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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #15 on: 10 November, 2017, 09:42:25 am »
Mrs IP (Doctor Who fan) apparently unimpressed (despite being very happy with the casting): "Why have they dressed her up like a child?"

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #16 on: 10 November, 2017, 09:46:35 am »
Personally, I think its an awful outfit.
A red nose away from Bobo the clown.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #17 on: 10 November, 2017, 01:35:36 pm »
Mrs IP (Doctor Who fan) apparently unimpressed (despite being very happy with the casting): "Why have they dressed her up like a child?"

You know what, that's what was bothering me about that pic.  Thank you!

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #18 on: 10 November, 2017, 01:54:55 pm »
Mrs IP (Doctor Who fan) apparently unimpressed (despite being very happy with the casting): "Why have they dressed her up like a child?"

That's not how I saw it at all. It's a bit art studenty I guess.
I guess the braces and rainbows are seen as childish? Surely the long coat and colottes trousers aren't?

Worth noting that this is probably only one of a rotating couple of outfits if the last few Doctors are anything to go by.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #19 on: 10 November, 2017, 02:29:58 pm »
Personally, I think its an awful outfit.
A red nose away from Bobo the clown.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #20 on: 10 November, 2017, 05:58:18 pm »
The in-universe explanation is that she went to Sarah Jane Smith's old wardrobe.... 

I saw Geoffrey from Rainbow, others have said Mork, but I think my wife might ahve got closest when she said "Magpie"

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #21 on: 10 November, 2017, 07:35:04 pm »
I saw Geoffrey from Rainbow, others have said Mork, but I think my wife might ahve got closest when she said "Magpie"
None of which will mean anything to the target audience.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #22 on: 10 November, 2017, 07:47:40 pm »
You mean 40 something men aren't the target audience?!  :-\ :o ;)
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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #23 on: 11 November, 2017, 08:59:50 am »
I saw Geoffrey from Rainbow, others have said Mork, but I think my wife might ahve got closest when she said "Magpie"
None of which will mean anything to the target audience.

I think you underestimate the target audience if you think they have no knowledge of glam rock era fashion, Robin Williams most iconic character, or retro kids shows.

Plus, do we really think Chris Chibnall, steeped as he is in loving at least one 70s TV show, would not have had similar thoughts (and indeed, possible intention to actively riff off the above)? 

I'm not even saying it's necessarily a bad thing (a bit on the nose maybe for us "not in the target audience"), so no need to defend it to me



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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #24 on: 17 November, 2017, 04:29:10 am »
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the braces

Admit it chaps. You have always prefered a Doctor dressed in suspenders.












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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #25 on: 17 November, 2017, 09:37:35 am »






Wasn't this taken shortly before the Doctor was arrested on Clapham Common?

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #26 on: 17 November, 2017, 10:10:15 am »
Krusty's Klown Kollege aside, nothing was more wince inducing than Capaldi in that chav hoodie.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #27 on: 17 November, 2017, 02:09:16 pm »
Suspenders means something else where I'm from. I'd call those braces.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #28 on: Today at 02:53:19 pm »
You mean 40 something men aren't the target audience?!  :-\ :o ;)
No. Its a kids show. Yes older viewers will watch it & are obviously the most vocal about it on social media & forums etc. But despite what they think their voice is NOT the most important one. IS NOT.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #29 on: Today at 03:43:11 pm »
the way I perceive this is that the costuming is aiming for a nostalgic feel, whereby the colours and patterns evoke memories from the parents watching the show of doctors they watched in the past. This would then, in turn lead to increased recognition that this new actor is still 'the Doctor'.

The timing of the initial broadcast (presumably still going to be around the 6.15 slot) is, to me, aiming this at  'sitting and eating tea in front of the telly' people. Families hopefully.

If the BBC can get a younger group of kids watching then great, as it will help with the long term survival of the brand (after all- the majority of Mickey Mouse cartoons are created for a pre-school audience) and having parents watching too will only help.

I'm just hoping for decent plots- I've started watching the last season of Capaldi and I'm quite enjoying it so far.