The Question Everyone is now asking: Who will replace…

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The Question Everyone is now asking: Who will replace...

…Peter Capaldi as Doc­tor Who:

Speak­ing in an inter­view on BBC’s Radio 2, the Scot­tish star said he felt it was “time to move on to dif­fer­ent chal­lenges” after being in the role since 2013. The actor will leave the Tardis for the last time in the 2017 Christ­mas special.

In the sur­prise announce­ment he said: “I’m always some­one that did dif­fer­ent things. I’ve never done one job for three years before and I feel it’s time for me to move on to dif­fer­ent challenges.”

Capaldi as a fan long before he was the Doc­tor under­stood what the role means:

“Some­times I walk into a room and chil­dren gasp, and it’s not because of me … it’s because Doc­tor Who just walked in. That’s an incred­i­bly won­der­ful place to be,” he said, adding that the BBC had been a true pil­lar of sup­port for both him and his col­leagues in the industry.

The 58-​year-​old per­former con­firmed that the cast and crew were now work­ing on the lat­est sea­son — his last — and were “about four episodes from the end.”

Capaldi’s final sea­son as the Time Lord will launch in the U.K. on April 15, a day after the actor’s birth­day. It’s also the final sea­son for Doc­tor Who’s head writer and exec­u­tive pro­ducer, Steven Moffat.

With the death of John Hurt (who played the War Doc­tor both in the 50th anniver­sary episode and in four audio boxed sets for Big Fin­ish (the 4th which is yet to be released) that makes two earth shat­terng changes to Doc­tor Who in this new year.

Already how­ever there have been signs that I hate to admit was not entirely unex­pected.

Doc­tor Who fans have called on the programme’s new lead writer to seize the oppor­tu­nity to appoint a black or female actor as the 13th incar­na­tion of the Time Lord, fol­low­ing the announce­ment that Peter Capaldi is leaving.

Which doc­tor who fans have done this? I haven’t talked to any of them and I’ve been a fan since 1976 but in fair­ness this is com­ing from the Guardian which lives for the whole sjw thing:

Chib­nall has an obvi­ous oppor­tu­nity – at a time of urgent debate in British TV about diver­sity – to think out­side the Tardis. It seems likely that Char­lotte Moore, BBC TV’s direc­tor of con­tent, will at least want a con­ver­sa­tion about whether the gen­der and race of the char­ac­ter played by a dozen white men so far is writ­ten in stone tablets some­where in the galaxy.

In other words you already see peo­ple push­ing for the new doc­tor to be a sjw choice.

Let me remind these peo­ple what hap­pened the last time Doc­tor Who went this route

Sylvester McCoy, the actor who played Doc­tor Who for two years in the 1980s, has revealed that left-​wing scriptwrit­ers hired by the BBC wrote pro­pa­ganda into the plots in an attempt to under­mine Mar­garet Thatcher’s premiership.

The Tele­graph wrote about this a year ago:

McCoy, who played the sev­enth doc­tor from 1987 to 1989, and Andrew Cart­mel, the script edi­tor at the time, both admit­ted the con­spir­acy, say­ing that it “seemed the right thing to do”.
How­ever, the secret mes­sages remained a secret to all but Doc­tor Who insid­ers. Mean­while the show’s pop­u­lar­ity went into freefall and it was taken off air in 1989.
McCoy, now 66, who took over as the Doc­tor three months after Mar­garet Thatcher’s third elec­tion vic­tory in 1987, said they brought pol­i­tics into the show “delib­er­ately” but “very qui­etly”.
He said: “We were a group of polit­i­cally moti­vated peo­ple and it seemed the right thing to do.
“Our feel­ing was that Mar­garet Thatcher was far more ter­ri­fy­ing than any mon­ster the Doc­tor had encoun­tered,” he told the Sun­day Times.

The result? Doc­tor Who was can­celled and didn’t return till 2005.

As for me? I think there are plenty of qual­ity actors who are out there who could be selected & if you choose a good one I’m fine with it but let’s make some­thing clear

In terms of Doc­tor Who fan­dom I’m an old man and they likely don’t give a damn what I think but It’s worth not­ing that Doc­tor Who’s pop­u­lar­ity is not con­fined to the SJW enclaves of Lon­don or Hol­ly­wood and it’s up to the folks at the BBC if they choose to toss those fans away to make a statement.

…Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who:

Speaking in an interview on BBC’s Radio 2, the Scottish star said he felt it was “time to move on to different challenges” after being in the role since 2013. The actor will leave the Tardis for the last time in the 2017 Christmas special.

In the surprise announcement he said: “I’m always someone that did different things. I’ve never done one job for three years before and I feel it’s time for me to move on to different challenges.”

Capaldi as a fan long before he was the Doctor understood what the role means:

“Sometimes I walk into a room and children gasp, and it’s not because of me … it’s because Doctor Who just walked in. That’s an incredibly wonderful place to be,” he said, adding that the BBC had been a true pillar of support for both him and his colleagues in the industry.

The 58-year-old performer confirmed that the cast and crew were now working on the latest season — his last — and were “about four episodes from the end.”

Capaldi’s final season as the Time Lord will launch in the U.K. on April 15, a day after the actor’s birthday. It’s also the final season for Doctor Who’s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat.

With the death of John Hurt (who played the War Doctor both in the 50th anniversary episode and in four audio boxed sets for Big Finish (the 4th which is yet to be released) that makes two earth shatterng changes to Doctor Who in this new year.

Already however there have been signs that I hate to admit was not entirely unexpected.

Doctor Who fans have called on the programme’s new lead writer to seize the opportunity to appoint a black or female actor as the 13th incarnation of the Time Lord, following the announcement that Peter Capaldi is leaving.

Which doctor who fans have done this? I haven’t talked to any of them and I’ve been a fan since 1976 but in fairness this is coming from the Guardian which lives for the whole sjw thing:

Chibnall has an obvious opportunity – at a time of urgent debate in British TV about diversity – to think outside the Tardis. It seems likely that Charlotte Moore, BBC TV’s director of content, will at least want a conversation about whether the gender and race of the character played by a dozen white men so far is written in stone tablets somewhere in the galaxy.

In other words you already see people pushing for the new doctor to be a sjw choice.

Let me remind these people what happened the last time Doctor Who went this route

Sylvester McCoy, the actor who played Doctor Who for two years in the 1980s, has revealed that left-wing scriptwriters hired by the BBC wrote propaganda into the plots in an attempt to undermine Margaret Thatcher’s premiership.

The Telegraph wrote about this a year ago:

McCoy, who played the seventh doctor from 1987 to 1989, and Andrew Cartmel, the script editor at the time, both admitted the conspiracy, saying that it “seemed the right thing to do”.
However, the secret messages remained a secret to all but Doctor Who insiders. Meanwhile the show’s popularity went into freefall and it was taken off air in 1989.
McCoy, now 66, who took over as the Doctor three months after Margaret Thatcher’s third election victory in 1987, said they brought politics into the show “deliberately” but “very quietly”.
He said: “We were a group of politically motivated people and it seemed the right thing to do.
“Our feeling was that Margaret Thatcher was far more terrifying than any monster the Doctor had encountered,” he told the Sunday Times.

The result? Doctor Who was cancelled and didn’t return till 2005.

As for me? I think there are plenty of quality actors who are out there who could be selected & if you choose a good one I’m fine with it but let’s make something clear

In terms of Doctor Who fandom I’m an old man and they likely don’t give a damn what I think but It’s worth noting that Doctor Who’s popularity is not confined to the SJW enclaves of London or Hollywood and it’s up to the folks at the BBC if they choose to toss those fans away to make a statement.