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Doctor Who - Series 12, Chibnall's Revenge
« on: June 13, 2019, 04:35:22 PM »
Decided to start the new thread. Someone had to. Obviously there's no new news (lol) so lets debate which Doctor is the cutest toddler. Clearly it's Matt.


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Re: Doctor Who - Series 12, Chibnall's Revenge
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 04:41:33 PM »
Chernobyl crossover attracts mixed response.

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 04:52:32 PM »
No.8 destined to be Tory PM in 30 years

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 08:54:34 PM »


Young Colin Baker there is a dead ringer for the shittest boy ever:




The Peter Capaldi one looks insufficiently like a child.

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 11:52:22 PM »
Gareth Jenkins is now, appropriately enough, a senior figure at a children's charity.

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 12:29:34 AM »
Capaldi looks like Jeremy Kyle

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 12, Chibnall's Revenge
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 12:36:24 AM »
The Old-Man's Neck on Eccleston and Smith is freaking me out.

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 12, Chibnall's Revenge
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 12:37:50 AM »
Sheepy's guide to Doctor Who threads

Main threads about the new series, in chronological order of creation:
2004/03/04 - 2004/03/20:  Izzard as Dr Who ? (Rampant speculation)
2004/03/20 - 2005/02/21:  And the new Doctor Who is... (Eccleston's announcement to the start of Series 1 (27))
2005/02/27 - 2006/10/10:  New Doctor Who (Series 1 (27) & 2 (28))
2006/11/01 - 2007/05/21:  Newer Doctor Who  (Series 3 (29) part 1)
2007/05/24 - 2009/10/21:  The New Doctor Who thread (Series 3 (29) part 2, Series 4 (30), 2009 up to but not including The Waters Of Mars)
2009/10/21 - 2010/03/26:  The "New" Doctor Who Thread (2009 just before The Waters of Mars to just before Series 5 (31/Fnarg) aired)
2010/03/18 - 2010/07/27:  Doctor Who - Series 5 Discussion (No Spoilers) (Series 5 (31/Fnarg))
2010/06/13 - 2011/01/15:  So, Doctor Who. (started as Fry's questions thread, mutated halfway down page 12 into general post-Series-5-(31/Fnarg) discussion, including the 2010 Christmas special (A Christmas Carol))
2011/01/20 - 2012/01/05:  Doctor Who Series 6 (Series 6 (32))
2012/01/07 - 2012/12/29:  Doctor Who Series 7 and beyond (may contain spoilers) (S07(33)E01 (Asylum of the Daleks) - S07(33)E05 (The Angels Take Manhattan) plus Christmas Special (The Snowmen))
2012/12/29 - 2013/07/11:  Doctor Who, Series 7 (part two) (S07(33)E06 (The Bells of Saint John) - S07(33)E13 (The Name of the Doctor))
2013/01/07 - 2014/01/05:  Doctor Who - 50th anniversary year (overlaps with the previous thread)
2013/12/26 - 2014/08/11:  Doctor Who - Series 8 (101 pages before Series 8 (34) had even aired!)
2014/08/09 - 2014/10/21:  Doctor Who - Series 8 (Part 2) (S08(34)E01 (Deep Breath) - S08(34)E09 (Flatline))
2014/10/21 - 2015/01/14:  Doctor Who - Series 8 (Part 3) (S08(34)E09 (Flatline) - S08(34)E12 (Death in Heaven) plus Christmas Special (Last Christmas))
2015/01/05 - 2015/10/27:  Doctor Who - Series 9 (S09(35) speculation and E01 (The Magician's Apprentice) - E06 (The Woman Who Lived))
2015/10/26 - 2016/01/21:  Doctor Who - Series 9 (continued) (S09(35)E07 (The Zygon Invasion) - S09(35)E12 (Hell Bent) plus Christmas Special (The Husbands of River Song))
2016/01/22 - 2017/04/15:  Doctor Who - Series 10 (Pre-S10(36) speculation)
2017/04/15 - 2017/08/07:  Doctor Who - Series 10 (Part 2) (S10(36)E01 (The Pilot) - S10(36)E12 (The Doctor Falls))
2017/08/07 - 2018/01/07:  Doctor Who - Series 10 (Part 3) (Christmas Special (Twice Upon a Time) and general chatter about the impending Chibnall era)
2018/01/07 - 2018/11/02:  Doctor Who - Series 11 (Part 1) (62 pages of pre-S11(37) speculation, then S11(37)E01 (The Woman Who Fell to Earth) to S11(37)E04 (Arachnids in the UK))
2018/11/02 - 2019/06/13:  Doctor Who - Series 11 (Part 2) (S11(37)E05 (The Tsuranga Conundrum) to S11(37)E10 (The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos) plus New Year's Day Special (Resolution), then whatever the thread equivalent of "The entire thousand‐mile­‐long bridge spontaneously folded up its glittering spans and sank weeping into the mire, taking everybody with it." would be)
2019/06/13 - 20??/??/??: Doctor Who - Series 12, Chibnall's Revenge (Pre-S12(38) speculation, and who knows, maybe even an episode or two eventually -- you're reading it now)


