History Characters / InspectorSpacetime

25th Mar '17 8:16:02 AM erforce
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->First played by VincentPrice in the classic series, later by Windsor Davies and Peter Wyngarde, and then by Creator/ChristianSlater and Creator/StephenColbert in the TV movie; and by JulianSands [[spoiler:and Creator/IdrisElba]] in the new series

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->First played by VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice in the classic series, later by Windsor Davies and Peter Wyngarde, and then by Creator/ChristianSlater and Creator/StephenColbert in the TV movie; and by JulianSands Creator/JulianSands [[spoiler:and Creator/IdrisElba]] in the new series
1st Mar '17 7:08:01 PM nombretomado
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Mark Williams revived the Inspector with sad humor and a genuine presence. Unfortunately, his obligations to the Film/HarryPotter franchise cut his tenure to only one season. Williams also played the Inspector in a charity event with DanielRadcliffe as his associate. Many fans were upset to learn that the combination was for the charity special only; however, most forgave the writers when the first episode introduced a new associate, Lily Taylor.

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Mark Williams revived the Inspector with sad humor and a genuine presence. Unfortunately, his obligations to the Film/HarryPotter franchise cut his tenure to only one season. Williams also played the Inspector in a charity event with DanielRadcliffe Creator/DanielRadcliffe as his associate. Many fans were upset to learn that the combination was for the charity special only; however, most forgave the writers when the first episode introduced a new associate, Lily Taylor.
26th Nov '16 11:53:47 AM GhostHouse
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Fry had one of the shorter tenures as Inspector and is best known for all of the "what could have beens" and his associates. The scripts, in a [[ExecutiveMeddling misguided attempt]] to rein in the weirdness of the Chapman years, were reduced to repetitive explosive-laden pabulum, while the budget had been slashed to almost the level of That Ripoff. After limping along for three lacklustre seasons, the plug was pulled on the show. As the [[TheScrappy least popular]] of all Inspectors, Fry divides fans as either not a good enough actor for the role's complex demands or the scapegoat for the producers' notes for him to play the character against his thespian strengths. (Chapman's departure only because of his deteriorating health did not help the transition for his successor.) Ironically, many fans feel that his [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome ten-minute appearance]] at the start of the one-off Eighth Inspector movie was [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap easily his best acted and scripted work]] as the character. The Seventh Inspector is very popular in FanFic because of this, and many like to imagine how the series would have ended if it had hired better writers. Eventually, an animated series was launched to envision and capitalize on some of the best ideas posed by fans, leading to much wish fulfillment and a bit of LampshadeHanging about the rocky road the Seventh Inspector faced in the years the show was off the air.

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Fry had one of the shorter tenures as Inspector and is best known for all of the "what could have beens" and his associates. The scripts, in a [[ExecutiveMeddling misguided attempt]] to rein in the weirdness of the Chapman years, were reduced to repetitive explosive-laden pabulum, while the budget had been slashed to almost the level of That Ripoff. After limping along for three lacklustre seasons, the plug was pulled on the show. As the [[TheScrappy least popular]] popular of all Inspectors, Fry divides fans as either not a good enough actor for the role's complex demands or the scapegoat for the producers' notes for him to play the character against his thespian strengths. (Chapman's departure only because of his deteriorating health did not help the transition for his successor.) Ironically, many fans feel that his [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome ten-minute appearance]] at the start of the one-off Eighth Inspector movie was [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap easily his best acted and scripted work]] as the character. The Seventh Inspector is very popular in FanFic because of this, and many like to imagine how the series would have ended if it had hired better writers. Eventually, an animated series was launched to envision and capitalize on some of the best ideas posed by fans, leading to much wish fulfillment and a bit of LampshadeHanging about the rocky road the Seventh Inspector faced in the years the show was off the air.



* StupidSacrifice: At least Jeffrey's [[AlasPoorScrappy tragic death saved him from the fans' extreme hatred of him]], although it was of questionably necessity.

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* StupidSacrifice: At least Jeffrey's [[AlasPoorScrappy tragic death saved him from the fans' extreme hatred of him]], him, although it was of questionably necessity.
16th Nov '16 7:01:40 PM dlchen145
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* BadAss: Considered one of the most epic associates to date, often completely upstaging the Inspector. Enemies often exploded when he came on screen.
16th Sep '16 9:04:55 PM CassandraLeo
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The Ninth Inspector also traveled with Rory Williams. Rory's role ended when he learned how to cheat death and had to lose all of his memories as a consequence. Darvill would go on to play the exact same character on that Ripoff, with memory loss and cheating death skills fully intact.

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The Ninth Inspector also traveled with Rory Williams. Rory's role ended when he learned how to cheat death and had to lose all of his memories as a consequence. Darvill would go on to play the exact same character on that That Ripoff, with memory loss and cheating death skills fully intact.
intact. Interestingly, Mark Williams would later be cast as Rory's father Brian on That Ripoff, which may have been intended by the show's creators as a CastingGag.
19th Aug '16 5:29:40 AM Morgenthaler
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->Played by LilyAllen

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->Played by LilyAllenMusic/LilyAllen
26th Jul '16 4:59:40 PM MarkLungo
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->Played by Joan Plowright and Jeremy Brett

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->Played by Joan Plowright and Jeremy BrettCreator/JeremyBrett
26th Jul '16 4:59:10 PM MarkLungo
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The current incarnation of the Inspector is played by ██████████.[[note]]Since everyone has their own idea of who would be perfect as the Inspector, the casting is explicitly left open to tropers to imagine whomever the wish.[[/note]]

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The current incarnation of the Inspector is played by ██████████.[[note]]Since everyone has their own idea of who would be perfect as the Inspector, the casting is explicitly left open to tropers to imagine whomever the they wish.[[/note]]
2nd Jun '16 12:37:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: When played by JulianSands in Series Three.
24th Dec '15 10:56:08 PM IantheGecko
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