Over the course of 50 years, Doctor Who has inevitably reused actors as different characters- there are only so many jobbing actors out there after all. That Capaldi has featured as two other characters in the Whoniverse before taking on the big job is no bar to him playing the character and it might even prove to be a plot point in his first series. With that in mind, here are a couple of the ways in which certain other actors have gotten away with playing more than one character in Doctor Who and its spin-offs.
One of the things I’ve learned about myself in watching the first season of Game of Thrones: if the only thing I like about a show is the cast, I’m not going to keep watching. I tried to like the show, really I did. But I just can’t. And I’m pretty sure the cast is the reason I hung on for as long as I did.
I’m certainly not “above” liking problematic media (though I think discussion of those problems is important). But the things I do enjoy have things I like about them above and beyond just the cast.
This father, sitting with his two impressionable young sons, chose to voice his apathy with a shrug.
Original series creator J. Michael Straczynski has announced plans for a feature-length Babylon 5 film that would begin production 2016.
I was watching a third Doctor story and thought, “gee, Jon Pertwee towered over everyone. I wonder how tall he was.” So I Googled it and discovered that at 6’3”, Pertwee was tied with Tom Baker for tallest Doctor. At 5’6”, Sylvester McCoy was the shortest. The more you know….