Is This The Next Doctor?

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by StCoop, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Location:
    Andrew Timson
    Less so they could give them a break, and more so they could catch up after filming on the initial three episodes went way longer than originally scheduled...

    Or they simply commissioned scripts so that they could double-bank if they needed to (as had been done in all four previous series).
     
  2. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    I thought double-banking was only done with seasons 2-4 because they had to accomodate Christmas specials. Since season 5 didn't need to do that (Christmas Carol would have been filmed with season 6) there wouldn't be any need for double-banking.
     
  3. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Location:
    Andrew Timson
    They didn't "fully" double-bank episodes until series 2, but it had also been done to an extent in series 1 with parts of "The Long Game" being filmed with Adam while "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" were still being filmed with the Doctor/Rose.

    There wouldn't have been any double-banking in series 5 if everything went according to schedule. But the show had a brand new production team, who knew about the difficulties back in the first year. It would be reasonable for Moffat to have commissioned "double bankable" scripts with an eye to that being a possibility if the schedule ending up slipping as it had in years past.
     
  4. The Lensman

    The Lensman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2001
    Location:
    Milky Way Galaxy
    HA HA HA HA!! Awesome! I wonder how long it'll take for someone to bite?

    Aaaaaaand two posts later:

    Don't you ever change Christopher! LOL! :)

    But yeah, Ben Daniels would be cool.
     
  5. DeadmeatDiggory

    DeadmeatDiggory Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Location:
    Australia
    I'm trying to remember, but did we hear rumblings of "Matt Smith is the Next Doctor!" before they announced it years back? or were completely unawares?
     
  6. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2001
    Location:
    Behind enemy lines
    As far as I remember the rumblings began on the Friday before he was announced on the Saturday. The big difference was we did at least know for sure a new Doctor was going to be cast, even if we didn't know who it was.
     
  7. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    ^Yeah, I seem to recall that people were taken totally by surprise when Smith was announced, since they couldn't believe that someone so young and obscure would get the part.
     
  8. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    I know I never heard the name "Matt Smith" before his casting was officially announced.
     
  9. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Yea, and I remember after the first picture was released of him, the internet was ablaze with "Oh, GAWD, a Teenage Emo Doctor"
     
  10. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Location:
    The bed of whoever pays for the night.
    I remember first seeing him on dr who confidential, and I was round a freinds house with other freinds, and one freind said "he's nowhere near as good as the old doctor", and I thought why not give him a chance, and when I heard he was going to wear a long leather coat, I thought "ok, he's gonna be cool!", and this was before I knew the tardis and sonic screwdriver and so on were changing, so i thought the whole idea suited the show. A while later I first saw the doctors bow tie and geography teacher outfit and I approved. When I saw Smith in the brief scene in the end of time, I instantly thought this guy's crazy, he's so gonna become my favourite doctor, how wrong I was. I blame Moffat.

    Bt still, hope with doctor #12. I hav a feeling Smith will last a while longer though.
     
  11. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    I'd actually seen him a few years earlier in The Jewel in the Smoke with Billie Piper, but I didn't realize that until I read it somewhere, because I hadn't remembered the name or much else about the production (except how lame it was to do something called The Sally Lockhart Mysteries and just have Sally stand around while her sidekicks did all the mystery-solving).
     
  12. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    Similarly, my reaction was 'Oh, it's that guy from Party Animals. Didn't know that was who Matt Smith was." Even though I'd had to caption a Party Animals photo of him a few months earlier...
     
  13. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2001
    Location:
    Ferguson, MO, USA
    And quite a few thought his own all-black ensemble he was wearing in that picture was actually going to be his outfit on the show, so he was labeled "the Goth Doctor" as well.
     
  14. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    Conversely, when I saw the first images of Eccleston way back in late 2004 in his leather jacket and crew-cut, I thought, "Hmm, the production must want to keep the Doctor's appearance a secret until the debut."

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  15. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Location:
    The bed of whoever pays for the night.
    I would have loved that! Now I want a goth doctor!!!!!
     
  16. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Oh yea... I had forgotten all about that, though now, that you've reminded me, and I think back, I believe most of those who surmised he would be Goth were happier about it than those who surmised Emo Teenager, LOL
     
  17. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    [​IMG]






    [​IMG]



    WOW he looks like a professor. love the bowtie

    :rolleyes:
     
  18. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Location:
    The bed of whoever pays for the night.
    Back to the main subject, I think I found the site where Ben Daniels was rumoured to be doctor #12 here. I'd take this with a pinch of salt, the site looks very ameaturish, I think he may just be teasing and is probably whom he wants to be the new doctor.