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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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18 Comments

  1. Obsidian
    July 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm — Reply

    I can’t say I care for it. It’s way too close to Troughton’s costume for my liking. It’s one thing to have an homage… it’s another thing to essentially copy the costume and call it different because the trouser legs are rolled up.

    Disappointing.

  2. Galactoss
    July 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm — Reply

    Dull, dull, dull. It achieves timelessness at the expense of looking ordinary. The only thing remarkable about it is the bow tie which decades of TV has taught us is shorthand for the self-consciously wacky or petty-minded minor officials. Not that the New New-Who will stand or fall on that!

    Moaning aside, cheers for pointing out the pic.

  3. Rob
    July 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    If they are going to start recycling outfits maybe the 17′ baker scarf will make a return :). I believe that is companion next to him, if that is correct I don’t like where this can go. I hope they don’t ruin this series with drama.

  4. Brian Duff
    July 20, 2009 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    I’m just going to be the reluctant viewer and give this show a chance. Tennant took a few episodes to get used to him. After going over the first 3 seasons of Doctor Who, I’m pretty sure they made a good choice in getting a new doctor. I’ll give Matt Smith the benefit of the doubt that the choice was really a perfect one. Besides, the whole Benjamin Button situation with the Doctors is amusing if you look at the overall picture.

  5. Nazz
    July 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    Wow after two very simple but distinctive looks they seem to have gone for something very generic and bland.

  6. Obsidian
    July 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm — Reply

    @ Brian Duff

    I have faith that they cast someone that should be capable. I’m going to wait and see how he ACTS but as for the LOOK they went with, I’m disappointed.

    That doesn’t mean I won’t love the show immensely. I’ve already planned on doing that!

  7. July 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm — Reply

    mreh.

    I love me some Doctor Who, but I really miss the older actors with experience playing the Doctor. Young is okay, but it seems like they (the current production team) just keep trying to pic “a pretty face”. What happend to the old, respectable Doctors like Pertwee and Baker!

    Still looking forward to some new episodes…

  8. Kurt Fenreer
    July 21, 2009 at 12:13 am — Reply

    Who is the guy sitting with the chick? She’s cute.

  9. Kirby
    July 21, 2009 at 12:36 am — Reply

    As a newer fan of the Doctor I won’t really comment on the costume, but the hair bugs the crap out of me. It’ll be interesting to see what he does with the roll.

    The assistant though, VERY hot.

  10. Jacin B
    July 21, 2009 at 8:58 am — Reply

    I’ll admit it: I’m never going to watch this show. If his assistant is in anything else, though …

  11. DrNerdo
    July 21, 2009 at 9:22 am — Reply

    LOL! Fantastic, absolutely hilarious, he looks like a whacky history teatcher, which fits. I like it, it made my day.

  12. websnap
    July 21, 2009 at 9:28 am — Reply

    It’s the doctor… I gotta watch it… but wether it lasts through my “grace period” will depend on quality.

    So far I think he looks a little strange, plus no more Russell t. Davies… that’s two strikes…

  13. Night Marshal
    July 21, 2009 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    another member of Bow Tie Mafia. I still in wait and see mode on the new doctor, but I think it will all work out.

  14. Alan
    July 22, 2009 at 8:24 am — Reply

    I think he looks more like Rick (Rik Mayal’s character) from the Young Ones than Patrick Troughton. I’m much more interested in the new Doctor’s personality and in the quality of the writing than in the costume anyway. We made it through cricket uniforms, multi-plaid coats and suspenders with question marks; we can survive a bow tie.

    • July 22, 2009 at 11:19 am — Reply

      We made it through cricket uniforms, multi-plaid coats and suspenders with question marks; we can survive a bow tie.

      Given that I had no idea what cricket was, I actually found the cricket uniform to be one of the more interesting costuming choices…

  15. July 22, 2009 at 11:42 am — Reply

    Whichone wore a cricket costume? Multi-plaid coats I got, the suspenders I got, but I don’t remember a cricket uniform. Maybe I, like Matthew, just did not know what it was?

    • July 22, 2009 at 11:59 am — Reply

      Peter what’s his name – the doctor right after Tom Baker.

  16. July 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm — Reply

    Peter Davidson.

    I never knew that was a cricket uniform! LOL

    Thanks Stephen! Now I know, and knowing is half the battle!

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