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(Doctor Who TV)   Is David Tennant returning as the next Doctor Who? Remember that the headline rule is in effect   (doctorwhotv.co.uk) divider line
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2022-01-22 8:28:02 PM  
Real life movies, sports, whatever should all have POLTABS.
 
2022-01-22 9:46:32 PM  
It's one thing to bring back a showrunner, quite another thing for the Doctor. Maybe for a special like they've done before, but no way for another 3 years or whatever.
 
2022-01-22 9:49:39 PM  
So... maybe they're going to pull a Bobby Ewing, and the past few Doctors were just a bad dream sequence?

Don't give me hope.
 
2022-01-22 11:02:11 PM  
If they aren't changing the writers, who cares?
 
2022-01-22 11:04:30 PM  
Why would he?
He has been killing it in every other show he has starred in.
 
2022-01-22 11:09:19 PM  
If David Tennant is the next Doctor Who, order will be restored to the universe.
 
2022-01-22 11:10:24 PM  

dhcmrlchtdj: It's one thing to bring back a showrunner, quite another thing for the Doctor. Maybe for a special like they've done before, but no way for another 3 years or whatever.


Well.. the 4th already returned as possible repeat incarnation "The Curator", introducing the idea that the Doctor could repeat faces.  That's not even new to Doctor Who since Romana demonstrated the ability to so finely control her regeneration that she was able to try on multiple faces including a duplicate of an existing person.  It's just that our beloved Doctor is pretty shiat at it, given that he's usually in the middle of dying when he regenerates instead of calmly deciding it's just time for it.
 
2022-01-22 11:53:52 PM  
Hell, at this point, use a different actor every week.  Tennant one week, then give Tom Baker another shot, then Sylvester McCoy, then David Bradley gets to reprise William Hartnell, then Matt Smith, then Idris Elba, then James Corden, then Nathan Fillion.

Just for god's sake, *someone* ride herd on the writers / producers / directors!
 
2022-01-23 12:01:17 AM  
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2022-01-23 12:02:01 AM  

sinner4ever: Why would he?
He has been killing it in every other show he has starred in.


His nerd-love for DW was so strong back in the day he kept bugging the Big Finish people for parts in their audio plays just to be part of it. He said outright that the only reason he quit the show when he did is because he knew if he didn't force himself he'd never leave, pretty much like Tom. That said I don't believe this, but I can easily see how it would be plausible
 
2022-01-23 12:50:23 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: sinner4ever: Why would he?
He has been killing it in every other show he has starred in.

His nerd-love for DW was so strong back in the day he kept bugging the Big Finish people for parts in their audio plays just to be part of it. He said outright that the only reason he quit the show when he did is because he knew if he didn't force himself he'd never leave, pretty much like Tom. That said I don't believe this, but I can easily see how it would be plausible


It's REALLY plausible when you think about it. DW ratings have been steadily dropping since Capaldi's run, and of all the stunts they might use to bring the viewers back, I can't think of anything that would pull them in like a return of Tennant. He's consistently been rated as the #1 favorite Doctor, not just by fans of the revived series but also by some of the classic series fans as well. Baker will forever be the most iconic Doctor, but for modern audiences, Tennant is far and away the most beloved.

But if they try this, they still better get some damned better writers. Even Tennant couldn't have salvaged the crap they shoveled onto Whittaker.
 
2022-01-23 3:41:30 AM  
If they're going to bring an old Doctor back, it should be Colin Baker. The BBC owes him for what they did to him in the '80s.
 
2022-01-23 5:53:28 AM  
The headline rule?   Isn't that something like "The headline must be misleading, preferable to the point of contradicting TFA"?

Does this mean the only good Doctor, Tom Baker, is returning?
 
2022-01-23 7:26:21 AM  
This makes sense, and would make everyone happy. No way it happens.
 
2022-01-23 8:12:17 AM  
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who heard David Tennant talk about being the Doctor again at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
 
2022-01-23 8:14:35 AM  

amigafin: My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who heard David Tennant talk about being the Doctor again at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.


Thank you, amigafin
 
2022-01-23 8:27:38 AM  
I grew up on the fourth doctor, so a return to goofy fun would be just fine with me.
 
2022-01-23 8:34:44 AM  

Gordon Bennett: If they're going to bring an old Doctor back, it should be Colin Baker. The BBC owes him for what they did to him in the '80s.


The guy is 78.  It'd be a different kind of Doctor, that's for sure.  Far less running.
 
2022-01-23 8:51:03 AM  
I'm wondering if the "source" at BBC was the writer's ass, because that's where it sounds like it was pulled from.
 
2022-01-23 10:32:54 AM  

Gordon Bennett: If they're going to bring an old Doctor back, it should be Colin Baker. The BBC owes him for what they did to him in the '80s.


