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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Matt Smith pushes Who boundaries Reply with quote

http://www.list.co.uk/article/30124-matt-smith-pushes-who-boundaries/

The 27-year-old actor is relishing playing the Time Lord in the BBC One sci-fi series and has hinted he wants to stay in the role for years to come and make the show better with each new run.

"My intention is that I've started and I want to get better, I don't know how long I'll do it for, but I want there to be a marked improvement every time."


This at least is positive news I suppose as long as the show can be taken in a better direction from now on.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last person to say something like that was Colin.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The last person to say something like that was Colin.


And we all know what the Beeb did to him.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The last person to say something like that was Colin.


And we all know what the Beeb did to him.


Are we already at the Colin stage, one more Doc and the BBC will cancel the series. Unless a good writer/producer somes along I think it would be for the best.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are we already at the Colin stage, one more Doc and the BBC will cancel the series. Unless a good writer/producer somes along I think it would be for the best.


I don't think they'll do a Grade again and cancel the series until their bank balances begin to suffer. They'll probably give Smith his marching orders in a year or two and replace him with someone cheaper and 'grittier' (ie. council estate fodder, like Ecclescake) to cover the failings of the Grand Moff when he totally bankrupts himself of ideas for 'epic' story arcs. I believe the series has another 5 years at most until permanant cancellation.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Doctor Who tries anything too interesting now it will be criticised for alienating The X Factor audience. Much the same way that when Labour suggests anything that resembles a social conscience it gets told its "alienating Middle England". The programme is stuck in a rut of creative necrophilia of its own stupid making. Sadly there's no reverse gear in selling out to the mainstream. A lesson Cardiff never learnt.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If Doctor Who tries anything too interesting now it will be criticised for alienating The X Factor audience. Much the same way that when Labour suggests anything that resembles a social conscience it gets told its "alienating Middle England". The programme is stuck in a rut of creative necrophilia of its own stupid making. Sadly there's no reverse gear in selling out to the mainstream. A lesson Cardiff never learnt.


Great post.

The people producing Doctor Who over the last five years have consistantly confused being popular and popularism.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Matt Smith pushes Who boundaries Reply with quote

Rick Deckard wrote:
http://www.list.co.uk/article/30124-matt-smith-pushes-who-boundaries/

The 27-year-old actor is relishing playing the Time Lord in the BBC One sci-fi series and has hinted he wants to stay in the role for years to come and make the show better with each new run.

"My intention is that I've started and I want to get better, I don't know how long I'll do it for, but I want there to be a marked improvement every time."


This at least is positive news I suppose as long as the show can be taken in a better direction from now on.


I can see Matt being able to work with the character of the Doctor and
develop it-he's already done more interesting stuff with the Doctor in
his one season than Tennant did in his 3 1/2 seasons.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Matt Smith pushes Who boundaries Reply with quote

Vector-Victor wrote:
Rick Deckard wrote:
http://www.list.co.uk/article/30124-matt-smith-pushes-who-boundaries/

The 27-year-old actor is relishing playing the Time Lord in the BBC One sci-fi series and has hinted he wants to stay in the role for years to come and make the show better with each new run.

"My intention is that I've started and I want to get better, I don't know how long I'll do it for, but I want there to be a marked improvement every time."


This at least is positive news I suppose as long as the show can be taken in a better direction from now on.


I can see Matt being able to work with the character of the Doctor and
develop it-he's already done more interesting stuff with the Doctor in
his one season than Tennant did in his 3 1/2 seasons.


And who knows what interesting things he'll do in his Sarah Jane Adventures appearance... Wink

He's paid to act, the enormous egos running Who aren't going to let him have more than a token say in what happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Matt Smith pushes Who boundaries Reply with quote

renegade wrote:
Vector-Victor wrote:
Rick Deckard wrote:
http://www.list.co.uk/article/30124-matt-smith-pushes-who-boundaries/

The 27-year-old actor is relishing playing the Time Lord in the BBC One sci-fi series and has hinted he wants to stay in the role for years to come and make the show better with each new run.

"My intention is that I've started and I want to get better, I don't know how long I'll do it for, but I want there to be a marked improvement every time."


This at least is positive news I suppose as long as the show can be taken in a better direction from now on.


I can see Matt being able to work with the character of the Doctor and
develop it-he's already done more interesting stuff with the Doctor in
his one season than Tennant did in his 3 1/2 seasons.


And who knows what interesting things he'll do in his Sarah Jane Adventures appearance... Wink

He's paid to act, the enormous egos running Who aren't going to let him have more than a token say in what happens.

He's got a way of making Moffat's egotistical dialogue sound humble, which is a hell of a trick to pull off.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rigsby wrote:
If Doctor Who tries anything too interesting now it will be criticised for alienating The X Factor audience. Much the same way that when Labour suggests anything that resembles a social conscience it gets told its "alienating Middle England". The programme is stuck in a rut of creative necrophilia of its own stupid making. Sadly there's no reverse gear in selling out to the mainstream. A lesson Cardiff never learnt.


I know what you're getting at , but "Doctor Who" is a different program from
the "X Factor".

And the 2010 series was anything but "stuck in a rut" to be me-I thought it was the best series of "Doctor Who" since 2005. Who would have thought we'd have gotten an ethical dilemma in "The Beast Below", a new use of old monsters in "TTOA/F&S", the disturbing psycho-drama of "Amy Choice", and Gareth Roberts actually turning in a decent TV script? If they can keep up such quality next year, the show will be flying. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vector-Victor wrote:
Rigsby wrote:
If Doctor Who tries anything too interesting now it will be criticised for alienating The X Factor audience. Much the same way that when Labour suggests anything that resembles a social conscience it gets told its "alienating Middle England". The programme is stuck in a rut of creative necrophilia of its own stupid making. Sadly there's no reverse gear in selling out to the mainstream. A lesson Cardiff never learnt.


I know what you're getting at , but "Doctor Who" is a different program from
the "X Factor".

And the 2010 series was anything but "stuck in a rut" to be me-I thought it was the best series of "Doctor Who" since 2005. Who would have thought we'd have gotten an ethical dilemma in "The Beast Below", a new use of old monsters in "TTOA/F&S", the disturbing psycho-drama of "Amy Choice", and Gareth Roberts actually turning in a decent TV script? If they can keep up such quality next year, the show will be flying. Cool

It was comparatively good compared to the utter shite we've been forced to put up with for the past five years. But it still wasn't much cop. And still far too much in awe of the regime it replaced. Gareth Roberts producing an acceptable script, that was a surprise though.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vector-Victor wrote:
Who would have thought we'd have gotten an ethical dilemma in "The Beast Below"...


It never seemed plausible to me that the Doctor would decide to lobotomize the space whale to help its captors.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moderator General wrote:
Vector-Victor wrote:
Who would have thought we'd have gotten an ethical dilemma in "The Beast Below"...


It never seemed plausible to me that the Doctor would decide to lobotomize the space whale to help its captors.


That doesn't bother me so much as how the fuck a country that could build a starship vast enough to carry it's entire population couldn't build a suitable engine, were BAE Systems on strike or something?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Tash"]
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Vector-Victor wrote:
Who would have thought we'd have gotten an ethical dilemma in "The Beast Below"...


were BAE Systems on strike or something?
No, the coalition government had destroyed it by then
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