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Old 22-02-2013, 21:52
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While I was watching The Doctor's Daughter story on 'Watch' earlier today at 6pm, I was wondering if a spin-off series with Jenny (Georgia Moffett) would work.

We've only seen her in one story back in 2008, and it would be such a shame if we never saw Jenny again. I know it was Russell T. Davies that thought of the character, but I think that Steven Moffat could carry on her story.

She should definately make an appearance in the November special. Jenny, I think, is an important part of Doctor Who's history. She is the Doctor's daughter after all.

What do YOU think? Would a spin-off work? I mean, we have had The Sarah Jane Adventures, plus Torchwood. And we've had the Disney XD series K9, about a future K9 that somehow gets to our time now, and solves mysteries with a group of teenagers.
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Old 22-02-2013, 21:54
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I'm not sure how well she was received as a character so it might not work out that well.
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Old 22-02-2013, 21:59
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I like Jenny but no, I don't think it would.

She was too briefly on the show and most casual viewers have probably long since forgotten about her.
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:30
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Hated Jenny. Hated the episode. Hated the fact Moffat suggested she not be killed off. No thanks. Bad actress. Terrible one note performance. Possibly third worst episode of New Who, certainly top five.
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:54
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Hated Jenny. Hated the episode. Hated the fact Moffat suggested she not be killed off. No thanks. Bad actress. Terrible one note performance. Possibly third worst episode of New Who, certainly top five.
So Steven Moffat that was the reason she came back to life, then? I didn't know that.

I do hope she comes back. It was a great story. If she does come back, I hope it's soon.

I saw Georgia in the ITV3 repeat of a 2005 ITV adaptation of Tom Brown's Schooldays about 12 months ago. She was good in that.

That's the only other thing I've seen her in, apart from the animated Doctor Who story where she voiced one of the characters.
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:06
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Yeah I am sure she was originally supposed to perish but Moff said it would be better to leave it open ended hence I guess alot of the speculation about her return. Maybe im being unfair as I haven't seen alot of her other stuff but I hated the character. I also kind of hated that something that should be pretty major in the scheme of things was tossed off to bolster a weak mid season filler episode. Never sat right with me.
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:16
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As said a lot of viewers won't really remember her so she'd have to come back to the main series again before getting a spin off.

As to Moffat, while he did mention in passing when reading the script that it would be less "Star Trek" if she survived than if she died (as she did in the original script) he was surprised when RTD stated that she was kept alive on Moffats say so.

While she's an ok character and it might be nice for the Doctor to meet up with her once again I really don't think she's a strong enough character to have her own show.

If they ever do any more spin offs with existing characters it should either be River Song or the Paternoster Gang.
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:42
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If any character should have a spin off, then it should be Sparrow and Nightingale. Of course Sally Sparrow might have to be recast as Carey Mulligan is now a major Hollywood player.

Those two in Blink were the highlight of the episode.
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:51
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While I was watching The Doctor's Daughter story on 'Watch' earlier today at 6pm, I was wondering if a spin-off series with Jenny (Georgia Moffett) would work.

We've only seen her in one story back in 2008, and it would be such a shame if we never saw Jenny again. I know it was Russell T. Davies that thought of the character, but I think that Steven Moffat could carry on her story.

She should definately make an appearance in the November special. Jenny, I think, is an important part of Doctor Who's history. She is the Doctor's daughter after all.

What do YOU think? Would a spin-off work? I mean, we have had The Sarah Jane Adventures, plus Torchwood. And we've had the Disney XD series K9, about a future K9 that somehow gets to our time now, and solves mysteries with a group of teenagers.
It would be good for Jenny to appear in the 50th, a surprise for the Doctor. Could be quite emotional for her to turn up when the Doctor least expects but that is what Doctor Who is about, surprises.
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Old 23-02-2013, 00:22
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I wouldn't mind seeing her again. But to quote the tabloids I think the "baby bump she's currently rocking" might cause some issues. The Doctor's daughter carrying the doctor's baby meeting the doctor. That might make heads explode.
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Old 23-02-2013, 01:00
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I wouldn't mind seeing her again. But to quote the tabloids I think the "baby bump she's currently rocking" might cause some issues. The Doctor's daughter carrying the doctor's baby meeting the doctor. That might make heads explode.
Maybe she could be carrying Victoria...

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Old 23-02-2013, 08:56
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could work if they recast her with a better actress and she turned out to be the rani!
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:00
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That would be a little difficult as she was cloned from The Doctor's tissue sample.

Can you actually clone a female from male DNA?

More likely a bit of artistic license.
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:41
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Given they have made it canon that a time lord can change sex so their DNA is something different to our clear cut male female I guess for them it's possible. Probable not with a human.
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:44
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I remember people insisting the whole reason for The Doctors Daughter was to launch a spin off series at the time.

Thankfully they appear to have been wrong, cause she was a godawful character.
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:46
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Maybe she could be carrying Victoria...

It would make more sense if she was carrying Susan, hence Grandfather...
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Old 23-02-2013, 10:15
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Oops! You're right. That's who I meant!



(It was rather late when I posted that!)
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:20
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I remember people insisting the whole reason for The Doctors Daughter was to launch a spin off series at the time.

Thankfully they appear to have been wrong, cause she was a godawful character.
Not as bad as River Song surely!!
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:09
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Should've stayed dead. Bringing her back to life was a huge cop-out. She was a bad character in a bad episode.
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:23
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Not as bad as River Song surely!!
I quite like River, tbh, though I didn't fully warm to the character till around The Pandorica Opens. I think River is a very very popular character, even if she has her detractors. Not sure outside of fandom that Jenny is even a character that has lingered long in the public consciousness, tbh.
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Old 23-02-2013, 13:42
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Should've stayed dead. Bringing her back to life was a huge cop-out. She was a bad character in a bad episode.
The episode isn't a classic but it's enjoyable enough.
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Old 23-02-2013, 17:24
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could work if they recast her with a better actress and she turned out to be the rani!
You know, recasting would be very easy to explain. If she's the cloned daughter of a Time Lord, she should be able to regenerate. No need for a Rani twist (and I wish people would stop suggesting her return, she probably died off screen during the Time War, unless she's fob-watched, in which case she can't be Jenny anyway).
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Old 23-02-2013, 18:56
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I think Jenny (Vastra's wife) is the same character.

The name Jennifer has been in use since the 18th century. Before 1906 the name was fairly uncommon, but it gained some recognition after George Bernard Shaw used it for the main female character in The Doctor's Dilemma.

Interesting.
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:36
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I think Jenny (Vastra's wife) is the same character.

The name Jennifer has been in use since the 18th century. Before 1906 the name was fairly uncommon, but it gained some recognition after George Bernard Shaw used it for the main female character in The Doctor's Dilemma.

Interesting.
Sorry come again? Jenny from The Doctors Daughter is Vastras wife? Ooooooooooooook then
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:45
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Sorry come again? Jenny from The Doctors Daughter is Vastras wife? Ooooooooooooook then
She's not. They're different characters.
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