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PEE Poll: Who is your favourite Doctor from the Doctor Who series?
Hartnell   -0 (0%)
Traughton   -0 (0%)
Pertwee   -0 (0%)
T. Baker   -4 (33.3%)
Davison   -2 (16.7%)
McCoy   -0 (0%)
McGann   -0 (0%)
Eccleston   -2 (16.7%)
Tennant   -4 (33.3%)
Smith   -0 (0%)
C. Baker   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 8

ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #240 on: 01-07-2011 15:48 »

Emma Thompson could possibly pull it off, but CZJ? Are you mad?
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #241 on: 01-07-2011 16:04 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2011 16:19 »

She would be easier on the eyes than Colin Baker, or Pertwee or Hartnell big grin

And if you've struggled through her last couple of flicks, you know her career needs a serious kick up the backside.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #242 on: 01-07-2011 16:19 »

The character is more important than your Saturday 6 o'clock boner.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #243 on: 01-07-2011 16:23 »

I wonder how many guys would stop watching if they lengthened Amy Ponds skirt...hmmm?
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #244 on: 01-07-2011 16:32 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2011 16:51 »

Katherine Tate didn't wear short skirts and series 4 was still really popular.

So you want the Time Lord to become the titillation aspect of the show, leaving the probably male companion fawning over this new sexualised Doctor. That has fail written all over it.
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« Reply #245 on: 01-07-2011 16:53 »

Who said the companion had to be male. When the show that tends to objectify the female as the companion changes, maybe 2 strong females would be a nice format.

I'm just sayin'
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #246 on: 01-07-2011 17:42 »

Space lesbians is an even worse idea.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #247 on: 01-07-2011 17:48 »

So two strong female characters= lesbians. Hmmm.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #248 on: 01-07-2011 18:02 »

It was a non-sequitur, I was saying that space lesbians would be a worse idea than two strong female characters (yeah, sure I was). Nope, gotta have a guy in there somewhere or it would become space lesbians in no time at all.

Anyway, it's still a terrible idea to change the Doctor's gender, because his sexuality has (almost) always never come into the picture. They've got dangerously close to it in recent times much to the annoyance of many fans, myself included.

So the only way changing the gender would possibly work would be to then make an immediate move away from the Doctor being any sort of object of attraction, which unfortunately the writers don't like to do these days. And it would be unavoidable if they cast an attractive actress. Best not to tempt them.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #249 on: 01-07-2011 23:13 »

I agree with SoS.

If they could get away from the sexualizing of The Doctor I might be able to deal with that but I doubt they would, they'd probably make it worse. I can't really decide how to type out my thoughts.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #250 on: 01-08-2011 01:15 »

I agree with SoS.

Of course you do. Being right tends to get people on your side.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #251 on: 01-08-2011 02:49 »

Really, the Doctor ought to be involved with either one of his own kind, or a creature so alien and differing in biology so as to render all complaints nonsensical.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #252 on: 01-08-2011 03:00 »

That works too. I think I'd rather see that than another Doctor/companion relationship. But since it seems that since in the media now days there's gotta be a relationship between main characters they are just gonna keep playing into that.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #253 on: 01-08-2011 03:31 »

I'd like to see a Dalek as a companion. That could be interesting, no?
winna

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« Reply #254 on: 01-08-2011 08:33 »

No.  They're not supposed to go up stairs. mad
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #255 on: 01-08-2011 18:04 »

I think that seems like something that would like turn into a sitcom type thing, but I'm not completely sure.
chay´s head

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« Reply #256 on: 01-09-2011 09:46 »

Umm he's a Timelord. He can't be a girl...

Isn't the reference in the earlier series, or even in the more recent series of Timeladies?
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #257 on: 01-09-2011 10:02 »

There have been Timeladies before, yes. Gallifreyans would appear to have two discrete genders like humans.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #258 on: 01-09-2011 12:25 »

But canon has yet to introduce transgendered Gallifreyans as far as I'm aware.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #259 on: 01-09-2011 19:16 »

I don't think they have, I don't even think that that idea has ever occured to them until recently.
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« Reply #260 on: 01-14-2011 16:22 »

I think calling them Timeladies would be pretty slack. I think Timelord would work for both sexes. IMO
Xanfor

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« Reply #261 on: 01-20-2011 05:19 »

I personally would rather the Doctor regenerate as female than become any more sexualised than he already has. His asexual nature has always been one of the staples of the character, changing that would be tantamount to, I dunno, making him scared of investigating mysteries or something. Physical changes to the character have historical precedent, though. It would not be difficult to accept how the transporter mechanism of the Procrustean Petard II suddenly went on the fritz and reconstituted the chromosomes of his body into an alternate state.

