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Old February 14 2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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If Doctor Who was an American show from the beginning

A friend of mine just sent this. Some interesting choices in the casting list. Weird in an alternate universe way.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/newu456/what...-american-5pxx
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Old February 14 2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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Can we have Nehemiah Persoff as the Master?
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Old February 14 2014, 09:43 AM   #3
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That's great, the only one I'd never heard of is Donald Glover.

The most interesting one for me is Vincent Price, and love Harrison Ford as the War Doctor
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Old February 14 2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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^ I hadn't heard of Donald Glover either. And when I saw Harrison Ford I went "Oh my god yes! Perfect!"
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Old February 14 2014, 10:59 AM   #5
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The Doctor would have been called Gary Seven.
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Old February 14 2014, 11:02 AM   #6
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Nick Cage as 9? *facepalms*

His acting style is too... emo and crazed to be a Doctor. Its a sure way to kill new Who.
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Old February 14 2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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Maybe but from an alternate universe perspective I can see why they went with him. In fact given his fan boy credentials he might have made a better 10 than 9! That said Sam Rockewell in the Tennant role is near perfect!
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Old February 14 2014, 11:54 AM   #8
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Some of the casting ideas are just stupid. Tony Shalhoub was virtually unknown in the 1980s. Some of the other picks talk about how the actors' experiences helped make them great Doctors, disregarding the fact that some of the roles mentioned happened long after their supposed tenure on the imagined American show.
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Old February 14 2014, 11:55 AM   #9
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Hmm, I don't think Donald Glover is Inspector material he is more suited to the associate role, like Constable Reggie Wigglesworth.
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Old February 14 2014, 12:39 PM   #10
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Some of the casting ideas are just stupid. Tony Shalhoub was virtually unknown in the 1980s. Some of the other picks talk about how the actors' experiences helped make them great Doctors, disregarding the fact that some of the roles mentioned happened long after their supposed tenure on the imagined American show.
It's just a tongue in cheek article. Don't take it so seriously. And Tony Shalhoub had a few roles in the 80's before this supposed casting. Sort of like....Matt Smith.
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Old February 14 2014, 12:52 PM   #11
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Plus you could argue that Tom, Colin and Sylvester weren't that well known before they took on the role. For me Tony Shalhoub makes more sense as 7 than Walken does as 6.
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Old February 14 2014, 05:07 PM   #12
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I would have changed a few of them.

1st Ray Walston older, grumpy but with a kind heart.
2nd Robert Vaughn a smooth and dangerous doctor
5th Patrick Duffy Very alien look but peaceful
6th Matt Frewer A very dark Doctor indeed
7th Robert Culp You knew it was over with this casting
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Old February 14 2014, 05:20 PM   #13
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I really like the idea of Gene Wilder and Sam Rockwell.
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Old February 14 2014, 05:24 PM   #14
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Some of the casting ideas are just stupid. Tony Shalhoub was virtually unknown in the 1980s. Some of the other picks talk about how the actors' experiences helped make them great Doctors, disregarding the fact that some of the roles mentioned happened long after their supposed tenure on the imagined American show.
But as someone else said, it's make-believe and quite tongue-in-cheek. Anyway, it's not like Matt Smith, David Tennant or Tom Baker were very well-known before being cast as the Doctor.

I think the first 4 are better mirror universe equivalents to the real ones than the others, though Sam Rockwell as Ten is a good call. I could also see Nic Cage as an alternative Eccleston, if he turned down the volume.

But Gene Wilder as the American Tom Baker - genius! I really want to see him as The Doctor now...
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Old February 14 2014, 05:34 PM   #15
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I'm having a hard time imagining Six running around talking about "More Cowbell", but everyone else seems a very good Mirror Universe version (Though, I would love to see Christopher Walken as The Doctor, just not as an Alternate Six)
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