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Old 4th July 2007, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The New Companion

Well!! How about that, then!

BBC NEWS | Wales | Tate to be Doctor's new companion

Now, I like her and I liked her snipe-y attitude...but it will have to be turned down a bit if we have to watch her for 13 weeks! I know some people weren't impressed with her Christmas appearance...so, question: will this put anyone off?
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Old 4th July 2007, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, can't be any worse than Bonnie Langford.
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Old 4th July 2007, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OMG: certainly a surprise. Wonder how they'll get her back into the TARDIS after the last escapade. And whether she'll be the same character or, like Freema, be slightly different. Oops, if I'd actually read the flyer I'd have read that she is indeed reprising the role of Donna.

Hmmmm: "more ambitious storylines" sounds questionable, but "a whole host of guets stars" should be okay so long as they're done sensibly.

PS. Did anyone else think that the first aging of the Doctor (when it was still David in the prosthetics) looked like Catherine Tate's "Derek"?
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Old 4th July 2007, 06:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Am I bovvered?


Okay - so will the RTD bingo game become the Catherine Tate catch-phrase of the week? They avoided, so far as I noticed, any of them in the Christmas Special, but it is fairly common for maybe one little reference to actors' previous roles...
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Old 4th July 2007, 08:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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OH....PLEASE...LORD...NO!

I could just about tolerate that whiny, irritating character for the duration of the christmas special, but the thought of her being a TARDIS regular is actually enough to make me not watch any episodes she's in. Why can't they just make Kylie a regular instead?

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Old 4th July 2007, 08:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Admittedly, that was my first thought, too. I didn't like Catherine Tate in the Christmas special, but maybe she'll be different in the series.
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Old 4th July 2007, 09:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That BBC article should be called "Dr Who in more shark jumping antics."
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Old 4th July 2007, 10:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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BOK BOK BOK BOK BOK BOK BOK BOK NO NO NO NO NO BOK BOK BOK BOK GOD NO 13 episodes BOK BOK BOK BOK BOK OH NO>
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Old 4th July 2007, 10:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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She is too well known for a whole series, she is faar to Screeechy and god damn annoying for a whole series.

I was hoping this was a joke, but as it isn't I agree with Coolhand.
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Old 4th July 2007, 11:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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When I first heard the news I thought I was the one who had time-travelled - to April 1st!! This decision is so laughable it makes me whince and cringe to just think about it. An absolutely abysmal, atrocious decision. She was pathetic in the Xmas special, virtually ruined it. The thought of her in a 13-episode run makes me despair.

The sooner RTD is far away from anything to do with the future of Dr Who, the better IMO.
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Feck!!!!!!
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Old 4th July 2007, 01:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just been glancing through the user comments on this story at the bottom of the BBC webpage and it looks like we ain't the only ones who think this is a dumb idea...
The replacement for Tate that keeps getting suggested is Sally Sparrow from Blink.

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She is too well known for a whole series, she is faar to Screeechy and god damn annoying for a whole series.

I was hoping this was a joke, but as it isn't I agree with Coolhand.
OH....PLEASE...LORD...NO!
Agreed Agreed Agreed Agreed

I can't stand her, she is not funny, and her character in the last christmas special was abismal. i'm seriously thinking of not watching the next series. which is a shame becuase i love dr who...
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Old 4th July 2007, 02:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Maybe this is RTD's secret plan - to destroy the series he brought back from the dead... Obviously if he does resign then no one else should run the show.
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I can't understand all the vehement anti-Catherine Tate sentiment i've read today on this thread and others. Surely, there's no denying her acting talent. I agree that RTD & co. will need to develop the character somewhat but i imagine they'll do that anyway. And the Christmas episode wasn't that bad, was it? Was it? *tumbleweed blows across The Chrons*. Ok, it's just me that thought it was ok, then.
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