The new Doctor Who

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  1. Shirogayne

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    https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/a35172392/whoopi-goldberg-doctor-who-first-american-doctor/

    The incels are gonna be big mad :soma:
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  2. 14thDoctor

    14thDoctor Listen here, Jack

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    Not to be racist... but an American? Disgusting. :yuck:
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  3. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    If Henry Cavill can be Superman, Dr. Who can be American.
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  4. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    Since the last season she wouldn't even be the first black female version of the Doctor.

    edit: TNG works pretty well if you assume that Guinan is a Time Lord.
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  5. We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse

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    Jo Martin would be an excellent the better choice anyway.
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  6. 14thDoctor

    14thDoctor Listen here, Jack

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    Americans had their one chance to cast a Doctor, and they only picked Paul McGann after Jim Carrey rejected the role.

    Jim Carrey.


    That said, this video partially convinced me of the potential of an American Doctor.



    But Jim Carrey?
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  7. Raoul the Red Shirt

    Raoul the Red Shirt Professional bullseye

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    I mean, Jim Carrey in his prime was funny and would have probably drawn in a bunch of new viewers. I assume they'd make him do a British accent, which could be awkward and grate after a while, though I think he's talented enough to possibly work it. Apparently he played Scrooge and was not so good at accents though?

    I've thought Matt Smith was trying to be a poor man's Jim Carrey for a lot of his Doctor.
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Best potential 14th Doctor (good Lord! :soma: ) I've heard yet is Hayley Atwell.
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    14thDoctor Listen here, Jack

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  10. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    It all depends upon how you define "American." After all, Fox did a Doctor Who movie. The actor playing the Doctor was British, but it was mostly an American production.
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    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    McGann was fine, IMO. Too bad he only got the one shot (to carry the franchise)

    I could see Woopi as *A* Time Lord...but not the Doctor, and not just because she's American. Just....doesn't click for me
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  12. StarMan

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    The Doctor played by an American? How about bumbling 90's era Hugh Grant as Captain Kirk in the next Trek reboot?

    Just... no.
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    This story came out round about the time Matt Smith left too. Whoopi may be trying to keep it alive, but at the moment the story has less legs than a Dalek.
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    The notion of Whoopi Goldberg as The Doctor needs to be exterminated.
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  15. Tererun

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    I think whoopie would make a decent doctor. After all, she does have experience in a phone booth from Jumpin Jack Flash.

    "I am a little black woman in a big silver box."

    Plus, it could improve the show. They could have Megan McCain as a Dalek. After all she is like a trash can with blond hair.
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  16. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Key question: Can she run down corridors and pivot 180-degrees? That maneuver almost killed Matt Smith. :shrug:
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