Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The OTHER story of the week

Bye bye David.

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14 comments:

Me said...

Utterly gutted, as I know you will be

xx

Stevyn Colgan said...

Me - Indeed. But I've seen 10 Doctors come and go and the show remains. Whoever takes over - no pun intended - at the start of the Moff era will be just as good I'm sure.

Jon M said...

He didn't have to resign just cos of the Brand/Ross debacle though! Sheesh!

I think Lee Evans should be the next one!

Persephone said...

*gloom*
I knew this day would come, but like all tragic inevitables, I kept hoping "not yet"...
With Steven Moffat as head writer, though, there's still incentive to watch.
(Sigh.)

Janet said...

I know. I just wrote about this, too - but with a completely ridiculous suggestion of somebody with some time available to take the role. It was my "silly moment" of the day.

I hope his "replacement" is an actor with a completely different approach, as Tennant's Doctor is not replaceable.

And this is coming from somebody who once thought NOBODY could replace Tom Baker...

Janet

Stevyn Colgan said...

Jon - Lee Evans? I can see it ... and Brand is available as from today!

Persephone - I'm sure that the Moff will see us proud. It'll be interesting to see if he follows in the RTD tradition of selecting people he knows and has worked with before. That could be great! I can't see Jimmy Nesbitt (Jekyll) getting it (lots of planets may have a North but not many have an Ireland) and he's too big a star anyway. But how about Jack Davenport or, even better, Richard Coyle from Coupling? Coyle is an amazing actor and does humour too. Or Patterson Joseph? Will we see the first black Who?

Janet - Silliness surround sthat story so you're entitled your slice. And, personally, I'm not sure that they've ever replaced Tom Baker. He is The Doctor!

Janet said...

Funny, but my officemate came up with Richard Coyle as a suggestion, too. He also liked the idea of David Suchet.

My husband John favors Jack Dee. Interesting idea, isn't it?

Personally, I'd like to see Trevor Eve - or maybe Martin Clunes!

Stevyn Colgan said...

Janet - Interesting choices! Invariably they'll go with someone not too well known I guess. With the possible exception of Peter Davison, none of the previous Doctors were 'big names' when they started were they? They were all jobbing actors we were familiar with but not 'biggies'. I guess The Moff has an interesting year ahead of him!

doctawho42 said...

How about Simon Amstell? I don't know if he can act, but......oh, no, actually, get someone who can act. Tennant needs to be replaced with someone who can act.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Docta - Oh Hell yes. Amstell? Ah, the first cheeky schoolboy Doctor.

Funnily enough, I was watching Steve Moffat's Doctor Who spoof The Curse of Fatal Death a couple of days ago and I'd frgotten just how good the Richard E Grant version of the Doctor was. I particularly liked the line where he sees himself in a mirror and describes himself as 'lick the mirror gorgeous' before doing just that. Then of course, there was Jonathan Pryce's Master. He'd be a great Doctor too. If only they weren't such damned big stars already ...

Persephone said...

Gawd I love The Curse of the Fatal Death: "They're not breasts, okay? They're Dalek bumps!"
I'd happily take any of those Doctors, even Jim Broadbent's.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Persephone - So good to find someone else who knows TCOFD as well as I do! Joanna Lumley was definitely the sexiest Doctor with the best Dalek bumps.

doctawho42 said...

loooove Curse of Fatal Death. Very stupid and gorgeous.
I've been thinking deeply about this, and have decided:
Bill Nighy (I just saw Gideon's Daughter)
or
Richard E Grant
But then my favourite movie and favourite TV show will have the same lead, and that...would...be...bad?

Stevyn Colgan said...

Who42 - Nah, that wouldn't be bad. But you might get a bit too over-excited.