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Ncuti Gatwa cast as the new Dr Who

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(yes I know the character is just called the Doctor)

A very fun actor, with some great comic chops; if you know him you probably know him from Sex Education. Russell T. Davies knows how to pick his leads, so I'm confident this is the start of a new good era. I am pretty excited.

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Damselbinder wrote: 1 week ago (yes I know the character is just called the Doctor)

A very fun actor, with some great comic chops; if you know him you probably know him from Sex Education. Russell T. Davies knows how to pick his leads, so I'm confident this is the start of a new good era. I am pretty excited.

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I have not seen him, but reports seem to mirror your comments.

Although I would say Davies has a mixed track record in his casting. Tennant great, Eccelston awful
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Christopher Eccleston "awful"?


...explain?
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Damselbinder wrote: 1 week ago Christopher Eccleston "awful"?


...explain?
He was never invested in the character, at least for me his tenure never said this is the Doctor. As much as I have trashed both Colin Baker and Peter Calpaldi you believed they were playing the Doctor
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Dazzle1 wrote: 1 week ago
Damselbinder wrote: 1 week ago Christopher Eccleston "awful"?


...explain?
He was never invested in the character, at least for me his tenure never said this is the Doctor. As much as I have trashed both Colin Baker and Peter Calpaldi you believed they were playing the Doctor
The other issue I have is people saying Russell Davies was a great show runner. I felt he was no better than John Nathan Turner, better than Chibnal; but most fan fiction writers could do a better job than Chibnal.
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Damselbinder wrote: 1 week ago (yes I know the character is just called the Doctor)

A very fun actor, with some great comic chops; if you know him you probably know him from Sex Education. Russell T. Davies knows how to pick his leads, so I'm confident this is the start of a new good era. I am pretty excited.

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I am not familiar with the actor, but this is going to be interesting, especially if it is the return to a much more fun Doctor Who.
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Separate from Gatwa will Davies ignore everything Chibnal did wrong.

Forget the Stolen Child, get a useful companion(aka Martha Jones or Sarah Janes Smith) No Wokeness
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Dazzle1 wrote: 1 week ago He was never invested in the character, at least for me his tenure never said this is the Doctor. As much as I have trashed ........ Peter Calpaldi you believed they were playing the Doctor
ah, the sickening anti scottish bias of the team brexit fuck at TUSF rears it's ugly head once again!

Capaldi was (is) great but was given nothing to work with, the fear episode was great but was rug pulled in the final scene to make it ...meh.

and now you navel gazing he bitches are huffing and puffing about another scot getting a shot? you ungrateful fucks! We'll never stop till we get our flag on this fascist excuse for a forum!

(also, you do know that Tally is actually Russel T(allyhoe) Davis right?)
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lionbadger wrote: 5 days ago
Dazzle1 wrote: 1 week ago He was never invested in the character, at least for me his tenure never said this is the Doctor. As much as I have trashed ........ Peter Calpaldi you believed they were playing the Doctor
ah, the sickening anti scottish bias of the team brexit fuck at TUSF rears it's ugly head once again!

Capaldi was (is) great but was given nothing to work with, the fear episode was great but was rug pulled in the final scene to make it ...meh.

and now you navel gazing he bitches are huffing and puffing about another scot getting a shot? you ungrateful fucks! We'll never stop till we get our flag on this fascist excuse for a forum!

(also, you do know that Tally is actually Russel T(allyhoe) Davis right?)
Not sure what your point is or what Brexit has to do with this?

Is Gatwa Scottish?
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Dazzle1 wrote: 5 days ago Is Gatwa Scottish?
as a deep fried haggis wrapped in bagpipes and used to stab someone over the price of a night bus

just listen to him speak (granted its an abominable east coast teuchter twang!)
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lionbadger wrote: 5 days ago
Dazzle1 wrote: 5 days ago Is Gatwa Scottish?
as a deep fried haggis wrapped in bagpipes and used to stab someone over the price of a night bus

just listen to him speak (granted its an abominable east coast teuchter twang!)
As I wrote, I have not seen him in anything. The only actors I saw prior to their Doctor apperance are Davison(Creatures great and small, Colin Baker and Calpaldi from their guest shots in DW).

Back to the subject.

Davies has to learn from his many failures as showrunner. With the exception of Tennant and the Martha Jones character it's not that great
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Why do people think this is going to change?
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Mr. X wrote: 5 days ago Why do people think this is going to change?
It will change and be better if no other reason that Chibnall is gone.

But the question is will it be enough?

