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Peter Capaldi revealed as new Doctor Who
BBC News ^ | 4th August 2013 | BBC News

Posted on 08/04/2013 11:54:37 AM PDT by the scotsman

'Actor Peter Capaldi has been announced as the new star of BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who.

The Glasgow-born star will be the 12th actor to play the Doctor, replacing outgoing star Matt Smith.

He is best known for his role as foul-mouthed spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC series The Thick of It.

"It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it's been so fantastic," Capaldi said after the news was revealed on a live BBC One show.'

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


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 12thdoctor; capaldi; doctorwho; drwho; mattsmith; petercapaldi; scifi; smith; thedoctor

1 posted on 08/04/2013 11:54:37 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Great choice.

A brilliant actor. One of the UK’s finest. Brilliant comedy and serious actor.

Also older, but not old, can do the physical stuff and the drama and comedy needed. Has bags of gravitas.


2 posted on 08/04/2013 11:56:20 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

‘Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor and film director. He has played numerous roles in film and television, but is best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker, a spin doctor in the BBC comedy series The Thick of It and its follow-up film In the Loop. In 1995, his short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film. Starting in 2013, he will portray the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who.[1]’

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


3 posted on 08/04/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

All the Doctors since Tom Baker have meant nothing to me.


4 posted on 08/04/2013 12:05:25 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: the scotsman

What?

Not Charlie Sheen?


5 posted on 08/04/2013 12:09:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: the scotsman
Interesting. Capaldi had a pretty major role in the Torchwood Children of Earth mini-series. I wonder if they'll make anything of that connection, or just do a Colin Baker and pretend it didn't exist?
6 posted on 08/04/2013 12:09:31 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: the scotsman

Bloody ‘ell... people still watch that tripe? I’ve seen less boring vids of pommie historical archives.


7 posted on 08/04/2013 12:11:16 PM PDT by Utilizer (Axes flash, Broadswords swing, shining battle-armour rings! ...How many of them can we make die?!)
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To: the scotsman

Here’s a pic. I’m not sure how to make it smaller.

https://twitter.com/DrWho247/status/364090348902944768/photo/1


8 posted on 08/04/2013 12:12:35 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: vladimir998
They lost me with this guy...

9 posted on 08/04/2013 12:12:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: vladimir998

And even Tom Baker was no John Pertwee.


10 posted on 08/04/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: the scotsman; All

11 posted on 08/04/2013 12:19:51 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: BenLurkin

haha...me too


12 posted on 08/04/2013 12:27:13 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: the scotsman
tom baker photo: Tom Baker 04-32IntheTARDIS.jpg

Ain't no Tom Baker...

13 posted on 08/04/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Is that going to be his costume? It looks like Tom Baker by way of Mister Rogers


14 posted on 08/04/2013 12:36:34 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: the scotsman

The choice is okay, but google the fellow and he’s known for profane tirades in his work. Tom Baker was a monk, and a quiet, decent fellow. A quick youtube search shows most of this guy’s scenes consisting of him yelling the f-word. Along with gay this and gay that, Dr. Who just isn’t family-friendly any more, and that is a shame.

I remember when Star Trek Enterprise came on, and I was excited about getting my nieces into it, as I grew up with Star Trek, basically the first scene showed a porn-queen Vulcan woman spreading decontamination gel all over her half-naked body. Not something I’d want kids growing up with. I wish they had the writing skills to just make good episodes and weren’t trying to indoctrinate. Multiculturalism and gay pride. Enough.


15 posted on 08/04/2013 12:40:41 PM PDT by equalator
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To: BenLurkin
Seriously, I didn't mind McCoy, but the WRITING he was forced to do...Ugh. The KandyMan...a robot made of candy. Can you IMAGINE David Tennet facing down THAT kind of crap.

Now for HORRIBLE DOCTORS...that CLOWN in the multi-part suit, Colin Baker. Dear God...bad regeneration or not, he was the REAL Anti-Doctor...at times mad, vain, silly, unfaithful, downright CRAZY. I hated that character!!!!

16 posted on 08/04/2013 1:01:34 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: equalator

Utter nonsense.

His foul mouthed turn as ‘Malcolm Tucker’ is just ONE part he has played. Brilliantly I might add. Believe me, I have been watching him for 30 years (since Local Hero in 1983) and he has done many parts suitable for a wide audience, he has done everything from children’s TV and documentary narration (he has a wonderful voice) to very dark and adult parts. I know this man’s work far better than you and you are wrong. Utterly wrong.

Go and watch as much as you can of his work and you will understand why the UK public regards him as one of their best actors and why we are all happy he has the new Who role. Even if he swore and copulated in everything he did, Dr Who is and will remain a family show aired in the UK at ‘teatime’ (6-7pm). There isn’t and wont be a swear word in the show.

BTW, Tom Baker is legendary for his foul language and crude/black humour off-screen. I know people who have worked with him, and lovely man he is, but non-swearer and non-rude joke teller he most certainly isn’t. And besides, his most recent famous role on tv in the UK was as the surreal and rude narrator of the VERY RUDE sketch show Little Britain. I have heard him tell the dirtiest stories on chat shows and his autobiography has its rude moments.

