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03 January 2009 @ 01:26 pm
And the new Doctor is ........  
Okay, BBC, you got me. I really thought it would be Paterson Joseph.

I am quite, quite amused that of all of the actors possible, they chose one who's worked with Billie Piper already! Hah!!! That's one of the Billie things I haven't watched yet, so I have no opinion on him. But, man, do I find it hilarious. I wonder if Moffat knows this? I mean, seriously, there WILL be people making Eleven/Rose fanvids because they'll have SOME "legitimate" material to work with. Hah!

Even better! I just checked and sure enough, he played the guy she had a night of non-paid-for sex with. HAH! Cracks me up! People could do some fabulous editing here to create an 11/Rose video. Oh, too funny.

I am glad it's not Paterson Joseph, even though I was pretty sure it was going to be him -- what the hell, BBC! Keeping it underwraps, for real?!?! -- For me, I'm sorry (a) he was Roderick! and (b) I've read that he's 44. Chris Eccleston was only 40 when he took over the role. So, younger is definitely better, but, erm, I would have imagined someone in their early 30's, not mid-20's. Okay.

I'm actually okay with the age. I would have preferred a bit older, but considering that David was only 34 or so when he started, and is close to 38, but yet appeared to age so much over the course of the four years, I can understand why they went for someone even younger.

I dunno, I imagine this will give Moffat the opportunity to sex him up left and right with some chick of the week thing. The only good thing about that is that if Moffat DOES do something like (or close to it), I think that WILL clearly, obviously wreck the show to the point that the BBC will realize they have to either get rid of Moffat or lose their show.

(Note: Remember, before you click the cut: Me = Not a Moffat fan.)

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Marinajavabreeze on January 3rd, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I would have preferred an older actor. I'm still crushed that Jack Davenport isn't 11. I really want him. But I just can't believe that Ten regenerates into Matt Smith's Doctor (however he's portrayed). This is just another thing to make me even sadder when DT leaves.
Arabian: David Tennant_01arabian on January 3rd, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
The only good I can see here is that Moffat may feel free to go wild with his super-sexay-James-Bond Doctor with this kid who will have no clout, and I think that WILL really hurt the show. Which will leave BBC with two options: Dump Moffat or lose their show, and it's been rumored that Rusty and co. have already said they'd come back if the show needed help down the road.


I'm just so grateful that I won't have to watch David as the Doctor under Moffat's reins. I really, really am.
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Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on January 3rd, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yup, yup, yup! Again, the one possible good thing about this is that Moffat is going to sink the show and so BBC is going to have to either dump Moffat or lose their flagship. Which option do you think they'll go for?
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Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on January 3rd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
If it's only one or two series, Rusty can easily save it, I think. I don't think for a second that the BBC will choose Moffat over Who. No way.
But you can call me Bowie: dr who 7isiscaughey on January 3rd, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'm OK with an unknown... the fact that he was born the same YEAR as me, and is in fact a couple months younger... that's weird.

But I'm ok with it for now. I just want to see how they're going to write him. And because Moffat is in charge... I'm a little worried.
Arabian: Dr Who (Nine)arabian on January 3rd, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
I'm okay with an unknown too; it's the fact that as he's been costumed already, it looks like Moffat is totally going to make the Doctor a young, cool, hip dude who sexes up the ladies left and right. That. Is. Not. The. Doctor.
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Who: Ten/Rosefaith5by5_1013 on January 3rd, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
*laughs* That's who he played on Secret Diary of a Call Girl?!

I think he's a bit young. He's older than me, but not by all that much. I would have preferred thirty, at the youngest. But I know Moffat wants to sex him up...

That whole thing makes me laugh so hard. I mean, it's just so obvious that Moffat would think younger is automatically sexier. I'm really hoping the BBC realizes that Moffat is to blame when the show goes under. From what I understand, so many people just think he's brilliant and it seems like they might just think it's entirely Matt Smith's fault.

I've seen the picture, but I just saw a close up and I spent several minutes just laughing at his hair.
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Kissarabian on January 3rd, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
I've seen the picture, but I just saw a close up and I spent several minutes just laughing at his hair.

I KNOW!!!!

I'm really hoping the BBC realizes that Moffat is to blame when the show goes under. From what I understand, so many people just think he's brilliant and it seems like they might just think it's entirely Matt Smith's fault.

That's a fear I have too. I'm hoping that if Moffat does sex it up ridiculously (as it's looking more and more like), that the fans will revolt and make it loud and clear WHY they're revolting, the ratings will drop and the BBC will KNOW it's Moffat. Finally, Moffat episodes have his hand ALL OVER THEM, and I'm sure throughout the whole run he'll be claiming ownership of EVERYTHING, so BBC, again, will know it's him.
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Who: Donna: OH MY GODfaith5by5_1013 on January 3rd, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not alone. Every time I so much as picture his hair, I start cracking up.

