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July 16th, 2017 1,093 comments

Jodie Whittaker Announced As The 13th Doctor

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  • R1ch1e

    August 7th, 2017 - 2:56pm

    Thanks mate. I’ll set that to record!

  • Doctor Stu

    August 7th, 2017 - 1:16pm

    Jodie Whitaker is on Lorraine tomorrow morning for her first tv interview since the announcement if anyone’s interested (already posted but I thought it would make more sense it post it in this section)

  • T.A

    August 6th, 2017 - 2:10pm

    I like NuWho more in the RTD era. I also think Moffat wrote better stories in the RTD era.

  • The Outcast

    August 6th, 2017 - 8:16am

    NuWho could easily be better. A start would be getting rid of that Doctor romance trash. He’s an alien, not some cosmic boyfriend. The next would be realising that the Doctor’s backstory is better left alone. How many times has Moffat interfered in the Doctor’s past? Remember Name of the Doctor’s TARDIS scene? Or the Listen scene? Or the implication he only left Gallifrey cause he was scared of some ________ Hybrid prophesy?

    I reckon the gender change can work, but I’m worried we’ll end up with a Doctor who makes the biggest deal out of becoming a female and sprouts lines like “why didn’t I become a female earlier, I’ve so much less ego” or ____ like that.

    ______ means whatever rude word you want.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    August 6th, 2017 - 2:12am

    I’m actually between two stools here.The classic series set the bar but the modern series has at its best been event TV. Probably Inevitably with a bigger budget and also a more significant international audience they would go for self contained or linked 45 minute episodes and ones with story arcs over a whole series.

    Where there has been a let down is in the writing with story arcs that become anti climaxes,or become too labyrinthine ( particularly when Moffat took over in the Matt Smith era) with resort to the now more notorious plot device of ” Timey Whimey” and the seeming in particular Moffat presumption that we just accept things as a given without a more logical explanation ;e.g. how Missy has appeared in “Extremis” for judgement without any background of how she escaped or was let go from Skaro without just being hexterminated by the Daleks at end of the The Witch’s Familiar”.

    Which makes me wonder if this isn’t being plotting lazy if it’s because Moffat was as head writer a practioner of post modernism in his writing which certainly isn’t always jto my taste and not something he can get away with so easily when it’s Sherlock.And then of course there’s the implicit politicisiation of the modern series with pandering to political correctness and it’s ultimate expression with in universe tinkering to change the gender of the central character.which has grown from irksome to alienating.

    Yet I think the really annoying and maddening thing about Moffat was that he can,as with the Weeping Angels have some GOOD IDEAS! Which is why I think he is a bit of a paradox and call myself here The Moffat Paradox.

  • Adam

    August 5th, 2017 - 11:32pm

    Beautifully put nygel harrot….sadly the series has become a parody of it’s once great self under Moffat’s awful tenure!..and now nothing more but ‘Doctor who’ in name only under the BBC and Chibnall’s ‘alternate universe TIME LADY PC agenda driven’ rendition of a once great character….

  • Pats86

    August 5th, 2017 - 2:35pm

    Indeed I have, and you will have noticed that others are of the same opinion as ourselves keep voicing your feelings and don’t let anyone try to stop you, Moffat, Chibnall and the BBC would like nothing more!

  • nygel Harrot

    August 5th, 2017 - 8:51am

    Good morning Pats86, thank you for replying to my comment…I heart felt replied to some of your contributions before i left this one of my own . Hope you’ve seen them. 🙂

  • The Outcast

    August 5th, 2017 - 8:10am

    ^ Yes, I am like that too, but I really want a more manipulative Doctor.

  • Pats86

    August 5th, 2017 - 7:20am

    Indeed the classic series had many CLASSIC stories, Nuwho has had some classic stories but nothing that can touch the original classics.

  • nygel Harrot

    August 4th, 2017 - 10:41pm

    Here here Chris… but what i would really like to see is a black lesbian in dr.who. …WAIT a moment…Darn!! That didn’t work :/

  • nygel Harrot

    August 4th, 2017 - 10:35pm

    Crumbs!!! You think the program is a success today!!!! I’ve said before on here … if it wasn’t for the ORIGINAL series this new version would have been taken off the air… It’s been feeding off its past achievements more than it’s been giving back.

