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Friday, 12th October, 2012, 09:47 PM #51
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
To me the most important feature is that the Doctor is British. Age, skin color and social class don't seem important.
I think even a female Doctor could work. There are handwaves as to why it didn't happen.
-The ability to change gender on regeneration depends on a gene in the Timelord population, which the Doctor did not have. However, due to applied phlebotinum the Doctor just got that gene.
-An unexpected regeneration tends to default to small changes in body type, whereas a deliberate regeneration isn't so limited.
-"I could have regenerated as female before, but I was worried that it would have bothered my previous companions."
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Friday, 12th October, 2012, 10:25 PM #52
The Grand Druid (Lvl 20)
Along the lines of thinking English (maybe expanded to British) as the main "keeper" but adding in the idea that it helps to keep the Doctor of a certain age, then I'll point out that Saffron Burrows turns 40 later this month. Technically, she became an American citizen a few years ago, but she was born in London and works in both film and television. She is also six-foot tall, which might not be an obvious factor but in any casting choice away from the traditional it might also be wise to take it into account as helping any choice seem more comanding when required.
A tad older yet, Julia Ormond might also be someone to consider if going in a female Doctor direction. I wonder sometimes if someone with a decent career might avoid certain television opportunities but I think being the first female and/or non-white Doctor makes that a tempting prospect for anyone. It would seem like a role, also, where one could contract to do it for just one season since the very conceit that allows you to play the role also allows you to leave it.
Someone mentioned Donald Glover up thread, jokingly, I assume having to do with Inspector Spacetime and it got me thinking about Danny Pudi (Chicago-born) when my mind shifted toward wanting to ask a question of Morrus or other Brits. There must be a fair number of Indian Brits, even many born in England, currently on the BBC in many programs and in Brit movies, are any of them someone who might be considered for the role of the Doctor? Someone like Amara Karan who was in The God Complex episode last year might be too young but maybe someone else?
Saturday, 13th October, 2012, 05:24 PM #53
The Great Druid (Lvl 17)
I want an eapisode with Capt Jackand Dr River Song talking about him regening as a woman... but I think it would have to air late night on HBO
I'm with D&D...Any Edition
Saturday, 13th October, 2012, 08:20 PM #54
Lama (Lvl 13)
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.
-Iago, Shakespeare's Othello, Act III. Scene III. Lines 180-186.
Saturday, 13th October, 2012, 09:43 PM #55
The Grand Druid (Lvl 20)
Inspector Spacetime, a Doctor Who parody, became a running gag on Community when the geeky character Abed was introduced to it as an aside during one episode.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZqv0j8Nfr8]Community - Inspector Spacetime [Doctor Who Parody] - YouTube[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I9yS8G8G9o]Inspector Spacetime Theme and Opening Credits - YouTube[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfvm0j0eN0Y]Community - Inspector Spacetime (Abed and Troy) - YouTube[/ame]