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Old 31-03-2005, 14:45   #81
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Is this not an early April fools joke then......or was that the first episode
I saw you'd posted in this thead and thought you'd popped in to suggest Bernie Ecclestone for the role

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Old 31-03-2005, 14:54   #82
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Nah, you can't have a 3ft Doctor!! He'd make Billie look lanky!
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Old 31-03-2005, 14:55   #83
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Do you really expect the 12 Doctors thing to be an issue? It was mentioned once because it was a big number back in the day when they never thought they'd get close to that.

Chances are they'll come up with a story around it if they ever get to the last Dr

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Old 31-03-2005, 15:03   #84
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Do you really expect the 12 Doctors thing to be an issue? It was mentioned once because it was a big number back in the day when they never thought they'd get close to that.

Chances are they'll come up with a story around it if they ever get to the last Dr

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I dimly recall a sequence in one of the early episodes in which the Doctor's previous incarnations - previous to Hartnell - flashed before him; so we are well past 12 already...

If this is simply a piece of clever media manipulation by the Beeb, then I take my hat off to them, the sly dogs, and good luck to 'em.
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Old 31-03-2005, 15:07   #85
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Plus there's a story back in the Tom Baker years where Romana regenerates herself several times in the space of a few minutes, just to "try out" a few bodies! So I don't think this "12" thing is written in stone...
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Old 31-03-2005, 15:29   #86
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How could anybody forget the Timelords offering The Master a new life cycle?
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I dimly recall a sequence in one of the early episodes in which the Doctor's previous incarnations - previous to Hartnell - flashed before him; so we are well past 12 already...
That would be The Brain of Morbius, and there's been a lot of argument about that. Generally it's believed the images were actually those of Morbius's previous incarnations though it's misleading. The previous incarnations don't look very Doctor-ish anyway.

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I didn't... a page back

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Old 31-03-2005, 16:11   #88
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That would be The Brain of Morbius, and there's been a lot of argument about that. Generally it's believed the images were actually those of Morbius's previous incarnations though it's misleading. The previous incarnations don't look very Doctor-ish anyway.
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It's really getting worrying what I'm picking up watching those UK Gold repeats
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The previous Doctors in Brain of Morbius were, the director, the producer, camera men etc.
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During the Five Doctors the Master was offered a new regenerative cycle. So it is obviously possible to recharge a timelord.
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Casanova star David Tennant might take over the role....

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http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?id=30754


Who Star Quits Abruptly

Christopher Eccleston has quit the title role of the BBC's new Doctor Who series after just one episode of the new series aired, the BBC reported. Eccleston, whose first appearance as the ninth Time Lord attracted around 10 million viewers in its premiere on March 26, feared being typecast, the network said.

Talks are taking place to replace him with Casanova star David Tennant.

The surprise news followed earlier reports that the BBC, buoyed by Doctor Who's huge audience, had ordered up a second season after just one episode had hit British airwaves. Russell T. Davies will again write the show, which is produced by BBC Wales.

Billie Piper, who plays Doctor Who's assistant, Rose, is expected to star again.

Eccleston's last appearance is expected to be in a Christmas special. He said that he is planning new projects and that he found filming the series gruelling, the BBC reported.
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That would be The Brain of Morbius, and there's been a lot of argument about that. Generally it's believed the images were actually those of Morbius's previous incarnations though it's misleading. The previous incarnations don't look very Doctor-ish anyway.
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The producer at the time Philip Hinchcliffe has admitted that they inserted those additonal faces to try and muddy the waters over the doctors history and to imply that William Hartnell wasn't necessarliy the first incarnation of the doctor.

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Bill Nighy and Chiwetel Ejoifor are both up for the lead
Had to look him up in IMDB because the name isn't familiar, but I see he was in Melinda & Melinda; I saw it a couple of weeks ago and he was pretty good in it, although he was playing an American so it's hard to picture him as the Doctor without having heard his natural voice. Also he's in Serenity; I'm sure the Whedon stamp of approval carries a lot of weight with RTD

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"I doubt he signed for more than one season. I can't understand why they'd pick a complete unknown to replace him though - sounds like rubbish that has been picked up because he's in another Davies show. Unless they want to make it cheaper...."

Tennant won't be an unknown for much longer - he is very much a young actor on the rise and has a key role in the next instalment of the Harry Potter money train, i'd be happy with the choice.
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I doubt they'll cast anybody over the age of 45. RTD said that the shooting schedule was so unhealthy it would probably kill an older actor. Rules out people like Bill Nighy, David Warner etc.

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Oh dear didn't take long for the conspiracy theories to start.
Thats it! We need David Icke as Dr. Who!!

Eccelston was one of the reasons why I watched it really. He's a good actor who was doing his best to cover up laughable dialogue in the first episode. It did show promise though.

Why couldnt Billie have left instead?
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"I doubt he signed for more than one season. I can't understand why they'd pick a complete unknown to replace him though - sounds like rubbish that has been picked up because he's in another Davies show. Unless they want to make it cheaper...."

Tennant won't be an unknown for much longer - he is very much a young actor on the rise and has a key role in the next instalment of the Harry Potter money train, i'd be happy with the choice.
He's also an unashamed self confessed Doctor Who fan.
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I wonder if Tom Baker could be tempted back??
Hes far to fat for a come back now.. But how about a lady Doc!!!
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During the Five Doctors the Master was offered a new regenerative cycle. So it is obviously possible to recharge a timelord.
(Dons anorak) At the time the Master was offered a complete new life cycle (to quote the phrase used in the story) he was a Trakenite, NOT a Time Lord.

However, if they can retro-fit alien races with regenerative abilities, it seems more than possible they can do the same to the Doctor. Failing that, there's always the old brain / mind swap thing, where they could put the Doctor's brain in another, new (perhaps cloned?) body.

In what episode was it established that thirteen was the limit for regenerations? Was it Deadly Assassin? I know it HAS been explicitly stated at some point - and that the Doctor has (as of the episode 'Rose') regenerated eight times. (He's the NINTH Doctor, but only the EIGHTH regeneration. See 'Five Doctors' - where Davison identifies himself as the FOURTH regeneration to the original Doctor)

(Unzips and removes anorak)

Or perhaps the christmas special opens with Rose waking up in her room in the TARDIS, getting up and going into the console room.....

"Doctor, I just had a very strange dream."

"Oh? Tell me all about it" says Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor.

Of the names being chucked about on the BBC news today, I got a little excited at the mention of Bill Nighy, said 'Who?' when they mentioned Tennant, but nearly needed fresh underwear when they suggested Richard E Grant. YES! Perfect choice - and he's even played the role twice before (superbly too)
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