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Wez

New Doctor Who named - spoiler alert!

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6 hours ago, Jon Kunac-Tabinor said:

(and what wonderfully latent sexism it is too, to consider that a Doctor can only be man...)

 

I think it rather brings up larger questions about the mutability of gender, which I think makes a lot more people uncomfortable than "mere" sexism. 

 

8 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Sooo, reading between the lines, this is not a vote in favour of the new doctor? ;)

Steve.

 

In fairness to her, nothing they do can possibly be any dumber than River Song, the nadir not only of Doctor Who, but of all human endeavour, ever.

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I haven't watched Doctor Who for a long time. It lost me long ago, when Mr. Baker was no longer the Doctor.

 

I was informed by a good friend today that a new Doctor had been announced.

 

Nonchalantly I perused the World Wide Wait. I was very pleasantly surprised to see who it was :).

 

:clap:.

 

She's a superb actress. Strong. In Black Mirror she gave a very good performance.

 

Nevertheless, that's not the reason I'll be watching the show (although it helps, a lot)

 

I'm sure that it's not at all sexist to say that I think she's as hot as a Vindaloo left out on a hot rock in the Sahara, on a very hot day :jump_fire:.  That once again my boat has been floated, after a particularly nasty accident with mismatched cleaning products, an explosion in the captain' s latrine and a deep swamp. Once again, I feel I can put my Horse Chestnuts in a pickle jar. 

 

Yes, she is indeed very gentle upon my blurred and bloodshot eye.

 

She reminds me that I was once young and able to have irrational crushes on ladies I didn't know. Ladies that may indeed, for all I know, be obsessed with Dressage, thimbles, collect carrier bags or have very sweaty feet and a laugh like a hyena that has just suffered a prolapse. Yes, that was the grim truth discovered in so, so many cases :fraidnot:.

 

Nevertheless, those were the golden years of youth. Of dreaming of talking with them all night. Driving around the Italian Lakes with them by my side, scarf on head (bandage on mine), sunglasses, Burt Bacharach on the radio in a British Racing Green MG TC. The years when I still had a pulse :frantic::bounce: !

 

Mrs. T knows of my crush already :o. She laughed at me with that kind of 'knowing snort' :confused:, throwing back her head and looking at me through narrowed eyes. Such is life. Never mind. 

 

All is good in the world again :bear:.

 

Yours with a far off look in his eye :heart: 

TonyT

 

(No, it's not my glaucoma).

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56 minutes ago, AngstROM said:

 

Suspending disbelief meself right now! Surely Mr Capaldi was a 'presence' before being utterly wasted therein by very poor scripting...? If The Thick Of It/In The Loop (and lots else besides) aren't ringing any bells, howzabout Christopher Eccleston's (edgiest and best of the current lot, IMO) previous...? And I'm not remotely sleb-driven! :wonder:

 

I really don't watch a lot of telly or films, I only really find out about previous work that the actors have done after seeing them in Who.

I agree Chris Eccleston was one of the best Doctors, but I hadn't seen him in anything before Doctor Who.

To be honest though most of popular culture goes over my head, I only recently found out that some people think that 'Made in Chelsea' is real.

 

And 'sleb-driven', I have no idea what the reference is. I'm assuming some connection to Chris Eccleston.

 

Cheers,

Stuart

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I think the thing I find most off-putting is not that the new doctor will be a woman - With the way things are these days that was only to be expected.

 

The thing I find most off-putting is the sexualisation of the role full-stop. I felt this when River Song was introduced as the Doctors future wife and daughter of the Doctors companions. It's like pulling back the curtain and finding a wee man instead of a great wizard. Not sure at all how my stepson will react. I think he thought that Matt Smith was the coolest and  Peter Capaldi didn't quite measure up for him though I rather enjoyed his almost Billy Connolyesque manor at times.

 

Will the new Doctor stick to doing their fictional job or will there be love interest? Inter species, transgender lesbian perhaps?

 

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5 hours ago, Panzer Vor!!! said:

Think younger Nora Batty

 

Now, can you imagine Nora Batty v. the Daleks?

 

Ultimate life form in the galaxy? No chance against Nora and her broom.

 

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Wez, when you said Fnar your shreddies I thought you meant shreddies as in slang for undercrackers. Incidentally I see there is now a type of undercracker, and jeans and other things from the USA for the odouriferously flatulent called 'Shreddies' which have activated charcoal sewn into them. :D

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47 minutes ago, Beardie said:

Wez, when you said Fnar your shreddies I thought you meant shreddies as in slang for undercrackers. Incidentally I see there is now a type of undercracker, and jeans and other things from the USA for the odouriferously flatulent called 'Shreddies' which have activated charcoal sewn into them. :D

 

I expected that!  Either way I hope it raised a titter.

 

Charcoal pants eh?  Now there's a thing, I know e few who'd benefit from those, remembering my old NBC suit though, I can't help but think they'd be a bit uncomfortable.

