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"It feels different this time..." - The new Doctor Who Thread

I'm newish to watching DW. Is it usual to announce the new Doctor before the regeneration episode?

I would assume having the regeneration episode be the introduction to the fans would be more impactful.

Either way, I'm excited for the new Doctor and hope he does well.
 

Vaeran

perfect world
(he/him)
Yes, the new Doctor is usually announced in the press months ahead of time. I think it would be a little distracting during the regeneration scene to have the audience going "wait, who is that? oh oh oh I think I know him, isn't that the guy from--" etc.

One case where the incoming Doctor's identity being known ahead of time even contributed to the impact was the brief, eyes-only surprise cameo of Peter Capaldi in The Day of the Doctor, one episode before he was known to be appearing as the Twelfth Doctor. At least in my theater it got a big cheer because everyone already knew who he was.

 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Oh, to be in a theater watching Day of the Doctor, every time it's brought up I feel a pang of jealousy. The first time I watched it, the audio slowly drifted out of sync on the "acquired" version I had and by the end, I saw the surprise guest before I heard him as intended lol. Lucky Vaeran!
 

Vaeran

perfect world
(he/him)
That sucks, Kazin! I'm sorry. You're the more devoted DW fan by far so it should have been you in that theater, lol
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Eh, it's alright. I have seen The End of Time in theaters, though ten years after it debuted haha
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
Oh, to be in a theater watching Day of the Doctor, every time it's brought up I feel a pang of jealousy. The first time I watched it, the audio slowly drifted out of sync on the "acquired" version I had and by the end, I saw the surprise guest before I heard him as intended lol. Lucky Vaeran!
I was fairly drunk in Doha's airport when that was on, I had to watch it on catch-up. Seeing everybody's excitement about it online didn't help.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
From RTDs instagram:

rtd.jpg
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I mean, go back there some day.

I always thought the Land of Fiction was really clever in that it wasn't where the fictional stuff is real, it's that there's a prescribed set of things that can't be deviated from and everything there is like a robot. It's an atypical way to deal with the idea.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
It's so bonkers to get actual teases like this from Doctor Who after years of Chibnall's weird silence on this stuff:


EDIT: what the fuck?! Major spoilers but this is who this person is supposedly playing:

EDIT EDIT: correction on the above, that person is playing
a person named "Rose" as opposed to "Rose Tyler" as the article originally said. I wonder what that means...
 
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Vaeran

perfect world
(he/him)
I am thrilled at the first announcement and intrigued by the second. Like I said on Discord, in RTD I trust, so I know whatever he's planning it's gonna be good.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
This one seems to have been deleted, what was it?
Oh, you're right, weird, it is gone - it was a tweet announcing the actor Bernard Cribbons would be reprising his role of Wilfred Mott, but did so by saying "If the Tenth Doctor is back, his killer can't be far behind!" hence me saying "geez" lol
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Thanks. TBH the thing I'm most surprised about is that the actor in question is still alive!
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
That's going to be really interesting to see. Doctor Who is often a problem for videogames as you can't have the Doctor blasting stuff so I'll be interested to see what genre it ends up. They picked the best Doctor possible, so that's a great start.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
"confirmed for brawl" lmao

Your guess'd be wild, and frankly, I hope you're right lol
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
I saw a rumour that Beep the Meep might be making an appearance

RTD is definitely insane enough to do it
 
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