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Time for some silly re-casting! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Liz as we stick the “wrong” Doctors into a bunch of Doctor Who stories!
Which Doctors would you put into these stories? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!
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Erika! Your choice for Ribos Operation is *inspired*–love to see you find another way to tweak your favorite story to find a new way to enjoy it.
Also a stroke of genius for Kat to pick the War Doctor–out-of-the-box choices are so fun!
I’m with Erika on the 10th Doctor in the Mark of the Rani! Also I’d like to see his performance in The War Games.
I’m loath to criticize the podcast for anything, but Deb failed as a moderator here, IMO, by indulging Liz’s shenanigans.
Critical rant aside, I’m going to post my own version of this game by picking 6 stories and recasting them as follows:
1. The Ninth Doctor in Revelation of the Daleks (The brilliance of this story for me lies in the dark irony of Davros’ scheme, and seeing the damaged and guilt-ridden Ninth Doctor react after uncovering the truth behind Tranquil Repose would be delicious)
2. The Third Doctor in Smith and Jones (I’m not a big Martha Jones fan, largely because of her infatuation with the Doctor, but pairing her with the much older-seeming Third Doctor would be one way of justifying said infatuation)
3. The Thirteenth Doctor in The Invasion of Time (I love how calculating and seemingly callous the Doctor is in the story, and seeing Jodie play that would be amazing)
4. The Sixth Doctor in Rose (Colin Baker is my favorite Doctor, and seeing him, as the brash, bombastic, and dangerously unpredictable ‘alien Willy Wonka’ that he is, deal with the Autons/Nesteen and Rose and her family would be incredibly entertaining and deliciously provocative)
5. The Fugitive Doctor in Pyramids of Mars (I wasn’t all that impressed with this story, but having Jo Martin’s pragmatically ruthless version of the Doctor dealing with Sutek would, IMO, make it much better by more concretely justifying the Doctor’s callousness in responding to Scarman’s death and casually dispatching Sutek by trapping him in an infinite corridor of time)
6. The Fourth Doctor in Gridlock (The deceptive nature of Gridlock’s story of monotony masking the aftermath of tragedy is exactly the kind of setup that Tom Baker’s ‘I am the Doctor and the Doctor is me’ style would be perfectly suited to; plus, we’d get Tom Baker interacting with an anthropomorphic cat)
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