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hekate
This starts on Sunday night on the ABC.

Prequel: http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/03/bells-prequel-230313123008.html


The Doctor changes: http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/03/bells-clip-260313200008.html
hekate
The new Doctor has been announced - Peter Capaldi. I don't know him from other shows, but he's an older doctor than the last couple. The ABC aired the announcement show at 4am this morning, and there's apparently a re-run at 8.30 tonight. Not sure how interesting it will be really, especially since we know who they're announcing, but I'll probably record it so I can skip through any boring bits later.

In other Doctor news, tickets for the Symphonic Spectacular go on sale this week. It's in Melbourne 31 January and 1 February. I think it's also going to Sydney and Brisbane.
Spoon
I heard Paul Verhoven talking about it on JJJ this morning and apparently it was quite awful and they only announced the new Doctor in the last 3 minutes of it, with the rest being useless filler.

I like this actor, he was actually in the one and only good (excellent even) season of Torchwood: Children of Earth and In The Loop was also quite good.
Fork
I went to post the news but got confused with all the different Dr Who threads, so I just gave up.

I like the actor and hopefully it will be a different kind of doctor to the recent spate of ridiculously eccentric personas.

That reminds me that I really should catch up on the recent season of Dr Who.
Fork
Don't worry, he'll just go back in time and rewrite his genetic structure while he's in his mother's womb so that he has 300 more regenerations ;)
Spoon
Or maybe he'll reverse the polarity of his regenerations so that he starts reverting to the previous Doctors.

Or maybe he'll find an alternate dimension where the Time War never happened and the Timelords from that dimension can restore his regeneration juice.

There's basically infinite ways they could choose to continue the series. Facts of a story are only facts until the authors choose for them not to be.
Bain
Spoon wrote:
Or maybe he'll reverse the polarity of his regenerations so that he starts reverting to the previous Doctors.

Or maybe he'll find an alternate dimension where the Time War never happened and the Timelords from that dimension can restore his regeneration juice.

There's basically infinite ways they could choose to continue the series. Facts of a story are only facts until the authors choose for them not to be.


If anything, I think they would do a reboot of the series.
Shrill
I am disappointed in this Doctor.

Not because ofhis inability to play the part, he is a fine actor, but because he cannot play Sweary McSwearington (Malcolm Tucker) in this new role. The Doctor is apparently far smarter than teh rest of us and infinitely more informed. Imagine if he told us that in graphic detail leaving nothing to the imagination.

Seriously, for those of you who have been deprived of this actor's immense talents I present...



Even if I were a three headed alien glob, THAT Doctor would seriously intimidate me. It's not every day someone threatens to anally probe you with a sonic screwdriver...

And this isn't the last Doctor. The easiest theory is that Gallifrey prevented regeneration past #13 to prevent corruption and impose limits on the race. This was obviously bypassed in the case of the Master, who had run out of regenrations in the old series until in this series where they 'gave him some more'. So yeah, that isn't even a speedbump.
hekate
Shrill wrote:

And this isn't the last Doctor. The easiest theory is that Gallifrey prevented regeneration past #13 to prevent corruption and impose limits on the race. This was obviously bypassed in the case of the Master, who had run out of regenrations in the old series until in this series where they 'gave him some more'. So yeah, that isn't even a speedbump.


OR, when River regenerated the Doctor in the Hitler episode, she transferred her regenerations to the Doctor, thereby giving him another dozen-ish.
Shrill
hekate wrote:
Shrill wrote:

And this isn't the last Doctor. The easiest theory is that Gallifrey prevented regeneration past #13 to prevent corruption and impose limits on the race. This was obviously bypassed in the case of the Master, who had run out of regenrations in the old series until in this series where they 'gave him some more'. So yeah, that isn't even a speedbump.


OR, when River regenerated the Doctor in the Hitler episode, she transferred her regenerations to the Doctor, thereby giving him another dozen-ish.


So regen number 24 will be shagging in the Tardis like crazy to get another River before he expires?
Spoon
Shrill wrote:
I am disappointed in this Doctor.

Not because ofhis inability to play the part, he is a fine actor, but because he cannot play Sweary McSwearington (Malcolm Tucker) in this new role. The Doctor is apparently far smarter than teh rest of us and infinitely more informed. Imagine if he told us that in graphic detail leaving nothing to the imagination.


You have made an excellent point here, Shrill.

I too am now disappointed that the role went to Peter Capaldi instead of Malcolm Tucker.
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