If you think Tom was and is whiter than white, think again.


17 posted on 08/04/2013 1:07:14 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: equalator; the scotsman

Since Moffat is the lead for story ideas, I doubt if he will have Peter Capaldi use the Malcolm Tucker character as the model for the 12th Doctor. Of course, there was the family unfriendly bit where the 11th Dr. translates for the horse that he is mentally a she. It was the western episode with Ben Browder. Another case where an actor, Browder, didn’t play his two most noted characters from Stargate SG-1 and Farscape.


18 posted on 08/04/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: equalator

BTW, his turn as Malcolm ‘sweary’ Tucker is actually based on Tony Blair’s notorious PR guru Alastair Campbell.

I have watched Capaldi is almost everything he has been in, and far from many swearing roles on TV and film, most of what he has done has in fact been mainstream, ‘primetime’ British TV drama, where foul language has been little or non existant. Not because we don’t allow it (in fact the UK is FAR more relaxed on language and sex and violence than US networks), but they haven’t been part of the story.

That’s why his Tucker role blew everyone away in the UK: because he was known more for his superb serious dramatic performances and hadn’t been known for ‘sweary’ roles. ‘Dark’ roles, yes, but not crude.

Sorry mate, but you clearly know nothing about this actor. And are using youtube/google to make a nonsense point about a career based on ONE role.


19 posted on 08/04/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Yeah, the scarf is definitely something he lifted from Tom Baker.


20 posted on 08/04/2013 1:36:47 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: the scotsman

Stopped watching the show after Baker (everybody has their favorite). Red Dwarf was always more to my taste and it took a total plunge into the embarrassing when they tried to revive it with the same actors who had grown old, fat, and unfunny. The Doctor’s periodic regeneration was a genuine stroke of genius.


21 posted on 08/04/2013 1:56:54 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

I was never a fan until the rebirth, now I am a fan.

I love Red Dwarf. You know they reformed last year for a new series?.


22 posted on 08/04/2013 2:08:02 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

He was a in a gem of a film called Local Hero years ago. Looks just like a cousin of mine.


23 posted on 08/04/2013 2:15:36 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: the scotsman
No, I was not aware of that. I'll try to see if the new version is on the BBC America radar. Otherwise it might take ten years to make it across the pond.

As you can probably tell since there's an entire Red Dwarf ping list lots of American Freepers love the original series too, even if they've never actually experienced Prawn Vindaloo mouth incineration. There are lots of old BBC shows that never made it over here but should have. Rab C. Nesbitt, Some Mothers Do Have 'em, Bottom, just to name a few.

24 posted on 08/04/2013 2:31:58 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

Some of those might be non-BBC productions. I know BBC Scotland produced Rab.


25 posted on 08/04/2013 2:35:04 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: 50sDad

McCoy was a great choice for the Doctor, but he was unlucky to take over when the show was in a tailspin. Senior members of the BBC wanted it off the air and stripped it of staff and budget. He had a good Dalek episode though.


26 posted on 08/04/2013 2:38:52 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: the scotsman

The new Dr. Who played in World War Z — what was his role? A doctor from the W.H.O.! How foretelling! LOL Congrats Peter Capaldi!


27 posted on 08/04/2013 2:54:54 PM PDT by kimmie7 (Can you hear the cries of “MORE CAKE” echoing off the hills?)
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To: kimmie7

I have Tennant’s sonic screwdriver. :-)


28 posted on 08/04/2013 3:43:36 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: 50sDad

Colin Baker gets a bad rap... It wasn’t so much him, as it was the internals at the BBC and the desire to kill it off.

Try some of the Big Finish audio plays for the 6th Doctor for a better view of what could have been. He had potential. Same for McCoy, really...


29 posted on 08/04/2013 3:45:31 PM PDT by Koschei
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To: Koschei
Colin Baker gets a bad rap... It wasn’t so much him, as it was the internals at the BBC and the desire to kill it off.

I didn't mind Colin Baker, that's actually when I got into Dr. Who, so I guess it's more nostalgic. I liked his more brutal character. I found it fascinating. Also, we get the Valeyard character from the trial episode, which most fans suspect to be John Huston's "Doctor" incarnation.

Although, watching Tom Baker on tapes when I worked for Public Television station during late night certainly made me realize why people liked him.
30 posted on 08/04/2013 8:26:56 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: 50sDad
The look on McCoy’s face says it all.



Only Tenth Doctor equivalent I can think of right now would be the adipose beings . . . although they weren’t malevolent.


31 posted on 08/04/2013 10:45:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Thorliveshere

John Huston? John Hurt, you meant?


32 posted on 08/04/2013 10:49:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: the scotsman

He should do well as the Doctor. For Fun, http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/new-doctor-who-2/#slideid-179331


33 posted on 08/05/2013 6:39:45 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Olog-hai

DOH!!

Yeah, brain wasn’t in gear then....


34 posted on 08/05/2013 6:40:43 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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