Monday, April 04, 2005

Doctor Who Information Network

A couple of years ago I came up with the Denise Crosby awards; they were to be given to the actor or actress who made a career move that was so mindbogglingly stupid as to sink what little career they had. It is named after Denise Crosby who played Tasha Yar during the first season of Star Trek:The Next Generation. She left after one season and then spent the next years trying to get back on, she did have guest appearances as Sela, a half Romulan- half human leader. I'm not going to go into the details, if you're a trekker, you already know.

Later recipients were Genevieve Bujold who was chosen to play the part of Captain Kathryn Janeway, the commander of the Federation Starship Voyager. Well, she decided she couldn't take the pressure of a weekly show and left after a few rehersals. I guess the grind of a regular paycheque got to her too.

Now we come to 2005 and we have a winner and it is Christopher Eccleston, our intrepid new doctor. The article states that he doesn't want to be typecast as the Doctor and the grueling schedule. Again let me ask the question, a regular paycheque is also a pain isn't it Chris. It's not like the guy hasn't done television before so he can't say the idea of a schedule is a stranger to him. Well, thanks for getting it started, I hope you enjoy being the shortest staying Doctor ever. Yes I know, Paul McCann only played the Doctor in the telemovie, but let's not bother him, he would have been a great doctor.

So who's next? Well, one name mentioned in the article is David Tennant.

You know who I would like to be his replacement? I'll tell you, it would be Liam Lynch, yes "United States of Whatever" dude. He did a great video called Fresh Electric which was a whole Dr. Who set up and he played the Doctor. It's a great video featuring the Blue Police Box, K-9, the Master, the Daleks; just a great great video. He should be the next Doctor. Tell the BBC this.

To see the video, go to this link. If it doesn't work, then go to the this G4TV link page.

It's great.


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