What if the incarnations of the Doctor had been played by other actors / personalities...you know, sort of the same but sort of different. Here's my choices :-
Doctor One - Tony Benn
Doctor Two - Ringo Starr
Doctor Three - Kenneth Williams
Doctor Four - Peter Cook
Doctor Five - Bonnie Langford
Doctor Six - Rik Mayall
Doctor Seven - Rab C. Nesbitt
Doctor Eight - Stephen Fry
Doctor Nine - Yosser Hughes
Doctor Ten - Eddie Izzard
What do you, the viewer, think?
Was watching the ABC comedy Better Off Ted, the episode entitled "The Great Repression," when to my utter amazement, I saw a Dalek!
In the episode, two scientists have a small cleaning robot that cleans spills around their lab. Their company deems it too expensive and orders it to be decomissioned--destoryed. Horrified, the scientist make their way down to a "sub-basebent" where all the company's robots are sent to be stripped of parts, and leaning against the wall, full in the shot, in all of its glory, is a Dalek! I was wildly surprised and amazed. It's only on screen for about 5 seconds, but it is worth it. Just thought I share.
David was a good Doctor, no doubt about that. But his fall in his last story made me want to look back over what for me quality wise was both the best of DW and the worst:
David's first season or rather his first story started out fine: CHRISTMAS INVASION: what a way to start, a crashing TARDIS shown on screen crashing, a wacked out regeneration, a Christmas Tree attack, spending a whole story in your robe and doing your best Tom Baker impression: it all really came together and the sword fight was good as was the confrontation with Harriet Jones. Splendid start and great scenes to next times...unfortunately the first thing we got after that as...
NEW EARTH: rubbish. The new TIME AND THE RANI. Rubbish. Almost all of it. Annoyingly sickening Rose/Doctor relationship. Silly ending. Silly villains. Some of it might even be funny. If you squint. Hard. David' is poor in this and he can't really do comedy well.
This Week In Doctor Who
January 2, 2010 - Vol 13, No 1
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Written January 2, 6:30AM EST - 10.4 million overnight viewers on BBC One for The End Of Time, Part Two. Congratulations! And Matt Smith, welcome to the show!
Evergreen Boswell swings a younger boy on a swing attached to a tree by rope. Two other boys watch, one quite older and with longer hair. Professor Cawston pulls up in a car and gets out. In the background is a trailer camp with one trailer and a few trucks and smoke coming out, laundry hanging on a rope and two dogs attached to the back of the trailer. Cawston inquires about her brother Tyso and with the other three boys, Evergreen runs off, yelling back to him, “He’s dying.”
Now that you have seen The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2. What did you like about it? What didn't you?
Remember we will be reviewing Part 2 on Doctor Who: Podshock Live on Sunday. See details here: Doctor Who: Podshock Live Reviewing The End of Time.