The BBC really should have commissioned a situational comedy in the early 2000s starring Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Tom Baker as widowed roommates who are all retired medical doctors. And they should have called the show, The Doctors.
 
2022-01-23 11:17:06 AM  
David Tennant can be the new Number 2?
 
2022-01-23 11:27:36 AM  
FTFA: Then again, it could all be a load of old rubbish...

That really should be the last line in any article written, ever.
 
2022-01-23 11:32:39 AM  

Bslim: amigafin: My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who heard David Tennant talk about being the Doctor again at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

Thank you, amigafin


Anytime!
 
2022-01-23 11:46:30 AM  

dittybopper: The headline rule?   Isn't that something like "The headline must be misleading, preferable to the point of contradicting TFA"?

Does this mean the only good Doctor, Tom Baker, is returning?


"If the headline is phrased as a question, the answer is 'no'."
 
2022-01-23 12:05:01 PM  
I'm against anything that delays or interferes with more Staged.
 
2022-01-23 12:20:38 PM  
When I heard RTD was coming back this was my first thought.  Bringing back Tennant would bring a ratings bump. The article is about as authoritative as I am.
 
2022-01-23 12:40:59 PM  

darkman2000: Bringing back Tennant would bring a ratings bump.


It would be interesting to see him bring a 'same face, different personality' to the role.  He's good enough to keep the fundamentals the same while switching up the details.
 
2022-01-23 2:05:17 PM  
I told you I didn't want to go!!!!
 
2022-01-23 2:10:42 PM  

Unsung_Hero: darkman2000: Bringing back Tennant would bring a ratings bump.

It would be interesting to see him bring a 'same face, different personality' to the role.  He's good enough to keep the fundamentals the same while switching up the details.


What if The Master came back, wearing a familiar face just to fark with people?
 
2022-01-23 2:32:35 PM  
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Here's my vote.
 
2022-01-23 3:10:26 PM  

aRegularJoe_aRegularJob: Unsung_Hero: darkman2000: Bringing back Tennant would bring a ratings bump.

It would be interesting to see him bring a 'same face, different personality' to the role.  He's good enough to keep the fundamentals the same while switching up the details.

What if The Master came back, wearing a familiar face just to fark with people?


I always thought it would be great if Tennant returned as the human Doctor that grew from his severed hand, and he's not exactly a villain, but he does run around trying to fix things the Doctor did that he doesn't agree with. His initial irritation with the Doctor's judgment started with the Doc leaving him behind with Rose, who never stopped pining for the real Doctor, and who he never had any true feelings for. (Being a partial mix of Donna, his tolerance for Rose and her mother's drama would be greatly diminished.)

And his chosen companion could be Shirley Henderson, who he'd restored with a new body and rescued from her former fate as a hollowed out face on a paving stone owned by a whiny pervert. Seriously, who leaves someone like that when you've got all of space and time to produce a better solution?
 
2022-01-23 4:44:02 PM  

EdgeRunner: KingBiefWhistle: sinner4ever: Why would he?
He has been killing it in every other show he has starred in.

His nerd-love for DW was so strong back in the day he kept bugging the Big Finish people for parts in their audio plays just to be part of it. He said outright that the only reason he quit the show when he did is because he knew if he didn't force himself he'd never leave, pretty much like Tom. That said I don't believe this, but I can easily see how it would be plausible

It's REALLY plausible when you think about it. DW ratings have been steadily dropping since Capaldi's run, and of all the stunts they might use to bring the viewers back, I can't think of anything that would pull them in like a return of Tennant. He's consistently been rated as the #1 favorite Doctor, not just by fans of the revived series but also by some of the classic series fans as well. Baker will forever be the most iconic Doctor, but for modern audiences, Tennant is far and away the most beloved.

But if they try this, they still better get some damned better writers. Even Tennant couldn't have salvaged the crap they shoveled onto Whittaker.


As bad as he writing has been, the directing and editing have been far worse. I've seen far-produced Star Trek shows with better production value as the current Doctor Who series. I don't know who the hell thought Mariachi Band Skeletor was a good villain costume.
 
2022-01-23 4:54:46 PM  
Yeah. Not happening.

Him guesting, sure.
 
2022-01-23 6:25:38 PM  
Knowing RTD and his obsession with the Rose/Doctor romance, I wouldn't be surprised if we get a new Doctor regeneration after Whittaker, but he drags the metacrisis Tennant Doctor back to fark with everyone
 
2022-01-23 6:55:16 PM  

Sabreace22: [Fark user image 425x549]
Here's my vote.


I don't want to watch The Doctor picking his nose.
 
