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Postby Lynnedean » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:32 pm

It has just been announced that the new Doctor Who is to be played by Peter Capaldi.

He's someone I can't help associating with the f-word, which he introduced to his role in The Thick of It and ad libbed it several times in every sentence in every episode. It wasn't clever and it wasn't funny. As a result, he's not someone for whom I have a great respect. Sadly, I doubt that I'll be looking in on the new Doctor.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Samfan » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:55 pm

Lynnedean wrote:It has just been announced that the new Doctor Who is to be played by Peter Capaldi.

He's someone I can't help associating with the f-word, which he introduced to his role in The Thick of It and ad libbed it several times in every sentence in every episode. It wasn't clever and it wasn't funny. As a result, he's not someone for whom I have a great respect. Sadly, I doubt that I'll be looking in on the new Doctor.


Well, hopefully he won't feel the need to use it in the Doctor Who episodes (I think the Doctor Who series has been pretty 'clean', language-wise--at least the episodes I've seen). I only really know him from the FW episode A War of Nerves. I barely remember him from the Doctor Who ep The Fires of Pompeii.

Since only discovering Doctor Who with David Tennant and Math Smith, I'll have to see how I like an older Doctor.

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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby ayresorchids » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:22 pm

Interesting to me that they've chosen to go with an older actor. I theorized that they might keep getting younger and younger until The Doctor was 12 or so.

:eyeroll:

Recently saw him in The Cricklewood Greats, which was a pretty funny mocumentary for a film buff. That and his role as the socialist activist on "Foyle's War" are the only roles I've seen Capaldi in.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Wolesley » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:05 am

The Scottish Mafia must have pressured the producers.
I'm not familiar with his work, so I can't venture a comment on how he'll do as The Doctor, but I would have thought it was time for a woman or someone of another ethnicity to be cast in the role.
Oh, well.

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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby hazeleyes57 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:13 am

The rumor mill put out the suggestion that this incarnation could be female or non-Caucasian, but from what I've heard discussed socially, it was generally felt that it would be a step in the wrong direction for the fans.

I confess I'm not a fan of Capaldi, but then I didn't like his foul-mouthed ranting 'Malcolm Tucker' character either, although hubby thinks he's brilliant. I did think that they needed to go older again, but I guess that's because I still miss Mr Ecclescake's Doctor. :rofl: :rofl: :geek:
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby bee » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:06 am

Hm, I'm not familiar with "The Thick of It" but I thoroughly enjoyed his performance in "The Crow Road". I really recommend this classic series from the 90ies based on a novel by the recently deceased Iain Banks and set in beautiful Scotland, especially as it co-stars two other FW guest stars, Stella Gonet and Bill Paterson:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Crow-Road-P ... =crow+road

And then of course, I loved "Local Hero" but that was such a long time ago.

The new Dr. Who might seriously motivate me to try out Dr. Who (I've never watched any of it :oops: ). I just hope I don't like it too much, in view of the immense back catalogue...
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Lynnedean » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:32 am

Ah, Local Hero. Terrific theme tune: Going Home by the wonderful Mark Knopfler.

The back catalogue of Doctor Who would be much bigger if, in the 1970s, a clot at the BBC hadn't chucked out so many of the early recordings to make space on the shelves in the storeroom! Nearly all the episodes starring Patrick Troughton (the Second Doctor, and my favourite) were ditched. I've just bought the first of two new special editions of the BBC's Doctor Who magazine containing info and screen shots of a number of the missing Second Doctor eps.

By the way, Bee, it's Doctor, not Dr. ... Don't ask. :D (The title Dr was used in two films starring Peter Cushing, and in a short-lived comic strip a few years ago, but the character was somewhat different from that in the TV series. These things were oddities and are best not talked about, really. Ahem. :-?)
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby historianheidi » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:20 pm

I've never seen The Thick of It. Largely because too much swearing makes me change channels. I have seen him in other things like the Doctor Who episoIde Fires of Pompeii. He must be a versatile actor because until I read this thread, I had no idea he was Raymond Carter in FW ep A War of Nerves. How did I not realise?!

Anyway, I think he was absolutely great as Randall Brown in series 2 of The Hour. He did anger, sadness and vulnerability so well (and not an f-word in sight!)

