"ExTerMinAte!" "Am I bovvered?!"

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Twenty Inch, 28 Apr 2008.

  1. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    I'm a bit peeved at The Doctor for allowing Catherine Tate into the TARDIS.

    Firstly, it's difficult to watch without waiting for La Tate to break into "How very DARE you?" or "Am I bovvered?" at random moments - indeed we find ourselves saying her catchphrases for her at appropriate moments in the script.

    Secondly, it feels like the producers have broken a compact. The Doctor's Assistant is a great role for an unknown actress. No-one thought Billie Piper could act until she got that role, and Freema Agyeman was just well brilliant and gorgeous. It seems like they've taken a great opportunity away from someone who could really use it.

    Thirdly, well, would you really want to go hacking off around the Universe and all its timestreams with a rough old baggage like Donna? The series is losing its internal credibility. Just like Torchwood when Eoin Harpur could speak despite being dead and not moving air in and out of is lungs.

  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Exterminate Christmas! Moderator

    Well, they didn't ask me!:angry:

    Agree. She's not done it so far, but I'm afraid.

    I agree there too. Torchwood lost it a bit for me then. Any sci-fi show is in trouble if viewers go 'Hang on...'
  3. Renard

    Renard Guest

    Sylvester McCoy? :angry:
  4. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    I have always expected Dr Who to travel with some hot tottie. Catherine Shate does not qualify IMHO
  5. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    No, have stopped watching it because I really do not like her.
  6. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Guru

    Bonnie Langford wasn't a totally unknown and neither was Frazer Hines. Deborah Watling might not have been known for her acting, but she certainly wasn't unknown by reason of her family connections.
    But, of course, there was only one assistant for me :angry:

  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    She's been surprisingly good, I think, and the dynamic is somewhat different to that of the other companions. I keep watching it wanting to not like her in the role, and finding myself unable to...

    (And yes, Torchwood is and was pants. I keep hoping that it will get better).
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Well I think it's great - each to his own eh...
  9. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Manchester, UK
    I have to say I've never seen the Catherine Tate show... and I don't watch Dr Who (sorry! it went downhill after Tom Baker IMO)... but I did stumble acrcoss a YouTube vid of her show which really amused me.

    I have to say that I'd have difficulty seeing her in a serious role though... but others have made such a transition (Robin Williams, Will Smith etc.)
  10. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    Never watched Doctor Who so can't comment, so it was pretty much pointless me posting this post
  11. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    [geeek mode on] If you did watch Doctor Who you would have known that Planet X (the tenth planet) was where the Cybermen came from (in one of the earlier series...) [/geek mode off]
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    David Tennant is the best Dr Who... ever! (runs for cover)
  13. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Sadly, so true.
  14. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    He's good, and I do enjoy the programme, but I did think Christopher Eccleston (sp?) was the more interesting character - I'd have loved to have seen that Doctor develop over two or three more seasons of the show.
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Yeah, Ecclestone was good, and I was really impressed... but DT is more entertaining IMHO. I like Catherine Tate in it too... but then I also liked Billie and Freema... grrr.... cold shower....grrr...cold shower
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