Copyright 2004 by M. Uli Kusterer Fri, 29 Nov -1901 11:00:00 GMT Comments on article blog-the-three-doctors at blog-the-three-doctors Comments witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) en-us Comment 1 by Ruth Less Ruth Less writes:
I don't think they'll pick an elder actor (unless it's someone established like Sean Connery). ;-) If you want cheap&fast TV, you have to live with them choosing only what has the biggest impact on sales _today_, and not what will "last for generations of cineasts to come". MAYBE, if the (elder) Doctor gets a young hip teenager couple as permanent companions... </sarcasm>I believe in the 60s, no serious viewer would buy that a character is powerful and wise -- and therefor "cool" -- if he was below 30. Today it's the other way round...</sarcasm> Or rather, nowadays people want to see character development (i.e. young characters who learn from experience and win), as opposed to fully developed adult role-models.