The Next Doctor Who is ...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kimthecat, Jul 16, 2017.


  1. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Perhaps you need to pick and choose what you watch more carefully in that case. There are PLENTY of options out there and no one is required to watch anything they dont want to.

    I dont watch soaps - complete drivel imo.
     
  2. emmaviolet

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    Because if you took a sample of any town/street, you would have disabled people and ethnic minorities too and homosexual people too, so why not represent them in the soaps? What does it matter? How can you be miffed that ONE person to represent a whole portion of society is allowed a part?
    I don't watch soaps, wouldn't give them the time of day, but I see hardly any disabled people portrayed, one token perhaps? Yet here there are multiple disabled people in this street, let alone town.

    You still haven't answered what it would matter if Sherlock were a black man, as posed to you in my last post.

    You say that you don't care, but it's just politically pulling the line. How do you actually know this? How do you know she wasn't the best person for the job?
    If you are fine with it, how do you propose anyone ever cast a woman like this without people like you presuming she was only cast in the role for PC reasons? How do you move forwards, if at every chance people throw up their arms and cry 'PC brigade'?
     
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    Zaros Pet forums Resident Evil

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    In that case, we could start with East Enders.

    Take out all the miserable 845t4rd5 and

    Cue drum.....thump, thump, thump, thump.

    I think you can listen to a quick excerpt at WWW.Cotton.;)
     
  4. Dr Pepper

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    Happy to help, what one's are you waiting on?
     
  5. simplysardonic

    simplysardonic Commander of a tiny, furry army
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    Personally, I love being treated like a dirty pervers....
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    As you were....
     
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    Oi, no cheating! Requested references don't count! :p
     
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  7. Creativecat

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    In all fairness I don't watch Sherlock like you don't watch soaps I don't watch soaps either . As for a sample of any town or street tht isn't entirely correct as I could take you to some leafy parts of surrey you wouldn't see an ethnic minority down a road or the opposite in an inner city street either
     
  8. picaresque

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    Haven't watched Eastenders for a few years now but it's hardly representative of the real East End. To be realistic the cast should be far more diverse but then a certain sort would complain about that.


    A woman at that! :Nailbiting
    No-one's complaining about sticking to canon when it comes to the BBC's Sherlock being set in the 21st century either but I suppose that's because Benedict Cumberbatch has the all-important Y chromosome.
     
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    I always read exclamations of the word 'woman' in the voice of Tom Baker as his character Captain Redbeard Rum in Blackadder II.

    "You have a WOMAN'S bottom, my Lord!"
     
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  10. picaresque

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    And now so will I. Not sure whether to thank you or not.
     
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    I can't tell you! That would be cheating.
     
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  12. emmaviolet

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    It doesn't matter about watching Sherlock, because you already expressed an opinion on giving the role of Sherlock to a black man.
    So I was wondering why it would effect the character of the part if the detective were black, when his skin colour is not a factor in the books?
     
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    Personally I wouldn't care
    But it's like saying. To you
    Wud it bother you if shaft was played by Gerard butler
    Maybe not to you but I think others of this franchise would disagree
     
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    ^ HUSH YOUR MOUTH!
     
  15. Nonnie

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    Again, you are showing your ignorance. The colour of Shaft MATTERS, and is an integral part of the story - one that is about race and the black power movement.

    Shaft couldnt be remade with a white actor.
     
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    I apologise, but you do not seem able to hold an opinion for more than half an hour. Just up the thread you said you was against a black man as Sherlock.

    I'm leaving this here, because it's just such a waste of time, you cannot have a coherent discussion when someone says one thing is offensive to them, then says it isn't and they don't care five minutes later.
     
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    Also this tweet
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    *quickly looks up new Doctor*
    hmmm...well...she's pretty I suppose...:Bored
    I prefer my Doctors abit weird and quirky looking. She looks like she would make a better Bond then Doctor Who.
    I would of prefered someone like Richard Ayoade, or Jo brand, or .....ooh ooh!! Stephen Merchant!!:Woot
     
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    I'm not an avid Doctor Who fan, so maybe I just 'don't understand', but I don't get the big fuss.
    The Doctor changes massively each time. James Bond is one fixed character, and I can understand why people would prefer for his actor to stay true to the original description, but the Doctor changes massively in age, appearance, and personality each time. That's how they keep things fresh. People would have been fine if the next Doctor was 30 years younger, ginger, gangly looking, had a different accent, completely different personality, etc... as long as they had a Y chromosome. It seems like such an insignificant detail.

    I'm quite looking forward to it. Doctor Who gets very samey after a while, which isn't surprising for a show that has gone on for such a long time with the same character format. New writers, a new Doctor, and (presumably) a different companion might revive it a little bit.
     
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    You might be struggling to separate reality from fiction. I didn't write that post, if you look below it has a new fangled weblink to the site from which it came from ;) But yes, I've known a few dicks...

    @Mirandashell full house yet?
     
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