Hello everyone! 🙂
Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!
Just a quickie for today! The Fourteenth Doctor of ‘Doctor Who’ has been announced! And it happens to be Ncuti Gatwa! 🙂 How fitting that the announcement of the Fourteenth Doctor was on my birthday last Sunday. 😀 I’m looking forward to what Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor will be like on TV.
Ncuti Gatwa is the new Doctor for the upcoming neo-Russell T. Davies era of ‘Doctor Who’, which I believe will start off the 60th anniversary celebrations of the show. I know nothing about Ncuti Gatwa as an actor. I’ve never seen ‘Sex Education’, though I’ve heard he’s won the Best Actor Award.
It’s interesting that RTD has decided to start off his new era of the show with a man instead of a woman, which is what we have been getting used to in the Jodie Whittaker/Chris Chibnall era. It’s also intriguing that RTD has a cast a black actor to play the role of the Doctor instead of a white actor.
At this point, I can’t say much about what Ncuti Gatwa will be like as the new Doctor and what stories we’re to expect under his era with RTD. I hope it will be an enjoyable era and it’s always a pleasure to see what new things an actor/actress will bring to the role of the Doctor in the TV series.
For now, I’m glad the wheels have been set in motion, as we’re likely to expect Ncuti Gatwa to make his debut as the Fourteenth Doctor at the end of Jodie Whittaker’s swansong in the BBC Centenary Special later this year in the autumn. I hope to share my thoughts on this era once it finally arrives. 🙂
It seems the rumours about David Tennant and Lydia West becoming the Fourteenth Doctor were untrue after all. I’m also surprised that the announcement came unexpectedly and without warning, with no build-up compared to the previous announcements for Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker. 🙂
Anyway, welcome to the TARDIS, Ncuti Gatwa! 🙂
Thanks for reading, everyone!
Bye for now!
I must admit that I hadn’t heard of Ncuti Gatwa until he was announced as the Doctor, but after hearing more about him, I’m quite convinced that he will do the role justice. It’s amazing that he will be the fourth Scottish actor to play the Doctor.
Regarding the theory about ‘Doctor Who’ you have that was brought about in ‘Into the Death-Space’, I have two points to make about it. Firstly, do you think there’s a possibility that Chris Chibnall isn’t aware of ‘The Gathering’? Then again I suppose Janet Fielding could gave mentioned it to him. I can’t say the same about ‘At Childhood’s End’ since Sophie Aldred wrote that quite recently.
Secondly, it’s actually not the first time something like this has happened with different ‘Doctor Who’ media. I’ve recently looked at the Wikipedia page for Liz Shaw, and it says that she is alive in ‘Death of the Doctor’, which I assume takes place in 2010, the year it was made. However, according to the VNA novel ‘Eternity Weeps’, she dies in the year 2003 after the Doctor fails to save her. Here is a link to Liz’s Wikipedia page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Shaw
Anyway, I’m excited to see how the Thirteenth Doctor era ends. I’m hoping to finally review ‘Legend of the Sea Devils’ when I get a break. I’ll probably watch it in iPlayer, unless I manage to buy it on Blu-Ray with ‘Eve of the Daleks’. I’ll also probably review the tv version of the original ‘Sea Devils’ story and review it, which may help me with the novelisation review.
Take care, WF92.
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I’m hoping I’ll be able to write the fourteenth story in the ‘Zorbius’ series featuring Ncuti Gatwa as the Fourteenth Doctor, whatever that may be called and whatever it’s about. I’ll have to re-read the entire ‘Zorbius’ series from scratch to get an idea of what follow-up I can provide in the fourteenth instalment featuring Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor. 😀
I’m not sure whether Chris Chibnall will acknowledge stories like ‘The Gathering’, ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’ or ‘At Childhood’s End’ in the Thirteenth Doctor’s swansong featuring Tegan and Ace. So far, he hasn’t acknowledged Big Finish’s depictions of Mary Shelley from ‘The Company of Friends: Mary’s Story’ in ‘The Haunting of Villa Diodati’ and Mary Seacole from ‘The Charge of the Night Brigade’ in the ‘Flux’ episode ‘War of the Sontarans’. There could be a chance ‘The Gathering’ ,’Farewell, Sarah Jane’ and ‘At Childhood’s End’ will be referenced briefly in Jodie Whittaker’s swansong as far as Tegan and Ace are concerned, but I’m not sure how satisfying that would be. Jodie’s exit has to be considered as well as the inclusion of Yaz, Dan, Sacha Dhawan’s Master, Kate Stewart, Vinder, the Daleks and the Cybermen, and I’m not sure how long the final episode of Jodie’s era will be in order to accomodate all these elements. We’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out in the BBC Centenary Special.
I’ve not read the book ‘Eternity Weeps’ yet and I didn’t know Liz Shaw died in that story. That seems to contradict what’s been established in the new ‘Doctor Who’ TV series and the ‘P.R.O.B.E’ series with her still being alive in the 2010s and 2020s as opposed to 2003. Mind you, this isn’t the first time the new TV series has done something like this, as Russell T. Davies ignored the events of ‘Genocide’ where Jo and Cliff were divorced, yet they’re still married in ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’ story ‘Death of the Doctor’. I’ll soon be checking out the fourth ‘P.R.O.B.E.’ episode called ‘The Ghosts of Winterborne’ to explore more of Liz’s character as well as revisit the first three ‘P.R.O.B.E.’ episodes. ‘Doctor Who’ does seem to be a constant offender in terms of maintaining its continuity, especially with the U.N.I.T. dating controversy. It’s hard to know what’s established as canon or not, though lot of people rely on the TV series more and they ignore the other media including books, comics and audios altogether, which is a shame as I’d like to think they all exist as one continuity and not as various continuities.
Hope you enjoy ‘Legend of the Sea Devils’ when you get to see it and review it. I’m hoping to do new reviews on ‘Eve of the Daleks’ and ‘Legend of the Sea Devils’ when I recieve the two stories on Blu-ray in the post.
Many thanks for your comments.
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