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Bill Collins
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Posted: 27 October 2017 at 12:48am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Maybe Greg,he`s popular with the older demographic due
to his daytime tv quiz and Coronation St roles,so maybe
they`re courting the more mature viewer.
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Steve De Young
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Posted: 09 November 2017 at 8:59am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

And the costume...

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Bill Collins
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Not keen on the trousers that are not quite shorts and
not quite trousers,I get they'll annoy her filming in our
great British climate!
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 09 November 2017 at 12:39pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Not keen on the trousers that are not quite shorts and  not quite trousers

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Capris?
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 09 November 2017 at 12:42pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Are the colors on her shirt and coat supposed to be reminiscent of the Fourth Doctor’s scarf?
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Brian O'Neill
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Why not just have her wear a scarf? It wouldn't have to look like THE scarf.
And, I'm sorry to any who wear suspenders/braces, but they have never looked cool on anybody, ever...and they were especially ruined by Larry King.


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Matthew Wilkie
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Posted: 09 November 2017 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

For me every element works perfectly.

Just not in the same costume. 
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Posted: 09 November 2017 at 4:43pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Capris?

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Culottes. 
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Andrew Saxon
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Posted: 10 November 2017 at 1:35am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I'm sorry to any who wear suspenders/braces, but they have never looked cool on anybody, ever...

I suspect they were aiming for eccentric rather than 'cool'. Anyway, the 2nd Doctor wore braces.
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Steve De Young
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The colors and the eccentricity of this outfit to me stands out over against the attire of the other Doctors in NuWho, who have so far all basically worn street clothes.  This is more in line with the classic series, without going overboard and looking like something of the Riddler's that the Doctor accidentally picked up at the laundromat.  

If this signifies the approach of the new crew, that since we're being asked to absorb a female Doctor, everything else will be very much classic Doctor Who...I think that will actually be a very wise tack to take.
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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 10 November 2017 at 1:17pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Andrew Saxon:
I suspect they were aiming for eccentric rather than 'cool'. 
Anyway, the 2nd Doctor wore braces.


True...just that in the 'classic' stories he usually had his coat on over them, so they didn't call attention to themselves...as opposed to the 'vo coat' look in much of 'The Two Doctors': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCjm4KRjsIM
I associate them more with, as mentioned, Larry King, and a few other TV cable news 'pundits' over here, who prefer the more 'casual' 'coat off' look on the air, showing off clown-like suspenders with a dress shirt.
"Yes, I'm dressed like a circus reject, but take my opinion of world events SERIOUSLY, damn you!"
Ex-Fox News/CNN loudmouth Bob Beckel:


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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 10 November 2017 at 1:43pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

That outfit looks horrible. The only thing I like are the socks!


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Andrew Saxon
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Posted: 10 November 2017 at 6:00pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

For Rassilon's sake, Brian, if we're going to discuss Troughton's braces can we talk about the ones from the opening of Power of the Daleks rather then ... ughhhh ... The Two Doctors (Sorry mate, I just find the Colin Baker era excruciating to watch. Even an appearance from Pat and Frazer couldn't save that era for me).

PS My son pointed out to me that Sylvester McCoy's Doctor wore braces under his jacket but over his question mark jumper, so they do seem to be a *thing* for the Doctor.
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Byron Graham
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Posted: 10 November 2017 at 7:02pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Matt Smith also wore braces with his tweed. I'm not certain he wore them with his incredible purple frock, though.

As far as Jodie's outfit, "I don't like it," as the Doctor would say.
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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 10 November 2017 at 9:31pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Fezes(or is it 'fezzes'?) are cool! Braces...depends on the regeneration, I guess.
Frankly, I wouldn't mind getting away from 'the Doctor wears a costume'(very 'John-Nathan Turner') vs.an attitude of  'The Doctor has the option of wearing different clothing each story, and it it all just happens to be kind of weird, yet contextually kind of normal'(like Tom Baker wearing the deerstalker cap just for 'Talons of Weng Chiang', or everyone in the cast occasionally changing into something appropriate for the era in the Hartnell historicals).
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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 10 November 2017 at 11:52pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Looks fine to me and I like the suspenders
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I like it. One thing I was worried about is the new outfit reminding me (in any degree) of Romana (either). It doesn't. It doesn't really remind me of any other Doctor either, which is also good.  It looks like it matches some personality shift we would expect in a regeneration. And much as I like Capaldi, the outfit seems to indicate Whittaker will be a rather brighter character mood-wise. If true, I'm cool with that.
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Posted: 11 November 2017 at 3:51am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I'm English. If you say to me that Jodie is wearing 'suspenders' then I'm visualising something completely different while hearing the Benny Hill theme in my head.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 11 November 2017 at 5:19am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Yes Andrew,an unfortunate term considering The Doctor is now female! Also,i knew they were Culottes,i was referring to the fact that they are neither long enough to be trousers or short enough to be shorts ie:-a bit pointless! Not sure about the U.S. but in the U.K. we have men wearing `shorts` that are just above the ankle,which looks as ridiculous as it sounds!
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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 11 November 2017 at 1:01pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

'Skorts'.
But those are Capris.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 11 November 2017 at 4:57pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Hey! Someone call the Doctor. We've got Mr. Saxon posting in this thread!

In all seriousness, though, the outfit is horrible. Remove the coat, and she could host a version of Romper Room or something.


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Brian O'Neill
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'It's the Great Space Police Box, off we go!...'
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Craig Bogart
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Posted: 12 November 2017 at 8:24am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

My first reaction: I like the coat, but the rest is weird and will take some getting used to.

So, yeah, perfect for a Doctor Who costume.
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Matthew Wilkie
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Posted: 19 November 2017 at 4:07pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Slightly OT but trailer for the Xmas Special came out a couple of days back. I'm looking forward to the Doctors together but am becoming tired of the wink and a nod approach that has become commonplace.


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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 19 November 2017 at 9:57pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

I could also do with never again hearing the word 'Spoilers' as a punch line.(Spoiler: The word 'Spoilers' is used as a punch line).
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