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26 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:55 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/falling-ratings-typecasting-bbc-woes-did-peter-capaldi-quit/

Falling ratings, typecasting, BBC woes: why did Peter Capaldi quit Doctor Who?

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27 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:12 pm

Because he's done his time, he's getting on, it's hard work and the guy who cast him is off too? Wink

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28 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:58 pm

We are going to make Doctor Who great again. I'm going to build a TARDIS – and nobody builds tardises better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great TARDIS on our southern border, and I will make Channel 4 pay for that TARDIS. Mark my words.

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29 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:05 am

modestmaus wrote:We are going to make Doctor Who great again. I'm going to build a TARDIS – and nobody builds tardises better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great TARDIS on our southern border, and I will make Channel 4 pay for that TARDIS. Mark my words.

LOL

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30 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:47 am

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modestmaus wrote:and I will make Channel 4 pay for that TARDIS. Mark my words.
LOL Well played.

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31 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:47 am

Here's how I'd do it- I'd bring back the Dream Crabs from one of the Christmas specials, and have the Doctor be the one sucked into a dream state. During that time, he's asked where he's seen them before, so cue flashback to said special. The person then asks him "Yes, but you knew what they were THEN, so WHEN did you first see them?" He gasps, struggles, and pulls the creature off his face and wakes...

...and it's Paul McGann. Therefore ALL the nu-poo stuff we've had so far was a dream-state induced by the Dream Crab, and we can then continue right on from where 1996 left off.


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32 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:19 pm

IMO the show is too far gone. Moff has kind of wrecked the continuity of the show, so I will just say what I would have done at the start of the Capaldi era instead.

In Capaldi's first series I would have kept Jenna on. You would have needed her for 1 year to help ease in the new Doctor. Also I wouldn't have written her that way. I'd have let her be herself more, made her less smug, not had her slap the Doctor or done any of the she is a better Doctor crap. I'd have had her leave at the end of series 8 however.

As for Missy well. I'd have made Missy the time lord Clara that we saw in The Name of the Doctor that told Hartnell what TARDIS to steal. I'd have revealed that she survived the time war, but regenerated into Michelle Gomez.

Now Timelord Clara was desperate to help the Doctor as that was all she had been created for. So she decides to download the minds of all the people he failed to save into a virtual heaven to live forever, and thus wash all the blood off of his hands. She'd also be punishing evil people he met on his travels by downloading them into a virtual hell. I'd also reveal that she was the woman in the shop who had brought Clara and 11 together so that she could be born.

IMO that would have been a better finale and story. You'd have had the Doctor discover the planet she had set this new matrix up on. Missy/Clara would be burning up one star after another to power it (but wouldn't care as all the minds of the people she killed would be downloaded into "heaven")

You'd also have a scene where the Doctor visits the matrix and maybe meets people who died in previous stories like Lynda with a Y in the heaven, and past villains like Solomon the Trader who'd be suffering in hell, and had been for hundreds of years. Also the twist is that Danny would be in hell because of what he did during the war, with the timelord Clara obviously having no affection for him.

After Missy/Clara was beaten, Clara would leave. In series 2 I'd use Journey Blue and Osgood for 12's companions. Both would be good as Journey would be n aggressive Leela style companion who could clash with the Doctor, whilst Osgood would be a Jo Grant, Susan type that would look up to him like a daughter. Neither would be romantic however.

I'd have Journey and Osgood clash at first, as one is a gentle scientist, the other a hard mercenary, but both would bond over losing loved ones to the Daleks. Journey obviously lost her brother, whilst Osgood I would reveal lost her mother to the Daleks. This cute chick here from Resurrection of the Daleks called Laird who was shot by the Dalek duplicates. Laird, Doctor Who I'd reveal that she was Osgood's mother.

Lets be honest Laird looks exactly like Osgood, dresses like Osgood and acts like her. I'd reveal that it was her death that inspired Osgood to join UNIT and led to her admiring the Doctor for always stopping the creatures that had killed her mother.

I'd also bring the Master back in series two, but HE'D be written like the Master and played by Simon Templeman. This guy here. https://youtu.be/qi86yeXB9pI

I'd have Osgood and Journey leave after Capaldi's third series and bring in a new companion who would be from the year 100 trillion. I think it would be interesting to see a companion who was from a time when the stars had burnt out and had to live a miserable existence in a cold, dead world, struggling to survive, journey to when the universe was young and see planets like the earth that she had only heard about in legends before.

