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Evildrider
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on: September 11, 2008, 07:38:49 PM

So I figured I'd start a Dr. Who thread over here with this little tidbit of news.



David Tennant is in negotiations for a new film version of "Doctor Who" says The Telegraph.

The actor, currently only contracted for five more episodes, has reportedly agreed to reprise his role as the tenth Doctor in a full fifth season in 2010 if the big screen role can be added to a new deal.

"For ages, BBC Worldwide held the rights and were planning to make a movie, but it got held up and former BBC1 boss Lorraine Heggessey decided to bring back the TV series in 2005. But everyone is keen now and the fans are clamouring. Part of David's conundrum is that he wants to do films, so this looks like it would solve both issues" says a source.

BBC managers are seeking funding for the film and outgoing producer Russell T. Davies revealed he would like Catherine Zeta Jones to play the Doctor's companion in a film version.

Incoming producer Steven Moffat is also keen on the idea, saying last month that "It would be good to see it in the cinema so long as it's fantastic."

Two previous film versions of the series have been made. Peter Cushing took the lead role in 1965, and Paul McGann starred as the Time Lord in 1996.
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Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 04:49:13 PM

Meanwhile, have some rumours about the fifth season (i.e. 2010):

Pretty much  awesome, for real all round, if true.

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Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 09:02:42 PM

John Simm... le awesome.

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Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 12:55:35 PM

Latest fun rumour: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/3183974/Seven-Dr-Whos-set-for-reunion.html
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All seven surviving Doctor Whos are to feature together in a one-off television special.
The actors are getting together for the BBC charity Children in Need in a programme to be broadcast on November 14.
An insider at the BBC said: "It's a pretty ambitious idea and it's still being finalised. Everything is being kept under wraps but Doctor Who fans are in for a big treat."
awesome, for real

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Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 05:35:48 AM

Where are you getting those spoilers from ? 

It's been a while since I've sought out Who trivia.

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Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 12:13:25 PM

I've just started watching the 3rd series of these new Dr Who's and I'm very impressed. Feels true enough to the original (around which a large part of my entire childhood revolved) for the most part, except for the slight obsession with love-interest elements they seem to insist on, and the scripting and production values are excellent.

Are we really onto 4 seasons of this now? is the quality maintained? If so then I've got some catching up to do :)

Edit: 3rd not 2nd series. Numbers confuse poor brain.
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Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 01:00:04 PM

If anything I think it gets better as it goes.

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Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008, 01:48:25 AM

Awesome, heading Amazon-way now. We're just about to finish The Sopranos, halfway through Band Of Brothers and needing something else to alternate with The Wire episodes :)

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Reply #8 on: October 24, 2008, 05:34:22 AM

The current series has been refreshingly low on "love interest" guff and I though Catherine Tate did a rather good job.

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Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 05:14:01 AM

David Tennant has announced that he'll be quitting the role of the Doctor after the last of the 2009 specials.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7698539.stm

So now the question is who should/will take his place?


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Reply #10 on: October 30, 2008, 05:53:11 AM

They got lucky twice. With every new Doctor the chance they get a bad Doctor increases. Hope they can pull it off again, and I am awaiting how they will grant him new regenerations. He kinda runs low...
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Reply #11 on: October 30, 2008, 06:57:22 AM

Indeed, but that's easy fixed.

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Reply #12 on: October 30, 2008, 07:05:35 AM

They've revived the series and had two good Doctors.  To keep the buzz rolling, they will roll out a woman or minority this time.  If its a woman, it'll be someone hot and completely inappropriate for the role, like Alicia Silverstone doing her British accent in Batman and Robin. 

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Reply #13 on: October 30, 2008, 09:26:24 AM

I think Catherine Tate is batty enough for the job but is it something hardened who fans will countenance.....
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Reply #14 on: October 30, 2008, 11:55:32 AM

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Reply #15 on: October 31, 2008, 12:31:09 PM

Hugh Laurie would also be pretty awesome for the role if he weren't tied up with House.