2022-01-23 6:56:56 PM  
Article says 3 specials.
Could be from the time period of his original run and not the 'next' Doctor.
Just unaired storied from during his tenure.
 
2022-01-23 6:59:57 PM  

Trik: Article says 3 specials.
Could be from the time period of his original run and not the 'next' Doctor.
Just unaired storied from during his tenure.


I know regenerations are a big deal, but I think I'd like to see the new Doctor arrive without the old one leaving.  No episode about the previous incarnation's death at all.  Because that leaves open all sorts of options for bringing the previous actors back to do more episodes any time you want, regardless of how much the actor has aged.
 
2022-01-23 7:02:01 PM  
Unsung_Hero: I know regenerations are a big deal, but I think I'd like to see the new Doctor arrive without the old one leaving.  No episode about the previous incarnation's death at all.  Because that leaves open all sorts of options for bringing the previous actors back to do more episodes any time you want, regardless of how much the actor has aged.

Also, it occurs to me this would necessarily mean booting the companions at the same time, because they'd have left long, long ago in the Doctor's personal timeline.  But that's OK, it's not a permanent gig for the actors anyway.
 
2022-01-23 7:13:36 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Trik: Article says 3 specials.
Could be from the time period of his original run and not the 'next' Doctor.
Just unaired storied from during his tenure.

I know regenerations are a big deal, but I think I'd like to see the new Doctor arrive without the old one leaving.  No episode about the previous incarnation's death at all.  Because that leaves open all sorts of options for bringing the previous actors back to do more episodes any time you want, regardless of how much the actor has aged.


Just have the Doctor have a transporter accident. It worked for Star Trek.
 
2022-01-23 9:17:50 PM  

Trik: Article says 3 specials.
Could be from the time period of his original run and not the 'next' Doctor.
Just unaired storied from during his tenure.


It'll just be timey-wimey stuff with whoever the actual new Doctor is running into him.
 
2022-01-23 9:21:26 PM  
As much as I liked David Tennant's run, I don't want him to come back as the next Doctor.  If they want to bring him back for a special appearance or two as the Tenth Doctor, that'd be awesome...but not as the next one.

People think Russell T. Davies will magically fix what was broken by Chris Chibnall.  Who knows?  Maybe he will.  That being said, all of this kinda reminds me how so many people thought J.J. Abrams coming back to direct The Rise of Skywalker would fix what they thought Rian Johnson broke...and we all found out how that went, didn't we?

I wish that Jodie Whittaker didn't have such a strong alliance with Chibnall, because I would've liked to see her Doctor under RTD's care.  I think he would've done better by her than Chris' writing team did.  I think she got shafted, because in my opinion, Jodie wasn't the problem; neither was the rest of the cast.  They did the best they could with what they were given, and I think Jodie's Doctor was brilliant.  I feel the blood is on the hands of Chris Chibnall and his writing team, and I think the writers need to go when he does.  Besides, I would assume RTD would bring in his own cadre of writers rather than use Chibnall's leftovers.

I don't want RTD to just make another three or four seasons of the Tenth Doctor again, relabeled as the Fourteenth.  That's a lazy move, an all-too-convenient crutch.
 
2022-01-23 9:34:08 PM  

AgtSmithReloaded: People think Russell T. Davies will magically fix what was broken by Chris Chibnall.


Remember when Moffat was going to fix all the excesses of Davies? And then Chibnall was going to fix all the excesses of Moffat? It's weird that they circled back to the beginning when we already know how it ends.
 
2022-01-23 9:37:37 PM  

AgtSmithReloaded: As much as I liked David Tennant's run, I don't want him to come back as the next Doctor.  If they want to bring him back for a special appearance or two as the Tenth Doctor, that'd be awesome...but not as the next one.


The article mentions that it would likely be for three specials and then a new Doctor would take over.

My two thoughts:
1) Being specials, nothing says they need to follow the gerenal timeline.  We could essentially have a video version of a couple of audio dramas. So, essentially an adventure during the 10th Doctor's time but just seen now.

B) We've had The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors, The Day of the Doctor, etc... It's not unheard of for previous Doctors to just show up for whatever reason.
 
2022-01-23 11:06:58 PM  

EdgeRunner: AgtSmithReloaded: People think Russell T. Davies will magically fix what was broken by Chris Chibnall.

Remember when Moffat was going to fix all the excesses of Davies? And then Chibnall was going to fix all the excesses of Moffat? It's weird that they circled back to the beginning when we already know how it ends.


Moffat got the series it's highest ratings ever.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Crash
/ I may be in the minority on this but I think Moffat was the best thing to happen to Doctor Who since Tom Baker.
// I've always thought RTD stories excel at touching moments of dialogue, but felt his stories were very simplistic.
/// Very much looking forward to his return though!!!
 
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