Russell T. Davies Returns to Doctor Who as New Showrunner

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  1. The Wormhole

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    I can see it maybe working as the option we get just before the actual console room is introduced. That is, they show the actual console room, but covered in leopard print just before the Doctor says "mmm, not quite" then flips a switch and we see the console room in its proper look.
     
  2. The Nth Doctor

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    Yeah, that's the idea I was thinking of. Just a question of whether they could afford such a presentation. Certainly couldn't do
    The Mandalorian technique (blanking on the name of the technology they use).
     
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    Virtual production. There's a short video showing the stage they built for Discovery:

    It would be cool if they used something like that for the Tardis, maybe one day if the LED walls become cheaper.
     
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    Then they should elect better local leadership next time.
     
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    If the letter is real, it might suggest UNIT are back. Not guaranteed - could be an invading force - but sounds more like Earth military. I'm assuming RTD will set his first story in the present day as I don't think he'll budge from his "the companion has to represent the audience" stance. Though he might break the one companion rule this time out for real rather than the short "Jack joins the crew for three eps then dies" or "Mickey goes on a trip for an ep" stuff we got in S1, or Martha returning for a few stories in S4.
     
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    "we require on A_______ Road"


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    I don't think it's Abbey Road but it's certainly some road
     
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    Are the locals compensated or not?
     
  8. The Wormhole

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    I have mixed feelings about that idea. While I was all for having "TARDIS teams" be more of a thing as opposed to just the Doctor and one companion, mostly based on the excellent TARDIS team in Capaldi's final season with the Doctor, Bill, Nardole and for the last few episodes, Missy, the Chibnall era has proven it can be difficult to juggle around so many companions.
     
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    I’ve tried to enhance the image, but still cannot quite read it. The second word is 100% road, though.
     
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    I think I've figured out what it says, but it doesn't seem right to say it online if it's supposed to be a secret.
     
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    Much as the Fifth Doctor Tegan Nyssa and Turlough will always have a special place in my heart, I think routinely week by week Doctor Who works best with either a single companion, or at most two.

    While I did enjoy Bill/Nardole/Missy that wasn't every episode, in fact most of series 10 just has the Doctor and Bill.

    Chibnall juggling Yaz, Ryan and Graham was just way too much, there's a limited number of episodes where that really worked. Someone always got side-lined (usually Yaz, much like Nyssa back in the day)

    Has it ever worked consistently? Right from the start Susan was often excluded or side-lined?
     
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  13. Ray Hardgrit

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    Man, I didn't think I'd ever get to know if I was right! Turns out that I had figured out the right one. What I did was look up a list of streets in Cardiff that started in 'A' and ended in 'er' and there was only one that matched.
     
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  14. matthunter

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    Amy and Rory worked but only because both characters were interwoven so heavily.
     
  15. jaime

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    Couples aLways work. Ian and Barbara. Ben and Polly. Turlough and Tegan… xD
     
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    Neat video from last month explain/showing how each Doctor actor was announced

     
  17. matthunter

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    FTFY
     
  18. The Nth Doctor

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    No reason Tegan couldn't do both. ;)
     
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    These were both the joke in my head when I put the xD
    Though Turlough and Sarah Jane totally did the deed on the console in the Death Zone.
    ‘Big, isn’t it?’
     
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