Captain Jack Eager to Return to Doctor Who

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Captain Jack Eager to Return to Doctor Who

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There might be a new Doctor in the TARDIS, but that doesn't bother Captain Jack one bit.

Actor John Barrowman, also known as Captain Jack Harkness, says that not only would he like to return to the Doctor Who fold, it's actually already been discussed. Barrowman first played Harkness in the 2005 series of Doctor Who before going on to star in the spin off series Torchwoord.

Harkness accompanied the Doctor and Rose until the end of the first season, where he is killed by the Daleks and then resurrected - and rendered immortal - by Rose when she takes the TARDIS' time vortex into herself. Unfortunately, he is left behind, and is forced to make his own way back to Earth. He crosses paths with the Doctor on a number of occasions after that, most recently the episode "Journey's End," where he helped the Doctor foil another Dalek plot. Harkness is also notable for being the first openly non-heterosexual character in the Doctor Who TV show.

Barrowman said that he would return to Doctor Who at the "drop of a hat," although he did express a certain amount of regret that he wouldn't get to work with David Tennant again. "I like Matt Smith," he said. "He brings his own quirkiness to it ... There's a whole new generation who are now attached to Matt, and rightly so ... but David Tennant is my Doctor."

It would be interesting to see Captain Jack back in the TARDIS again. He's the same kind of character as River Song - the experienced time traveler/adventurer - but doesn't have quite as much romantic baggage, although it's hard to imagine him not flirting with Matt Smith's Doctor. The interaction between Jack, Rory and Amy, assuming that they all ended up in the TARDIS together, could be a heck of a lot of fun to watch as well.

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This would be epically hilarious and I APPROVE.

I want it. I loved Captain Jack. He added a fantastic part to the previous ones.

No.

You were removed.

Stay gone, you cretinous oaf. Take your Kirk ripoff somewhere else.

Also, you were removed from the timeline when the Universe reset. That's WHY the Universe reset. Stay with your damn Touchcloth and never darken our screens again.

Logan Westbrook:
Harkness is also notable for being the first openly non-heterosexual character in the Doctor Who TV show.

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Is that really what he's notable for? In a show that openly shows xenosexuality since the very first episode? FFS, Craptain Jack can die in a fire.

The_root_of_all_evil:
No.

You were removed.

Stay gone, you cretinous oaf. Take your Kirk ripoff somewhere else.

Also, you were removed from the timeline when the Universe reset. That's WHY the Universe reset. Stay with your damn Touchcloth and never darken our screens again.

No such thing happened, ALSO

I'd like him back, but only if he has absolutely no interest in Amy, the character is not as attractive as she thinks she is and that he constantly flirts with Rory.

It would be nice to have at least one thing carry over from the Tennant years.

I'd much rather have Jack there than River.

That would be cool. He was a decent character.

That would be awesome. I'd love to see how the Doctor reacts to what happened in Children of Earth.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Also, you were removed from the timeline when the Universe reset. That's WHY the Universe reset.

In the words of the master: [citation needed]

Ossian:

When was that EVER a spoiler? It was telegraphed since season 3.

And that was also removed. As were the Toclafane and all the rest of RTD's creations. There was an agreement between Moffat and RTD.

Sylocat:
In the words of the master: [citation needed]

I'll find it later, too pissed off right now.

Now that Tennant's gone, all 10th Doctor characters shouldn't appear again bar maybe brief cameos. Matt Smith DW seems a completely different show and its popularity in america shows that it is.

The_root_of_all_evil:
And that was also removed. As were the Toclafane and all the rest of RTD's creations. There was an agreement between Moffat and RTD.

Given that the Ood and the Judoon are back, I think Moffat is somewhat lenient about enforcing that rule (just like how he claimed he wasn't going to be bringing any more of the old-series villains back). Not to mention that Moffat wrote the episode in which Jack Harkness was introduced, so (like River Song) he presumably counts as one of Moffat's creations anyway.

I liked John Barrowman, I thought he did a tremendous job playing the part.

That said, I cannot find myself liking Captain Jack as a character, because personally I believe he was nothing more than RTD's personal Mary Sue. I think it's best that he stay in the past.

But if there's another way to bring John Barrowman the actor back in, I'm open to it.

