Hugh Who?

This is so bizarre, it must be true. IGN FilmForce is reporting that actor Hugh Grant is the latest candidate to play the Ninth Doctor in the always-talked-about “Doctor Who” feature film. He may be British, but beyond that I’m a touch skeptical.

7 replies on “Hugh Who?”

  1. xah says:

    oh no
    Not to begrudge Mr. Grant’s career move, but my own

    perception of the Doctor would be negatively affected

    if it’s Hugh Grant. People with English accents can be

    really annoying, especially ones in romantic comedies.

  2. nyospe says:

    He already has.
    No, really. There was a (inside parody) special Dr Who in which the doctor goes through about six lives. Rowan Atkinson is one, as is Hugh Grant. Seriously.

  3. codejnki says:

    Stephen Fry
    Ok, as one of the biggest Doctor Who fans on the west coast I have to say Hugh Grant would just RUIN it. Now Stephen Fry (mentioned in the article) would be a good choice. My question though is why not Paul???

  4. para_droid says:

    Why not McGann?
    Did you actually *see* that ‘movie’ the BBC hyped so

    much? I’d rather have McCoy back.

    • Offdo says:

      Re: Why not McGann?
      I would also like to see Sylvester McCoy come back into the new series. I liked him a lot, and his character development ended as abruptly as the show in ’89. Paul McGann has a great look for the Doctor–kind of an upadated Romantic poet, Lord Byron sort of thing. But–like Jon Pertwee, McGann can be accused of being all style and no substance. Also, I’m very concerned that the new show be a *direct* continuation of the old one. Bringing McCoy back, if only shortly, would help bridge this fourteen year gap.

    • Offdo says:

      Re: Why not McGann?
      I would also like to see Sylvester McCoy come back into the new series. I liked him a lot, and his character development ended as abruptly as the show in ’89. Paul McGann has a great look for the Doctor–kind of an upadated Romantic poet, Lord Byron sort of thing. But–like Jon Pertwee, McGann can be accused of being all style and no substance. Also, I’m very concerned that the new show be a *direct* continuation of the old one. Bringing McCoy back, if only shortly, would help bridge this fourteen year gap.

  5. tails says:

    ugh
    plenty of people would be happy enough if they

    would just show some old episodes. i, for one,

    would gladly pay eight bucks (or whatever the

    going rate) to go to a theatre and see two hours

    of the old stuff. you know, the rare episodes

    that no one thought to record, or stuff that’s old

    enough that few people’s tape copies have survived

    the test of time.

    unfortunately, they’d never go for that, because

    everybody always wants to interest new people,

    which, in this day and age, means expensive special

    effects. i’d be fine with hugh grant, as long as he

    has to do battle with salt and pepper shakers built

    over tricycles, you know?

    why do people take such delight in “remaking” (read

    destroying) everything that used to be

    a fond memory?

    remember what they did to inspector gadget?

    *shudder*

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