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The Bellinghman
Date: 2006-06-15 12:02
Subject: Farewell Rose
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Actress Billie Piper is to leave Doctor Who at the end of the current series.

I trust that David Tennant will be staying. You've got to have some continuity, doncha know?
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User: redcountess
Date: 2006-06-15 11:48 (UTC)
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Addendum: I think the reason why the new DW is losing popularity, is not so much Tennant and the patchy scripts, but the blatant, heavy handed and telegraphed emotional manipulation this season - the hints, the music, etc. I love a romantic subplot, even with star crossed lovers - that's why Buffy appeals to me so much, but the Doctor's interactions this year with Sarah Jane, Mme Pompadour and Rose have just irritated me and are a turn off.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-06-15 12:03 (UTC)
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Hmm, an interesting point. The Doctor is supposed to be watching out for people in general, not just for his companion.
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User: redcountess
Date: 2006-06-15 12:12 (UTC)
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Not just that, but he is too emotional. Having grown up with Pertwee and Tom Baker, I keep thinking to myself "the Doctor wouldn't do that!"
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2006-06-15 12:20 (UTC)
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If you could get a bit of Ecclestone into Tennant, that'd be good. But also, the Doctor is supposed to be an outsider. He's getting a little too humano-centric for my liking. The Rose relationship is an extreme example of that.

But hey, he's lost his own entire race. Maybe he's going for humans because we best remind him of his own people.

(Ignoring the fact that humans are the only known paying viewers for the TV series, of course.)
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