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Good luck to her i'm the same as TT,haven't watched it for donkeys years when Tom Baker risked tripping over his scarf but i think Jon Pertwee was the best doc...

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Wez their site says they are snug (so that the escaping gas is filtered through the material rather than getting out the ...erm cracks and because of this they are figure hugging and slimming :D

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Regardless of their gender, is it one of life's "rights of passage" when you realise that you are now older than the current Doctor?

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4 minutes ago, Beardie said:

Wez their site says they are snug (so that the escaping gas is filtered through the material rather than getting out the ...erm cracks and because of this they are figure hugging and slimming :D

 

Where do I sign up?

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I waxed lyrical earlier as I really do have a soft spot for her, but in all seriousness;

 

British TV has, in the past, had a few quite intriguing, sexy and strong, female characters that have travelled well in terms of TV.

 

I can't help thinking of Diana Rigg in the Avengers. In fact, although a more two dimensional character, Joanna Lumley's Purdey in The New Avengers was no pushover and in Sapphire and Steel she was fascinating (just my opinion).

 

It could work, and due to my attraction to strong, attractive and above all, British  females, it reallly has me interested to give it a chance.

 

I'm married to a lady from New Zealand. When she reads this it's lumpy porridge  for me for weeks :(

 

Best regards

TonyT

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5 minutes ago, TonyTiger66 said:

I can't help thinking of Diana Rigg in the Avengers. In fact, although a more two dimensional character, Joanna Lumley's Purdey in The New Avengers was no pushover and in Sapphire and Steel she was fascinating (just my opinion).

I try not to esp when I,m driving

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I don't care if #13 is young, old, male, female, black, white, LBGT, able bodied or disabled.

 

I am ONLY interested in interesting, entertaining and comprehensible stories.

 

Trevor Hartnell

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1 hour ago, Max Headroom said:

I am ONLY interested in interesting, entertaining and comprehensible stories.

 

Trevor Hartnell

 

Any relation...? :smile:

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43 minutes ago, AngstROM said:

 

Any relation...? :smile:

'fraid not

 

Trevor Pertwee

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15 hours ago, Richard E said:

Regardless of their gender, is it one of life's "rights of passage" when you realise that you are now older than the current Doctor?

It's a dynamic situation - I've had a temporary remission while Peter Capaldi has been in the role.

 

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I haven't watched any Dr Who since Chris Eccleston left and I was hoping that the best Doctor Who (IMHO) - Tom Baker - would make a comeback!

 

Dave

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41 minutes ago, davecov said:

I haven't watched any Dr Who since Chris Eccleston left and I was hoping that the best Doctor Who (IMHO) - Tom Baker - would make a comeback!

 

Dave

 

He did int he 50th Anniversary episode...

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1 hour ago, Kallisti said:

 

He did int he 50th Anniversary episode...

and the inference was that a Timelord can choose their favourite incarnation when they regenerate for the last time.

 

Trevor

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On 18/07/2017 at 00:13, TonyTiger66 said:

She reminds me that I was once young and able to have irrational crushes on ladies I didn't know. Ladies that may indeed, for all I know, be obsessed with Dressage, thimbles, collect carrier bags or have very sweaty feet and a laugh like a hyena that has just suffered a prolapse. Yes, that was the grim truth discovered in so, so many cases :fraidnot:.

 

I don't think I'm ever going to be the same again after reading that, Mr Tiger ;). Just as well I wasn't drinking my customary morning cup o' tea, there, lucky escape...

 

I liked the bit about the 'knowing snort', too.

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On 18/07/2017 at 02:44, TonyTiger66 said:

I can't help thinking of Diana Rigg in the Avengers. In fact, although a more two dimensional character, Joanna Lumley's Purdey in The New Avengers was no pushover and in Sapphire and Steel she was fascinating (just my opinion).

 

:Tasty: 

 

I'm a bit late to the party, but I think she's going to be great. As long as Chris Chibnall doesn't try to revisit his 'Cyberwoman' episode from Torchwood. (Broadchurch - and Life on Mars, etc., - more than made up for that, happily.)

 

I rather liked the last season of Who - it was a pity that Capaldi left just as he was finally allowed to settle into the role.

 

And I could't care less if the Doctor is black, white, brindle, male, female or covered in tentacles (sorry, @Martian Hale ;). Or barnacles. Not sure about a Doctor with an eyestalk, though.

 

On a slightly related note, having the Doctor as a Dalek reminds me somewhat of the Pakistani Dalek in Spike Milligan's Q8. Similar, but different.

 

Cheers,

Alex. :sheep: --< not a Dalek

 

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Sorry since someone mentioned J Lumley in leather I,ve lost track of this thread , what were we talking about again ?? 

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Er, is this the same woman who's currently appearing in trailers saying things like "I've stolen something that isn't mine . . "  and "I'm not a real doctor . . .",  is it?

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