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Reply #16 on: October 31, 2008, 12:37:36 PM

Richard E Grant would be an awesome Doctor, apparently Patrick Stewart has said he'd like to be involved as well.

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Reply #17 on: October 31, 2008, 12:42:20 PM

Patrick Stewart as the Doctor?  I don't think the universe can handle that much win.

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Reply #18 on: October 31, 2008, 12:42:57 PM

Joanna Lumley would be hilarious

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Reply #19 on: October 31, 2008, 12:54:55 PM

Was Richard E. Grant in the Comedy Dr. sketch? I know Joanna and Hugh Grant were... I think Stephen Fry could be massive win but it would be a very different Dr. from the two previous ones. At least it probably wouldn't involve any annoying Dr. falling in love with his companions storylines.

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Reply #20 on: November 02, 2008, 07:20:06 AM

Don't think it's ever going to be a woman.

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Reply #21 on: November 04, 2008, 02:31:57 AM

I am curious to know why David Tennant is quitting. Was it 2 or 3 years worth of work.
Is it that much harder to do the role? Beyond seeing him in Harry Potter*even then only reconized after I saw him as The Doctor. Never saw him before but then I do not watch British TV.

Was he that well paid that he can just say you know I've had enough time to find something else. Like it would be that easy for an actor?
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Reply #22 on: November 04, 2008, 06:35:38 AM

Was he that well paid that he can just say you know I've had enough time to find something else. Like it would be that easy for an actor?

I would imagine pretty much this. These new Dr Who series have been extremely successful for the BBC, it's a very high profile part and an iconic character, especially in the UK, that he's played very well.

Being a good Dr Who here is a fairly guaranteed gravy train for life if you follow it up well, Tom Baker being a good example. I'd guess that Tennant can now pick and choose what he wants to do from a very long list of parts right now.

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Reply #23 on: November 04, 2008, 01:41:21 PM

He said in an interview he's done what he set out to do, and wants to leave on a high note rather than let it drag on.

Edit: doh! Someone linked to it already. Well watch the dang video and you'll see why he's leaving.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #24 on: November 04, 2008, 03:53:02 PM

Don't think it's ever going to be a woman.

Probably not.  But damn Tilda Swinton would be awesome.

She could play the androgynous Doctor!
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Reply #25 on: November 04, 2008, 07:48:19 PM

Don't think it's ever going to be a woman.

Probably not.  But damn Tilda Swinton would be awesome.

She could play the androgynous Doctor!

I think Alex Kingston would be a good fit as a female Doctor. 
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Reply #26 on: November 05, 2008, 01:32:08 AM

I think Alex Kingston would be a good fit as a female Doctor. 

Think outside the box! Helen Mirren  why so serious?   No wait... Mo Mowlam! :D

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Reply #27 on: November 05, 2008, 11:53:39 AM

Don't think it's ever going to be a woman.

Nope.. but following his daughter around when he offs it for the last time? Mebbe.

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Reply #28 on: December 28, 2008, 02:13:29 AM

Did anyone see this year's Christmas special? I thought it was pretty weak. The worst I've seen by far.
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Reply #29 on: December 28, 2008, 02:19:02 AM

Eh, the Christmas special was ok I guess.  I hope the Easter one is alot better.
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Reply #30 on: December 28, 2008, 03:19:33 AM

The Christmas specials are meant to be awful. 

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Reply #31 on: December 28, 2008, 03:28:11 AM

Oh bollocks, I forgot about it. Oh well, if it was crap no great loss eh  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #32 on: December 28, 2008, 07:41:12 AM

It was ok until the Battlemech started wrecking Victorian London.

No, seriously.

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Reply #33 on: December 28, 2008, 09:26:05 AM

Steampunk battlemech!

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Reply #34 on: December 29, 2008, 12:21:37 AM

Steampunk battlemech!

That... that sounds like almost everything I could want in a TV show. 
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