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29 October 2008 @ 10:34 pm
Everyone's mentioning it, but just in case you haven't heard yet...  
The BBC has just announced this.

A don't know how I feel. It was to be expected, I think, but I've been expecting it so long, I'd almost assumed it wasn't going to happen yet.

I don't who I want next either. I mean RTD has mentioned wanting Russell Tovey, and he'd be fantastic, but he's a bit young, and to do it he'd have to stop doing Being Human - and I *love* Being Human.

Anway, it's not going to be RTDs choice - It's going to be Steven Moffat's choice, which is a little more concerning. Although mainly because I *really* don't want it to be James Nesbitt. Oh, please, any higher powers listening or caring - please not James Nesbitt, he's too creepy and about as sexy as my trainers. He makes my skin crawl...

Mind you, there's always Jack Davenport - he'd do. I wouldn't kick him out of the TARDIS :)
 
 
 
emmzzi on October 29th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Richard Coyle (Jeff) would be my choice from the coupling cast :-)

I'm liking 'eccentric doctor'
Valderys: Tenth Doctor - and his name is the Doctovalderys on October 29th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Richard Coyle'd make a fantastic Doctor - but I'm thinking Tennant has been 'eccentric doctor' - so I'm making a bid for 'caring, sensitive, bleeding heart doctor' :)
Kalypso: Marquis of Patersonkalypso_v on October 29th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
I presume all the rave reviews for his RSC performances have convinced him this is the time.
Valderys: Tenth Doctor - and his name is the Doctovalderys on October 30th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
Given that (judging from Russell's book) episodes for the Moff's first season of Doctor Who were beginning to be written back in March/April, I imagine they've known about David's decision to leave for a long time now. Certainly pre-Hamlet reviews. Or, at least, if David sprang it on them recently I would be very, very surprised. They all seem to be too sorted and caring of each other to do that...
Kalypso: Marquis of Patersonkalypso_v on October 30th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
But if he'd bombed at Stratford, I'm sure they'd have been happy to hang on to him.
colourofsilence on October 29th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to keep an open mind but Russell Tovey and James Nesbitt would not be anywhere near my list of possibilities. Especially James Nesbitt, because, yes, creepy and not remotely attractive. Not that I think the Doctor should always be attractive, but he should not be James Nesbitt.

This is quite a frightening time, and I doubt we'll know for ages who will take over.
Valderys: Tenth Doctor - and his name is the Doctovalderys on October 30th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
I agree! I hadn't thought of it like that, but you're right. I am frightened. I've seen a lot of Doctor's come and go in my lifetime, and I've nearly always loved them, but even so...

And I was considering the awful thought that the Moff, too, seems to like using actors he's worked with before. Hence the James Nesbitt worry... I want to be proved wrong! :)
zibal_01zibal_01 on October 30th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
I like James Nesbitt. He has a bit of an evil look about him, which would be really good in the Doctor. It would definitely make a change.
Valderys: Tenth Doctor - and his name is the Doctovalderys on October 31st, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't mind sinister - if we could have creepy!Doctor in an Alan Rickman style-y, I'd be a very happy woman :)
summerstreesummerstree on October 30th, 2008 09:22 am (UTC)
Jack Davenport - Hmmmm - I'd be one very happy bunny
Katlinel the Darkeyed: Dalek LOLkatlinel on October 30th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
And if we also had Michelle Gomez as Romana III, that would make me happy too.
Valderys: Tenth Doctor - and his name is the Doctovalderys on October 31st, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Actually, that would make me very happy too - she'd make a surreal Romana though...!
Katlinel the Darkeyed: Dalek and Doctorkatlinel on October 31st, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Actually, I really want Michelle Gomez to play the next Doctor. But I'd settle for her to be the next Romana. I think a surreal Romana would be excellent.
Valderys: Tenth Doctor - and his name is the Doctovalderys on October 31st, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Well, it's a start - looking through their back catalogue as tv people - if we'd done that for RTD we'd have picked both his Doctors without trouble! :)