I defuinitely think it was time to go with an older Doctor and I will see how he does on his first appearance, but I can't see any reason at the moment why he wouldn't be good.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Wolesley » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:12 am

And... Old Doctor Who...!? What do you think, Lynne? Could this be true? Apparently the rumors of a cache of tapes have been around for years. Quite the coincidence that they turn up so close to the 50th anniversary celebrations.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/106- ... ed-2343474

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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Lynnedean » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:18 am

Nah. Probably, yet again, too good to be true, Lesley.

It doesn't pay to get very excited about claims like this, as they're inevitably false trails. In this case, the closeness to the 50th anniversary is too much of a coincidence not to be extremely suspicious, so I can't believe that as many as one hundred tapes have been located, or ten for that matter; even two's pushing credibility. The editor of Doctor Who Magazine says it's all nonsense, and I'm inclined to think that he would know. The Radio Times reckons that some (?) missing eps will be made available for download this week; personally, I'm not gonna hold my breath.

But, oh - eps from the Pat Troughton era ... for all my resolve, I can't help hoping ...
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Lynnedean » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:52 pm

Well, not one hundred - but Nine Pat Troughton eps, Lesley! Nine eps! BBC News: Doctor Who episodes found in Nigeria
Wey-hey! Yippee! Zip-a-dee-doo-dah! and all that there.

After loving restoration, the eps are available to pre-order now through the BBC online shop, so been there, done that! The Enemy of the World eps are scheduled for release near end of November, and Web of Fear in February, so bit of time to wait, but that doesn't matter, they're on their way!

And I've ordered the T-shirt, too!
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Wolesley » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:31 pm

Hooray! :biggrin:

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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Lynnedean » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:58 pm

I do apologise for my habit of mis-spelling your name, Lesley (I've just corrected another instance of it in this thread). Not concentrating again - sorry. :awkward:
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Samfan » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:02 pm

SOME SPOILERS









I just watched The Time of the Doctor last night, and watched the Doctor regenerate into the new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi. I think I'm going to have to watch it again when I get home to my DVR'd recording (boy, I hope it recorded), this time with subtitles, to get all the dialogue. I often find that with Doctor Who--I have to watch them more than once to get the full story set in my mind.

At the very end, just after Matt Smith had changed into Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Capaldi says something about his new kidneys, and 'I don't like the color!' When he says that, his face and voice mannerisms reminded me of David Tennant.

Didn't really like the Doctor [Matt Smith] looking that old....[he lived in Christmas for about 300 years...]. Good performance by Matt Smith, though.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Lynnedean » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:07 pm

Subtitles wouldn't help me, Samfan; I'd be just as confused with them as without. Like you, I often have trouble understanding what the heck's going on in the first twenty minutes of a DW episode, and while watching the 800th I kept saying, "Eh? ... What?" Strangely, it doesn't worry me; it just seems part of the fun. :D

While The Day of the Doctor, which introduced the War Doctor, played by John Hurt, immediately became a favourite episode, I can't say The Time of the Doctor made any impact on me. I'd have to class it only as interesting.

I thought the make-up department did a terrific job of ageing Matt Smith. From the looks of Peter Capaldi, perhaps they should have had a go at taking years off him! (And after looking in the mirror, I'm wondering if they do private work ...)
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Samfan » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Lynnedean wrote:While The Day of the Doctor, which introduced the War Doctor, played by John Hurt, immediately became a favourite episode, I can't say The Time of the Doctor made any impact on me. I'd have to class it only as interesting.)


That's pretty much how I felt, Lynnedean. I kept thinking to myself, "so this is what all the excitement was about on Twitter and Facebook? Big deal." But I think the talk on T. and F. had to do more with it being Matt Smith's last episode than anything else....

And they did do a great job turning Matt Smith old. I just didn't like seeing him that way... :smile:

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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Lynnedean » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:56 pm

Samfan wrote:[...] old. I just didn't like seeing him that way...

That's why I don't like looking in the mirror.
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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Samfan » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:34 pm

Doctor Who and Libraries......

For those of you who work in and/or just love libraries [and Doctor Who], here's a list of episodes of Doctor Who featuring libraries:

http://inalj.com/?p=55634

I thought the library Doctor Who parties were neat....(lots of Fez's) :D

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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Samfan » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:43 pm

I thought this was rather clever. For those of you familiar with the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, and the American sitcom Friends: "The Doctor Who as Friends Show Spoof":

http://boringly.com/the-doctor-who-as-friends-show-spoof-video_1cc0e001e.html

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Re: New Doctor Who

Postby Wolesley » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:43 am

Nice - it works! :rofl:

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