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    Although "Sex Education" referenced, I've never saw that or anything they've been in.
    But I want to make a thread on Planet Skaro to welcome the NEW Doctor Who!
    Who will take over from Jodie Whittaker's run.
    I hope they have an amazing time in the role. Looking forward to many adventures to come.
    Welcome Ncuti Gatwa to Doctor Who!!
    Congratulations on behalf of all of us here @Planet Skaro.
    Many successes forwards!


    https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/sci-fi...wa-newsupdate/

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    Agreed!

    I'm really looking forward to Ncuti as the 14th Doctor
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    Good luck to him. My only reservation being, they've largely been casting people I've never heard of since 2005. Mind you, given someone with a Scottish Bafta whom I don't know or James Corden...

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    I'm quietly hopeful. I've never heard of him, but then again I'd never heard of Matt Smith & he was brilliant.

    I was happy with Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi & even Jodie Whittaker because I had seen them in stuff before. Jo Martin was another out of nowhere casting that proved to be brilliant, so my hopes are high.

    Good luck Ncuti Gatwa, you are going to need it!

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    I'm really excited - it was great fun last Sunday to see a whisper become a rumour become a fact spreading like wildfire all over Twitter etc. No doubt there are some vicious corners complaining, but all I've seen is people being excited about it - the biggest surprise seems to be that it's NOT a woman!!

    As for Ncuti himself, although I don't imagine he's going to play it like Eric in Sex Education, that role has made me laugh and made me cry, so he's definitely got 'range' (as the actors say) which makes me think he'll handle with style whatever the scripts throw at him.

    When Matt Smith was cast, in that Confy Special, there was a vibe about him and I've got that same sense of excitement from 'the new guy'!!
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    At least Wikipedia understands that YOUNG CHILDREN will be looking up Ncuti and have given a Plain English explanation of how to pronounce his name rather than the IPA symbols nonsense that little kids have no hope of understanding.

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    Now what about doing everyone else the same favour? IPA - is that what those squiggles are called, or what its inventors were drunk on?

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    International Phonetic Alphabet. Geeks love it, casual readers? No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leah Betts View Post
    International Phonetic Alphabet. Geeks love it
    Does that mean we'll have to hand in our geek cards then?!

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    No, it is just that IPA may as well be Amharic to casual readers. The systematic bias on Wikipedia means the editors don't get that.

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    I'm out in my best Bannerstein!
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    What I loved most of all about Tom Baker, and what is missing from today's incarnation of the show is the sense of whimsy. New Who goes for quirky, which is not the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    Although "Sex Education" referenced, I've never saw that or anything they've been in.
    But I want to make a thread on Planet Skaro to welcome the NEW Doctor Who!
    Who will take over from Jodie Whittaker's run.
    I hope they have an amazing time in the role. Looking forward to many adventures to come.
    Welcome Ncuti Gatwa to Doctor Who!!
    Congratulations on behalf of all of us here @Planet Skaro.
    Many successes forwards!


    https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/sci-fi...wa-newsupdate/
    My wife and I binge watched Sex Education after the new Doctor was announced, to see what he was like in that. Watched the season three finale yesterday, and we are now waiting expectantly for news of season four. Really, really good. And Ncuti is a very good actor, based on this.

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