Yeah, I'm hoping they realize it. I've made it more than clear that I'm not happy, but I don't affect their ratings (since I live in the US). I know a lot of female viewers aren't happy about it, so, at the very least, it'll probably return to being one of those shows that has practically no female viewers. I hope that's enough to show how much he's failed.
Arabian: Donna Noblearabian on January 3rd, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
We'll know in a year and a half or so, right? I just hope the show can survive Moffat. *sigh*
faith5by5_1013: Doctor Who: Nine/Rose: Kissfaith5by5_1013 on January 3rd, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
I hope so too. I know RTD has said he'd return if the show started failing. But I hope that he's not too late to save it if that does happen.
Arabian: Dr Who - Chris/Rusty/Billiearabian on January 3rd, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Me too, me too!
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on January 3rd, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
We might even have a smutty music vid, as he was one of belle's client on Secret diary!!! ha!
Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on January 3rd, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I fully expect one. With his work with her on SDoaCG, the Sally Lockhart movies, Billie's scenes on Who, and his stuff on Who, there will be loads more material for fun, flirty, smutty vids than there is for Nine/Rose and Ten/Rose. Tis quite amusing.

Funny, how we already know whether he and Billie have chemistry and I was responding to you on that the other day, LOL!
WeHo M.: DW - Does not bode wellafrocurl on January 3rd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
The picture is laughable, to be sure.

I have no real opinion about the fact that Eleveth/Rose vids will emerge.
Arabian: Dr Who (Ten)arabian on January 3rd, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
They will. I may love my fandom, but just like in every other fandom, there are the super-duper fans who go far away and above the call of duty, LOL!

The picture is just ... no words, man, no words.
Laurel: Doctor Big Brothercorusca on January 3rd, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I just went and rewatched the episode of SDoaCG and I cracked up when I realized he was the hookup-that-wouldn't-end. I only vaguely recall him from The Ruby in the Smoke but it's not available on youtube anymore for me to rewatch...drat.

Though I kind of liked him in the interview he did (now available on youtube) about being the Doctor; he seems like he's kind of bouncy and giggly, which could be a lot of fun.

I'd like to see him with another companion around Donna's age, there could be fun times with people thinking she was his mother, much to her ire :-D I think he could be a really fun, interesting Doctor...so long as they avoid putting him in the role of interstellar James Bond.
Arabian: Dr Who (Nine)arabian on January 3rd, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
I agree he could be good, but I will completely and utterly shocked if Moffat doesn't have him as the interstellar James Bond, super-sexay Time Lord, extraordinaire!
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Arabian: Dr Who (Ten)arabian on January 3rd, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
I guess if Rusty was sticking around, I'd be upset about David leaving, but with Moffat taking over I can't be anything but utterly and completely relieved that he's leaving with Moffat coming in. I really can't. I'm thrilled and happy about it, because Moffat would likely make me hate Ten, and there's nothing that Tennant with all of his charm and charisma could do to overcome that. His Ten (based on previous writing for him) would be arrogant, patronizing, jerky, slutty and just overall, thoroughly unlikable. So, no, I can't be anything but happy that Ten won't be in the hands of Moffat full-time.
madeellymadeelly on January 3rd, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
I don't mind the new guy. =/
Arabian: I ♥ RTDarabian on January 3rd, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
I don't mind him either. I just think it's funny that he's already done so much with Billie Piper already, giving so much footage for Eleven/Rose vids, LOL! And as for him as the Doctor, again, it's not him, it's the way he's dressed/looks. It just is sinking it even more that Moffat is most likely going for the hip, young, cool, sexay Doctah! And that's not my Doctor. I continue to be immensely uninterested in the trainwreck that Moffat will do with Who.
madeellymadeelly on January 3rd, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
I don't think that's his costume, actually. But I know what you mean. Moffat is going to make the Doctor into a space pimp, like he tried to with Ten.
Jude: tenth!doctordanceonstardust on January 3rd, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Wait... Wait... Wait... Wait...

DID HE PLAY THAT CREEPY SHOP GUY THAT HANNAH/BELLE SMEXED UP WITH IN SDoaCG (I should know I'm a mod in the comm)?! (Also Ben creeping him out of the apartment? One of my fav scenes btw) that's just... WOW. LOL. I don't like this beginning era of DW. Stephen (steve?) Moffat 1) was never a Rose fan, 2) Always wrote love interests for the doctor other then ROSE 3) They always had the same first letter. I feel like this is going to suck (for Matt Smith) Then again, I could be wrong... this could be the best doctor. *shrugs* I just hope he'll be ginger! XD I still think David Tennant is my doctor. I'll still watch but it'll never really be the same. I don't know... RTD really wrote both 9th and 10th and I thought he did a brilliant job. I don't mind Moffat's work, it's just... hearing his interview from Comic Con saying that Rose will never be back. It was kind of Rude. Arrogance was seeping though those words he spoke. So, I'll watch but with caution. I'm the same of not being a Moffat fan.
Arabian: Dr Who (Ten)arabian on January 3rd, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Everything you fear based on everything you just wrote? Yeah, I wouldn't watch s5 if I were you. I'm certainly not. It's going to be everything that I hate about Moffat's episodes. Probably worse.

Yes, he was that creepy shop guy on SDoaCG. Yes.
bubbles234bubbles234 on January 4th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
"I am quite, quite amused that of all of the actors possible, they chose one who's worked with Billie Piper already! Hah!!! That's one of the Billie things I haven't watched yet, so I have no opinion on him."


(I have a feeling I may be a tad too enthusiastic on this topic. All my posts/comments about it are in CAPSLOCK! :D)

Anyway, YAAY FOR 11ROSE.
Moffat can shove his stupid "I ARE MANWHORE" Doctor and GTFO of my fandom.


Too far? :P