News RUMOR: Whittaker potentially leaving

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Relayer1, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. Marc

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    a year of Jodie minus chibnail could have gone great guns.
     
  2. Gingerbread Demon

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  3. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    A lot of us will be.

    Particularly as she's going after having endured so much (and I mean everything from costume trousers to scripts to blatant misogyny) without having much opportunity to shine.

    At least she won't have to say "fam" any more.
     
  4. StCoop

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    Having had a chance to look around the wider Internet now the overwhelming bulk of the response to the news seems to be not much of a reaction at all. And even as someone who hasn't enjoyed the last two series I find that pretty sad.

    I hope a few years from now Big Finish get to do for Jodie what they did for Colin Baker.
     
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  5. douwed

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    Too bad Jodie is leaving, I don't particular care the Chris is leaving. I enjoyed the past few series but not nearly as much as previous series.

    I don't have a particular person in mind as the new doctor, but maybe a person of colour would be nice....
     
  6. StCoop

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    What about Kate Herron for the next Showrunner? "Loki" was basically Doctor Who with a real budget and (something I didn't know until just now) she's actually English.
     
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  7. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    I think part the reason she's not returning to Loki is because she has plenty of other projects she wants to work on.
     
  8. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Admiral Premium Member

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    did Chibnall sabotage Jodie's run?
     
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  9. StCoop

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    The problem with that idea is that he would also be sabotaging his own career prospects.

    I just think he really is that bad a writer; and have done so long, long before he ever took over the show.
     
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  10. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well onwards and upwards, and looking forward to the 60th now, so let's make it the 6 Doctors for the 60th, Ecclestone, Tennet, Smith, Capaldi, Whittaker and the new doctor. ha
     
  11. Redfern

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    Being somewhat flippant for a moment, I feel the way the number of episodes have been whittled down over the years, we'll eventually see nothing more than a single broadcast during the holiday season. The so-called "Christmas" or "New Year's" special will be the only live action, broadcast narrative offered.
     
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  12. Saul

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    I bailed out on the 13th Doctor during the first season of the show as I was really unimpressed, came back for a bit of the next series when things got interesting. I'm not disappointed this has happened but i'm not gonna cheer about it either as I know others will be unhappy about the news.

    Oh damn. I thought we'd be hearing him in the near future. I thought he was waiting because he didn't want to overshadow Jodie's run on screen.

    You mean Paul McGann's schedule :devil:
     
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  13. jaime

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    Villa was alright, then screwed up by what came after.
     
  14. jaime

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    I don’t remember the gap in 6 for some reason. And tbh, 8 months is fine, and Who should be an autumn thing. Back to school, spooky season, heading into Christmas.

    It’s really apples and oranges with sporadic fuckwittery that is Chibnalls thing.
     
  15. jaime

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    And Nathan Turner/Cartmel getting inventive with how they shot them, so they could squeeze more episodes out of their budget. (All on OB/all in studio)
     
  16. Mr. Adventure

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    Yeah, I'm not really getting schadenfreude or anything from this but would like to see something different then we've been getting. However, I'm not really confident that the BBC is going to deliver in this regard with the next iteration.

    If they stick with a female Doctor I hope they are secure enough to let them have some panache. Jodie's Who, to me anyway, seems a bit stilted both in performance and story.
     
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  17. JRoss

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    Jodie without Chibby, even just one special, would be nice.
    She's a fantastic actor. Like world class.
    Her first season was terrible. IT felt like they were writing for Tennant, rather than for her (just like in the early Matt Smith era).
    We didn't really get a good episode for Jodie until "Resolution" and that was because of the awesome villain work.
    The next season was better. The highlights included the new Master, having Goran Visnjic and Anjli Mohindra guest star, and of course The Lone Cyberman. That villain was just crazy.
    And I'll say it. I liked the concept of the Timeless Child a lot. I didn't like that they killed off all of the Time Lords just because.
    They gave us a really cool scenario that both explains the 58-year-long mystery of the Doctor while adding a new mystery in its place (who sent the child in the first place?). But he just had to kill off all the Time Lords.
    Chibby is at his most aggravating when things are almost good. Like the Froggy Universe episode. Engaging story, but then it's just a Froggy Universe. Ugh.
     
  18. jaime

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    Cybermen cyber assimilating the first Tardis of Time Explorers sent oit since it’s return to the universe? Ones on a mercy mission perhaps? To retrieve Missy’s body?
    That works.
    The Master killing off everyone *somehow* *somewhen* *offscreen* after being missy, and *hating* the doctor all over again, just doesn’t. And the Timeless Child retcon is just terrible. Being someone who decided to rebel against their tradition because they feel a need to always do what is right is powerful, chosen one bullshit is not.
    Anyone could be the Doctor, in some small way, just by standing up for what is right.
    Now you have to be special first.
    Stupidness.
     
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  19. matthunter

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    At no point did they say the Doctor only stood up because they were special.

    The only thing that changed is that the Doctor has been horrifically abused by the Time Lords, doesn't even remember it, and did the right thing anyway.
     
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  20. Emperor-Tiberius

    Emperor-Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    But she is special. She's the progenitor of the entire Time Lord race.
     
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