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And I so enjoyed watching the new Dr. Who in action last Saturday. Finally, a Doctor I could warm to -- up until last Saturday, I'd been completely unimpressed with every incarnation that came after Tom Baker's. He was my Doctor, The Doctor, when I was growing up...I'd sort of liked Paul McGann in that made for TV one-off Doctor movie, but Christopher Eccleston was the first I really really thought was right for the part...

And now he's quit. And I'd had such high hopes for finding some NC-17 fic featuring him and his sonic screwdriver, too...

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anonypooh
Mar. 31st, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
I couldn't believe he's decided not to do more already :( - big shame - I like him too! ... honestly, Doctor's don't have the stamina they once did!

gamiila
Mar. 31st, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
"Afraid of being typecast" -- what's that supposed to mean? And to think I actually took the trouble to listen to his interview on the BBC Dr. Who webpage, in which he waffled on about looking forward to growing into and exploring the part over the next two or three years!

I am so disappointed in him. And how can I enjoy the rest of the series, knowing what I know now?
evenstar_estel
Mar. 31st, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm in the same boat as you. I'd thought I'd FINALLY found a show I could invest in like BtVS or Angel, and now this happens!
gamiila
Mar. 31st, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
It's a sad day for Dr. Who-lovers everywhere.
sanda56
Mar. 31st, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
I was disappointed too. Didn't believe it until I saw it on Newsround. Silly man, it's a good part! :(
gamiila
Mar. 31st, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
In the right (scriptwriter and actor's) hands, it's a brilliant role; and CE played it to perfection in that first ep. His Doctor was everything a Doctor ought to be in my eyes: dangerous, and intelligent. Powerful, but a bit wacky. Kind. Warm-hearted. Bit of a scatterbrain, quick-tempered, but with humour and oodles of charm. And bonus points for the leather jacket and the Mancunian accent for this incarnation!

And, maybe it's the shock, but...I'm not too keen on that Tennant bloke taking over. Bill Nighy -- perhaps, although he's getting on a bit and I quite like the idea of carrying on with the young-ish, sexy Doctor they brought in this time.

Just one season -- not counting Paul McGann's tenure, that would make him the shortest-lived Doctor yet, wouldn't it?
sanda56
Apr. 1st, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
His Doctor was everything a Doctor ought to be in my eyes: dangerous, and intelligent. Powerful, but a bit wacky. Kind. Warm-hearted. Bit of a scatterbrain, quick-tempered, but with humour and oodles of charm. And bonus points for the leather jacket and the Mancunian accent for this incarnation!

I'd agree with every word of that, but apparently one of CE's problems is that he'd be typecast as the camp Dr. Say-what-now? Certainly not something I'd picked up. Wonder if William Hartnel had similar reservations about playing a Dr with a cape and shoulder length hair? He'd always played sergeant major before the Dr.

I adore David Tennant, but can't see him in the role. I'd still be seeing him as Casanova, bedding any sentient being! lol!

Pah! I'm surprised to find I've got so much emotionally invested in all this. I have no life. ;)
gamiila
Apr. 1st, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Camp? He thought people might think him camp? On what grounds, pray tell!

The more I'm hearing, the less I think of him.

As to his replacement: David Tennant is no doubt a good actor, but...I think he's too young. And much as I like Bill Nighy, I think he perhaps may be a little too old...
sanda56
Apr. 1st, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
He thought people might think him camp? On what grounds, pray tell!

I mean, do you think in future episodes he's be sporting a pink handbag? Have a read of this and you'll know as much as me.

The more I'm hearing, the less I think of him.

Yes, you and me both! :(

And much as I like Bill Nighy, I think he perhaps may be a little too old...

Dunno, he's only in his mid-fifties and perhaps he'd appreciate the job. Although according to IMBH he's filming 3 things as we speak.
gamiila
Apr. 1st, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
Dunno, he's only in his mid-fifties and perhaps he'd appreciate the job

Yeah, but I was thinking 'ship potential...There was definitely enough of that there in 'Rose' to refute any future campness, so the man's talking a load of tripe.

I'll still enjoy tomorrow's episode, though.
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