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    JimTheFish @jimthefish
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    This is the News thread for official news, which is usually text / images posted on the BBC’s site. If you do come across a spoiler somewhere else and want to post it, we have a Spoilers thread.

    Please note that The Radio Times is growing increasingly spoilerish with their publication of episode plot details in advance of anything the BBC has officially released, so please think twice before you post in ‘News’ rather than ‘Spoilers’ something from the Radio Times.

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    (This is a continuation of the Doctor Who News (4) thread which was nearing its posting limit.)

    blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave

    @jimthefish Thanks for the new page. It is true that the old one was getting rather full, and at the rate that news stories about the next RTD incarnation are emerging, this page will fill up quickly, I suspect. Indeed, I have been reading so much about it in the last couple of days (but not from the BBC, so not for this page) I am actually feeling a bit sorry for Chibnall and Jodie, whose final story seems to be completely overshadowed by all the announcements about RTD’s return.

    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord


    I suspect you’re right — although it’s hardly RTD’s fault and is largely down to the public filming. But I think it’s almost certainly true that a lot of people will be watching Jodie’s last episode just waiting for Tennant to show up.

    Having said that, even at this early stage, RTD has already provided some juicy material for bonkerising, so I think a visit to Spoilers might be in order….

    Dentarthurdent @dentarthurdent

    Ummm. Yasmin Finney as Rose. I’m rather conflicted about that, for two reasons. One, obviously, is that Yasmin Finney looks nothing like Billie Piper, and since Rose is not a Timelord, how could that happen? Okay, she did look into the Tardis core, and I guess RTD will find a way to make her change of appearance work (regeneration?). But it better be good.

    The other is that Billie Piper as Rose (or the Interface) was one of those fortunate actors who the camera loves, as they say. Just leaning against a wall in the background, she drew your attention like a magnet. I’d be reluctant to see her legacy impaired by a less than stellar performance. I haven’t seen Yasmin Finney in anything, I hope her acting is as good as her looks. But she better be good.

    I suppose one hopeful factor is that RTD wrote Rose before, so he should have the ability to write Rose 2 well – and should be motivated not to sabotage all his earlier work. So Yasmin should have, err, rather better material to work with than Jodie did.   I live in hope    🙂

    Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip

    RTD has done this before – rumours abounded that the Rani was coming back, but it turned out to be a another character called Rani. Unless Rose acquired the ability to regenerate when she became Bad Wolf, I’d guess this is the same thing. Yasmin Finney is playing someone called Rose. Not the Billie Piper character.

    Given that Rose Tyler is presumed dead, I suppose there might be some kind of ‘named after’ connection.

    JimTheFish @jimthefish
    Time Lord


    What @bluesqueakpip said. I believe the prevalent theory at the moment is that this new Rose is new character and not some new version of the original Rose (there is a more specific theory but I think I’ll save that for the Spoilers section). As to Yasmin Finney’s credentials, they look pretty solid. I’ve only checked out a couple of episodes of Heartstopper and she strikes me as pretty good in it. And let’s not forget just what the general reaction to Piper’s casting was back in the day and just how comprehensively she proved the naysayers wrong.

    Dentarthurdent @dentarthurdent

    @jimthefish   Yes I recall how how well Billie Piper did, against initial prognostications, that’s why I’d hate to see her performance retrospectively clouded by a less-than-stellar ‘Rose 2’ (if Rose 2 is supposed to be the ‘same’ character, which I note she may not be).     (Understand, I have absolutely no knowledge of Yasmin Finney, I hope she does really well).

    I will hie me off to ‘Spoilers’ at this point.


    winston @winston

    So much cool news, but so long to wait.

    toinfinityandbepond @toinfinityandbepond

    rumours of Martha returning now…

    janetteB @janetteb

    @toinfinityandbepond Oh I hope those rumours prove true. Would be nice for Martha to be a part of the 60th Anniversary episode.



    Jimbeaux Slice @jimbeauxslice

    Found this article today about the upcoming new season.

    BuddyTV – Everything We Know and Speculate about the New Doctor Who Season

    What are your thoughts on the upcoming season?

    winston @winston

    @jimbeauxslice   Hello!  Welcome to the site, I hope you like it here. I am excited about the next series but have no specific theories yet.  I only know that it is so far away and I hate waiting.

    It will be interesting to see what direction RTD takes the show in and a new Doctor is always exciting. The 60th anniversary show seems to have everyone in it and I love to see the old faces  so I guess it is just the waiting.

    Stay safe

    Jimbeaux Slice @jimbeauxslice

    @winston Thanks for the warm welcome. The creators of the original show were brilliant when they came up with idea that the Doctor could regenerate into anyone. It gives them infinite possibilities when casting.

    syzygy @thane16

    I didn’t did I? Read “I hope her acting is as good as her looks?” Nah, I wouldn’t have read that.

    I think the Nu Rose, is in fact a different character called Rose. But I’m effectively 10 weeks behind. Thrilled RTD is taking over the rains. Chibnall must be knackered. I mean surely “he looks a little tired….” 🙂

    old Puro. Hope all and everyone is well.

    nerys @nerys

    @thane16 Good to see you back, Puro! I hope you are doing well. I agree with your sentiments, and am looking forward to a return to the RTD era … with hope!

    Dentarthurdent @dentarthurdent

    Well, I’m intrigued by ‘Nu Rose’.    She must be a different character (this can’t possibly be one of those occasions when they re-cast the same character with a different ‘look alike’ actor, which is rarely ever convincing anyway and – given Billie’s and Yasmin’s looks – they’re obviously not going to do).   Which raises the intriguing question, how and why is RTD doing it?   It must mean something.  It could be total coincidence, of course – no law of physics precludes that – but it would be a massive let-down unless it has some significance to the story.   Even if no more than ‘the Doctor manages to retrieve a ‘Rose’ from the other dimension and gets the wrong one’.

    I hope RTD comes up with something satisfying.

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