13th Doctor Announced!

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Won't somebody please think of all the men!? 

But really though, looking forward to seeing what Chibnall does with Whittaker in the role of The Doctor. I still feel Capaldi's run was cut short, series 9 was kind of a drag, but 10 really solidified him into the role. I'll have a hard time letting go of him. Happy to see what's to come in the next season though!


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I'm just mad that she is not ginger.


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RadioActiveLobsterI'm just mad that she is not ginger.

Janeway - was she ginger


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To be honest, Peter Capaldi is my favourite Doctor so far.


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RadioActiveLobsterI'm just mad that she is not ginger.

Janeway - was she ginger


I don't care about that war criminal.


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LindaleTo be honest, Peter Capaldi is my favourite Doctor so far.


Season 9 was rough on me because I was so stoked for him, but 10 really made him The Doctor I wanted him to be. This past season was perfect.



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Capaldi has been a fantastic doctor - definitely better than Matt Smith. I'm actually quite happy they're passing the role to a woman this time around. It'll make for an interesting change.


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What's important is whether Chibnall and Whittaker are good at writing and acting a part, over everything else.

However, and I don't wanna be THAT guy, because bear in mind, I am a fairly left leaning centrist, but this is being done with a very obvious agenda and less with a mind for casting the best for the part. I'm sure Jodie will be great in the role, and maybe I'm just a pessimist but it really does seem to be done more to appease social expectation. 

But I'm more than happy for a new take. Should be interesting.

Hyped for Numero Uno at Christmas too.


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SerioCapaldi has been a fantastic doctor - definitely better than Matt Smith. I'm actually quite happy they're passing the role to a woman this time around. It'll make for an interesting change.


I like Capaldi but Matt is my doctor, so I only have one thing to say to you siro




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David Tennant nailed the part of the clueless genius, so he got me interested in Doctor Who in the first place.

Matt Smith nailed the part of the awkward and goofy alien, so he was fantastic Doctor.

Peter Capaldi nailed the part of the grumpy geezer, which I love and adore.


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SerioCapaldi has been a fantastic doctor - definitely better than Matt Smith. I'm actually quite happy they're passing the role to a woman this time around. It'll make for an interesting change.


I like Capaldi but Matt is my doctor, so I only have one thing to say to you siro



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I dunno, I still don't think anyone has been as good as Christopher Eccleston IMO.

But it remains to be seen if she's any good or not, can't judge till I see her. It seems obvious this is being done because of a social agenda but that won't matter if she's good at the role. If she's crap, well, she's crap.


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Indeed. The BBC has some law that states all lead roles MUST contain at least one female, at least one homosexual, and at least one minority race. Hence, Bill Pots.

Yeah. Let's keep these social ideas out of television, and focus on making GOOD television. Cast good actors because they are genuinely good at their particular sort of role.


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LindaleIndeed. The BBC has some law that states all lead roles MUST contain at least one female, at least one homosexual, and at least one minority race. Hence, Bill Pots.

Yeah. Let's keep these social ideas out of television, and focus on making GOOD television. Cast good actors because they are genuinely good at their particular sort of role.


I think a good character doesn't need a defined role. The Mass Effect series illustrates this perfectly - Commander Shepard was the same character regardless of which gender you chose. If Doctor Who can pull off the same thing, I think people will stop complaining or seeing social justice conspiracies everywhere.

I personally am not a fan of Doctor Who. I enjoyed David Tennant's portrayal but that was it, and I'm a bit of a fanboy of Tennant anyway (if you haven't already, have a watch of Cassanova, a show that he appeared in before his time as the Doc).


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I suppose that all depends on the actor. I watched a few Christopher Eccleston episodes, just out or curiosity. They all seemed to be a mix of David Tennant would have been perfect there, and that is totally a Matt Smith moment. I frequently found myself wishing it had been a David Tennant or Matt Smith episode. I didn't see much uniqueness.

A defined role is what made Doctor Who so endearing. David Tennant being the clueless genius, Matt Smith being the awkward and goofy alien, and Peter Capaldi being the grumpy Grandpa of the galaxy, they all made each new Doctor unique and fun. Each new Doctor has made the show better and better, and that made me love Doctor Who all the more. It is one of those shows I will watch that all day long, no matter how many times I have seen each episode.

If you tried to make a new Doctor be the same personality attached to a different face, that is JJ Abrams level of not working.


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LindaleI suppose that all depends on the actor. I watched a few Christopher Eccleston episodes, just out or curiosity. They all seemed to be a mix of David Tennant would have been perfect there, and that is totally a Matt Smith moment. I frequently found myself wishing it had been a David Tennant or Matt Smith episode. I didn't see much uniqueness.

A defined role is what made Doctor Who so endearing. David Tennant being the clueless genius, Matt Smith being the awkward and goofy alien, and Peter Capaldi being the grumpy Grandpa of the galaxy, they all made each new Doctor unique and fun. Each new Doctor has made the show better and better, and that made me love Doctor Who all the more. It is one of those shows I will watch that all day long, no matter how many times I have seen each episode.

If you tried to make a new Doctor be the same personality attached to a different face, that is JJ Abrams level of not working.


That's not what I meant.

What I meant is, you can have the "clueless genius", "awkward and goofy alien", and "grumpy grandparent of the galaxy" roles all be fulfilled just as equally well as a female. Women are people too, after all. No two are the same. Doctor Whoette wouldn't become all about interdimensional period pains and boys just because she had an 'innie' instead of an 'outie'.

The best characters in literature and film can be men or women without it making a difference. You know you've got a genuinely good one if you can swap the gender without actually changing the character in any meaningful way.


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Then let's hope The BBC would be able to find such a woman. I doubt they are capable of this, given their insistence that all lead roles must include a female, an openly gay, and a minority race (hence Bill Potts). They are becoming more about that, and less about the actual shows themselves.

For example, my favourite radio station got a female DJ for the night shift, and it became less about music, and all about woman problems. I eventually stopped listening to that station altogether because of that. I don't want this to happen to Doctor Who.