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Old June 13 2013, 09:23 PM   #211
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Re: Predict who will be cast as the 12th Doctor

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Well, they do only shoot half the year. Are they remaking Blake's 7 and I missed it?
Yea, I'm pretty sure it went straight to 1st Season commission on SyFy, bypassing a mere Pilot commission.

Being on SyFy, instead of being a British Production, who knows how true it will be to the source material, though
I am filled with equal parts excitement and dread!
Indeed, I hope it remains faithful to the original as its one heck of a great premise.
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Old June 13 2013, 09:30 PM   #212
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Well, they do only shoot half the year. Are they remaking Blake's 7 and I missed it?
Yea, I'm pretty sure it went straight to 1st Season commission on SyFy, bypassing a mere Pilot commission.

Being on SyFy, instead of being a British Production, who knows how true it will be to the source material, though
I am filled with equal parts excitement and dread!
So say we all...oh...oops, wrong show
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Old June 14 2013, 12:29 AM   #213
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How awesome would it be to have Peter Dinklage as the Doctor?
Isn't he American though? The British fanbase would kick up a huge shitstorm if he was cast.
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Old June 14 2013, 12:48 AM   #214
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Well, they do only shoot half the year. Are they remaking Blake's 7 and I missed it?
Yea, I'm pretty sure it went straight to 1st Season commission on SyFy, bypassing a mere Pilot commission.

Being on SyFy, instead of being a British Production, who knows how true it will be to the source material, though
I am filled with equal parts excitement and dread!
That seems a typical response to the news.

While I get the Avon, I could see him being a good Blake though maybe I'm thrown by the hair.
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Old June 14 2013, 01:07 AM   #215
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Re: Predict who will be cast as the 12th Doctor

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How awesome would it be to have Peter Dinklage as the Doctor?
Isn't he American though? The British fanbase would kick up a huge shitstorm if he was cast.
Some Americans protested at Batman, Spider-Man and Superman all being played by Brits, but people got over it, and now no-one cares. All that matters is the talent and dedication of the actor, and not where he is from .
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Old June 14 2013, 01:58 AM   #216
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Some Americans protested at Batman, Spider-Man and Superman all being played by Brits, but people got over it, and now no-one cares. All that matters is the talent and dedication of the actor, and not where he is from .
And why do you think they had to find non-Americans to play those parts? (And so, so many others.) Because American actors are shit compared to those from the UK.
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Old June 14 2013, 02:10 AM   #217
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Some Americans protested at Batman, Spider-Man and Superman all being played by Brits, but people got over it, and now no-one cares. All that matters is the talent and dedication of the actor, and not where he is from .
And why do you think they had to find non-Americans to play those parts? (And so, so many others.) Because American actors are shit compared to those from the UK.
There is no need to be offensive and insulting toward nationalitites. We have Robert Downey Jr. playing Sherlock Holmes in the movies . Do you think that American actors like Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, and Robert De Niro are not talented? British actors come to the states and aggressively pursue roles, and so they feature a lot in our TV and movies, and they tend to call for lower salaries, which contributes to their success here. It isn't because British actors are superior.
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Old June 14 2013, 02:42 AM   #218
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I agree the part should go to whoever is best for it, but I absolutely believe that if an American was cast as The Doctor or James Bond for that matter, Brits would go apeshit. You absolutely wouldn't hear the end of it, from the tabloids on down, if Moffat and Co. announced tomorrow that the actor was chosen and it happened to be an American. The gnashing of teeth would be epic. There are already some Bristish fans saying that DW is trying too hard to cater to the American market as it is. An American doctor with a British accent would blow their minds. The apocalypse would be nigh.

For my part, I think the actor cast should be British but if I was in charge of it, I would cast my net as far as possible. The thing about British TV and film is that the acting pool is rather small, which is why ITV and BBC dramas have the same actors over and over. There's really nothing wrong with finding an American no-name actor who can do a flawless British accent if he happens to be a better fit than these other guys.
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Old June 14 2013, 02:54 AM   #219
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That may be true Perhaps American TV/Film viewers are generally more open minded about that sort of thing. Who knows, maybe British audiences will become warmer to the idea in the future. It should go to the actor best suited for the role, regardless of their national origin. Although, The Doctor is an alien from another planet, it would be strange to deviate from the British accent, because its so entrenched in the character .

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Old June 14 2013, 03:17 AM   #220
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I remember years ago, before they cast Voldemort for Harry Potter, John Malkovich was heavily tipped to play him. Then JK Rowling came forward and said absolutely not, British actors only, please.

They are very protective of some of these roles, but we don't care if they play our Presidents or famous Americans. (Anthony Hopkins, Stephen Dillane, Daniel Day Lewis, Rufus Sewell, Tom Wilkinson, in addition to them playing Superman, Spider-Man, Batman...). I guess Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes broke the trend as you say.
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Old June 14 2013, 03:24 AM   #221
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I remember years ago, before they cast Voldemort for Harry Potter, John Malkovich was heavily tipped to play him. Then JK Rowling came forward and said absolutely not, British actors only, please.

They are very protective of some of these roles, but we don't care if they play our Presidents or famous Americans. (Anthony Hopkins, Stephen Dillane, Daniel Day Lewis, Rufus Sewell, Tom Wilkinson, in addition to them playing Superman, Spider-Man, Batman...). I guess Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes broke the trend as you say.
Yeah, as I said, Americans may just be more open minded about that kind of thing. I could only speculate as to the possible psychological or cultural reasons behind it, but it doesn't really matter either way . Just for kicks, I think Jeff Goldblum would make a fun Doctor .
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Old June 14 2013, 03:30 AM   #222
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Just for kicks, I think Jeff Goldblum would make a fun Doctor .
His catchphrase could be "Must go faster".
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How awesome would it be to have Peter Dinklage as the Doctor?
Isn't he American though? The British fanbase would kick up a huge shitstorm if he was cast.
Some Americans protested at Batman, Spider-Man and Superman all being played by Brits, but people got over it, and now no-one cares. All that matters is the talent and dedication of the actor, and not where he is from .
More importantly, his 'westerosi' accent is far from convincing (and at times distractingly awful).
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Old June 14 2013, 04:20 AM   #224
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Are you talking about Dinklage's 'westerosi' accent? Obviously, since westeros does not exist, then there is no westeros accent
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Old June 14 2013, 07:00 AM   #225
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I agree the part should go to whoever is best for it, but I absolutely believe that if an American was cast as The Doctor or James Bond for that matter, Brits would go apeshit. You absolutely wouldn't hear the end of it, from the tabloids on down, if Moffat and Co. announced tomorrow that the actor was chosen and it happened to be an American. The gnashing of teeth would be epic. There are already some Bristish fans saying that DW is trying too hard to cater to the American market as it is. An American doctor with a British accent would blow their minds. The apocalypse would be nigh.

For my part, I think the actor cast should be British but if I was in charge of it, I would cast my net as far as possible. The thing about British TV and film is that the acting pool is rather small, which is why ITV and BBC dramas have the same actors over and over. There's really nothing wrong with finding an American no-name actor who can do a flawless British accent if he happens to be a better fit than these other guys.
The acting pool isn't small at all - British producers being conservative about lead actors is more the issue with the same faces popping up again. We sustain a huge theatre sector as one as one of the strongest domestic TV markets in the world.

Anyway casting British actors as Spiderman and the like isn't quite the same as they are still playing American characters in American settings, it's still essentially an American story which isn't the case with Who. Plus the BBC is under different pressures compared to commercial organisations so it will never happen.
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