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Author Topic: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.  (Read 395 times)

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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #15 on: 30 July, 2021, 11:30:54 AM »
Focus on telling us a story, how difficult can this be?
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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #16 on: 30 July, 2021, 01:50:55 PM »
This was definitely the case with that carcrash, Sherlock
Sherlock was an odd one. I’d argue it started really well, but it at some point vanished up its own arse and never recovered. Another good example of Moffat buying into his own sense of “aren’t I clever?” rather than just telling a good story.

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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #17 on: 31 July, 2021, 02:13:12 PM »
this will please all the vile scum fans who feel it necessary to respond to all of the bbc doctor who official twitter feed telling them how much they hate the show. Its just a tv ffs! Disgusting people.

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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #18 on: 31 July, 2021, 02:15:55 PM »
Only temporarily. They’ll hate whatever the show does next, despite probably having not actually watched it since 1983. See also: certain anti-2000 AD folks on social media who bang on about how terrible the Prog is, despite clearly having not gone near it in years.

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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #19 on: 31 July, 2021, 02:52:06 PM »
They’ll hate whatever the show does next

I really, really hope that if they cast a man, they cast a black man. Partly because it's way past time, but mainly because I can't wait to see the contortions the "The Doctor should be a man" crowd go through to try and explain why they're all upset again without admitting to the obvious…
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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #20 on: 31 July, 2021, 03:09:10 PM »
I hope it’ll be a POC of some type, but I suspect we’re going to see a youngish white bloke who’s a relative unknown, and who’ll play the role in a manner that attempts to recall David Tennant. I hope not. I also would very much like to see a female showrunner. That alone could shake things up a lot.

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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #21 on: 31 July, 2021, 03:47:07 PM »
Adrian Lester as the Doc with Phoebe Waller-Bridge as showrunner?
I'd watch that.
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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #22 on: 31 July, 2021, 04:00:36 PM »
I wouldn't rule out an older experienced actor as the Doctor this time. My left-field choice would be Alexander Siddig. He has already played a sci-fi doctor. Who better for a companion than Andrew Robinson?
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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #23 on: 31 July, 2021, 05:09:05 PM »
In spite of Richard E. Grant being well in the money, as the kids say, appearing in a woeful Star Wars film and a half decent episode of an otherwise middling MCU show, the man has to his credit expressed genuine interest in giving his version of the Doctor another shot. In all but the sense of self respect it would be a step backwards for the chaps career but still, i'd love to see him be given a third second shot.

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Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« Reply #25 on: 31 July, 2021, 06:44:36 PM »
At this point, the BBC assurances that the new team will be announced "in due course" is seeming very familiar. Did they get Alan Yentob to give that quote by any chance?

There's nobody being mentioned for prospective 'showrunner'- other than (excuse me, haha) JMS, and I think they were playing hideously safe as a result of panicking when they appointed Chibnall in the first place. Who looked at his previous work and thought he had the chops? It was a lazy hire, and it backfired.

As for the next Doctor. If they cast male, Whittaker will seem like a mistake to be quickly rectified (which, cards on the table, I think she was- ymmv) but they won't want to give that impression. If they cast white, that will be even more problematic. It will be a black or Asian woman. 

Sandra Oh (from Killing Eve and Gray's Anatomy). And she would be *brilliant*.

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