Good. I really liked Cap'Jack (seriously how many of these are there?)/John Barrowman.

I thought Captain Jack was wonderful in Doctor Who, but I didn't really enjoy Torchwood and after Children of Earth I think the character has been effectively ruined.

If Torchwood was over and donewith, and Moffat wanted to bring his Captain Jack back to Doctor Who I think it could be done. But as is I'm rather hoping he doesn't return.

A Social Reject:
Now that Tennant's gone, all 10th Doctor characters shouldn't appear again bar maybe brief cameos. Matt Smith DW seems a completely different show and its popularity in america shows that it is.

I love how people say that like americans have no taste. Getting sick of it.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Ossian:

When was that EVER a spoiler? It was telegraphed since season 3.

And that was also removed. As were the Toclafane and all the rest of RTD's creations. There was an agreement between Moffat and RTD.

the toclafane were removed when David Tennant's doctor destroyed the Masters paradox machine, a whole 2 seasons before the reset even happened so they have absolutely nothing to do with it.

The fact that the reset is used as an excuse to do whatever they like is really lame; take the cybermen, they were all destroyed in our universe years ago, they only came back because of the alternate reality. But now there are apparently at least 12 legions of the guys running around, who look identical to the alternate lot (minus the C on the chest disk). At least the Daleks got a new look (which they really didn't need)

All the rest of RTD's creations were destroyed? then why were there Judoon and redesigned Sontarans in that last episode? Or more importantly why is River Song still there?

OT: Yes definitely bring back Jack he was awesome! Though if we have 3 men in the TARDIS you know they're going to try write in more sexual tension and it's bad enough as it is.

Logan Westbrook:
but doesn't have quite as much romantic baggage

Well, he will now. Children of Earth shot him straight into tortured antiheroland.

Hungry Donner:
I thought Captain Jack was wonderful in Doctor Who, but I didn't really enjoy Torchwood and after Children of Earth I think the character has been effectively ruined.

If Torchwood was over and donewith, and Moffat wanted to bring his Captain Jack back to Doctor Who I think it could be done. But as is I'm rather hoping he doesn't return.

Yeah..... yeah. But I can't blame that 100% on the character, just... I dunno, the show. Torchwood was fun and all, but then COE, and I am fine with being hit with tragedy, just not when it's for nothing but the SAKE of being tragic.

I liked the character, but I hope if he does come back, he'll have had some time to get over the Torchwood stuff (including whatever horrible shit is going to happen to his personal life in season 4) because broodyJack would be just sad.

Non-heterosexual? Hmm.

I'm pretty sure there's a word for that.

Brainst0rm:
Non-heterosexual? Hmm.

I'm pretty sure there's a word for that.

Eh, not really in Jack's case... "bi" doesn't work for him, he's kind of everything-sexual.

Although not to the degree of his ex-partner, in the case of poodles.

Nah. Doesn't need to come back. He already has Torchwood. If they are so eager to give us a different sexually aligned companion then Jenny and that Silurian fit the bill and aren't quite so annoying.

But would prefer it if they just continued making new companions instead of trying to relive the old ones.

Wouldn't mind seeing him with 9 if they done some sort of special show with multiple doctors tho.

God no, I hoped I'd seen the last of the smug preening git with the departure of RTD.

M-JN:

Brainst0rm:
Non-heterosexual? Hmm.

I'm pretty sure there's a word for that.

Eh, not really in Jack's case... "bi" doesn't work for him, he's kind of everything-sexual.

Pansexual works. Or, in the case of aliens and as was already mentioned earlier in the thread, xenosexual.

The_root_of_all_evil:
No.

You were removed.

Stay gone, you cretinous oaf. Take your Kirk ripoff somewhere else.

Also, you were removed from the timeline when the Universe reset. That's WHY the Universe reset. Stay with your damn Touchcloth and never darken our screens again.

Logan Westbrook:
Harkness is also notable for being the first openly non-heterosexual character in the Doctor Who TV show.

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Is that really what he's notable for? In a show that openly shows xenosexuality since the very first episode? FFS, Craptain Jack can die in a fire.

And the award for the stupidest comment of the day, goes too....

And for the record, he can't die in a fire, he's immortal.

