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The 13th Doctor
« on: 02 March, 2017, 01:25:30 pm »
Perhaps we don't really care that much anymore, but as every tabloid newspaper / news feed will remind you- there's currently a leading role vacancy in Dr. Who.

Any predictions or favorites in mind?

I'll miss the superb Capaldi, but wouldn't mind seeing Julian Rhind-Tutt or Richard Ayoade take the keys to the TARDIS.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #1 on: 02 March, 2017, 01:53:18 pm »
Perhaps we don't really care that much anymore, but as every tabloid newspaper / news feed will remind you- there's currently a leading role vacancy in Dr. Who.

Any predictions or favorites in mind?

I'll miss the superb Capaldi, but wouldn't mind seeing Julian Rhind-Tutt or Richard Ayoade take the keys to the TARDIS.

Be interesting to see how they cast, age-wise.

I'm assuming they'll cast younger.

Loved Capaldi in the role, and hoping that they continue the run of excellent actors in the role whether male or female!

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #2 on: 02 March, 2017, 02:38:48 pm »
I will be amazed if they don't cast a (fairly) young, quirky, good-looking guy, in an attempt to replicate the Tennant era. They're not going to get, say, Ben Whishaw, but that's the type of actor I assume they'll want. There has been a lot of speculation about Kris Marshall - he'd be a perfectly reasonable choice.

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« Reply #3 on: 02 March, 2017, 02:50:03 pm »
Perhaps we don't really care that much anymore, but as every tabloid newspaper / news feed will remind you- there's currently a leading role vacancy in Dr. Who.

Any predictions or favorites in mind?

I'll miss the superb Capaldi, but wouldn't mind seeing Julian Rhind-Tutt or Richard Ayoade take the keys to the TARDIS.

Be interesting to see how they cast, age-wise.

I'm assuming they'll cast younger.

Loved Capaldi in the role, and hoping that they continue the run of excellent actors in the role whether male or female!

They'll absolutely cast younger.  The Capaldii era has not overall been much of a ratings success, especially with younger age groups who made up a huge part of the Tennant and Smith eras.

Also, merchandising sales are in the toilet.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #4 on: 02 March, 2017, 03:02:50 pm »
Kris Marshall's 43. I'll bet they'll go at least a decade younger. It wouldn't surprise me if we get a "youngest Doctor Who" story. Also, I'll be amazed if the Doctor is anything other than a white bloke.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #5 on: 02 March, 2017, 03:24:16 pm »
Kris Marshall's 43. I'll bet they'll go at least a decade younger... Also, I'll be amazed if the Doctor is anything other than a white bloke.

I think you're undoubtedly right on these points, but if it was Marshall, I reckon he'd do an ok job. I could see them going for an Aidan Turner type though.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #6 on: 02 March, 2017, 03:35:44 pm »
A relative unknown, probably, too, in order to keep costs down.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #7 on: 02 March, 2017, 04:04:25 pm »
A relative unknown, probably, too, in order to keep costs down.

Rupert Grint can't be that prohibitive, shirley?
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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #8 on: 02 March, 2017, 04:14:19 pm »
Russell Tovey?

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #9 on: 02 March, 2017, 04:30:06 pm »
I've read somewhere that Tilda Swindon is rumored to be for the next Dr.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #10 on: 02 March, 2017, 05:31:32 pm »
She's the current bookie favourite. I'd say: too old and too 'not a bloke'.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #11 on: 02 March, 2017, 05:59:02 pm »
Kris Marshall's 43. I'll bet they'll go at least a decade younger. It wouldn't surprise me if we get a "youngest Doctor Who" story. Also, I'll be amazed if the Doctor is anything other than a white bloke.
I would definitely stop watching if it was him, such a bland actor. I love Capaldi but he has been the Pierce Brosnan of Dr Who, a great actor but given terrible scripts.

To be honest if it is another skinny white bloke I will probably say goodbye to Doctor Who. Zzzzz

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #12 on: 02 March, 2017, 07:01:44 pm »
I think Peter Capaldi was unlucky to be saddled with Stephen Moffet's production and stories. The combination of the older doctor and increasingly ridiculous stories that made little sense had people turning off in droves.

I don't think the BBC can afford to take too much of a risk with the next doctor or the programme may be going on another hiatus.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #13 on: 02 March, 2017, 07:03:50 pm »
I don't think the BBC can afford to take too much of a risk with the next doctor or the programme may be going on another hiatus.

Chibnall made an interesting comment about 'no gimmick casting' which is open to interpretation.

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Re: The 13th Doctor
« Reply #14 on: 02 March, 2017, 07:07:09 pm »
The 13th Doctor will be a pussycat. He/she will snooze whilst the Daleks invade(again).
The Justice department has a good re-education programme-it's called five to ten in the cubes.