The return of Doctor Who (SPOILERS)

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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,002MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    Moffat is the reason the show will be cancelled. Three more seasons and it will be gone. The damage has been done over the last seven years, so prepare yourselves as we are back in 1987. Capaldi's Doctor will show a different attitude this year as they try to claw back the ratings. Old Cybermen, Ice Warriors... They're desperate. It get's worse though.....

    i don't know.
    Doctor Who is still very popular, especially for people around 16-25 range. Big thing was that Capaldi didn't have the 'hunky star' quality which Matt Smith and Tennant had. (Which is a good thing in my opinion.)

    That wasn't my opinion above, I was stating absolute fact. Cancellation of the show is inevitable and already in process. The BBC aren't interested anymore as the ratings have plummeted. Big changes ahead. BIG changes.
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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,108MI6 Agent
    Surely not a cancellation, a reboot, yes and I'm fully on board with that. Chibnal is being brought in as the show runner and he has a big hit behind him in Broadchurch (not to mention **** sequel IMO). No doubt he will bring in a younger, more popular Doctor, to recapture the Matt Smith popularity of the show and turn the ratings around.

    Notwithstanding the above, Who has a massive following worldwide I cannot see it being cancelled anytime soon frankly...
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,002MI6 Agent
    It will be cancelled after Chibnall's contract expires. It would have been sooner but the contract has been signed now. And don't expect a new season each year either. There's more, but it's so bad and I've probably said too much anyway.
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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,108MI6 Agent
    I'm curious - I won't ask how you know all this as I don't want to put you on the spot (and you've been right about other things so I'm prepared to go along with you)- but how has all this come about so soon after a superb 2013 celebration year? Has Michael Grade been secretly re-appointed to the BBC or something?? :))
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • sniperUKsniperUK UlsterPosts: 587MI6 Agent
    It certainly has gone down hill, it needs more classic lines like " Jenkins !Chap with the wings there , five rounds rapid" ;) Not to mention memorable story lines and characters.
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,108MI6 Agent
    Just seen the new season opener and must say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Hopefully the break has done everyone good and this season will be a return to form. Far less self indulgent and reminiscent of the crowd pleasing Russell T Davies days.

    A tantalising glimpse of things to come at the end of the episode (and another Russell T Davies link too)!
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,002MI6 Agent
    I wouldn't bet on it.
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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,791Chief of Staff
    Good episode last night--sort of a return to the old creepy days of the 1960s and '70s. As for the rumored replacement. . .please, no: one thing I've liked about Capaldi is the fact he isn't a young dreamboat. Let's keep the Doctor a dotty old eccentric.
    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,002MI6 Agent
    edited April 2017
    Hardyboy wrote:
    Good episode last night--sort of a return to the old creepy days of the 1960s and '70s. As for the rumored replacement. . .please, no: one thing I've liked about Capaldi is the fact he isn't a young dreamboat. Let's keep the Doctor a dotty old eccentric.

    He is going to be younger for this next regeneration I'm afraid. Akin to Tenant. Expect to see the following 'two' regenerations after that being 'guest' type actors doing a stint for one season each before the BBC closes its doors on NuWho for the time being.
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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,108MI6 Agent
    It's not David Tennant again is it? After all, the Master seems to be a returning actor if the "coming soon" clip was anything to go by...
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Enjoyed last night's episode "Smile" :) and bought the location of the futuristic city
    Was amazing ! I looked up to see where it had been filmed.
    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-04-22/visit-doctor-whos-spectacular-colony-world-in-valencia
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • philpogphilpog Posts: 51MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    He is going to be younger for this next regeneration I'm afraid. Akin to Tenant. Expect to see the following 'two' regenerations after that being 'guest' type actors doing a stint for one season each before the BBC closes its doors on NuWho for the time being.

    Paul McGann, I hope!
  • philpogphilpog Posts: 51MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    He is going to be younger for this next regeneration I'm afraid. Akin to Tenant. Expect to see the following 'two' regenerations after that being 'guest' type actors doing a stint for one season each before the BBC closes its doors on NuWho for the time being.