  • nygel Harrot

    August 4th, 2017 - 10:24pm

    Pats86 I know what you feel, your story of the school assembly, your deep feelings about the program.. I agree with you totally. I’ve been watching the prog since 1963. I too have been very upset at the last 7 years… Its SO good to know that we are not alone in how we feel about this marvellous program. It used to be so very very good 🙁

  • nygel Harrot

    August 4th, 2017 - 10:11pm

    What IF… They made some BRAND NEW stories that were as good as the old ones… Now that WOULD be a turn up 🙂

  • nygel Harrot

    August 4th, 2017 - 10:04pm

    Its a funny thing.. people keep saying dr.who is all about change… when it’s change that’s killed it. Look back at the very first episode (well 1 and 2).. The wonderful Barbara Wright,(a mature woman who’s very likeable) ian ( a mature man … who’s very likeable) the marvellous Tardis were the Dr looks like he’s actually working and flying it. The excitement of travel. The mystery of the Dr. Its all there…. the more they’ve gone away from this formula the worse it’s got.
    All the best dr.who’s have been the same formula…. Monster, invasion, defeat.
    Just think the new who has been on the air for 12 years now… When the original had been on that time we’d had some CLASSIC really CLASSIC stories, monsters, companions … cant say that for this last 12 years 🙁
    If this last seven years had been a brand new series with no link to the past… it would have been taken off the air… What makes Dr.Who great is the ORIGINAL series.

  • nygel Harrot

    August 4th, 2017 - 9:49pm

    If the choice of a female actor WAS that courageous they would have chosen someone over 55. Just PC.

  • nygel Harrot

    August 4th, 2017 - 9:44pm

    If Missy was so good … why didn’t she have more to do in this last season ???

  • booboo

    August 4th, 2017 - 1:21pm

    It was very heavily promoted on social media both here and the USA, the way most people in that age group get there info these days and people had to watch it to see if they liked it but they just weren’t watching in the first place.

    Because of its very adult content the connection had to be kept low key one would imagine.

    The viewing figures were terrible even taking everything into account.

    (should say i enjoyed most of it but it get a bit repetitive towards the end)

  • The Outcast

    August 4th, 2017 - 12:53pm

    I think Class failed because:
    A) it didn’t have a good connection to the show (its set at that one school that appeared a couple of times and some Doctor Who things appear for about 5 minutes, wow, what a connection, unlike Torchwood or the Sarah Jane Adventures, where the main characters in the main show and had Doctor Who villains like Slitheen and Sontarans).
    B) it wasn’t very good (Most people I’ve seen who have watched the entire thing dislike it)
    C) it wasn’t well advertised and was put in the worst slot.

    I think in future, if more spin offs are made they need to be well advertised, have characters we already know and have more of a connection to the show.

  • booboo

    August 4th, 2017 - 12:32pm


    It may also be the right time to look at another CBBC spin off, plenty they could do there

    Does concern me that Class, aimed at young adults and those calling for wide representation of today’s society was an outright disaster both here and the states.

  • Doctor Stu

    August 4th, 2017 - 12:21pm

    Doctor Who doesn’t know what it wants to be at the moment, back with RTD it was simple, Doctor Who was for the family, SJA was for the kids and Torchwood was for the adults. With Moffat series 5 and series 6 part 1 kind of followed this formula, then series 6 part 2 and definetly series 7 got a bit goofy and dumbed down and then series 8 and 9 were all over the place with series 10 trying again to be for the whole family. Chibnall needs to come in and set his tone from the outset and continue it for the duration that he’s in charge

  • Whovastron

    August 4th, 2017 - 10:47am

    David Tennant was in Doctor Who before Harry Potter

  • Ralph

    August 4th, 2017 - 8:05am

    I hope they never do this you can’t replace troughton, would be pointless watching.

  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2017 - 12:48am

    Thankyou, perhaps the most sensible comment I’ve seen heard since July 16th.

  • booboo

    August 2nd, 2017 - 7:11pm

    depends on the audience its aimed at, but then things aren’t what they were

    In the old days it used to be Doctor Who, Bath, bedtime story then sleep by 7.00

  • Prof Horner

    August 2nd, 2017 - 7:05pm

    Would putting it on at 6.00 pm be such a bad think?

  • Ade

    August 2nd, 2017 - 5:42pm

    Capaldi (who imho is the greatest Doctor since Tom Baker) chose to leave. I watched him being interviewed and he said that it’s ten months of extremely long days that goes into a series, and almost “factory like”. He wanted to leave while he was still doing his best work on the show.

  • Ade

    August 2nd, 2017 - 5:39pm

    Excellent post.

  • Ade

    August 2nd, 2017 - 5:31pm

    When I was a boy I had my Timelord hero.

    Now that I am an old fart I still have my Timelord hero.

  • booboo

    August 2nd, 2017 - 1:17pm

    unless of course they are going to turn it back into the “family show” to air around 6.00pm

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