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Old 28-12-2006, 11:24   #21
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Too much emphasis on camp and gags, and not enough plot.
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Old 28-12-2006, 11:34   #22
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I tend to stay away from the Dr Who threads as they tend to get a bit "fanboy agressive" but this has to be the right move for Tennant.

In the very few episodes I've enjoyed since he took over he's shown he can act, but with RTD giving him glorified Hi-De-Hi scripts every week he needs to make the break before the show can drag him down.

Shame to see that RTD has taken one of the most famous and respected pieces of British TV and turned it into a weekly "saucy panto". Perhaps he could get Jim Davidson to be the doctor or bring Sid James or Kenneth Williams back to life for the part.

Carry on up the time-space continuum anyone?
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Old 28-12-2006, 11:38   #23
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I don't blame him. I think the whole Doctor Who reimagining has been like the emperors new clothes. We're all supposed to believe that it's this brilliant and radical updating of the franchise but in reality the whole thing has been ****poor IMO. One or two good episodes sprinkled throughout but overall low quality TV.
Yes especially the Davies scripted ones. He seems to be almost above criticism - but his episodes are frankly embarrassing.
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Old 28-12-2006, 11:59   #24
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Time (geddit) for a hot lady doctor IMO.

However they'll probably go for "first black doctor!"/"first muslim doctor!"/"first gay doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111" or something else artificially "groundbreaking".
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Old 28-12-2006, 12:10   #25
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Oh well here we go again...................
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Old 28-12-2006, 12:42   #26
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Personally I think the time of actors staying in the role fro 4-5 seasons+ is over. It's natural to move on nowadays.

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Too much emphasis on camp and gags, and not enough plot.
Some episodes agreed but did you see "The Girl in the Fireplacer" or the two-part season finale. The plot in both was fantastic.

IMO while Christopher Eccelston is a great actor he was the wrong person to play the Doctor (leather jacket???). David Tennant is a much better Doctor IMO.

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Old 28-12-2006, 12:45   #27
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The BBC say he's staying:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6214425.stm
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Old 28-12-2006, 12:49   #28
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Did anyone think Dr. Who used his sonic screwdriver a ridiculous amount of times in the Christmas Special?

Every 2 minutes or problem he was in out it would come. The Classic series he'd only use it every now and again,

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Even if it were true I doubt they'd admit it when S2 is not long now.

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Old 28-12-2006, 12:50   #29
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Not suprising really, apart from a couple of episodes it's been as embarassing as the crappy 80's episodes I remember watching as a kid!
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Do you lot never get tired of whining?!!
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2...600210,00.html

The Sun aren't the most reliable source
The Sun broke Chris leaving series one a month before it "got out"
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Old 28-12-2006, 14:07   #33
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Now get rid of everybody else involved and start from scratch with somebody who knows how to write for adults and not toddlers.
Wasn't Doctor Who always intended to be a kids programme?
And certainly this new version has always been marketed very strongly at children -appearances on Blue Peter etc, and have you been to Toys R Us and seen all the "official" tat they sell there?

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Old 28-12-2006, 14:34   #34
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Do you lot never get tired of whining?!!
Do you never get tired of whining about people whining?

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Old 28-12-2006, 14:46   #35
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Dr who fans scare me

they are worse than the "craig is not bond" freaks
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Fairly expected damage control. We know the truth of course.
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With this rate of Time Lord turnover they're gonna need to fit the TARDIS with a revolving door!
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Even if he does quit he will have done four and a half series (according to The Sun) so it will be unlike Christopher Ecclestone who only did the one. I fail to see why this is such news as it will be a while before the fourth series is even aired.

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Even if he does quit he will have done four and a half series (according to The Sun) so it will be unlike Christopher Ecclestone who only did the one. I fail to see why this is such news as it will be a while before the fourth series is even aired.
Two and a half series more like.
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