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    Painful idea. The Doctor is not just a joker. My dream is Tilda Swinton not that it will happen. If we have to have a female comedy actress it should be Phoebe Waller Bridge and Miranda Hart as both also have proven dramatic chops.

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    Now is a perfect learning moment for new fans and writers the Internet over to learn that s/he is called The Doctor, not Doctor Who.

    I can’t be happy no matter who it is. Utterly wasted Peter Capaldi’s enormous talents with an awful first season, slightly better second one, and however this will turn out. Wish he could be around for just one more. I’m really iffy on suddenly getting a female Doctor but Moffat has been pushing the fuck out of it for the past two seasons now and it’s so annoying they might as well just do it and get on with it. As long as it feels organic, then fine, but they really have to step up their game with this show to make a whole season as good as Heaven Sent was. Maybe they’re trying for a fresh new turn here, IF the rumors are true (and there will be an avalanche of rumors until the actual casting is decided — flashbacks to choosing the 12th).

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    Painful idea. The Doctor is not just a joker. My dream is Tilda Swinton not that it will happen. If we have to have a female comedy actress it should be Phoebe Waller Bridge and Miranda Hart as both also have proven dramatic chops.

    Holy shit, if we have to have a female Doctor then Phoebe Waller Bridge would KILL. She’s wonderful.

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    Tbh, I am more excited that Chris Chibnall is coming to rescue the sinking ship that Moffatt is leaving than about anyone who potentially could be the Doctor.

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    Moffatt really has fucked so much up. It was never on The Wire level or anything but so much of his tenure was so bad. Again, utterly wasted Capaldi. It needs CPR, stat.

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    Painful idea. The Doctor is not just a joker. My dream is Tilda Swinton not that it will happen. If we have to have a female comedy actress it should be Phoebe Waller Bridge and Miranda Hart as both also have proven dramatic chops.

    Have you seen Chewing Gum? She does have dramatic chops. “WTF Happened” featured an amazing, funny, and dramatic performance from her. I’ve only seen a few episode of DW, so I don’t know if she’d Make a great Doctor, but I am confident Coel has what it takes for at least a dramatic role.

    Yes I have. I like it and her. But that’s not what I meant by dramatic chops. That’s just acting dramatic moments in a comedy programme, which should be expected of any decent performer. Both Hart and Waller-Bridge, who I suggested, have distinct dramatic chops because they have been in actual dramas Call the Midwife and Broadchurch respectively.

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    Tbh Hunterbergfeld if you don’t watch Doctor Who then you won’t appreciate why Coel would not suit the role of The Doctor.

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    Tbh Hunterbergfeld if you don’t watch Doctor Who then you won’t appreciate why Coel would not suit the role of The Doctor.

    I’ve watched the first season. I will binge it this month.

    Great idea. Let us know your thoughts!

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    For nostalgia’s sake, here were the other actors the internet speculated for the 12th doctor before Capaldi’s confirmation (mind you this was at peak Superwholock season):

    > Olivia Colman
    > Riz Ahmed
    > Rory Kinnear
    > Chiwetel Ejiofor
    > Colin Morgan
    > Idris Elba
    > Andrew Scott
    > Benedict Cumberbatch (every fuckin regeneration someone suggests this)
    > David Harewood
    > Richard Ayoade
    > Tilda Swinton
    > Dominic Cooper
    > Billie Piper (???????????)

    It’s safe to say there will be a LOT of rumors until the official announcement. But considering they already filmed the regeneration unlike last time during a Christmas special I don’t think it’ll be much of a wait.

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    Are you watching the first season like Season 1 of classic Who, the first season of New Who from 2005, or the first season of Capaldi? Smh when it was Matt Smith some new fans were skipping the Tennant years! All that material…

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