The_root_of_all_evil:
FFS, Craptain Jack can die in a fire.

It's funny because he can't!

OT: I love Captain Jack and I think he would go well with Matt Smith! Although Moffat did say that he wouldn't be bringing back old companions so we'll just have to see where this goes.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Ossian:

When was that EVER a spoiler? It was telegraphed since season 3.

And that was also removed. As were the Toclafane and all the rest of RTD's creations. There was an agreement between Moffat and RTD.

This is the runner up for stupidest comment of the day. You can't completely reset everything from 4 seasons. Even with the Time War, the Doctor remembers all his past regenerations, so in a way, it did all happen. Are you saying that the Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures (God rest Elisabeth Sladen) doesn't exist? They were spin-offs of the RTD years, and BOTH 10 and 11 made cameos on SJA.

The Toclafane never happened because Captain Jack and the Doctor destroyed the paradox machine, and saved the day, not b/c of a back room meeting between Moffitt and RTD

TimeLord:

The_root_of_all_evil:
FFS, Craptain Jack can die in a fire.

It's funny because he can't!

OT: I love Captain Jack and I think he would go well with Matt Smith! Although Moffat did say that he wouldn't be bringing back old companions so we'll just have to see where this goes.

Honestly, that would be a mistake of Moffat to not bring back old companions. I'm not saying he should go nuts with it or anything, but the universe of Doctor Who is so rich with so many great characters. It would even be a violation of the spirit of the series, with episodes like the Three Doctors and the Five Doctors.

That would be fun, 9, 10, and 11 all in an episode?

M-JN:
he's kind of everything-sexual.

If he ever enters this thread, this is for him:
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Well, no, I really liked the actor, but the character was pretty awful.

A Social Reject:
Now that Tennant's gone, all 10th Doctor characters shouldn't appear again bar maybe brief cameos. Matt Smith DW seems a completely different show and its popularity in america shows that it is.

The reason Series 5 and 6 are so popular is the build up from Series 1-4, not because the show is really "better". Each Series has its ups and down points, and each Doctor is great...and annoying in their own way.

I don't think every episode should turn into "Journey's End" or anything, but a smattering of old companions here and there wouldn't hurt too bad.

I still want them to con Christopher Eccleston into doing a "Three Doctors" episode... or bring back Tennant at least, either before regeneration or as the Meta Crisis Doctor.

As far as the old series, I really hoped the the girl regenerating in Day of the Moon was a new Rani character....

for a second there i thought we were talking about sparrow.
OT: i would love to see Captain jack agen he's and immortal badass seing jack and river in a fight seen together would be awesome.

The fact that the reset is used as an excuse to do whatever they like is really lame; take the cybermen, they were all destroyed in our universe years ago, they only came back because of the alternate reality. But now there are apparently at least 12 legions of the guys running around, who look identical to the alternate lot (minus the C on the chest disk). At least the Daleks got a new look (which they really didn't need)

The Cybermen that we've seen more of in the new series were the ones from Pete's World (The Parallel universe) I just assumed that the Cybermen we saw in the last episode were the ones from our own universe that always appeared in the pre-revival series

Honestly I think that Jack's character has developed too much in Torchwood to appear in Doctor Who without causing Inconsistencies

Eh...no thanks. That 11 doesn't mention any of the old companions I like. It means he's dealt with it all, and he's moving along again. Jack was fun, and seeing Jack and River pair up to make the doctor's mind go boom would be extremely funny, albeit kinda...wack. At the same time, I'd rather not have to rehash all the junk of companions past, or watching Jack get affronted when he learns the Doctor came back for Amy.

Curiosity: If Jack does return, and the apparently-sex-starved RTD isn't writing his dialogue, will he still be intent on humping everything that moves?

Ossian:

A Social Reject:
Now that Tennant's gone, all 10th Doctor characters shouldn't appear again bar maybe brief cameos. Matt Smith DW seems a completely different show and its popularity in america shows that it is.

I love how people say that like americans have no taste. Getting sick of it.

You took that from my post? I was saying how the popularity of the show in america (or at least the reported popularity) of the show has increased since Matt Smith. Its a highly popular show around the world so I don't know how you came to that conclusion.

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