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The Ginger Beacon
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It's only Malcolm effing Tucker!

He's been in quite a bit other than those two, and neither of those really are a reflection of his range. He's often playing a baddie or an arsehole. But he does both so well! If you want to learn some interesting insults watch him in The Thick Of It, which DR no. 12 will invariably compared with. Incidentally he's going to be Cardinal Richelieu in the beebs vesion of The Three Musketeers next year, so he might be in two biggies next year.

I am lookimg foreward to see where they take the role with him. It should be interesting. Its also nice to see an older chap again. Hopefully this will encourage the writers to make it less kiddy (and as I always stress, there is a big difference between family friendly and a kids show). As long as they don't dress him like Colin Baker. Or cast another Mellanie Bush.

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Dukhat
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An old Doctor. Finally. Maybe now I'll start watching the show again, or at least not have to watch with the damn captions on.

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In fact, the only actor who was older upon starting the role was William Hartnell, and that was only by a few months. And, actually, Jon Pertwee was the previous second-oldest Doctor, and he quit before he was as old as Capaldi is now.

I wonder if he's going to stick with his Scottish accent, or do what Tennant did.

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PsyLiam
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quote:
Originally posted by Dukhat:
An old Doctor. Finally. Maybe now I'll start watching the show again, or at least not have to watch with the damn captions on.

Why does the age of the actor affect whether you have to use captions? Matt Smith has a fairly mild "posh-bloke" accent, but that's surely easier to understand than most British accents?

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PsyLiam
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In fact, the only actor who was older upon starting the role was William Hartnell, and that was only by a few months. And, actually, Jon Pertwee was the previous second-oldest Doctor, and he quit before he was as old as Capaldi is now.

Although Hartnell played the Doctor as older. And not just in a "he's several hundred years old" sort of way, but in a "he's more 60/70ish than 50ish".

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Originally posted by Dukhat:
An old Doctor. Finally. Maybe now I'll start watching the show again, or at least not have to watch with the damn captions on.

Why does the age of the actor affect whether you have to use captions? Matt Smith has a fairly mild "posh-bloke" accent, but that's surely easier to understand than most British accents?
I wouldn't know about Smith, since I've never watched him. I stopped watching the show halfway through the third series, since a) I couldn't get used to Tennant, and b) I couldn't understand what people were saying because they were talking so damn fast.

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Liam : That's certainly true. My point was simply that he's going to be older than anyone else who's played the part since 1966. Not counting John Hurt, obviously.
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PsyLiam
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He is. Although I guess there's also the argument that 50ish in 2013 is very different to 50ish in 1964, or even 1970. Not that Pertwee played him as "old", really. More "distinguished".

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I wouldn't know about Smith, since I've never watched him. I stopped watching the show halfway through the third series, since a) I couldn't get used to Tennant, and b) I couldn't understand what people were saying because they were talking so damn fast.

I don't think having an older Doctor is going to make much of a difference there, I'm afraid. That's just the speed people talk at on TV these days. I guess it would be tricky if English is a second language.

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The only difference I can see with having an older looking Doctor is that writers will be less likely to try the romance route with the young lady companions. Not that I had a huge problem with it, but to me it always felt a little...off.

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PsyLiam
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I don't mind that they've done it, and episodes like "Doomsday" are amoungst my favourites. On the other hand, bits like "a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a skirt that's just a little...too...tight" made my skin crawl. I'm hoping that going with an older Doctor will allow the female companions to be a bit less awestruck and a bit more independent.

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The Twelfth Doctor's Outfit Revealed

Decent enough. I'm kinda getting a Third Doctor-ish vibe from it, except updated for the 2010s.

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