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The Famous Druid

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The Doctors start looking younger and younger

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From TFA:
New Doctor actor is youngest ever

Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who - making him the youngest actor to take on the role.

At 26, Smith is three years younger than Peter Davison when he signed up to play the fifth Doctor in 1981.

Smith will first appear on TV screens as the 11th Doctor in 2010.

I haven't seen any of his work, anyone have any opinions on whether he'll make a good Doctor?

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So far I hate the idea of him as Eleven, but then I hated David Tennant as Ten when he first started because I loved Christopher Eccleston so much as Nine. It will probably be the same thing for me this time. Personally I will be much more disappointed if the next companion is another 20-something girl from early 21st century Earth who falls in love with the Doctor.

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____________________ No, No, No, No, You're getting old when all of these names do not ring a bell and you remember Tom Baker, & LLala Ward.

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I'm open minded about the new guy. The main thing for me was that none of the heavily-rumoured candidates got the job. I really didn't see Doc 11 amongst that crowd.

I must admit that I haven't seen the new fella in anything so far, so I have no opinion on his acting. I did watch Dr Who Confidential to hear the announcement and my first thoughts were less than charitable - " What a funny-looking bugger he is!" Still, being a funny-looking bugger has never hindered any of the previous Doctors! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
I will be much more disappointed if the next companion is another 20-something girl from early 21st century Earth who falls in love with the Doctor.

Me too.
I'm hoping for another warrior-woman in a skimpy animal skin outfit.

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I unno he kinda looks like edward scisorhands....

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
So far I hate the idea of him as Eleven, but then I hated David Tennant as Ten when he first started because I loved Christopher Eccleston so much as Nine. It will probably be the same thing for me this time. Personally I will be much more disappointed if the next companion is another 20-something girl from early 21st century Earth who falls in love with the Doctor.

I'm with PB 100% on this. Loved Eccleston and thought they casted Tennant to give teen girls (and boys) something to swoon over. Now, it's not that I hate to see Tennant go, but that I've just gotten used to him. I've seen Smith in Ruby in the Smoke and the sequel and he looks very different in costume, without the puffy hair. Once he's in the Doctor regalia, whatever he chooses, I think I'll get used to him, too, but the initial look at him in the Confidential made me do the classic Doctor "What...what?!"

I've just dug out my old DVDs and am watching Parting of the Ways with the 9th Doctor, Captain Jack and Rose...sniff, I still miss Eccleston.

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Well, we still have a year to go, and then it will be an all new me. [Big Grin] I will miss Tennant but I suppose all things end. Unfortunately, not much will be happening in the Whoniverse this coming year except the specials. I just hope they are extra special all things considered.

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Well, one click begat another and I inadvertently learned that the Beeb has a YouTube channel, and guess what's headlining it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zog-6SrGxE0&fmt=18

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After reading threads like this... i REALLY need to get into this show...!
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I'm with Peebs and sosumi, in that Christopher Eccleston was my favourite Doctor by a long margin. I am rather surprised that his career since then seems to have stalled, as he has both the screen charisma and acting chops for a top flight career. My first impression is that the new Doctor seems to be in the usual mould, a cerebral character with more than a dash of English eccentricity. This is a sound (if rather safe) base on which to build the character, the rest is up to his talent. I don't know his work, but Matt Smith comes across in the interview as an intelligent and grounded person, so he looks promising. It will be interesting having a younger actor, as this will make the character more vulnerable, and make the relationship with his assistant more equal, and that relationship will probably be the key to any success he might have. David Tennant was, for me, at his best when he had Catherine Tate to spar with, and Eccleston would have been much less interesting without the wonderful Billie Piper. The assistant is the everyman figure that the audience identifies with, and is, if truth be told, the most important role in the show. If she works, he will shine, but if she is dull, we cannot care about him.

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To Peebs quips about young assistants: It's probably way too soon for Prof. River Song to enter the picture, but that's a story I certainly want to see, and she's past her twenties. [Smile] [Razz] I rewatched the 2nd half of the Library series last night...great episode!
(Why do people have to remind me of previous Doctor Who episodes - it leads me to kill large bits of time! [Wink] [albeit quite well enjoyed])

Unfortunately, I don't have the first series at hand - I caught it via Netflix; I shain't likely acquire it until it's on some kind of discount. As such, quips like these "I've just dug out my old DVDs and am watching Parting of the Ways with the 9th Doctor, Captain Jack and Rose...sniff, I still miss Eccleston." bring back fine memories, but I'll probably need to re-add that to my queue, as it's been a goodly while since I've seen that -- that was a fantastic arc, as I recall.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
...It's probably way too soon for Prof. River Song to enter the picture...

I reckon we'll be seeing her in at least one of the final Tennant episodes...there's just far too much implied history/intimacy between them to just let that story line drop.
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(Why do people have to remind me of previous Doctor Who episodes - it leads me to kill large bits of time! [Wink] [albeit quite well enjoyed])
You're a fine one to talk! [Razz] Not having cable, I was unaware of the new Who series; hadn't seen any since the Tom Baker and Peter Davison episodes were aired on PBS oh so long ago. Then you (it was you, wasn't it?) mentioned Torchwood, which led me to seek those out, then it's mention of the Canary Wharf War led me to find the related Who episodes on the now defunct Stage6 (and at the Boston Public library with their ginormous DVD collection and the old fallback...Amazon), which of course led to having to see what led to that, and so on...but yes, a quite well enjoyed way to kill quite a lot of time (for which I am grateful). [Big Grin]
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Yeah yeah...pot kettle wibbly wobbly. [Wink] [Smile]

Regardless of who informed whom (and you did get the story right), I still owe you a pint or three. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
So far I hate the idea of him as Eleven, but then I hated David Tennant as Ten when he first started because I loved Christopher Eccleston so much as Nine. It will probably be the same thing for me this time. Personally I will be much more disappointed if the next companion is another 20-something girl from early 21st century Earth who falls in love with the Doctor.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/unisex/popculture/988c/?cpg=ab

I think he seems like he'd be a good Doctor.

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Pardon, but I'm failing to grok the link relevance. Care to enlighten me?

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Pardon, but I'm failing to grok the link relevance. Care to enlighten me?

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I see relevance; however, it should say "You never forget your favorite Doctor" given the tone of some posts. [Wink]

And the copywriter for that item...well...just should not be working for ThinkGeek if they don't know what that t-shirt refers to!

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Erm, it's clear now - thanks for smacking my forehead against the table/website. [Smile]

I was trying to play a game of 'connect the dots' to either The New Guy, DT, or CE. Whilst doing that, the /idea/ of the t-shirt went /way/ over my head. [Razz]

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I had that same shirt though it had an image of an endoscope instead of a TARDIS.
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Ouch! [Eek!]
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Peter Davison will always be the screw-up brother, Tristan Farnon from "All Creatures Great and Small". Following Tom Baker made it worse.

Tom Baker was my first and only Dr.

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