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New Doctor Who to be announced on BBC1 tomorrow night
BBC News ^ | 2nd January 2009 | BBC News

Posted on 01/02/2009 10:29:16 AM PST by the scotsman

'The name of the actor who will replace David Tennant in Doctor Who will be announced on Saturday.

Tennant said in October that he would stand down from the show after filming four special episodes in 2009.

His replacement - the eleventh Doctor of the TV series - will be revealed in a Doctor Who Confidential programme on BBC One at 1735 on 3 January.

The casting was confirmed over Christmas and filming for the 2010 series begins in the summer.'

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bbc; britishtelevision; doctorwho; scifi; who

1 posted on 01/02/2009 10:29:16 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Who?......


2 posted on 01/02/2009 10:31:01 AM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: the scotsman

Danny DeVito. Danny DeVito.

Please let it be Danny DeVito!


3 posted on 01/02/2009 10:31:26 AM PST by Hoplite
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To: the scotsman

W has a new gig?


4 posted on 01/02/2009 10:31:39 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: the scotsman

As a sci fi fan, I have to say the Dr. Who, bites the big one.


5 posted on 01/02/2009 10:32:31 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: the scotsman

It hasn’t been the same since the Tom Baker years.


6 posted on 01/02/2009 10:35:53 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I really like the guy and last few seasons, it’s going to stink without him. But I’ll still watch, our entire family loves the shows, it’s family night when Dr. Who’s on. Great show.


7 posted on 01/02/2009 10:38:04 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Vaquero

As a non sci-fi fan, I LOVE the ‘new’ Dr Who of Eccleston and esp. Tennant.

Remember Dr Who is a family sci fi show, not an adult one.


8 posted on 01/02/2009 10:38:15 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

I thought there were only supposed to be seven...this makes what...ten, eleven iterations of the Time Lord?


9 posted on 01/02/2009 10:38:19 AM PST by pvoce ('Good' sense and 'Common' sense are two entirely different concepts.)
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To: the scotsman

They wanted Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later) but he signed on for the new Stargate seres, to the dismay of the BBC.


10 posted on 01/02/2009 10:38:49 AM PST by denydenydeny ("Banish Merry Christmas. Get ready for Mad Max.."-Daniel Henninger)
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To: Scythian

11 posted on 01/02/2009 10:39:10 AM PST by Scythian
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cant agree.

The post Baker years (81-89) WERE pretty crap, but the Tennant and Eccleston ‘new’ Dr Who years have been great imo.


12 posted on 01/02/2009 10:39:59 AM PST by the scotsman
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To: Hoplite

Russell Brand?

13 posted on 01/02/2009 10:41:02 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Scythian

I like Tennant as well. Hate to see him go.


14 posted on 01/02/2009 10:42:30 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: weegee

If its that guy I’m done with the show permanently.


15 posted on 01/02/2009 10:42:35 AM PST by Scythian
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To: the scotsman
Most of the post Baker ones weren't all that great. Out of the old series after Tom, Sylvester McCoy was probably my favorite.
16 posted on 01/02/2009 10:43:11 AM PST by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair! Star Wreck In The Pirkinning......)
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To: Vaquero
Well... Dr. Who is certainly no Captain Kremmen


17 posted on 01/02/2009 10:43:42 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Red Badger

For all you Freepers living in your Mom’s basement.

As an aside, had a friend that was so into Star Trek, even after he was married, that I always questioned whether he made his wife dress up like those green women.

Or whether he made his TV remote control look like a phaser.


18 posted on 01/02/2009 10:44:49 AM PST by job
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To: Scythian

Well, John Entwhistle is dead, otherwise I’d have posted his photo as a choice for the role.

After all, it is the Year of the Ox and he was in The Who.


19 posted on 01/02/2009 10:45:20 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Scythian
If it were on Channel 4, instead of the BBC, they probably would've cast this guy:


20 posted on 01/02/2009 10:47:07 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

BLAGO! IT GONNA BE BLAGO I JUST KNOW IT!


21 posted on 01/02/2009 10:48:13 AM PST by shawnlaw (Things is things and parts is parts...)
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To: job

I have the Star Trek Enterprise Telephone...................

22 posted on 01/02/2009 10:51:46 AM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: pepperhead
I like Tennant as well. Hate to see him go.

Ditto!

23 posted on 01/02/2009 10:53:33 AM PST by reg45
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


24 posted on 01/02/2009 10:54:54 AM PST by kalee
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To: weegee
I take great pride in stating that I have no idea who that is.

= )

25 posted on 01/02/2009 10:57:09 AM PST by Hoplite
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To: job
As an aside, had a friend that was so into Star Trek, even after he was married, that I always questioned whether he made his wife dress up like those green women.

Yvonne Craig would tend to do that to a fella:


26 posted on 01/02/2009 10:58:36 AM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: the scotsman

Oh please, please, please...

