Matt Smith's Departure Confirmed.

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  1. Venardhi

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    Personally I'd be for pretty much just ignoring it, the same way they do his whiteness.

    Just avoid those particular places in that particular period of time for a few seasons. No need to make an issue about it just because the Doctor is suddenly a few shades browner. It isn't like his opinion of slavery and racial discrimination is any different now. He would probably just consider it one of the less pleasant quirks of humanity and brush it off if he came face to face with it.
     
  2. Jax

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    Wonder what 11th's last words will be ;)
     
  3. DalekJim

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    I'd like more historical stories. Preferably more set in other countries, and preferably a few "pure" historicals featuring no aliens. History is interesting on its own.
     
  4. Allyn Gibson

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    By and large I agree with this. I don't see the television series landing the TARDIS in antebellum Richmond or Charleston. The New Adventures era might have taken a black Doctor there, but the NSA era won't.
     
  5. Green Lantern

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    I want little if any historical stories. There are very few that I actually like. I'm more of a sci-fi out of space future fan. I myself would like some more present day stories.
     
  6. DalekJim

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    I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
     
  7. Sindatur

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    I agree with you 100%, I'm just saying the folks who complained and were racially offended by 10's advice to Martha can't justify a Black Doctor due to that exact same complaint for the Doctor
     
  8. Serial thread killer

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    I know these people will never play the doctor but I've seen post's for Robert Bathurst which may have been interesting and Helena Bonham Carter who i think would have made a great female doctor.
     
  9. Allyn Gibson

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    Only if Laura Carmichael plays his companion. :)

    Seriously, though, I could see Robert Bathurst in the TARDIS.
     
  10. arch101

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    It really sounded until very recently like Smith was planning on staying on awhile longer. He's been working with Tennant on the special recently, wonder if the inevitable conversation came up about "how do you know it's time to quit?" Tennant left at the height of his popularity. He may have given Smith some good advice about not wearing out the role.
    Looking forward to the next pick. Cast my vote for Alexander Siddig. His recent film work such as Cairo Time has been excellent.
     
  11. Nightowl1701

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    If so, it would have been the same advice Peter Davison gave Tennant during "Time Crash", which Patrick Troughton gave him ages ago during "The Five Doctors": "Don't stay longer than three years. Don't get typecast. Leave your fans wanting more, don't give them a chance to get tired of you."
     
  12. Green Lantern

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    So this is all your fault Mr Patrick Troughton? I forgive you. :P
     
  13. Serial thread killer

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    Could explain where Strallan went after the wedding.:lol:
     
  14. sj4iy

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    At the risk of sounding sexist (which I am not in any way), I'd rather see a male doctor than a female, just for preference.

    Also, Doctor Who will always have the best episode title ever:

    "Let's Kill Hitler"
     
  15. Allyn Gibson

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    While Troughton gave Davison that advice, it was long before the filming of "The Five Doctors." Davison had already announced his intention to leave and Colin Baker had already been cast, which is why Maxil (Colin Baker's other Doctor Who character) was dropped from the script.
     
  16. chelly

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    I wonder if Matt got advice from some of the other actors who played the doctor. Or he wants to be able to do other projects while he is popular. Is the acting community the same over there as it is here. Where as you get older you get called less for parts. (never understood that, some of the young actors now are a bit crap in my opinion).
     
  17. Allyn Gibson

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  18. chelly

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    Why do they always mention female doctors. If he has been regenerating 11 times as a male. I don't think he is going to all the sudden change his mind. Then again who knows.
     
  19. Lonemagpie

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    There's actually another very logical possibility for a couple of reasons, but I'm not going to say it cos it'd be a spoiler for another show...
     
  20. Pindar

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    So if Hurts Doctor turns out to be an actual unknown regeneration does that mean we will be on to the last regeneration then?