The Big Question ♯13

Apologies to anyone who didn't know yet, but I am going to ask about what people think of the announcement of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor. Good or bad call?

Personally I think it's a great idea. Not only is he a fantastic actor, but he's a life long fan, so we can expect great things from him. I'm glad that we have an older Doctor for this regeneration and Capaldi will be able to bring the gravitas and dominance of the situation that such a role would require. He could also play a calmer and darker Doctor, which would contrast nicely against Matt Smith's goofy, hyper-active (with the occasional darkness) portrayal.

Also I'd like to know which old Who bad guys you would like to see them bring back this series, to continue the theme from each passing series (Nestene/ Autons, Daleks, Cybermen, Macra, The Master, Sontarans, Davros, Time Lords, Silurians, The Great Intelligence, Ice Warriors). Personally I'd go Axons.

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6 Responses to The Big Question ♯13

  1. Manaquins, A cross between R2D2 and a Dildo, ( the cyber men look sorta cool ), bad case of the crabs, futuristic big headed trolls, creature from the black lagoon, something from a bad version of a kids tv show, a ground hamburger monster, or something else just as weird and lame? Ooh the choices! My wife loves this show and she has forced several different episodes from different seasons and I just don’t like it. I have tried really, Eureka was about as far random nerd as I could go but then I have to come back up for air.

  2. @Tool: I loved Eureka. Reminded me of the good moments in high school.

    @ev1: Dr. Who? I mean, who’s that actor? Oh, I hope they get whole new villains.

  3. I don’t know. On the one hand, I like him as an actor. On the other hand, given that Capaldi has already been on one episode of Doctor Who (The Fires of Pompeii) and was a secondary character on the Children of Earth series of Torchwood, I wonder what kind of Whoniverse we’ve got going here. But yeah, I think he’ll do fine. Like you said, JR, more of a darker Doctor, along the lines of Eccleston’s 9th Doctor.

    Hey, can we bring back the Osirians? Or Omega? I have no idea if that’s possible, I’ve only seen a few episodes with those foes in it from the old run. But then again, this is Doctor Who, and the Doctor has a TARDIS, so the writers can probably do whatever they want.

  4. I think Peter Capaldi will be a great Doctor. He’s a good choice.

    On the subject of “bad guys”, I’d say both the Master and the Time Lords have been thoroughly “done” by this point. They honestly can’t do anything with the Master, or they’ll have a fan revolt on their hands – as good a recurring villain as he was, they’ve pretty much used him up with his last appearance. Any more and you’re stretching canon – and credibility – a bit too far.

    Other than those two, I’m game for pretty much anything. I never watched the “original” Doctor Who – the earliest episode I’ve watched is the 9th Doctor’s first one – so I’d love to find out what sort of crazy adventures the Doctor had back in the good old days.

  5. I’m very much looking forwards to seeing what he does with the character. An older, more together Doctor is overdue; I’ve enjoyed David Tennant and Matt Smith but I suspect the casting has been a little bit motivated by the (misplaced) belief that teenagers won’t watch anyone over the age of 40.

    The Daleks, Cybermen, The Master, are all played out. No more for a series or two, please. The best recent episodes of Doctor Who have been those with a genuinely creepy setup and no predictable alien explanation.

  6. I think Pete Cap is a very good choice- I just hope all his dialogue won’t be bleeped out.

    I’d love to see (Or, rather, not see) the Vashta Nerada again. They where a fine villain. I would like to see the Silence return as well.