27 posted on 01/02/2009 11:03:34 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Deplore the profligate scattering of corpses!)
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To: the scotsman

Well, if you’re in an NHS hospital, everyone really cares about “Doctor, WHERE?”


28 posted on 01/02/2009 11:13:52 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Dahoser

She played the green gal? No wonder I liked her as Batgirl so much.


29 posted on 01/02/2009 11:14:48 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: weegee

Yikes, where is that from? I guess it is true that it’s cold in space.


30 posted on 01/02/2009 11:16:20 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: the scotsman

Saving the Earth (if not the entire universe) is dangerous work. The Doctor lived out over eight hundred years on his home planet and used only one body (the first Doctor). Yet in less than fifty years on Earth, he has managed to use up ten of his twelve cat like lives - ouch!


31 posted on 01/02/2009 11:19:05 AM PST by reg45
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To: LongElegantLegs

I thought I’d find you here....


32 posted on 01/02/2009 11:19:07 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: Hoplite

Britain’s bisexual answer to Tiny Tim.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article4703539.ece

September 8, 2008

Russell Brand calls George Bush a ‘retard’ at MTV awards


33 posted on 01/02/2009 11:20:14 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Dahoser
Speaking of Yvonne Craig, I wonder if I were to be thought of as a perv for asking my wife to dress up like Batgirl?


34 posted on 01/02/2009 11:23:35 AM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Secret Agent Man

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Everett

The Kenny Everett Video Show and The Kenny Everett Video Cassette

In 1978, London's Thames Television offered him a new venture, which became the very successful and ground-breaking Kenny Everett Video Show. This was a vehicle for Everett's characters and sketches (his fellow writers were Ray Cameron, Barry Cryer and Dick Vosburgh), interspersed with the latest pop hits, either performed by the artists themselves, or as backing tracks to dance routines by Arlene Phillips' contemporaneously risque dance troupe Hot Gossip (which featured Sarah Brightman).

It was so successful that pop and TV stars queued up to make cameo appearances, including Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly, Kate Bush, Cliff Richard, Freddie Mercury, Terry Wogan and Suzi Quatro (see also "Friends" section below) and classical musicians such as Julian Lloyd Webber(clip).

These shows were also unusual in that there was no studio audience or laughter track. The only reaction sounds were those of the writers, staff and crew (given this small audience the shows were recorded at Thames Television House in small studios normally used for current affairs programmes, rather than at Thames's main site at Teddington, Middlesex.

Everett would often ad lib and deviate from the script; his bloopers were sometimes left in the final cut and on several occasions he pulled the camera around the studio revealing the crew not quite sure what was going to happen next. Quite often the crew were victims of his humour - on one occasion Everett encouraged the crew to sing "Happy Birthday" to a cameraman, presenting to him a cake which he duly pushed in the cameraman's face.

There were also the stories of Captain Kremmen, a science fiction hero voiced by Everett and originally developed for his Capital Radio shows, who travelled the galaxy battling fictional alien menaces, along with his assistant Dr Gitfinger and his voluptuous sidekick Carla. In the first three series these segments were animations created by the Cosgrove-Hall partnership (responsible for the successful children's cartoon series Dangermouse, among many others). In the fourth series (Video Cassette) Kremmen was featured as live action, with Anna Dawson playing Carla; the segments were comedy shorts, rather than the erstwhile stories.


35 posted on 01/02/2009 11:23:49 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Smedley
Speaking of Yvonne Craig, I wonder if I were to be thought of as a perv for asking my wife to dress up like Batgirl?

Of course not.

This from someone who refers to Frederick's of Hollywood as a Home Entertainment Center.

36 posted on 01/02/2009 11:32:16 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat. But they know what's best.)
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To: the scotsman
Nichols_Slave_Girl Pictures, Images and Photos

Another vote for an Orion Slave girl doctor...

37 posted on 01/02/2009 11:37:20 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Smedley

Only if she can appropriately fill the costume.


38 posted on 01/02/2009 11:52:23 AM PST by reg45
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To: Smedley; Secret Agent Man

Yvonne Craig was spectacular. Do a search for her pictures and don’t forget a bib!


39 posted on 01/02/2009 1:26:36 PM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: the scotsman

‘Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who - making him the youngest actor to take on the role.

At 26, Smith is three years younger than Peter Davison when he signed up to play the fifth Doctor in 1981.

Smith will first appear on TV screens as the 11th Doctor in 2010.

He was cast over Christmas and will begin filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who in the summer. Tennant is filming four specials in 2009.

Smith was named as Tennant’s replacement in Saturday’s edition of Doctor Who Confidential on BBC One.’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7808697.stm


40 posted on 01/03/2009 1:53:07 PM PST by the scotsman
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