Matt Smith's Departure Confirmed.

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by StCoop, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Green Lantern

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    Because it'll be a gimmick. In years time if the twelfth doctor is indeed a female (which I doubt now), people will always remember the twelfth doctor as "the female one". Plus with Moffat behind it, it will be as bad as that mess "the doctors wife".
     
  2. Sindatur

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    The Doctor's Wife was written by Neil Gaiman and is much lauded as being the best episode of that run
     
  3. Green Lantern

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    Not a big Gaiman fan. Hated Doctors Wife and only liked Silver Nemeses a bit. Love the new design of the cybermen, but I think I prefer the RTD ones, Plus writing stories for these super cybermen will be a lot harder now.
     
  4. Ubik

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    Do you think of Captain Sisko as "the black one"? If you do, my friend, you've got more problems than any of us can solve for you right now. If you don't, however, than why do you argue that a female Doctor would only be known as "the female one"? What if this female character also, through the stars aligning, turned out to be the best-written, best-acted version of the Doctor the show had ever seen? If you cast Emma Thompson, for example, you'd easily have the best actor to ever play the role. Most of the actors who have played the Doctor have been B-level at best. (No Patrick Stewarts or Ian McKellan's, quality-wise.)

    Also, if, from now on, every second Doctor or so were a female, twenty-five years from now, people will be surprised to find that anyone ever once had a problem with it. They wouldn't think of the 12th Doctor as the "female one," because many of them would be female. Like all shocking changes, it would eventually become normal.

    You know what else was a gimmick? The first interracial kiss on television. So was recasting Starbuck as a woman. So was having a black Captain. Call it a gimmick if you like, but it's only a gimmick if it's done badly. If it's done really well, it's called courageous writing. Now, I agree with you that a female Doctor under Moffat's reign would likely be a disaster, but the answer to that is, get rid of Moffat. Moffat couldn't capture a male Doctor properly either.
     
  5. Green Lantern

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    Well I don't have faith in Moffat. I'd want to at least want to wait until the fourteenth doctor until we go female. A lot of people I know are against it too. We've not even had a black doctor or any other ethicy yet, give us a black doctor or whatever first, then we'll talk.

    Maybe a female doctor would be played well, but I just can't imagine anyone who could do it right.

    For the record, I'm not just against Emma Watson becoming the doctor just because she's female, but because she's far too young in my opinion and I think she'd play it badly either way. I don't want her anywhere near Doctor Who in anyway let along the doctor himself (or in this case, herself).

    I don't think we're quite ready for a female doctor yet. Can't think of a suitable candidate either. Nope, at least for now, I'd much rather have a male doctor again.
     
  6. MacLeod

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    No It'll be easy just Cybermen prior to those upgrades.
     
  7. Allyn Gibson

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    Romola Garai.
     
  8. EliyahuQeoni

    EliyahuQeoni Commodore Commodore

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    No, it'll be a casting decision.
    Oooh, it'll be as "bad" as one of the best written, highly regarded stories of the revised series. That would suck....
     
  9. Professor Zoom

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    [voice over guy] In WORLD where bad is good, up is down... [/voice over guy]

    Yeah, if the Doctor's Wife is bad, I don't want to be good.
     
  10. JoeZhang

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    Oh..... that's a great suggestion. :techman:
     
  11. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Pointless debate as it'll never happen. Say what you will about Moffat but he's not that dumb.
     
  12. JoeZhang

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    While your city and guides in film makes you feel good, it doesn't actually turn you into a mini-mod.
     
  13. Guy Gardener

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    Anyone from the major cast of The Hour would be excellent, I was watching Game of Thrones last Week, and the light caught Talisia just right, and then I had the epiphany every other bugger had had 8 weeks earlier... Holly shit: It's Marine Madden!
     
  14. Konata Izumi

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    They're different on the average. Tomboy for Doctor 13.
     
  15. Starkers

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    Yeah she's definitely Doctorish...
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    Amy mounted him.

    Stuck one of her legs in the air and then brought it back down on the other side of his torso.

    Men are not hardly more aggressive than that when they see a pretty face.
     
  17. Konata Izumi

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    Regardless of whether the first part is true or not, the latter applies to lots of things and people. As a fellow poster, not unlike the poster you were responding to, I suggest continuing this off-topic contemplation somewhere else, perhaps a blog.
     
  18. The Mirrorball Man

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    Well, your status as a fellow poster doesn't actually turn you into a mini-mod either.
     
  19. Konata Izumi

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    So glad we all agree.
     
  20. Australis

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    Lara Pulver.