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Old August 5 2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Now that we know the new Doctor...what´s going to change?

Now that we know who will be playing the next Doctor, what do you think will change?

I feel the tone of the show will change the most drastically since the beginning of NuWho.

I suspect they will downplay the Doctors whimsical, funny nature quite a lot. He will probably be a much more brooding, no nonsense Doctor. I actually can see him as beeing pretty strict, sullen and sometimes harsh. I bet Clara will have to "work on him" for most of his first season to get him to mellow a bit.

Don´t feel this is going to be a "long" incarnation. Two seasons maybe.
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Old August 5 2013, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Now that we know the new Doctor...what´s going to change?

I'd be fine with the changes you hypothesized. If for no other reason than it's time for a bit of a change in feel of the doctor.

As much as I enjoyed the Tennant and Smith runs (and to a lesser extent Eccleston's). I'd worry that the extremely manic, "nutty professor" schtick might be getting a bit repetitive if it continues with Capaldi's doctor.
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Old August 5 2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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Re: Now that we know the new Doctor...what´s going to change?

At the end of the day people expected Eccleston to be darker and more serious than he actually was, so I still expect some whimsy in Capaldi's Doctor (and would he be the Doctor without it?). I imagine he will be less manic, but until we see how he takes the role who can say.
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Old August 5 2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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Old August 5 2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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Thank Christ we finally have a doctor who is not a zygote!!!!
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Old August 5 2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Lots of bare chested Venusian jiu-jitsu?

Imagine nunchucks built out of old sonic screw drivers.

And baby oil, lots of baby oil..
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Old August 5 2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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Re: Now that we know the new Doctor...what´s going to change?

The Doctor's new catchphrase will not be "Geronimo!", but rather "Fuckity Bye!"
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Old August 5 2013, 12:25 PM   #8
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Re: Now that we know the new Doctor...what´s going to change?

Even though it's a big symbol of the show, and even though I love it to death, I actually hope they get rid of the sonic screwdriver. I'm kind of over it.
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Old August 5 2013, 12:42 PM   #9
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Re: Now that we know the new Doctor...what´s going to change?

What's going to change? Malcolm Tucker/Doctor Who mashup videos on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Blf073f2Lc

I hope Peter Capaldi being cast is a way for Moffat to change the tone of his current Dr. Who from the fairy-tale/fantasy vibe of the Smith era to something else.
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Old August 5 2013, 12:47 PM   #10
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I can only assume we'll be getting a more serious and mature Doctor now. Much as I love all the Doctors it will be a nice change.
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Old August 5 2013, 01:02 PM   #11
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Mitty wrote: View Post
Even though it's a big symbol of the show, and even though I love it to death, I actually hope they get rid of the sonic screwdriver. I'm kind of over it.
Wasn't it around Davison that they got rid of it the first time? Something about it being too much of a crutch.

They had no idea.

I wouldn't mind it being used a lot less for every single thing imaginable.
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Old August 5 2013, 01:15 PM   #12
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The sonic is too merchandizable. It sells.

If anything we will see more of its red setting, with a new toy version for sale with red...
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Old August 5 2013, 01:23 PM   #13
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Re: Now that we know the new Doctor...what´s going to change?

So, older guy travelling the universe with young tottie. Hmm, can't see it m'self. Older tottie, maybe.
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Old August 5 2013, 02:04 PM   #14
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Mitty wrote: View Post
Even though it's a big symbol of the show, and even though I love it to death, I actually hope they get rid of the sonic screwdriver. I'm kind of over it.
Wasn't it around Davison that they got rid of it the first time? Something about it being too much of a crutch.

They had no idea.

I wouldn't mind it being used a lot less for every single thing imaginable.
Yes, JNT got rid of it in The Visititation and it didn't return until the Doctor Who movie.

I also want it to disappear but it sells to well as merchandise for the BBC, so alas it's not going anywhere.
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Old August 5 2013, 02:13 PM   #15
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Re: Now that we know the new Doctor...what´s going to change?

Capaldi can play anything, there is no way to know what kind of Doctor he's going to be. That being said, my bet is on an abrasive curmudgeon type, a Gregory House Doctor.
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