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Subj: Re: Meet the New Doctor.
Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 at 08:57:00 am GMT (Viewed 46 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Meet the New Doctor.
Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 at 12:44:18 am GMT (Viewed 49 times)

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I gather he was cast back around February, and while I have become more excited and supportive by his casting having given it time to sink in, I can also see and appreciate the other side of the fence that says he is not established enough - I do suspect that the watching Russell Davies must have looked on at the reception of Jodie Whittaker's last few episodes and gulped at the audience reception, especially Legend of the Sea Devils, because if he is here to turn this ship around his mission became positively herculean in scale.

I don't think it fair to put this responsibility on such an unknown actor. Indeed if the intention is to sell the show to the mass audience again this guy isn't going to be able to sell anything, as he is a nobody to the mass public. So this show that the public have now cold-shouldered and dismissed now has to somehow convince that apathetic public to give it another chance... and no, Tom Baker didn't have to do this as he came on the back of Jon Pertwee's huge success in the role. The series was already riding high when Baker took over....

If it was any other time I wouldn't be worried. I think this guy is a good actor, I do think he will be okay (probobly!), but he is still a nobody. Landing the role at probobly the lowest point in its life bar the mid 1980s.

I just wish RTD had aimed higher, found a named actor people were familiar with, could get excited and intrigued by right away, and thereby help significantly to build up anticipation for a relaunch that promised a return to greatness was on the way.

But we get this guy, whoever he is... \(fear\)


Shrugs shoulders.....well we'll just have to wait and see. Give it a few episodes and see if the franchise can recover.


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