QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 4th Aug 2013, 08:38pm)
I bet he isn't allowed to use his own Glasgow accent, like David Tennant before him he'll have to soften it up and Anglicize it for delicate Home Counties ears.
Hard to believe he is the same age as William Hartnell (my favourite Doctor) was when he started playing the Doctor, hopefully he will bring a maturity to the show that's been sadly missing.
Oh well, back to the Tardis.
Absolutely spot on. A better example of Anglicization I`ve yet to see. Though all previous four incarnations had some degree of “Englishness”, it was never more so nakedly blatant with Davison`s arrival. Though I believe it didn`t start out that way. The “costume” was arrived at thru some Peeble Mill At One/Blue Peter stagemangaged PR bullshit with civvies calling in suggestions. But producer John Nathan-Turner admitted he`d “borrowed” the image from an episode of All Creatures Great & Small he worked on, where Davison was one of the three leads, with an episode where the three vets play cricket.
JNT ran that show into the ground thru the 80`s with repeated miscasting. Also, proper writers got junked and flunkies brought in. Russell T. Davis` resurrected show`s nothing more than a cribbage of that embarrassing era, mated with his own idiosyncractic backlog (kids` shows like Childrens` Ward and his own personal touchy-feely leftie leanings expressed in shows like Queer As Folk).
There`s a clear demarcation in Who`s history. "Proper" Who ends when T Baker left. The current slop has more in common with Who post-Baker than pre-Davison.
Since the current “revival” (post 2005) is a mainstay in the EBC`s Saturday night Zombie schedules, and has garnered good ratings, there will only be a change of faces. The same style of fickle bland namby-pamby storytelling drivel of the past umpteen years will lumber on relentless. For those hoping for a return to “proper” who... sorry, you are living in a world of denial. Too bad about Peter Capaldi. Great choice. But he`ll be kept on a very very tight leash.