RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 135,755
Posts: 5,216,285
Members: 24,216
Currently online: 865
Newest member: kasmuruis

TrekToday headlines

Q Meets NuTrek Crew
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

Pine In Talks For Drama
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Nimoy to Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone Comic
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two Book Review
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

Kirk’s Well Wishes To Kirk
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Quinto In New Starz Series
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Star Trek: Horizon Film
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14

Star Trek: Fleet Captains Game Expansion
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Doctor Who

Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 21 2013, 07:01 PM   #1
StCoop
Commodore
 
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...
StCoop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 07:06 PM   #2
SJSharksfan39
Admiral
 
SJSharksfan39's Avatar
 
Location: Clone Club
View SJSharksfan39's Twitter Profile
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

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.
__________________
Twitter
SJSharksfan39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 07:28 PM   #3
Konata Izumi
Commander
 
Konata Izumi's Avatar
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

StCoop wrote: View Post
Sounds like he's going for the Sixth Doctor Take II. Well it worked out so well last time...
Moffat writes dangerously
I always found the casting of Peter Capaldi incredibly safe though, and now he's remaking his most popular character.
Konata Izumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 07:51 PM   #4
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

StCoop wrote: View Post
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.


…”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.


“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.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 07:55 PM   #5
Mr Awe
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

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

Mr Awe
Mr Awe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 07:56 PM   #6
Tom
Rear Admiral
 
Tom's Avatar
 
Location: In your Mind!
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

The possibilities for 12 are very exciting!
__________________
AP - Star Trek: Renegades - Starring Walter Koenig, Tim Russ, Robert Picardo, Sean Young & many more - Coming 2014 - www.startrekrenegades.com
https://www.facebook.com/STRtheSeries
Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 07:57 PM   #7
Tom
Rear Admiral
 
Tom's Avatar
 
Location: In your Mind!
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

..waits for someone to Photoshop Capaldi into Colin Bakers coat! ..I like cats again! LOL
__________________
AP - Star Trek: Renegades - Starring Walter Koenig, Tim Russ, Robert Picardo, Sean Young & many more - Coming 2014 - www.startrekrenegades.com
https://www.facebook.com/STRtheSeries
Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 08:06 PM   #8
RoJoHen
Awesome
 
RoJoHen's Avatar
 
Location: QC, IL, USA
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

tomalak301 wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
I am the Quintessential Admiral.
RoJoHen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 08:07 PM   #9
DalekJim
Fleet Captain
 
DalekJim's Avatar
 
Location: Great Britain
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

A more abrasive, Hartnell-esque Doctor?

Bring it on!
DalekJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 08:11 PM   #10
Allyn Gibson
Vice Admiral
 
Allyn Gibson's Avatar
 
Location: South Pennsyltucky
View Allyn Gibson's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to Allyn Gibson Send a message via Yahoo to Allyn Gibson
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

Christopher wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
"When David Marcus cited the great thinkers of history -- "Newton, Einstein, Surak" -- Newt Gingrich did not make his list." -- 24 January 2012

allyngibson.net
Allyn Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 08:29 PM   #11
C.E. Evans
Vice Admiral
 
C.E. Evans's Avatar
 
Location: Saint Louis (aka Defiance)
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

StCoop wrote: View Post
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.
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.
__________________
"Everybody wants to rule the world..."
C.E. Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 09:47 PM   #12
Saga
Rear Admiral
 
Saga's Avatar
 
Location: VA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Saga Send a message via Yahoo to Saga
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

sounds good to me. though i liked the 11th a more serious take on the Doctor would be refreshing.
Saga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 10:16 PM   #13
Emperor-Tiberius
Fleet Captain
 
Emperor-Tiberius's Avatar
 
Location: Kavala, Greece
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

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.
__________________
"Spock...?" Kirk said, whispering.
"I am... most pleased to see again, Captain" Spock formally replied.
McCoy shook his head in disgust. "Oh, for crying out loud, Spock. Its been eighty years!"
"Seventy eight point four years, Doctor."

The Holy Three meet again, in The Return
Emperor-Tiberius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 10:35 PM   #14
Sindatur
Rear Admiral
 
Sindatur's Avatar
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

Emperor-Tiberius wrote: View Post
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
__________________
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am

Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?
Sindatur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2013, 11:01 PM   #15
Emperor-Tiberius
Fleet Captain
 
Emperor-Tiberius's Avatar
 
Location: Kavala, Greece
Re: Moffat Talks 13th, sorry, 12th Doctor

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?
__________________
"Spock...?" Kirk said, whispering.
"I am... most pleased to see again, Captain" Spock formally replied.
McCoy shook his head in disgust. "Oh, for crying out loud, Spock. Its been eighty years!"
"Seventy eight point four years, Doctor."

The Holy Three meet again, in The Return
Emperor-Tiberius is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.