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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Do you like the concept of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor?
Yes 143 85.12%
No 5 2.98%
Neutral So Far :| 20 11.90%
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Old August 23 2013, 12:20 AM   #181
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Re: Do you like the idea of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor?

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As such, will we have a Doctor-lite episode in Series 8? And if so, will fans think it's an excuse to let Peter rest up a bit?
I think it's interesting that there haven't really been any obvious Doctor-lite episodes during the Matt Smith years. Certainly not when you compare it to Tennant, who made very minimal appearances in "Love & Monsters," "Blink," & "Turn Left." (He also spent most of "Fear Her" trapped in a child's drawing and was in bed for all but the last 20 minutes of "The Christmas Invasion.")

But when it comes to Smith, I don't recall any Doctor-lite episodes in Season 5. In Season 7, he was absent for the entire 1st half of "The Crimson Horror" but seemed to have a big role in the 2nd half of it. In Season 6, we had "The Girl Who Waited," which has deceptively little of the Doctor in it. He's a constant presence in the episode, because he's watching all of the events unfold on the monitor in the TARDIS, but it was probably a pretty short shooting schedule for Smith that week.

But then, Tennant pulled that trick too. He & Donna are barely in "The Stolen Earth." Most of that episode is spent on Rose, Martha, Wilf, and the Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures crossovers.

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And his age and extensive experience makes it less likely he'll be running off to Hollywood in a couple of years after he makes a name for himself
Certainly as such an established actor he probably won't have the same concerns about type-casting that most of the other Doctors had.

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Oh I think it's safe to say he was quite the fan
Wow. OK. Now we need to get Tennant & Capaldi to have a geek off! (Because there can be only one!)
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Old August 23 2013, 12:26 AM   #182
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As for his fandom, I dunno. I don't think Smith is any different a Doctor to Tennant because he didn't grow up a fan, if anything I think at times the role weighed heavier on Tennant than it has on Smith, sometimes he seemed to try too hard cos he didn't want to let people down.
Not that being a fan makes you more or less qualified for the role. But at least it means that he probably won't leave in a huff and break our hearts by never even coming back for the reunion special, like a certain 9th Doctor that we know. (Seriously, I get the sense from interviews I've seen lately that it takes every ounce of strength Eccleston has just to be polite and not strangle the next interviewer that asks him about Doctor Who.)
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Old August 23 2013, 01:08 AM   #183
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In Season 6, we had "The Girl Who Waited," which has deceptively little of the Doctor in it. He's a constant presence in the episode, because he's watching all of the events unfold on the monitor in the TARDIS, but it was probably a pretty short shooting schedule for Smith that week.
Smith was also shooting "Closing Time" during the shoot for "The Girl Who Waited." And vice-versa for Darvill and Gillan.
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Old August 23 2013, 02:17 AM   #184
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Oh I think it's safe to say he was quite the fan
Wow. OK. Now we need to get Tennant & Capaldi to have a geek off! (Because there can be only one!)

What is it with the Scottish doctor's being the most invested in the show?



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In Season 6, we had "The Girl Who Waited," which has deceptively little of the Doctor in it. He's a constant presence in the episode, because he's watching all of the events unfold on the monitor in the TARDIS, but it was probably a pretty short shooting schedule for Smith that week.
Smith was also shooting "Closing Time" during the shoot for "The Girl Who Waited." And vice-versa for Darvill and Gillan.

Right.

When one person is doing something the other is also doing something


Amy lite was "The Lodger" in series 5.

So Karen probably went off and did "Amy's Choice"

No one's waiting on the other person to film an episode and everything can get done.
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Amy lite was "The Lodger" in series 5.

So Karen probably went off and did "Amy's Choice"
In the case of "The Lodger," no. That was the last episode shot for series 5, and Karen wrapped a week earlier than the rest of the production because she wasn't needed for it.
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Old August 23 2013, 04:23 AM   #186
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@BorgifiedCorpse Tennant did his 3 Series and 4 Christmas Specials pretty much straight through, and then came the stretched out Special Year. Smith will have done his 3 Series, and 4 Christmas Specials + the Anniversary Special in the same 4 Years that Tennant also got in his additional 4 Specials
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