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Doctor Who to morph into a female Doctor.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tipetoo, Jul 17, 2017 at 10:09 PM.

  1. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We are really looking forward to this, as as far as I am concerned this is a good move to keep the story moving forwards.

    Jodie Whittaker will play the 13th Doctor Who, an excellent choice.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Oddly enough.. I was thinking along the lines of Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley (remember Saphire & Steel?)
    Or Jessica Hynes? Though I feel Saunders & Lumley too well known for Abb Fab.

    Jody Whittaker looks to have all these qualities.. So a great choice.
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I remember the controversy at work about the first Doctor Who (William Hartnell) when he transformed in to the next actor to play the part.

    That was very well done how they did it, with a jigsaw puzzle of facial bits and pieces.
     
  4. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yeah, or sort of cross fading the visuals.. I think Peter Davidson sort of tuned ghostly white on his exit. Then woke up as Colin Baker?
    Now they just all sort of go like Highlander & shine orange...
    I was hoping they might change the morphing style less of a light show & more messy like "the Fly"? :nailbiting:
     
  5. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    @Jaylee - Joanna Lumley has already played the Doctor...! [​IMG]
    In a comic relief sketch in 1999! Episode: The Curse of Fatal Death
     
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  6. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was reading an article this morning which made the point that it's quite a commitment to take on the role - you're filming in Wales for much of the year and it's very difficult to fit in other commitments around it. I suspect that both Saunders and Lumley have too much going on in their lives to take it on. Also, without being discourteous, Joanna Lumley has probably reached an age when she wants to take things a little more easily, and just make the occasional travel documentary. If memory serves, Jessica Hynes played Joan Redfern, a character with whom the Doctor fell in love during the David Tennant era (he was stuck in 1913, living as a normal person, for reasons that now escape me), so it would have been a bit self-referential, even for Doctor Who :D.

    There was a lot of speculation that Phoebe Waller-Bridge was going to be offered the part but I suspect she, also, is far too busy on things like Star Wars films and writing stuff of her own, to be able to spend most of her time in Wales for the next few years. A pity, because she would have been brilliant, but you can't have everything.
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Dont know this actress so will have to see how she does.

    Hubby a huge Dr Who fan and he's not too sure. I do believe one member of his Dr Who forum has gone into total meltdown as he cant believe they have brought a woman in. He has also wishes various death curses to the new writer ha ha
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is going to be interesting.....
     
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    Great choice, she was great in the ITV series Broadchurch and will make a good Dr Who :)
     
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    Lulu9101112 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I dont get why some people don't like the idea of the doctor turning female. It worked with the other iconic timelord the master. Also there's been loads of hints about the doctor might turn female throughout series
    For example:
    1.In the doctor falls the master asks is the woman all girl? 12th replies "We can only hope so"
    2. In world enough and time when 12th and bill are talking about missy He says " I'm pretty sure he was a man before and I'm fairly sure I was too, it was a long time ago."
    3 In Series 9 when missy was talking truth and lies to clara. The only one that turned out to be true was "Since he was a little girl"
     
  11. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    & a great job she did too!

    Peter Cushing should have a mention as well..?! Though to be fair preferred him in Star Wars..

     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I heard they were planning a regeneration into some sort of Galifreyan saber toothed horse?

    Some of the Hoofians were having a field day! ;)

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  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lulu9101112 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not All doctor who is on U.K. Netflix
    Ps anyone else heard the new DW companion for 13th doctor to be lined up is kris Marshall
     
  15. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haven't heard that one, though there was lots of speculation that he was going to be the next Doctor, when he left Death in Paradise - but I think he just wanted to come back to the UK because his kids are reaching secondary school age (he moved his family out there lock, stock and barrel each year, for several months and the kids went to local schools).

    Anyway, we'll see. I think Bill has been a brilliant Assistant in this series and, although it's hard to know quite how they would do it, I hope they keep her in the next series. I suppose we may find out at Christmas.
     
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    Cumberland Type 1 · Expert

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    I bet she can't 'park' the Tardis
     
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    Lulu9101112 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah nardole was good too but althoung since the doctor is going to female aren't they going to make companion male unless they do a trio like one woman one male
     
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    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We'll have to wait and see, I think. :)
     
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    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh; take cover. Incoming! :eek: :D
     
  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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