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09 June 2008 @ 09:37 pm
I think we need a new Doctor  
This doesn't have show spoilers, but it does reference the off-the-screen change of guard coming up and vaguely references a recent episode.

I really like David Tennant. Actually, I've moved onto loving David Tennant now. Totally. But when the show comes back for its fifth season, I want an Eleventh Doctor. And I admit freely it's for one reason and one reason alone: Rose.

Rewatching the seasons, along with the new episodes, it became patently clear that Steven Moffat -- as talented as he is -- just doesn't really care about or want to explore the Doctor/Rose connection much at all. Which is fine; the show is not about the Doctor and Rose relationship, or Rose Tyler. It's about the Doctor. So lack of Rose and their connection is fine. Except when the whole last season and a half revolved around his feelings for her and to suddenly introduce a new character who has this deep connection to the Doctor ... oh, Moffat! You really need to read the scripts before yours. You really do. Of course, he may have this time, but I'm leaning towards doubting that since he didn't do so with "The Girl in the Fireplace." Which wound up creating a lot of cries of OOC because, oh the Doctor pretty much up and left Rose despite the previous episode -- as in the episode RIGHT BEFORE HIS!! -- being all about the Doctor promising Rose he WOULDN'T leave her. Sigh. Anyhoo, I'm getting off-point. My point is ... we're coming to the end of an era now.

Russell T. Davies is leaving after the fourth season, and Moffat is taking over (either the four specials or the fifth season in 2010, I'm not sure). And so with Moffat taking over it will be like a new era and I highly doubt that Rose will be mentioned much again (if ever), which, again, is fine. But for someone who does love the Rose/Doctor relationship, it will be a lot easier to deal with it and move on if it's a different Doctor, one who never had any relationship with Rose that we, the viewers, saw.

I've heard different reports about whether Tennant will return or not. Personally, as much as I love his Doctor now, I hope he doesn't. A new exec producer, a new Doctor, a new era. That's what I think will be best for the show (and for me as a viewer).

Donna can stay though. :D (Grumble, grumble, I know, I know Catherine Tate ain't sticking around. Grrr.)
leosgreens: stampleosgreens on June 9th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
new doc
So who would you cast as Eleven?
Arabian: Cillian Murphy_BBarabian on June 9th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: new doc
I actually don't care. They did a fabulous job with both Eccleston and Tennant, I trust that they'd do good again. I really truly don't have a preference.

Eddie Izzard has been thrown around, and he'd be fine. Maybe someone a little less known, but, really, I trust the show, they'd do a good job picking the next Doctor.
lavender gooms: dw: think think thinkthe_spin on June 9th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure we'll be getting a new Doctor, which I was a bit upset about at first since I really, really love Tennant, but once I got thinking about it I was glad. While I really like Moffat's writing, I'm not a huge fan of his apparent James T. Kirk super-slick space explorer interpretation of the Doctor, so I'm glad we won't see Ten morph into that Doctor if and when Moffat decides to take the characterization in a different direction.
Arabian: Donna Noblearabian on June 9th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's another reason. Because Tennant IS so sexy and charismatic in his own way, I think it's easy for Moffat to go that route with him. As well, based on how Moffat wrote Eccleston's Doctor, it's pretty clear that he wrote the Doctor as you described for Ten based on Tennant and not the character of the Doctor himself.

Replacing Eccleston -- who some still miss dreadfully, sniff, sniff -- AND Tennant -- sniff, sniff -- WILL be a mighty, mighty tall order, but again, I have faith that this show can pull it off.

The one thing I really am hoping about the end of this season is that RTD gives us a full form of closure, just in case Moffat's DW doesn't work, so that we can have a clean break.

Hey, there's a reason my collection of eps I call "Her Name Was Rose" ends on "The Runaway Bride." Clean cut, clean break ... and woohoo!, I still get some awesome Donna.

My GOODNESS, does she rock!?!?!?