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    Originally posted by David Agnew View Post
    Shameless attempt to get a megathread. Anyway the new series starts on April 5th. Hopes? Fears?
    One more page for the hundred.

    So a hectathread looming at the very least…

    Edit: "hectothread"

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      Just watched the New Year special. Probably the best Jodie Doctor story yet. I liked the nods back to other races. Jack was quite funny. Enjoyed the story resolution.

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        Yeah, that was an enjoyable one. Good to see Captain Jack again, and the Daleks are always welcome.

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          Overall it was enjoyable - exciting and striking action bits, solid story, and the 'thin blue line' Daleks were pretty witty as a topical reference. But the slow soap-emotional bits with doomy piano music are so, so poor. The companions leaving felt like watching an hour of limited actors trying to emote, but to be fair to them the script offered nothing they could work with, just platitudes about 'home' and 'family'. I know it is incorrect and pointless to compare new Who to classic Who, but after that I had to watch the end of 'Hand Of Fear' to see a beloved companion's departure handled with wit, imagination and pace (in an otherwise pretty uneven story, at that).

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            Yes, it passed the time well enough.

            It got me thinking about how modern Who hasn't had collaborator and slave humans for daleks (my phone autocorrects TARDIS but not daleks?) Like in the 80s. Or even shown the daleks fighting people other than time lords and humanity.

            The episode started off slow and confused me. Surely you can't have the first episode in... a long time, just pick up characters and threads like they were last week.

            I can't believe that they just chucked away a TARDIS like that.

            What was with the, we're 4 minutes from Osaka so now we can have a chat? I didn't think the TARDIS took significant time to travel. It felt like the writer needed to have that conversation but couldn't work out how to fit it in so just jammed it in where they could.

            Jack wasn't very Jack.

            Have people seen the announcement? It looks like you can't have doctor who without at least one white guy in the TARDIS.
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              Osaka looked a lot lke a dimly-lit business park in Bristol.

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                "Have people seen the announcement? It looks like you can't have doctor who without at least one white guy in the TARDIS."

                Yes, I thought the same. It would have been nice to just have two women on the TARDIS. And I generally prefer the one companion rule anyway. ​​​​​​

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                  Rumour Jodie Whittaker to quit at the end of the upcoming series. ( from the S*n )

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                    I don't think she's been particularly well served by the writers really. Too much "Doctor Wikipedia" exposition and too many stories that were heavy on the messaging and lightweight on the story, particularly in her second season.

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                      Kris BT advert won't bring any more to the role than he did to Death in Paradise. And he was fucking shite in that.

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                        Richard Ayoade apparently a bookies favourite to take over. First black Doctor, but there are black actors I'd prefer. I doubt whether he will actually be anyone other than Richard Ayoade in the role. I don't think he can act as another character.

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                          Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
                          Richard Ayoade apparently a bookies favourite to take over. First black Doctor, but there are black actors I'd prefer. I doubt whether he will actually be anyone other than Richard Ayoade in the role. I don't think he can act as another character.
                          Who would you suggest instead PT? Genuine question. I think you are correct about about how Richard Ayoade always plays himself. I thought the Christmas/NY episodes were great. Not sure how I feel about Bishop joining the crew.

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                            Well if we were aiming high I think Idris Elba or John Boyega would be excellent Doctors. Or David Oyewelo, who perhaps doesn't have such a high profile, but has real presence.

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                              (But really any experienced black character actor would be better than Ayoade.)

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                                Ruth Clayton has already been the first black Doctor.

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                                  Oh damn fine point. Bring her back.

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                                    For no reason other than dim memory of reading it as a teen, I bought the novelisation of The Three Doctors. It's a cracking read, I probably would have read the lot in one go last night but I realised sleep was an important thing.

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                                      I had a random Who related dream last night, don't recall the Doctor invading my dreams before...

                                      The details are vague, but there was some kind of monster related running involved until I, and whoever was with me (details are vague), got to a certain room. There, I pulled out a large template for an unfolded TARDIS (think of how you used to draw out the six sides of a cube on some card, then cut it out and fold into the 3D shape). Then, with my colleagues and I stepping on the floor side of the template, we pulled the edges up around us until we found ourselves actually in the TARDIS. Then I woke up.

                                      If this concept appears in any future episodes, my unconscious mind claims copyright.

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                                        That feels like a great plot device.

                                        I've been wondering if early episodes of the reboot will get removed from iPlayer given the allegations made against Noel Clarke.

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