Threads about the old series, in chronological order of creation:
Old Doctor Who (Original thread, 2005/05/11 - 2010/06/08)
Old Doctor Who (Second thread, 2011/01/14 - 2016/10/21)
Old Doctor Who - Part 3 (Third thread, 2016/10/21 - 20??/??/??)


Threads about both, but for your ears only:
Doctor Who Audio Adventures (Big Finish etc.)


Other Doctor Who related broadcast threads, also in chronological order:
Torchwood Series 1
The Sarah Jane Adventures (just the pilot, not Series 1, there was no S1 thread)
Torchwood Series 2
Sarah Jane adventures- Series 2
Torchwood Series 3 (aka Children of Earth)
Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3
Doctor Who and the SPOILERS OF DEATH (aborted Series 5 (31/Fnarg) thread)
Junior Masterchef with Doctor Who
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
Torchwood: The New World (one-page thread presaging Series 4 / Miracle Day)
Torchwood return date.... (three-post thread announcing Series 4 / Miracle Day)
Torchwood: Miracle Day (aka Series 4)
Torchwood: Miracle Day (US airings)
Class (Doctor Who spin-off) series 1

There wasn't a Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 thread, let alone a Series 5 one. :-(


Still more Doctor Who related threads, again in chronological order:
Fanzines (Comedy, Doctor Who and in general)
The Best And Worst Of Doctor Who... Ever
Doctor Who - where does everyone stand now ?
Mong Doctor Who series 5 (H.S. Art thread)
Recommend me some Old Doctor Who (a really good thread, IMHO)
Doctor Who Mongs (H.S. Art thread)
Beeb to show unseen interview with Dr Who theme creator (Delia Derbyshire)
Doctor Who film (November 2011 thread about film rumour)
Watching Doctor Who no 1. The Time Meddler (1965)
Why i don't like modern Doctor Who
Doctor Who leaked scripts thread (but still no spoilers) (July 2014)
Doctor Who: The Movie (April 2015 thread about another film rumour)
K9: Timequake (new movie coming 2017, allegedly... very allegedly, by now)
Doctor Who World (should it become an expanded franchise like Marvel?)
Dr Who Re Dooooo (would it be worth refilming some early stories?)
Doctor Who or Chips? (addressing the burning issue of the day)
Tom Baker is still alive (General Tom Baker appreciation thread)
Radiophonic Prom (featuring the music of Delia Derbyshire, among others)
Watching Doctor Who (2005) from the middle of the beginning (madhair60 sparks discussion about the RTD era -- includes a superb Sheepy-has-to-up-his-game-now list by Talulah, really! to every individual episode discussion of the first three series; many thanks for that!)


(See here for sources.  Further additions & corrections welcome.)

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 12, Chibnall's Revenge
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 01:35:35 AM »
I really love looking through all these, thank you Ambient Sheep for doing them all this time!

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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 02:17:45 AM »
Thanks, I'm glad it's appreciated. :-)

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 12, Chibnall's Revenge
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2019, 01:30:42 PM »
Looking at the Izard thread, it’s fascinating to see who’s still here.
15 years ago. Hard to fathom

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2019, 06:03:24 PM »
Looking at the Izard thread, it’s fascinating to see who’s still here.
15 years ago. Hard to fathom

I love all the rumours, speculation, and made up stuff on there.

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i think it is pretty much confirmed by 'official sources' that Mcgann is lined up to star in the first episode until he is called upon to 'regenerate'.

And everyone picking a load of old geezers for the Doctor. Imagine if you had showed them a pic of Smith at the time, there would be uproar.

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 12, Chibnall's Revenge
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2019, 06:15:56 PM »
There was!

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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2019, 06:35:50 PM »
I love all the rumours, speculation, and made up stuff on there.

And everyone picking a load of old geezers for the Doctor. Imagine if you had showed them a pic of Smith at the time, there would be uproar.

Yeah, I was championing David Warner in that thread. What a twat I was.

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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 06:40:00 PM »
There was!

Which is quite funny in retrospect. Who the fuck is this guy?! He looks about twelve!!

