Doctor Who - hopes are dashed

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Good morning.

*"Doctor Who chief writer Russell T Davies has said he is very proud of the final episodes that mark the end of David Tennant's reign as the Time Lord." (Tim Masters, Entertainment correspondent, BBC News.)

He would, woudn't he?

For the record: I thought it was very weepy-making; I was, indeed, moved. (But then, like most of us, I suffer the crippling vice of sentimentality.)


That said, the final 10 minutes was surely nothing more than,

(a) a mini tribute show to the last manufacturing run of the successfully dollar-earning Tennant-Davies commodity, or,

(B) a trailer for "The Tennant and Davies Show" (intended to be a serious rival to The Chuckle Brothers) or,

© an empty slot in the schedule for which someone said, "Let's milk this for what we can, no-one will mind - and we can give RTD the opportunity to include at least the suggestion of a homo-erotic scene...", or,

(d) a mischievous and wicked ploy to delay the revelation that the new Doctor is apparently to be as much an idiotic clown as his predecessor, or,

(e) all of the above.


Of course, it might be nothing more complicated than a simple plot to irritate me, personally!

s.

PS: *The grammar is not mine, but as quoted.

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However...

Matt Smith is proving to be the best Doctor for a long time - and might even be the most insightful of them all, reminding us, with flashes of autistic inhumanity, of the Doctor's "alien-ness".

(And I'm certainly in love with Dolly Pond!)

s.

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11 Doctors... that is a performance.

Versions_of_the_Doctor.jpg



(Middle) L-R: Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann (Bottom) L-R: Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

(Top) L-R: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker





I'm still trying to get 1963 - 1989 series, I only have some parts of some seasons (good old stuff seems to have no interest for late XX and earlier XXI century generations :P ).

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I've just read: 6-th season for Dr. Who in 2011 (well, 6-th season counting from 2005 :) ) !
Amazing. It is really the longest-running SF television show in the world !

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"It is really the longest-running SF television show in the world !"

...and I wached every single episode, starting with Episode 1, "An Unearthly Child", in 1963.

(Hmm... Is that a bit sad, or what?)

s.

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From my point of view, what it is more important for someone, it is his (her's) knowledge, so, I don't see why can be sad...

doc.

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