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Doctor Who vs James Bond

by Brad Trechak, posted May 15th 2009 4:29PM
Doctor WhoThis piece of news is from The Sun newspaper in England, so as always when I relay information from that particular source, take it with a grain of salt. With that in mind, The Sun is reporting that ex-Bond Timothy Dalton is in talks to appear as a villain in one or more of David Tennant's remaining Doctor Who specials.

While obviously Dalton would not play the main villain of the piece (that role has already been cast by a returning arch-nemesis), he's exactly the sort that Russell T. Davies would have play an evil businessman. I suspect that is the plan.

I'd be more impressed with they had gotten Roger Moore or Sean Connery to play a role in Who, but I think that would be pushing it.

For you Dalton fans (and I just loved him in the 80's Flash Gordon movie), it's just one more reason to tune in to the specials when they are broadcast later this year. Damn you, Sci Fi and/or BBCA for not broadcasting these specials in the U.S.!

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Make fun of Dalton as Bond all you want, but he had a menacing quality that was sorely lacking in Brosnan. "Living Daylights" is still one of my favorites, despite the silly stuff they peppered in. (Though "plenty of time for a sniper to make strawberry jam of him" is the best metaphor for assassination in any Bond film.)

May 17 2009 at 9:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I always felt Dalton captured what Ian Fleming wrote about Bond. He was also great as the villain in The Rocketeer.

May 16 2009 at 9:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Dalton > Brosnan (bond wise)

Tim dalton was awesome in Hot Fuzz recently

May 15 2009 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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I have to disagree with that, but this could blow up into a who's the best bond way too quickly.

I will say that he may have been one of the best actors to play Bond, just not a natural fit. His delivery was great though.

May 15 2009 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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