm sure they'll think of a way round it (hopefully they'll just ignore the whole 13 regenerations thing anyway).
Yeah, I know, I'm just trying not to feel discouraged about it.
But it will at least have Steven Moffatt as the head writer -- that is a plus. (Right? He hasn't decided to do something else?) Because he has worked on the show before, he probably won't screw it up, and he has been the writer of some of my favorite episodes. And a favorite series (Coupling). I'm excited to see what he does. I don't know if that cheers you up at all, but it does me a bit.
But hell, unless I move to the UK, I won't see it until 2011. Can you imagine?
It makes me wonder what else David Tennant will be doing.
Post by Donald MacDonald on Nov 1, 2008 13:28:29 GMT
Oh yes, Steven Moffat is still taking over from Russell as head writer on Doctor Who - in fact he's already started preparing the 2010 season! Apparently David Tennant was very tempted to stay when he found out that Steven was taking over, but in the end he stuck to his guns. Moffatt is a brilliant writer and I'm sure his Doctor Who will be brilliant too, I just wish there was more of a transition between the two "eras".
So who will Steven Moffatt chose as his new Doctor? I hope he goes for Richard Coyle from Coupling!
Yes that's an interesting choice Dave, that could work.
I think so! Since Coupling he's moved into "serious" acting, and he's brilliant. I saw him on stage in Don Carlos and I couldn't believe it was the same guy wwho played Jeff Murdock, the greatest sitcom character of recent years IMHO!
I also think Julian Rhind-Tutt would make a good Doctor. James Nesbitt is a name that the press are putting about at the moment as a potential Doctor and I just think NO WAY!
David Tennant has today suggested Billie Piper as his successor ;D
Post by Donald MacDonald on Nov 4, 2008 18:19:12 GMT
WILLIAM HILL ODDS ON NEXT DOCTOR (31st October):
5/2 David Morrissey 3/1 Patterson Joseph 6/1 James McAvoy 7/1 James Nesbitt, Robert Carlyle 8/1 John Simm, Rhys Ifans 12/1 Anthony Head 14/1 Alan Davies, Jason Statham 16/1 Nigel Harman, Bill Nighy 25/1 Daniel Radcliffe, Burn Gorman 33/1 Stephen Fry, John Barrowman 20/1 Next Doctor To Be Female 50/1 Christopher Eccleston
Well, there are quite a few actors that I recognize and admire, but it would be hard to pick just one from that lot, and there are a few that I wouldn't pick at all. What a tough job, finding the next Doctor with expectations riding so high.
Christopher E. - that would actually be great for a series or so - instead of continuing the story line with the regeneration, it would actually go back in time. Show a few more adventures of the 9th Doctor, maybe before he met Rose. Save those regenerations.
Definite no's in my opinion would be:- James Nesbitt, Robert Carlyle, Bill Nighy, Stephen Fry, Daniel Radcliffe - iffy, John Barrowman - how could they work that if he's Captain Jack, and Anthony Head - although he's good in Merlin.
I think my favourite out of that lot would be James McAvoy.
Post by Donald MacDonald on Nov 5, 2008 14:02:21 GMT
WILLIAM HILL ODDS ON NEXT DOCTOR (5th November):
5/2 David Morrissey 3/1 Paterson Joseph 7/1 Robert Carlyle, James Nesbitt 8/1 Rhys Ifans, John Simm 10/1 Richard Coyle, Tom Ellis, David Walliams 12/1 Female Doctor, Anthony Head 14/1 Julian Walsh, Jason Statham, Alan Davies 16/1 Nigel Harman, James McAvoy, Bill Nighy 20/1 Chris Martin 25/1 Daniel Radcliffe 33/1 Stephen Fry, John Barrowman 50/1 Christopher Eccleston
There are some new names on the list! Chris Martin?! Paterson Joseph was in the episode Bad Wolf in Series 1 playing the character of Roderick in The Weakest Link game that Rose was forced to play. Tom Ellis played Martha's companion (whose name I forget!) in the episode Last of the Time Lords in Series 3 when she travelled the world to defeat the Master, he went on to become Martha's boyfriend. John Simm was of course the Master and John Barrowman is Captain Jack so I can't see either of them becomming the Doctor. David Morrissey is guest starring in the Christmas special playing a character known as The Doctor....
Very interesting reading. I must admit I had to google a few to remember who they were. I can see why they think it might be David Morrissey. That could work. David Walliams!! No way! I thought no to Robert Carlyle at first but the more I think of it now I actually think it could work. James Nesbitt is a no for me as is Nigel Harman. But Bill Nighy would be very interesting. My brain has gone a bit dead at the moment and I can't think of the other actor that Bill Nighy reminds me of but I also think would be good as the Doctor - he played the leader of the baddies in Die Hard. What was his name again. Someone help me! Do you think he would make a good Doctor?
But Bill Nighy would be very interesting. My brain has gone a bit dead at the moment and I can't think of the other actor that Bill Nighy reminds me of but I also think would be good as the Doctor - he played the leader of the baddies in Die Hard. What was his name again. Someone help me! Do you think he would make a good Doctor?
Alan Rickman? He was a bad guy in Die Hard. There is another actor that reminds me of Bill Nighy, it's not Alan Rickman, but I can't think of who it is at the moment.
That's him. Alan Rickman - I've seen him in a few films and he is a great actor. I reckon he would make a good older doctor. Think it's time for a more mature one and not an eye candy one (although Alan Rickman isn't ugly!!).