The core bits of the character that make him interesting have nothing to do with sex, and as such would not be affected if he were to change. In fact, in the world of Who fanfilms, Barbara Benedetti encompasses this concept with perfection.

So you want the Time Lord to become the titillation aspect of the show, leaving the probably male companion fawning over this new sexualised Doctor. That has fail written all over it.

The show could use a few more strong, admirable male characters. At least this series we got Father Octavian and badass-all-along!Rory.

Oh, Rory!
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #262 on: 01-21-2011 22:46 »

I want the Doctor to regenerate into Samuel L. Jackson, and solve every problem by either shooting somebody in the face, or chopping them in half with a purple lightsaber. How's that for a strong, admirable male character?

Hm. Or he could regenerate into Wolverine, and solve every problem by beating the shit out of people, then tearing down their houses with his adamantium claws, before raping their children and setting fire to their planet. Then he would leave, not actually having solved the problem, but having become bored.

Or he could become Great Destiny Man.

The cobras would burn too, you stupid bitch.
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« Reply #263 on: 01-22-2011 03:28 »
« Last Edit on: 01-22-2011 03:30 »

I was actually thinking more along the lines of having at least a few male companions possessing courage and reasoning ability somewhat comparable to that of the female companions we've had over the past few years.

Actually, at this point, what Space Gandalf really needs is a genre savvy deadpan snarker. This character could be the one who wields some sort of projectile weapon, and makes witty comments every time an enemy is easily defeated. Unfortunately, the Doctor suddenly becoming open to this idea would render every future episode only five minutes long, which is the real reason why the TARDIS can't carry Jack Harkness.
El-Man

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« Reply #264 on: 01-22-2011 08:10 »

Sigh. Whenever I get onto tvtropes I always waste an hour just looking around...  roll eyes
JoshTheater

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« Reply #265 on: 03-20-2011 21:52 »

Eccleston > Tennant. By far. I mean, sure Tennant's fun and not bad, but Eccleston was far better.
kgalemma

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« Reply #266 on: 04-13-2011 00:43 »

I did like Eccleston, that was the first series i ever started watching but tennents prob been my fave so far =] Looking forward to the new ones starting soon =]
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« Reply #267 on: 04-13-2011 07:06 »

I really liked Christopher Eccleston as the doctor... he reintroduced the series as an exciting sci-fi drama, but as good as David Tennant was he kind of brought this pantomime feel to the show, which on some occasions was wonderful but it got tiring.  I was skeptical about Matt Smith, but I found what he brings to the show is refreshing - that should always be the case with every regeneration.

But in short, Doctor Who has been like this for me:

Low-budget pantomime -> sophisticated sci-fi drama -> over-budget pantomime
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« Reply #268 on: 04-22-2011 04:25 »

Elisabeth Sladen dies. cry cry cry
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« Reply #269 on: 04-22-2011 08:43 »

CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON FTW!
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #270 on: 04-22-2011 10:38 »


cry I guess the distronic toxaemia finally caught up with her.
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« Reply #271 on: 04-23-2011 05:39 »

I'll just leave this here
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #272 on: 04-23-2011 16:16 »

The wibbly lever. Awesome. Can't wait for tonight.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #273 on: 04-23-2011 20:01 »

Well that episode of Doctor Who just made my entire body explode with joy and excitement.... I MEAN LIKE OMG WTF ZOMG IT WAS AMAZING! AND NEXT WEEK'S LOOKS EVEN BETTER!

Fun Fact: I was first in line today to get the new Doctor Who book 'Hunter's Moon' signed by the author Paul Finch. =D
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« Reply #274 on: 04-23-2011 21:10 »

That was a great series opener; the 'forgettable' aliens rival the Stone Angels for creepiness!
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« Reply #275 on: 04-23-2011 21:21 »

True, but I hope they have a better way of killing people than just zapping them....  hmpf
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #276 on: 04-24-2011 01:23 »

1103. 200 years since he last met Pond and Rory. I like that.
boasel

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« Reply #277 on: 04-24-2011 11:31 »

Good episode to start the series on, let's hope they stick to it.
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« Reply #278 on: 04-24-2011 15:39 »

*facepalm* I forgot to watch last night's episode.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #279 on: 04-24-2011 16:20 »

BBC iPlayer.
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