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Post  Cromwell on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 14:57

Discuss the up coming series of Doctor Who, the tenth of the revived show.
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Post  VirtualDalek on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 15:32

Highly enjoyed series 9, hoping for more great stories. As for Bill, her introduction short was awful, I sincerely hope she isn't that bad in the actual episodes.

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Post  MarthaJonesFan on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 01:16

Bill has potential from the introduction video I think, so I'm excited to see how they develop her character over series 10. I'm hoping for a few relatively light hearted episodes, a la Tennant/Tate!

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Post  DoctorWho69 on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 15:04

I'm looking forward to S10, though I've no idea why they decided to bring back Nardole... He was a fun one-off character in the Christmas special, but I can't imagine him as a regular - then again, that's what a lot of people said about Donna back in 2008 and she was brilliant, so I'm reserving judgement. Bill looks like she could be good but again, don't really want to judge off the small clip shown.
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Post  NigelFromSpace on Sat 06 Aug 2016, 15:06

im looking forward to it though im worried that there might be abm episode that shows our freredom from the evil european union to be a bad thing because Moffat is scotch and probably licks nicola sturgeon who wants to destory all that is british and stay with the eu. Sad
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Re: Discuss Series 10

Post  The Professor on Mon 08 Aug 2016, 13:55

I wrote this yesterday, which is about how I'd really like to see *Doctor Who* shift its focus to be a little more worldwide in terms of its scope and scale. You know, not just limiting things to London - let's go to China, or Japan, or India, or Russia, and so on and so forth. Some of the most exciting stories over the past few years have been ones where they get around the globe a little bit more - it was great having those Matt Smith stories set in America, for a change - so it'd be really nice if they could keep doing that.

Specifically I'd love to see some non-Western cultures, actually; that'd be fantastic.

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Post  Scary on Mon 08 Aug 2016, 16:38

The Professor wrote:I wrote this yesterday, which is about how I'd really like to see *Doctor Who* shift its focus to be a little more worldwide in terms of its scope and scale. You know, not just limiting things to London - let's go to China, or Japan, or India, or Russia, and so on and so forth. Some of the most exciting stories over the past few years have been ones where they get around the globe a little bit more - it was great having those Matt Smith stories set in America, for a change - so it'd be really nice if they could keep doing that.

Specifically I'd love to see some non-Western cultures, actually; that'd be fantastic.

That's such a great point, I totally agree!!

As for Bill, I have to agree with VirtualDalek, the introduction short was terrible. The dialogue was so, so, so bad and it just felt like another Amy/Clara kind of character. However, of course I'm holding back to see her in Series 10 and reckon she could pull it off. I really hope, as her fashion sense might suggest, that she isn't from modern day. It'd be so awesome if she was from the '80s or something. We want something new, not another 'impossible girl' London 'enigma.' It got old years ago.

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Re: Discuss Series 10

Post  The Professor on Mon 08 Aug 2016, 17:17

Gotta admit, I felt mostly neutral about the Bill short. The whole sort of post modern, commenting on the genre conventions, style of joke isn't really all that new and clever of an idea anymore, so I hope that's not going to be leaned on too much, but you can sort of understand it when you consider this was aimed at people who wouldn't necessarily be super invested in *Doctor Who*, and probably do think the sink plunger is a bit naff. (It sort of is.)

And, to be honest, I am always excited about new Doctor Who, so I can't bring myself to be too critical.

(Yet!)

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Re: Discuss Series 10

Post  The Professor on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 14:00

Hiroshima in 1945 is something I'd absolutely love, to be honest. Nice catch with that!

I've been thinking, with the Vietnam war; I wonder if there's a news based story you could do? It's quite fascinating how the role of televised news had a huge cultural influence in America at the time, and that feels like something that's rife with story potential. Perhaps the Vardans, or some such.

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Re: Discuss Series 10

Post  The Professor on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 14:48

Hmm, maybe - I'm not sure that a story about visual media would work so well as a radio play, though! It feels like something that could be quite innately television-y, almost pushing RTD's habit of using TV inserts to the fullest possible extent.

No idea what that'd look like. It's exciting to think about, though.

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