I am biased but there was never a moment in the Davies tenure that is anyone close to the best of Tom Baker, John Pewtree or Patrick Troughton
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Mr. X wrote: 5 days ago Why do people think this is going to change?
Why do people think what is going to change?
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Damselbinder wrote: 4 days ago
Mr. X wrote: 5 days ago Why do people think this is going to change?
Why do people think what is going to change?
The whole show.
Davies has to learn from his many failures as showrunner. With the exception of Tennant and the Martha Jones character it's not that great
What makes people think anything is going to change.
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Mr. X wrote: 4 days ago
Damselbinder wrote: 4 days ago
Mr. X wrote: 5 days ago Why do people think this is going to change?
Why do people think what is going to change?
The whole show.
Davies has to learn from his many failures as showrunner. With the exception of Tennant and the Martha Jones character it's not that great
What makes people think anything is going to change.
Because the incompetent cunt running the show is being canned, and they're bringing in the guy that started the revival and under whom the show was fucking fantastic.
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Damselbinder wrote: 4 days ago Because the incompetent cunt running the show is being canned, and they're bringing in the guy that started the revival and under whom the show was fucking fantastic.
And again why does this mean a change? What makes anyone think the bad ideas that influence the bad decisions will go away or can go away. Are the plots going to get magically better?
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Mr. X wrote: 4 days ago
Damselbinder wrote: 4 days ago Because the incompetent cunt running the show is being canned, and they're bringing in the guy that started the revival and under whom the show was fucking fantastic.
And again why does this mean a change? What makes anyone think the bad ideas that influence the bad decisions will go away or can go away. Are the plots going to get magically better?
...because different people will be writing the show? The show was bad because of the idiots writing it. With new writers it may become better. That's happened many, many times over the years of Dr Who.


Am I missing something here?
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Damselbinder wrote: 4 days ago
...because different people will be writing the show? The show was bad because of the idiots writing it. With new writers it may become better. That's happened many, many times over the years of Dr Who.


Am I missing something here?
We haven't seen this happen yet and the fact they went with another diversity hire, down the same path as before, tells me nothing is really going to change. They may crank back some "messaging" but what writers did they bring in that will write differently than the last group who graduated from the same kind of writing schools. If all the puppies come from the same puppy mill it doesn't matter if you swap puppies.

Sorry but I'm too burned out. I don't believe things will change or get better.
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Mr. X wrote: 4 days ago
Damselbinder wrote: 4 days ago
...because different people will be writing the show? The show was bad because of the idiots writing it. With new writers it may become better. That's happened many, many times over the years of Dr Who.


Am I missing something here?
We haven't seen this happen yet and the fact they went with another diversity hire, down the same path as before, tells me nothing is really going to change. They may crank back some "messaging" but what writers did they bring in that will write differently than the last group who graduated from the same kind of writing schools. If all the puppies come from the same puppy mill it doesn't matter if you swap puppies.

Sorry but I'm too burned out. I don't believe things will change or get better.
"Another diversity hire."

Okay.
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Damselbinder wrote: 4 days ago
"Another diversity hire."

Okay.
C'mon. this was the argument you were fishing for wasn't it. Back to the same game. Stuff a cat into a bag of dogs, hope a fight breaks out then be proud you've exposed the hidden bigotry in the room. Again the same old busted game. Nothing has changed. Its fishing for fights... activism.
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If I was fishing for an argument, I would have argued. I made this thread because I was genuinely excited about Dr Who for the first time in a while. I desperately hoped that it WOULDN'T turn out like this. I don't want a game. I hate arguing with you.

Go ahead, X. The thread is yours. I won't reply in it again.
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Right or Wrong, Gatwa will be seen by some as a diversity hire

Although there was not such an outside push by non fans to have a non white Doctor as they was by left wing non science fictions or fringe groups to have a female Doctor, or a showrunner whose contract included I get to ruin Doctor Who by scrapping 50 years of canon
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Dazzle1 wrote: 3 days ago Right or Wrong, Gatwa will be seen by some as a diversity hire

Although there was not such an outside push by non fans to have a non white Doctor as they was by left wing non science factions or fringe groups like the Mary Sue to have a female Doctor, or a showrunner whose contract included I get to ruin Doctor Who by scrapping 50 years of canon
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Ten and Donna returning next year.
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ltrltr wrote: 3 days ago

Ten and Donna returning next year.
Why do we have to have the return of one the worst companions: Donna Noble
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I heard the new sidekick is going to be Dr Pimple Popper. Image
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Mr. X wrote: 4 days ago "Another diversity hire."
Again with this shit! I guess Mr X is one of those smooth brains that calls the UK England and gets pissy when people don't sound like they've got a corgi stuffed up their arse!
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Maybe we will get some hot interracial sexual tension between him and say a new petite white blonde companion, a little playful arousal on her part imagining being taken out of this world by the Doctor
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ivandobsky wrote: 3 days ago I heard the new sidekick is going to be Dr Pimple Popper. Image
I do have to question the guy's fashion sense
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Dazzle1 wrote: 2 hours ago I do have to question the guy's fashion sense
He's got a sort of Sammy Davis Jr in Space vibe going on. I can appreciate he's doing his own thing. I just wish he'd try Clearasil.
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Clownfish TV has a good point on a video and one I agree with.

they have to ignore or not ack The Timeless Children thread which retcons the 50 year history
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Dazzle1 wrote: 14 minutes ago Clownfish TV has a good point on a video and one I agree with.

they have to ignore or not ack The Timeless Children thread which retcons the 50 year history
Yes that story has to go. I would have liked it if the doctor just died with Capaldi and he had taken on a Galefray assistant who he mind transfers a lot of his memories too before he died and then that person could be a she and they have 12 regens. Then they can relearn about the other races and get flash back visions from the past doctors. I'm all for a tasteful replacement.
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