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StCoop August 21 2013 07:01 PM

Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor
 
  • He’s going to be an older, trickier and fiercer Doctor
  • “Just as Clara’s learning to have a proper old crush on him, suddenly he’s Malcolm Tucker!”
  • Moffat thinks it’ll be fun seeing Clara cope with the Doctor being completely different…
  • …”I think the fun story will be – and we have the opportunity here – is this is what regeneration can do to you. He can be very, very different.”
  • “People really love Jenna, so we make the Doctor quite difficult…”
  • …Moffat likens the situation to Tom Baker’s first season: “He’s really quite difficult to take at the beginning, and you’re very grateful that Sarah and the Brigadier are there to reassure you.”
http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/moffats...ints-52620.htm


Sounds like he's going for the Sixth Doctor Take II. Well it worked out so well last time...

SJSharksfan39 August 21 2013 07:06 PM

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Is it too much to ask that I would like some character development on the real Clara? We got some but what is holding me back is the whole storyline from last season about how she was in multiple places at once. It would have been nice to see Smith's Doctor and Clara have some kind of relationship but maybe getting a new Doctor we can see both of them develop together. It almost feels like after the 50th anniversary, Doctor Who will be relaunched again, like it was in 2005.

Konata Izumi August 21 2013 07:28 PM

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StCoop wrote: (Post 8535868)
Sounds like he's going for the Sixth Doctor Take II. Well it worked out so well last time...

Moffat writes dangerously:shrug:
I always found the casting of Peter Capaldi incredibly safe though, and now he's remaking his most popular character.

Christopher August 21 2013 07:51 PM

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StCoop wrote: (Post 8535868)
He’s going to be an older, trickier and fiercer Doctor

Hmm, well, I can buy that Capaldi can do "fiercer," but when I watched the TV special that introduced him, I thought he'd be good as a more kindly, Troughtonesque Doctor. I guess not, though.


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…”I think the fun story will be – and we have the opportunity here – is this is what regeneration can do to you. He can be very, very different.”
That I like. It was the norm with the Doctors in the original series -- each one was pretty much the complete opposite of his predecessor -- but the past three have been more subtle gradations, and I'm glad we'll finally be getting a major change.


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“People really love Jenna, so we make the Doctor quite difficult…”
Now, that could be risky. If he does it in a Tom Bakerish way as he suggests, that could work, but as you suggest, Colin Baker's "difficult" Doctor comes to mind, and that was less successful.

Mr Awe August 21 2013 07:55 PM

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I wasn't worried . . . until now. Dang.

Mr Awe

Tom August 21 2013 07:56 PM

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The possibilities for 12 are very exciting!

Tom August 21 2013 07:57 PM

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..waits for someone to Photoshop Capaldi into Colin Bakers coat! ..I like cats again! LOL

RoJoHen August 21 2013 08:06 PM

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tomalak301 wrote: (Post 8535892)
It almost feels like after the 50th anniversary, Doctor Who will be relaunched again, like it was in 2005.

I think that's just the nature of this show. You could argue that it was relaunched when Moffat and Smith became the leaders. Tennant's final episode was a BIG goodbye, and when the show came back we had a new Doctor, a new companion, a new TARDIS, AND a new guy in charge of running the show.

DalekJim August 21 2013 08:07 PM

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A more abrasive, Hartnell-esque Doctor?

Bring it on!

Allyn Gibson August 21 2013 08:11 PM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 8536057)
Hmm, well, I can buy that Capaldi can do "fiercer," but when I watched the TV special that introduced him, I thought he'd be good as a more kindly, Troughtonesque Doctor. I guess not, though.

I think this may be the first time I've seen the word "kindly" used to describe Troughton's Doctor.

C.E. Evans August 21 2013 08:29 PM

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StCoop wrote: (Post 8535868)
Sounds like he's going for the Sixth Doctor Take II. Well it worked out so well last time...

The Sixth Doctor was initially erratic and volatile as a result of an unstable regeneration. Moffat's description, however, sounds more like a resurrection of the Doctor as the Oncoming Storm, or at least someone who isn't going to take any crap from an oversized pepper pot.
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Christopher wrote:
Hmm, well, I can buy that Capaldi can do "fiercer," but when I watched the TV special that introduced him, I thought he'd be good as a more kindly, Troughtonesque Doctor. I guess not, though.

I dunno--I think each of the Doctors are multi-dimensional and not just one particular attitude all the time. I think it's still possible for the 12th Doctor to be kind and even comical at times, yet also someone who doesn't suffer fools gladly.

Saga August 21 2013 09:47 PM

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sounds good to me. though i liked the 11th a more serious take on the Doctor would be refreshing.

Emperor-Tiberius August 21 2013 10:16 PM

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It sounds like he's gonna be a combo of Hartnell-Eccleston, less obviously friendly Doctor. At least, thats kind of what I got from this.

Sindatur August 21 2013 10:35 PM

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Emperor-Tiberius wrote: (Post 8536861)
It sounds like he's gonna be a combo of Hartnell-Eccleston, less obviously friendly Doctor. At least, thats kind of what I got from this.

Funny thing is, for me, although Eccelston's Doctor gives off a first impression of being gruff, watching his whole Series in a couple of days, he really does come off as a bit of a Teddy Bear, despite the initial impression of gruffness

Emperor-Tiberius August 21 2013 11:01 PM

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Eccleston's Doctor seemed to be less obviously likeable than Tennant and Smith's. Not to say UNlikeable, but one that could take things more seriously if the situation demanded to - and in the first half of that series, he was rather hard-edged and darker, but mellowed following the whole Are You My Mommy ordeal. Part of that characterization, of course, is embelished in the fact that he's the first post-Time War Doctor, which makes sense of that darkness in him.

For Capaldi, I'm not quite sure what Moffat means to do. Does he mean to make him less on-the-run? Less all-over-the-place?


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