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  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @bluesqueakpip “Artistic integrity”. Lovely idea. I wonder if that person would then like to donate money to the support of artists so they can maintain their “artistic integrity”. I get really annoyed by the view that artists are some kind of superior beings that do not require food and shelter like the rest of humanity and have no right to work…[Read more]

  • And to add, if Jodie Whittaker has the courage to take on the role then I think she has something of what it takes to be the Doctor.

    Cheers
    Janette

  • @cloisterbell I have also seen Jodie Whittaker in several roles and was as surprised as most others at the choice because judging by what I have seen her in she isn’t an obvious pick for the role of the Doctor but then I thought the same of Matt Smith who I had previously seen in, in,, (name of series escapes me). I expressed my own doubts about…[Read more]

  • One thing I have learnt is to never judge who an actor will fit a role until seen in that role. I thought Matt Smith was not going to work as the Doctor. My S/O thought that Tennant was bad casting, until he saw the Christmas Invasion. There is always concern at the casting of any actor in any roll of a well loved character. For instance I recall…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip and @ichabod while choosing to stick with the team he is familiar with might seem rather restrictive it also reflects his loyalty to his “team” and shows that they are happy to continue to work with him so there are positives there. I liked the way Jodie W’ referred to him as “Chibs”. That gave me a little more confidence. I am sure…[Read more]

  • @Ichabod yes I love the accent too. Must be preferable for the actor too, especially I would think when playing the Doctor as each actor does bring something of themselves to the part. “Chibbers” not inviting Rachel Talalay back would be consistent with the rumour or statement that he is bringing in his own “team” from Broadchurch.

    Cheers
    Janette

  • @wolfweed I just plugged in the earphones and it works, so good for Oz.

    Cheers
    Janette

  • @wolfweed. Thanks for the link, for all the links. I really must find those earplugs now so I can listen. I have so much to catch up on.
    Cheers
    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • @jimthefish Yes got to applaud the announcement of a “female doctor” if the biggest objection is that it is “too PC”. This is one of those debates where it is the failings of the arguments against rather than those for that show that the matter in question is a good thing. There have been a couple of posters with actual arguments to support their…[Read more]

  • Oops thought my post was missing. so have deleted second post

  • Everywhere I go at the moment there is discussion about Dr Who. People who have not talked about it before or watched it for years are excited by the news. That can only be a good thing and if people do only tune on at Christmas because they want to see a woman take that role that is still good. Some may not bother again but plenty of others will…[Read more]

  • @mirime I want to get away from the connotation that “girly” equals weak, ie “pink is a weak girly colour”. Pink is not necessarily weak, depends upon shade and Vikings almost certainly wore pink. (an argument long ago on another forum) I want girls to able to favour whatever colour they please, pink, purple, puce green, (not sure that is actually…[Read more]

  • @blenkinsopthebrave and celebrate the decision by doing a watch of some of Jodie’s earlier work and perhaps a retrospective of Chibnell’s Who scripts to date. I think we may have started the later but it stalled though I guess we have a good part of next year for that.

    cheers
    Janette

  • @serahni Thank you for the link. Lots of chuckles here too. I never cease to wonder how many supposed “fans” have actually watched Dr Who. The claim that Doctor Who was never meant to be political always amuses me. Do they forget Monster of Peladon or The Green Death, not to mention The Sunmakers. And as for the series being P.C. Barbara Wright…[Read more]

  • @mudlark I was going to post the link to that then realised there was another page of comments and thought I had better check first to see if someone else had done so. (Especially as I’m not overly confident with posting links) so glad to see that you beat me to it. Yes lovely article. Colin continues to rise in my estimation. Though I do…[Read more]

  • As noted by one of our wise members and I have read so many posts since that I have forgotten who exactly so apologies for the lack of credit, this is akin to the first regeneration in terms of impact. It has certainly generated a buzz which won’t hurt ratings. I suspect that a lot of people who don’t usually watch Who will tune in just to see…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @fatmaninabox I hope all the disasters are soon sorted so that you can return to the fold.

    Cheers
    Janette

  • I am posting without reading comments as I have limited time today and fear that if I start reading comments I will never get to post.
    I was right about something, Doctor 13 was in Broadchurch. I have not watched Broadchurch and so can’t comment on J.W.s character in that but in every role I have seen her in she plays sensitive characters, which,…[Read more]

  • janetteB commented on the post, Crazy Captions 94

    Umm, If I sit here long enough a rabbit will materialise under the hat of inspiration..

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