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You want WHO?! Reg readers vote Tom Baker for Doctor 13. Of course

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Stephen Hawking.

It couldn't be him, not after what he got up to with Davros.

http://www2.b3ta.com/hawking/

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I'll bet those tentacles have never been torn off

in a class 2 supernova.

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Ahhhh, You have a WOMANS TARDIS!

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Even for monkey shaggers

I love Tom Baker - and never more than in this (audio NSFW):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU1pI9iiIr4

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Thanks. That brightened up my day. And the best bit, it just rolled off his tongue without even a hint of corpsing, he actually sounded a bit bored while mercilessly mocking Symphony. Brilliant stuff.

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"I adore distilled whippet shit", amazing.

I enjoyed both his autobiography with its accounts of drinking in Soho with Jeffrey Bernard at al, and his short, blackly comic novella 'The Boy Who Kicked Pigs'.

He was also priceless when an impressionist from BBC's Dead Ringers as the Fourth Doctor rang him up:

"I never really knew what to do about the daleks you see, because I always rather fancied Davros"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ7uHzZYREo

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See icon ---->

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Tom already has the job!

He's been doing audio adventures for Big Finish since Jan 2012.

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Don't forget that voice

When *that* voice sounded out at the end of the 50th Anniversary episode - it was like going back to being a small child during the 70s all over again.

Bloody amazing guy - mad as a hatter - and a national treasure.

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Jeremy Clarkson would have been the most offensive thing in Doctor Who since the Amazing Techni-Vomit Nightmare Coat that Colin Baker had to wear.

Thank God he didn't win- if they had him playing the Doctor, you'd be rooting for the Daleks to shoot the f*****. (^_^)

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Jeremy Clarkson would have been the most offensive thing in Doctor Who since the Amazing Techni-Vomit Nightmare Coat that Colin Baker had to wear.

Perhcance you've never seen the Capaldi episodes?

---> Pro-tip, turn head away from keyboard before watching Cap do Who.

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That video completely missed the point...

At no point did The Doctor/Tom Baker say "Jelly baby?".

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Plus he had the fittest assistants - not of course that had anything to do with watching the shows :-)

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Ace was pretty good too.

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Peri had her good points too...

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Peri had two good points

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Yep. Louise Jameson was my absolute favourite. By that I mean she had the best parts. I mean part. In the series. The best character. Yep I think I got away with that.

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I've always been partial to a bit of Martha Jones myself.

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Have an upvote in agreement! The first serial I ever saw of it was The Talons of Weng-Chiang and that was all it took, I was hooked for life on Doctor Who! I don't know what El Reg means by "in that era" there is not a weekend that goes by where I don't have the Kodi playing any (of all) the fourth Doctor serials I've managed to collect over the years, and all from DVD and loving digitized to m4v format. Lots of Doctor Who collectibles, but my favorite are the two dozen or so paperback story books. Great stuff there. The dodgiest gear is my USB 2.0 TARDIS Hub. I think the wall wart puts out too much voltage (probably to make up for lack of real amps) and devices "materialize" and "dematerialize" at random. Still, it's a nice piece. Don your scarfs, lads and ladies!

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Once upon a time I was working somewhere and we were doing a project that required a female voice over artist. I was away when they were picking the voice but I came back to the office on the day of recording. When I heard what had been recorded I said I recognise that voice, did you have Ace from Doctor Who in the building? No idea if she was ace in Doctor Who but she was very good in the session. So exasperated I said okay was it Sophie Aldred and I nearly died when I found out she'd been in the building and I hadn't got to say hello. We didn't need any retakes either which was annoying in the extreme as she'd been perfect.

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This is my favourite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMQ7X3wauRQ

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Sean Pertwee

I'd have gone for the son of a great Doctor - maybe I'm just showing my age.

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Or another Sean - Bean?

Although watching him get killed at the end of every episode might get a bit tiresome.

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Agreed, his current turn as Alfred Pennyworth in Gotham is marvellous.

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Hehe, it turns out that Sean Bean does have the highest death / film ratio, at 0.32 deaths per movie, narrowly beating John Hurt at 0.31. I think I might have seen a Ridley Scott film in which Sean Bean doesn't die, but instead is sacked and has to play golf, which may or may not be preferable to falling from a cliff, falling from a radio telescope, being shot with arrows, ripped apart by horses, left hanging from chains by his arm, left handing from a chain around his neck or beheaded. How he made it through the Napoleonic wars intact is anybody's guess.

John Hurt, who sadly died last week for real, is recorded as having that largest number of on-screen deaths in total, at 43, including the worst death-by-indigestion ever committed to celluloid (excluding Monty Python's Mr Creosote, obviously. At least the Nostromo wasn't covered in vomit.)