I'd cast either Alison King (the babe from my profile pic) or Morven Christie. She played the cute nerdy girl O'Donnell who was a fan of the Doctor in that Peter Capaldi story with the ghosts, that got killed by the Fisher King. She's a brilliant actress.

Finally I'd also make the Capaldi Doctor more like Capaldi himself. Capaldi in real life is a lovely guy. He's nice, charming, loves children and TBH I think it would have been better in hindsight if 12 had been that way, even though initially I liked the darker take on 12.

It was kind of obvious to have a guy who was known for playing villains and angry people play the Doctor as the angry dark Doctor. IMO having 12 be the nicest and softest Doctor would have been more unexpected, in much the same way as Jon Pertwee, known for being a comedian, played the most serious, straight forward Doctor, and Matt Smith the youngest actor, ended up being the best at capturing his great age.

I'd still make 12 serious of course, no wacky crap, but I'd have made him the most compassionate which actually would have been more different to 11 and 10 who were both more ruthless and more in keeping with Capaldi as a person.

After Capaldi had done 5 years I'd move on with him and hand over the show to Iank, Mott, Rawkuss or anyone else here LOL. I'm sure they'd do a better job than Chibnall sadly. I'm basing that on his "a woman isn't ruled out from the role" UGH a female Doctor should never be considered IMO, same way I'd never consider a man for the Xena reboot.

Not a good sign as it shows that not only might he do it, but that he isn't telling these feminist fans to go fuck themselves which he should. Pandering to feminists is the first sign of a show's decline IMO.

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33 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:54 pm

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35 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:27 pm

Kind of blows it with the cast names, doesn't it? Not only did the series (and most BBC series) not do that until the 21st century, but it would have been cleverer to have chosen the name of a 30s actor...

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36 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:20 pm

I would fix the BBC's attempts to desperately advertise the new show by constantly sticking a plug at half-time in FA Cup matches and put it somewhere where it'll be seen by a more receptive audience - though with the current material that would be during CBeebies.


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37 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:50 am

How would I fix NuWho...

I'd sack Murray Gold and his brass band and I'd get the Radiophonic Workshop back doing the incidental music and theme tune. I'd also stop all this romantic bullshit between The Doctor and Companion. Another thing I would do is have an older actor play The Doctor and the companion would be in his/her 20s to 40s.

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38 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:39 pm

Yes!

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39 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:56 pm

Arthur's made it! Smile

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40 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:15 am

"Murray Gold and his brass band"

Very funny - love this!

I often think that the worse excesses of NuWho are typified by Gold's godawful compositions - perhaps the most overbearing, cheesy and unsuitable incidental music in TV history.

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41 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:00 pm

Capaldi has addressed more of the show’s critics, and knows that not every episode can be a home run though, but they’ve done well even with the restrictions placed on them: “The fact of the matter is that any show that is making 12 episodes a year, with these budgets and under these circumstances, not every [episode] is going to be fantastic. And certainly not every [episode] is going to be to everyone’s tastes.”

http://www.gamesradar.com/doctor-whos-peter-capaldi-opens-up-on-why-hes-leaving-and-how-he-wants-to-go-fighting/

The way he mentions budgets, effects and underperforming episodes in the same breath it makes it sound like the effects that are the reason for some duff episodes. :?

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42 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:21 pm

Eerily echoing Moff's latest comments. Funny how classic Who managed to make better stories on an even smaller budget for 26 years isn't it? It's almost like - gasp - the scripts used to be more important than the special effects budget. Imagination is free, last time I checked.
Telling as fuck that neither the current showrunner nor lead actor think that.

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43 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:38 pm

http://www.ok.co.uk/tv/the-one-show/1049059/fern-britton-embarrassed-after-room-101-rant-about-doctor-who-revealed-next-to-pearl-mackie

Fern Britton left embarrassed on The One Show after her dislike for Doctor Who is revealed in front of new companion Pearl Mackie
Fern Britton was left embarrassed on The One Show after its revealed she hates Doctor Who - in front of Pearl Mackie.

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44 Re: How Would You "Fix" NuWho? on Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:42 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08lm696/the-one-show-12042017

Iplayer link for The One Show

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