And the next Dr Who is?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Gibson67, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Gibson67

    Gibson67 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Diss, UK
    British actress Jodie Whittaker, just announced
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  2. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    It's going to be a girl? Why?

    Has it ever even been a girl before?
  3. The Master has been a woman for all of Capaldi's run. I guess the Doctor got inspired by their friend.
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  4. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

    New York, NY, USA
    No, it is a gimmick unfortunately. For me, the show ended when Sylvester McCoy left, maybe the Paul McGann audios. I think of NuWho as kind of a parody.
  5. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
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  6. gibtti

    gibtti Well-Known Member

    Glasgow, Scotland
    Good choice. Jodie's a great actress. Loved Peter Capaldi in the role. He'll be a tough act to follow.

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  7. davidshirt

    davidshirt Forum Resident

    Redlands, CA
    This is interesting. The show needed some new life.
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  8. thegage

    thegage Forum Currency Nerd

    I don't understand why it is a gimmick to cast a person whose gender is the same as over 50% of the population. Now, if they cast the animated PuppyMonkeyBaby I think that could be called a gimmick.
  9. Scopitone

    Scopitone Phil-Zoned

    Denver, CO
  10. Scopitone

    Scopitone Phil-Zoned

    Denver, CO
    "Still not ginger"
  11. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Forum Resident

    Plano, TX
    They need to update this. "Guy", "him"

  12. Scopitone

    Scopitone Phil-Zoned

    Denver, CO
  13. Scopitone

    Scopitone Phil-Zoned

    Denver, CO
    Haha, true!
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  14. MikeyH

    MikeyH Stamper King

    Berkeley, CA
    Just saw the reveal video. Awesome, and I haven't watched regularly since Colin Baker!
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  15. Haristar

    Haristar Forum Resident

    Southampton, UK
    The real parody was McCoy's first season, in my opinion...
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  16. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident

    Surprise, AZ
    Good for her and us fans. She's an excellent actress and with her youth will bring some vim and vigor. It fits in with the whole resurrection of the DR Who series as the Drs female companions have become ever stronger in their presence and importance in the show rather than just eye candy.
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  17. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

    South Shields
    Not really a fan of Doctor Who, but the knowledge that this will annoy the worst people in the world makes me very happy :D
  18. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    First the girl in the Star Wars movie, now this.
    Whatever gives the stodgier wing of SF fandom big-baby tantrums,
    is a good thing...and who knows, might just open their minds wide enough to
    grasp fresher concepts in general!

    [CLEESE]It's all part of growing up and being British.[/CLEESE]
  19. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Oh, hello, 20th century - how did you get in here...
  20. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    I'm looking forward to this, she is great in Broadchurch.
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  21. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

    Bakersfield, CA
    I'm just happy we have a new show runner. I'm not thrilled about the new Doctor but I'm willing to give her a chance. I want to the show go on and get better if it can.
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  22. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Why? Because it's about time.
  23. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Yup. She is.
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  24. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Don't understand that casting a great actor (actress) is ever a gimmick.
  25. andybeau

    andybeau Well-Known Member

    Coventry, UK
    Really looking forward to this, she is a great actor. I loved Missy so this has got to be good for the show.
    Bring on Christmas :goodie:
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