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Funnily enough, I came across this recently:

http://www.slashfilm.com/which-actor-dies-the-most-on-screen/

So John Hurt (who already played the Doctor, natch) has more on-screen deaths, but fewer deaths per appearance.

Of course, what with John Hurt having shuffled off his mortal coil IRL recently, ...

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Colin Baker

I always get Tom Baker and Colin Baker mixed up.

Which one is the come dine with me guy?

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female doctor

Try a female doctor - Hayley Atwell. Rupert Grint as her companion.

She could explain the far fetched and he would say "Bloody Hell".

Maybe those would be the only words he says.

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Dear Lord, please, not Hayley Atwell!

I watched her in 2 series of Agent Carter. She used exactly the same expression on her face in every scene. Threatened by evil Nazis or in a romantic clinch the same semi-bored expression.

Which is odd really as she is smiling in most of the images Google found of her. Except the Agent Carter ones, naturally.

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Dear Lord, please, not Hayley Atwell!

OP mentions Grinch in the message and you complain about Atwell?

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floppy brimmed rebellious scarf....

Of course it's rebellious, it's the only scarf with a floppy brim! PP

Mines the long one hanging with the brimmed hat and colourful long scarf.

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How about worst Assitant Poll

Personally I put Clara Oswald at 0.7 Langfords

We finally forced our way through the last (Season 9 New season) of Doctor Who, in the hope to See Clara's final and painful death.

But no, she was saved again. What (or who?) did she do to deserve 3 over acted and elongated death scenes.

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Re: How about worst Assitant Poll

Adric and Vislor Turlough both have scores in the kilolangford range.

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"Adric and Vislor Turlough both have scores in the kilolangford range."

Rather surprisingly, they both come over quite well in the audio adventures, as does Bonnie Langford. Likewise Peri, who might have been nice eye candy, but the character, I felt (and wouldn't I just, Fnarr Fnarr) was a bit useless. I think the better characters in the audio adventures is partly down to the unlimited visual effects budget and maybe also the actors being more mature and experienced. Oh, and excellent writers too! In most cases, it's is the original actors they get in where possible. Peter Purves does a pretty good job of William Hartnels Doctor.

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Ever since David Tennant left the show, I've been keen to see Tom Baker return to the role, but only as a means to circumvent the limitation on regenerations.

The revelation of parallel universes makes it theoretically possible for our universe's Doctor to switch places with the Doctor from a different universe. Enter a grizzled Fourth Doctor, thousands of years old. Fans get to squee over Baker being the Doctor again. Baker would only have to do a short story arc (2-3 episodes) before punching out, making room for the new Fifth Doctor.

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YOU HAVE A WOMAN'S BOTTOM!

That's the role TB needs to resurrect

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"He was only a third rate sailor but a first rate second course"

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"Baker – the actor, not the Who – garnished the 50th anniversary episode"

I must don my pedant hat here: at the end of Day of the Doctor, Baker's museum curator suggests that the Doctor may want to "revisit a few old familiar faces". It's an obvious hint that the curator is in fact a future incarnation of the Doctor.

Which means Baker would have been cast as the Doctor three times, not two. How lucky would that be, measured in standard Reg gigashamrocks?

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Do something useful BBC

I wouldn't mind listening to Tom Baker reading The Eyes Have It by Philip K Dick.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31516/31516-h/31516-h.htm

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Paul Darrow...

...would make an excellent Doctor.

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Re: Paul Darrow...

he like, 75???

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Completely unlike the first 3?

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Is just me or this article have random missing all over the?

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Hang on...

...considering that recent series added John Hurt's doctor into the time line (somewhere between Paul McGann and Christopher Eccleston, I think, wouldn't that make Peter Capaldi doctor 13, and therefore the new doctor number 14?

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Re: Hang on...

Wellllllllllllll! Technically yes

http://nerdapproved.com/misc-weirdness/how-the-doctors-are-numbered-according-to-the-bbc/

& don't wander off!

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Lost golden ages can't be recaptured

It just doesn't happen.

I'm into Baker reprising his role from time to time, but unlike a Time Lord, I think it's better to look forward than back.

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Clarkson? How about Chris Evans, followed by Matt LeBlanc.....

Joking aside, Sue Perkins as a female doctor would be fine and dandy. Geeky, funny, quite intense. Yup could work.

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"Joking aside, Sue Perkins as a female doctor would be fine and dandy. Geeky, funny, quite intense."

I'm confused. You say that you're not joking, but then you describe Sue Perkins as "funny".

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Oh god, Leela.

It all came back.

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"It all came..."

FTFY

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