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Subj: Re: Meet the New Doctor.
Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 at 10:22:02 am GMT (Viewed 29 times)
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I agree that a more well known name would be better for marketing.

But Tennent and Smith and Capaldi have moved on, and Eccleston doesn't really want to return for assorted reasons.

I still would like to see Sean Pertwee take up the role of the Doctor but he doesn't want to be in his father's shadow and I respect that.

But the name Pertwee I would think would draw some fans back.

Or the son or grandson of a previous Doctor like Troughton or Baker.

But the BBC clearly wants to check the boxes as you say.

Now that being said, this new Doctor could be the diamond in the garbage that the franchise now is and revitalize it. Depends on the writing though.

Perhaps they should kick off the new series with a multi-Doctor story and have 14 team with 10 and 11. A brief return of Tennant and Smith could get things moving then see if 14 can fly solo.

I'm open-minded to it, the worry though has to be the public perception, having just had the gender-swap they now have an equally radical race-swap to get their heads around. And I worry that the Public, that unfathomable democracy, will be looking on and now see 'Doctor Who' as... a lost cause? PC nonsense.

The show used to have rules. A set of internal guidelines and limitations - limitations and rules on Regeneration. Limitations and rules on the Sonic Scewdriver, Limitations and rules concerning the characters past on Gallifrey, On ever addressing who he really was in that past life.... all these rules, and more, have been eroded over the last decade or so, to the point they no longer exist. There is very little internal structure to the series and character today.

So this is where you end up - an 'Anything Goes' mentality from those making the series.

On paper the Jodie Whittaker change should have worked. Put aside the fandoms views, and the mass television audience should have embraced this change as it did every previous one... but it didn't.
And you have to ask a very hard question as to why that era, and this change, failed so hard to connect with the audience. They rejected it, the audience of BBC1 were actively stepping around the show on the night by that second season, and put aside your own biases on Whittaker and Chris Chibnall and you have to ask why it was the mass audience reacted so negatively to this very well scheduled and promoted new series...

And how could it also impact this new change coming next.

It's a real worry. I'm not sure Russell Davies has realised this rather obvious (to me) problem. How to sell it to an already disinterested and wise mass audience? Indeed, a possibly burnt-out audience by now...

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