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John Drake

The new Doctor Who is...

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I'd worry he'd alienate the kids who watch it due to his age.  I appreciate that adults watch it, I watched it once David Tennant left but it IS a kids show.

 

The Beeb regard it as a family show these days, which is why it is on in prime time on Saturday night.

 

Capaldi is the same age as William Hartnell was when he defined the role way back in 1963, and it definitely was classed as a kids show back then. Hartnell did such a good job that the show is still running 50 years later, stronger than ever. Capaldi will do fine with the kids. He used to be one who watched Doctor Who himself, so he'll understand what it is about the character that appeals to young uns and adults alike.

 

Loads of people complained that Matt Smith was too young when he got the part, but he's been great too.

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Capaldi's a good actor, but how long will he stay in the role, I wonder?

 

And having a whole programme devoted to the 'reveal' isn't as much fun as seeing the regeneration and finding out as part of the story.

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Capaldi's a good actor, but how long will he stay in the role, I wonder?

 

And having a whole programme devoted to the 'reveal' isn't as much fun as seeing the regeneration and finding out as part of the story.

i) milky moo-moo,

ii) in this age nowt in showbiz can be kept secret.

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i) milky moo-moo,

Once again, in English please? ;) 

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Once again, in English please? ;)

It's an excuse to make a song and dance and milk it for all it's worth.

 

Which isn't much.

 

Did you learn nuffink from my birthday stealing royal sprog?

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Capaldi's a good actor, but how long will he stay in the role, I wonder?

 

And having a whole programme devoted to the 'reveal' isn't as much fun as seeing the regeneration and finding out as part of the story.

 

To me, it doesn't really matter how long Capaldi sticks around, so long as he's good at it while he's in it. Christopher Eccleston only did it for one year so the precedent is already there for a short run. It's good for the show that actors of this calibre want to be in it at all.

 

The 'reveal' programme is just further evidence of what a big deal the show is to the Beeb these days, but the casting of a new Doctor has never been kept secret until an on screen regeneration. It has always been publicised well in advance who the new Doctor will be and has more often than not made the headlines. I guess that's because it would be so hard to keep such a secret anyway, when the new bloke will be out and about filming scenes in public places, so they might as well garner a bit of pre-publicity out of the news and try to draw extra viewers in to watch it when he does regenerate on screen.

 

They did manage to keep the casting of John Hurt secret until the big reveal at the end of the last series, though, as a lead in to the 50th anniversary special later this year. Which, incidentally, will be broadcast the same day as the World Cup semi finals. Gahhhh, where's me Police Box!!!

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Vis a vis the recent debate about class-status and media exposure, I think it would be great if the new doctor was portrayed as an upper class twit who seemingly pulls off  the destruction of aliens as an absent-minded afterthought.

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The Beeb regard it as a family show these days,

Yes John, and the action figures are "collectables" not toys :tongue:

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Grown men and women discussing the merits of doctor who, get a grip. It should be on CBBC.

 

Indeed. I stopped watching it about the time Tom Baker stepped down. This coincided with me taking up rugby and therefore finding myself with something much more interesting (and grown up) to do on an early Saturday evening - going to the pub for post match drinks. These days I still don't watch it for the very same reason. :)

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Well personally I love the show!

Its something I can watch with my boys and we all enjoy it, even if on different levels. We struggle to find anything we all like and generally my eldest chooses what's on TV for his bedtime viewing meaning more often than no its something shockingly bad like Jake and the Neverland Pirates, or Octonaughts.

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Haven't watched it for a while.  When is Capaldi's first one going to be - I'll probably tune in to see.

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Matt Smith is supposed to die on in the Christmas episode (happy christmas!) so I imagine he'll make an appearance at the end of that!

That said I wouldn't be completely surprised if Moffat didn't sneak him in to the special in November.

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Grown men and women discussing the merits of doctor who, get a grip. It should be on CBBC.

 

It's less childish than posting snarky comments on the internet. :tease:

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