Turns out he was one of the best Doctors ever, an inspired piece of casting. Yes, I know some people will disagree with that assessment, which is fair enough, but there's no denying that Smith's performance was widely praised and beloved.

I daren't look at the thread in which Catherine Tate's role as a full-time companion was announced, as I was almost certainly one of those people who expressed teeth-gnashing dismay. If so, I happily concede to being a wrong twat from the past.

What a twat I was.

Snap.

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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2019, 07:34:42 PM »
Interesting (but unsurprising) how many of those suggested eventually guest-starred. And that Ecclestone is mentioned in the first page of the first thread in the modern Who era. The suggestion of Langham is retrospectively ironic. As is the idea that Anthony Head would be perfect if he was ten years older- he was 50 in 2004 ffs!

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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2019, 09:51:41 PM »
The suggestion of Langham is retrospectively ironic.

Hey, future readers:  funny what we 2019 folk didn't yet know about Bradley Walsh, eh!

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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2019, 10:06:22 PM »
Chibnall's era of Who ruined, eh future readers!!  *wink*


Speaking directly to you, future readers!  Nobody from 2019 understands what I am saying or why I am winking!  *wink*

First page of this particular thread, eh!!  What we know now that we didn't know back in 2019 eh, haha!!


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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2019, 11:44:10 PM »
Which is quite funny in retrospect. Who the fuck is this guy?! He looks about twelve!!

Turns out he was one of the best Doctors ever, an inspired piece of casting. Yes, I know some people will disagree with that assessment, which is fair enough, but there's no denying that Smith's performance was widely praised and beloved.

I was one of those who expressed dismay. I was happy when I realised within the first couple of episodes that I had been seriously mistaken, though.

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I daren't look at the thread in which Catherine Tate's role as a full-time companion was announced, as I was almost certainly one of those people who expressed teeth-gnashing dismay. If so, I happily concede to being a wrong twat from the past.

No, you were right. I never liked Catherine Tate and she was awful as a companion. I was so pleased when she left.

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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2019, 12:11:04 AM »
I thought Tate was, ironically, much better at the dramatic stuff than the comedy. Her comic performance was mostly one note, shouty bollocks, but her quieter moments were, while not up to the standards of Walsh or Cribbins, still a tier above the level of most other companions.   

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« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2019, 12:24:02 AM »
Also the fact Donna didn't fancy Tennant's Doctor was a refreshing change, even though the over-stating of this reinforced the sense that the Doctor-companion relationship would forever boil down to whether or not the companion fancied him rather than something more interesting.

Thankfully Moffat stepped in at that point and found a new approach.

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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2019, 12:48:59 AM »
Thankfully Moffat stepped in at that point and found a new approach.

Did he? More nuanced, maybe, but not wholly different. There were always tensions between Amy and 11, plus Rory's jealousy as a third wheel, and even initial teases that 11 might be the father of Amy's baby - including the revelation that she was part Time Lord/Lady. As time went on, and the Amy/Rory relationship got stronger, this became less of an issue... but it was definitely in the background for some time.

Then Moffat's other companions included the Doctor's lover/wife, and Clara, who I'm fairly sure 11 repeatedly, inadvertently admitted to finding attractive. Again, not so prominent as in RTD's era, but sexual tension and a more intimate connection were repeatedly alluded to.

It was only with the much older Capaldi that Moffat finally found himself able to move beyond that to a wholly different type of relationship, first as equals with Clara, then as teacher to Bill.

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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2019, 10:41:37 AM »
2004/03/04 - 2004/03/20:  Izzard as Dr Who ? (Rampant speculation)

This post is much funnier now that the image link is broken:

all the choices mentioned so far have their good qualities, but for me there can only one possible choice for the new DW. i give you:





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« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2019, 10:44:29 AM »
all the choices mentioned so far have their good qualities, but for me there can only one possible choice for the new DW. i give you:





the doctor

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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2019, 03:05:24 PM »
Man, that thread is quaint.
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Before he turned American.

And that Ecclestone is mentioned in the first page of the first thread in the modern Who era.
My favourite bit is this:
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I doubt he'd do it though, he'd probably get bored after a couple of months.


Y'know, I still think Davies should have gone with McGann. He wouldn't even have to mention anything about the past. Why am I even discussing this in 2019?

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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2019, 06:04:59 PM »
Yeah but the media would still yammer on about McGann's return in the build-up to the first episode, which might put people off checking it out.

I think RTD did a near-flawless job of bringing Who back, even if it didn't feel like that initially.

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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2019, 06:09:10 PM »
Y'know, I still think Davies should have gone with McGann. He wouldn't even have to mention anything about the past. Why am I even discussing this in 2019?

We could talk about all the exciting news from series 12! Oh, wait.