    I'm not doubting your info (you seem very reliable), but how does it tie into Chibnall's five-year plan? So basically the next actor will do three years in the role, then the two guest stars one series each? That is a really weird plan, but I'm excited to see it play out!
  • 007Downunder007Downunder Hobart, Australia Posts: 321MI6 Agent
    We're on U.K. Holiday just 1 day in Cardiff and wife and son caught up with Peter Capaldi apparently incredibly friendly he was surrounded by fans who kept hugging him demanding photos. My wife and son just happened to be there and they asked my son whether he'd like a photo and whether he'd like antything signed ( we'd been shopping at dr who experience so got a poster signed. I love Craig as Bond but I can't see him doing this) I missed out as my daughter had demanded to go shopping
    Anthony
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,108MI6 Agent
    Massively underwhelmed by this announcement -it was obviously going to be a female Doctor but why such a meh actress?
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Agreed I feel a little underwhelmed by the news.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,405MI6 Agent
    I thought she was good in Broadchurch.
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I think the Who community is about to get their own "Craig war" ...... I for one will give her
    a chance, perhaps a bit of a shake up will keep it running for years more ?
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,734MI6 Agent
    I could've sworn they'd already announced a man in the role, from that show Carribean murders or something. Seems I was mistaken. Interesting move.
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,415MI6 Agent
    Agreed I feel a little underwhelmed by the news.

    Seems a bit of a strange choice to me. I was hoping for Phoebe what's her face from Fleabag. I think Capaldi is great, but has been squandered by poor writing. Not much of a'Whovian' so not overly invested. I think like Bond it may have benefitted from a little break and a bit of a lie down.
    Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I think many had thought Kris Marshall was going to be the next Dr.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,734MI6 Agent
    I think many had thought Kris Marshall was going to be the next Dr.

    Yes, I thought he'd been announced already, in fact.
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • DC1888DC1888 Posts: 23MI6 Agent
    edited July 2017
    Havent watched since Tennant but that announcement is really underwhelming. I'll get accused of sexism here but for me the Doctor should always be a man. If they wanted a strong female influence to broaden the appeal they should have brought back The Rani IMO. She had her own Tardis and would be a thorn in The Doctors side much like a female Master. Guess I cant complain though considering I havent tuned in, in years.
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,405MI6 Agent
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiWeqVYYI1c

    I hope her first lines echo Roger in Moonraker.
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,791Chief of Staff
    My Twitter feed and Facebook page are on fire. Having been through the Craig Wars--and having at first been on the wrong side--I'm holding fire until I see the whites of her eyes. . .or see how she handles the TARDIS.
    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,405MI6 Agent
    Hardyboy wrote:
    My Twitter feed and Facebook page are on fire. Having been through the Craig Wars--and having at first been on the wrong side--I'm holding fire until I see the whites of her eyes. . .or see how she handles the TARDIS.

    -{
    Its all about the story and how they do it.
    Either they have the story, the characterisation and the ideas to make it work, and something fresh (I love Capaldi but Moffat's writing was tiring and it really needed some new energy).
    Or it will be a PC gimmick to tick boxes and be "progressive".
    I'm optimistic, and I think that done well, Whitaker could be the best Doctor, up there with Tom Baker and David Tennant.
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    Without wanting to appear sexist or anything else I may be accused of? I think the BBC has taken political correctness too far on this. In a recent episode we had Pearl, a black lesbian assistant (and a darn fine actress), a short, bald gay bloke (no comment) and an actress of smaller stature so with a female Doc Whooey I guess the BBC have ticked all the PC boxes? What next?....Nice DALEKS! :s
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,108MI6 Agent
    Doctor Who is now officially a joke...Matt Smith regenerates into Capaldi, we get "I've got new kidneys"...Capaldi regenerates into Jodie Whatserface, we get "I've got new mammaries!!"

    Goodbye Who2, it was fun while it lasted...
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
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