I look forward to him inviting a new companion into the Tardis:
"Come the EDITED in or EDITED the EDITED off!"
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Bizarre. Although I saw him in The Ladykillers in Liverpool so I can confirm he can do very funny comedy without swearing.
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I can start watching it again now.
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I think all this is going to do for me is make me watch "The Thick Of It"! I tried Dr Who, but I just dont get it. There was some slight interest about spotting places in Cardiff, but apart from that...
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It doesn't necessarily imply the stories are going to have any more merit now though. Or plot, come to think of it.
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I think all this is going to do for me is make me watch "The Thick Of It"!
My worry is that it will also do this for Dr Who's younger audience...
I'm sure many parents will be enormously pleased about the new 'Doctor'.
Particularly once their little darlings look up his previous work, ably assisted by various liitle playground thugs, and air his more notable lines; preferably at Grandads 80th or Sunday School. >) Are there still Sunday School type things?
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I think what JD meant is that the largely (but not exclusively I'm sure) teenage female part of the audience who were previously only watching for the David Tennant/Matt Smith appeal are going to be turned off and turning off. If you don't believe me you should try following my other half's nephew on Twitter for proof (and that's only the stuff he was re-tweeting, there was a lot more he wasn't from what he was telling me before I unfollowed him due to my timeline drowing under a torrent of Whovian angst).
It's a very brave decision and depending on how much of the audience they lose, quite possibly a terminal one.
Well JD can tell us one way or another. I was not aware of this young female following for the last two Dr Who actors ( I think my nieces are too young or too old ) . I am clearly not the right person to judge, but Matt Smith seems to me an unlikely sex symbol. I like the "drowing under a torrent of Whovian angst"
Indeed. But that isn't why I stopped watching
When did they ever?
It's sci-fi for kids, Saturday tea-time stuff, that's all it ever was or ever will be.
FWIW my paternal gradfather worked on the shows at the BBC in the mid to late 60s. He said they made the stories up as they went along.
It's why I never managed to get to the end of the last series, it's just wafer-thin these days.
When they had 24 episode series that told ONE story and one only, instead of a different story every week. It used to be a serial.
Yawn, I guess they do it so much better in America right?
They may have done in the early years (I was very amused to read about the number of body doubles used in the early series because William Hartnell would phone in sick or Patrick Troughton had decided to take a holiday!) but you can be sure that wasn't the case when Terry Nation was writing it.
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