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Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:31 PM

 

[Major Expletive] Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who!

Why do they always leave just as I get used to them?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22741493

This and Sherlock are the only damned things I can watch and take my mind off the dismal conditions of American politics.

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Reply [Major Expletive] Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who! (Original post)
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 OP
randome Jun 2013 #1
Joanie Baloney Jun 2013 #2
MadrasT Jun 2013 #3
opiate69 Jun 2013 #9
Apophis Jun 2013 #4
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 #6
laundry_queen Jun 2013 #20
reflection Jun 2013 #28
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2013 #5
tularetom Jun 2013 #7
randome Jun 2013 #8
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 #10
mac56 Jun 2013 #15
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 #17
randome Jun 2013 #22
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 #30
Nye Bevan Jun 2013 #29
Orrex Jun 2013 #16
Orrex Jun 2013 #31
randome Jun 2013 #11
brooklynite Jun 2013 #13
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 #18
laundry_queen Jun 2013 #21
Salviati Jun 2013 #27
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 #26
Poll_Blind Jun 2013 #12
brooklynite Jun 2013 #14
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 #19
Lizzie Poppet Jun 2013 #23
Kelvin Mace Jun 2013 #25
Riftaxe Jun 2013 #24

Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:34 PM

1. Unfortunately Steven Moffat is remaining as writer.

 

If Moffat would go, I'd prefer Matt Smith remain.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:41 PM

2. Matt was a great Doctor

But I am more concerned by the recent changes made to attract the younger viewer. The changes to the theme song a few seasons back were awful enough but now with the TARDIS' remodel, I can't decide if I want to continue my membership in the Dr. Who fan club.

sigh

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:42 PM

3. Good

I hate Matt Smith as Doctor Who

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 02:02 PM

9. I don't "hate" him, but he's definitely my least favorite...

 

I have seen some online idle chat about how cool it would be to have Brian Cox replace him though.. I would definitely love to see that.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:46 PM

4. I'm still getting over the fact that David Tennant left Doctor Who.

 

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Response to Apophis (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:52 PM

6. I love them all, but I am still getting over

 

Eccleston. Then Tennant, now Smith.

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Response to Apophis (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:27 PM

20. Me too.

It took me awhile to warm up to him (I really liked Eccleston) but once I did I didn't want to let him go

Although - to be fair, I haven't been following Doctor Who this whole time - 2 years ago my daughter got ahold of all the newer seasons (2005 and on) and we watched them several times over in a few different 'marathons', so I had less time to absorb all of this. I was just getting used to Matt Smith, but I still never liked him as much as David Tennant. I hope I can warm up more quickly to the next Doctor.

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Response to Apophis (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 05:12 PM

28. Yes, he was simply great. n/t

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:47 PM

5. Boo who?

 

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:56 PM

7. How many doctors are we on now?

I think there were 6 or 7 in the original series and there have been at least 3 in the current run.

BTW if you hook up a ROKU or AppleTV to your TV machine you can watch Swedish detective movies every night on MHZ.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 02:02 PM

8. Matt Smith is #11.

 

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Response to tularetom (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 02:02 PM

10. Matt was number 11

 

William Hartnell
Patrick Troughton
Jon Pertwee
Tom Baker
Peter Davison
Colin Baker
Sylvester McCoy
Paul McGann
Christopher Eccleston
David Tennant
Matt Smith

Peter Cushing portrayed him in two movies, but they are not considered canon.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:11 PM

15. Is Paul McGann considered canon?

IIRC he was only in the Fox made for TV movie.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:21 PM

17. Yes, he is

 

His face has appeared a few times in the current series.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:36 PM

22. But still eminently forgettable.

 

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Response to randome (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 07:15 PM

30. To be fair, it was a lousy script

 

tailored for an American series (The Doctor described himself as "half-human"

McGann's later audio portrayal of The Doctor, with better scripts, was much better.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 05:51 PM

29. And Sylvester McCoy actually regenerated into him in the movie (nt)

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:15 PM

16. Wasn't there also a Dalek porn film?

Who played the Doctor in that one?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 07:56 PM

31. Why, yes there was!

Abducted by the Daleks

Not exactly canon, but it's out there!

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 02:05 PM

11. It's time for a female Doctor!

 

But it looks like it's John Hurt after Matt Smith.

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Response to randome (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:06 PM

13. No, I think Hurt is only there for the story arc, presumably as the "last Doctor".

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Response to randome (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:21 PM

18. Don't think so

 

Too famous.

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Response to randome (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:32 PM

21. I don't think there will ever be a female Doctor

I think River Song is as close as we'll get. JMO.

I would, however like to see a ginger Doctor so I don't have to hear, "Still not ginger!" at this regeneration, lol.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 05:11 PM

27. I think they should go for a woman as the 14th doctor...

They have officially said that the 13 regeneration limit is no longer operative, but IMO it's still a good point for a shake up. And as the 13th- let the doctor finally be a ginger...

(and by the 14th, I mean 14+, not just a one off thing...)

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Response to randome (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 04:18 PM

26. Nope, Hurt's a one off.

 

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 02:11 PM

12. He was interesting but I found it difficult to get "into" his acting. Frequently seemed stilted.

For instance, when David Tennant went (in typical neo-Who manic style) from elation to despair to revenge to compassion...in the space of about 3 minutes...it was believable. It's been very hard for Smith to pull it off. I'm not sure he...really had the acting chops to pull it off. I dunno. Could have been the writing. Writing has dipped uncomfortably close to mid-series X-Files where they're stacking plot details on plot details and attempting to sort of keep track of it all and make sense via reference in later episodes.

Getting a little wobbly. Sometimes, feels a little Scooby Doo.

PB

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:07 PM

14. English press reporting Helen Mirrin being considered for the role...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:22 PM

19. What source?

 

If it's a Murdoch property, not credible.

Also, too famous.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:37 PM

23. Tilda Swinton, please!

 

Hey, I can dream, can't I?

Oh, and:

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 04:17 PM

25. or Stephen Fry

 

or Emma Watson.

or Alex Kingston.

or Sophie Okonedo. (A minority trifecta: Female, Jewish and Anglo-African)

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 04:06 PM

24. Will the new Doctor end the sitcom phase of the show?

It will be interesting to find out.

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