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    In less than 15 minutes I will watch BBC1 to see who the 12th Doctor will be.
    Looks like they have chosen for a big name, but who ?
    We shall see very soon.
    Jan from Denmark

    My blog :

    http://www.babylonlurker.dk

    "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

  • #2
    Samuel L Jackson for sure.
    Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

    Kosh: Good!

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    • #3
      Peter Capaldi. I seem to remember liking him in 'The Fires of Pompeii' and only vaguely remember him from WWZ. But I like the look, at least.

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        Well I never. Peter Capaldi!

        Who would have thought. Has anyone here seen him in 'The Thick of it', the British political satire / comedy. Oh man...

        Very interesting choice, and nice to see an older actor. Looks like the BBC are no longer dead set on pandering to teenage girls. I'm not a WHO fan, but this is an interesting choice. I expect it will benefit the show greatly.
        Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

        Kosh: Good!

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        • #5
          Okay, this is a joke that'll wear thin fast but..

          Capaldi's last movie credit was "W.H.O. Doctor"



          Ja
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            Peter Capaldi. I seem to remember liking him in 'The Fires of Pompeii' and only vaguely remember him from WWZ. But I like the look, at least.

            Jan
            - and he played the tormented official, Mr Frobisher in "Torchwood : Children of Earth" - a brilliant performance .

            I may have to re-watch that one again before Christmas
            Jan from Denmark

            My blog :

            http://www.babylonlurker.dk

            "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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            • #7
              Great actor, and a good choice. Now if only they would also replace Moffat...

              (Gah, I hate to be so negative. But I think the show has become not only hard to like, but totally incoherent.)
              Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jonas View Post
                Great actor, and a good choice. Now if only they would also replace Moffat...

                (Gah, I hate to be so negative. But I think the show has become not only hard to like, but totally incoherent.)
                I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on the Moffat side. Totally incoherent ? Not to me.
                Jan from Denmark

                My blog :

                http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                • #9
                  In case anyone is interested:
                  IMDb users daily poll
                  http://moviesdailypoll.blogspot.com/
                  What are your feelings about Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor Who?

                  For years the IMDb had a daily poll where users could vote on questions about movies and TV, sadly, after more than 10 years of existence, on april 19 of 2012 the poll disappeared. During its long existence the poll generated a faithful number of followers who have started this blog where we will post the polls suggested by any IMDb user and from where we will support any effort to bring the daily poll back. Welcome to the site, and enjoy the voting.

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                  • #10
                    IMDb currently ranks Peter Capaldi number 1 on their STARmeter rating.
                    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0134922/

                    Peter Capaldi has also spiked on Google Trends.
                    http://www.google.com/trends/explore...aldi%22&cmpt=q

                    http://www.google.com/trends/explore...r%20Who&cmpt=q

                    Top Five Doctors According to Google Trends
                    http://www.google.com/trends/explore...aldi%22&cmpt=q
                    Last edited by Dan Dassow; 08-13-2013, 03:03 PM.

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                    • #11
                      My friends and I were looking over the last few seasons again. I believe with where the Doc has been heading since he lost Amy and Rory, Peter's incarnation as a older and, from what he hinted as, more mature Dr will be a good twist.
                      While I would like to see a Female version, I'm glad they didn't just make one to cash in on a PR buzz.

                      What are your thoughts on a female Doc?
                      There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against such power, governments, and kingdoms, and conquerors cannot stand.
                      WE WILL BE FREE!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ranger 6 and 7/8 View Post
                        What are your thoughts on a female Doc?
                        No problem whatsoever, I would love to see that. It could make for somewhat different stories - or maybe not.
                        Jan from Denmark

                        My blog :

                        http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                        "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ranger 6 and 7/8 View Post
                          What are your thoughts on a female Doc?
                          Wouldn't be a huge fan of that, since to me it would feel more like pandering and PR than like a fitting storytelling choice.

                          There's a pretty good article by a feminist in the Independent arguing for why she would prefer the Doctor to remain male.

                          But by far the most valuable contribution to the younger generation has to be the fact that the Doctor is the only non-violent ôsuperheroö male role model. He solves problems through talking and heÆs proud to be a science-loving, socially awkward geek. HeÆs the hero of boys and girls. But most of all he shows boys that violence and aggression wonÆt get them what they want. Being clever, not conforming, being kind, talking û these are the ways to be a hero.

                          My daughter will love the Doctor whether heÆs a boy or a girl û River Song and Amy Pond are her heroes too - and I hope she still feels the same long after One Direction fade into another dimension, but being a feminist and calling for him to become a woman is missing a massive point.

                          As feminists we are always asking men to change, to become less aggressive, and to value equality. The idea of feminists arguing that we should take away the only male role model that appears to use his brain rather than weapons or fists seems rather alien to me.
                          Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ranger 6 and 7/8 View Post
                            What are your thoughts on a female Doc?
                            I'd like to see it. Part of me has to admit that I'd enjoy seeing the frenzy that some fans would get into over it, though. I truly don't see any reason why there shouldn't be a regeneration to female.

                            While I can see the point made in the article of having a clever, non-violent male superhero, I can't say as I agree with the writer since the latest Doctor wasn't nearly that. We went from Tennant's Doctor, who sublimated his own personality and hid in order to avoid killing to Smith's Doctor who blithely arranged for an opponent to be blown to smithereens. My preference is for the former incarnation and if it takes a female actor to get it back, I'm all for that.

                            Jan
                            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ranger 6 and 7/8 View Post
                              What are your thoughts on a female Doc?
                              I would have no problem with a woman playing The Doctor in the future. That could add an interesting dynamic. I believe it is more likely that woman is will play The Doctor than an American.

                              In a sense two women have already played The Doctor. Joanna Lumley played The Doctor in Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999) (TV). ZoÙ Wanamaker briefly played The Doctor during "Doctor Who" New Earth (2006).

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