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#32 - pockyrin
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(08/05/2013) [-]
Everyone is missing the main point about the problem with the new Doctor. It's not because he is white, older or scottish. It's because he already acted in the exact same timeline and universe as Doctor Who. His minor role in fires of Pompeii doesn't matter, I think Karen Gillian was also in that. BUT. He was in Torchwood as a main character. That's what is breaking the timeline/continuum thing for me.
#83 to #32 - warrenzthehero
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(08/10/2013) [-]
And Karen Gillan (Amy) was also in Fires of Pompeii, and no-ones shouting "continuity error!" at that. It was a role that he played and they'd be stupid to turn him down as a Doctor because of it. They clearly chose him because he was the best man for the role, and to choose a 'lesser' actor would be a terrible idea just because he was already in an episode. As well as the various other times a Doctor has appeared as another character as mentioned below by anonymous and kanali.
#88 to #83 - pockyrin
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(08/10/2013) [-]
Didn't I say the minor background role didn't matter? I'm talking about him being a main character in Torchwood, we saw him die. I mean I'm really happy with their choice of Doctor, he should be really cool as the part. But I don't know why I'm getting red thumbs just for saying he was already in the same universe, it's not a lie lol.
#89 to #88 - warrenzthehero
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(08/10/2013) [-]
I'm not thumbing you down. Don't know who is.

It's entirely possible that being a main character in Torchwood is what got him his role as the Doctor, they liked him enough to bring him back as the main character.
#42 to #32 - anon
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(08/06/2013) [-]
Tom Baker (4th doctor) was an extra when the 3rd doctor was around.
#36 to #32 - kanali
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(08/05/2013) [-]
Colin Baker (who played the Sixth Doctor) appeared as a different Time Lord in a 4th Doctor era story. William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton (the first and second Doctors respectively) both appeared as completely different and unrelated characters during their tenures as Doctors.

None of those were just cameo appearances, they were serious roles. So there is precedent.