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Do not do this

February 9, 2007

I love Doctor Who. I'm so glad it's back. But it seems the BBC is going to do its level best to kill the new series stone fucking dead.

Seriously, BBC, I'm about as hard core a Doctor Who fan as they come. I have a Seal of Rassilon tattoo for fuck's sake! But if you start putting no-talent crotch-flashing plastic gimp muppets like Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears in the program in order to court the mouth-breathing, Sleb-hungry, Heat-reading demographic then I am out of Doctor Who fandom quicker than you can say "Phantom Menace".

I don't want to be forced to hunt down current Short Duration Personal Saviour Russell T Davies and make him sit through an endless loop of Quatermass, Clockwork Orange style, until he regains a clue about what makes good homegrown British SF. So don't let's make me and a legion of other Whovians do something we'll all regret come 2010 shall we?


UPDATE: I'm in the process of convincing myself that this is all part of some cunning expectation-lowering scheme on the part of Russel T Davies and the BBC but it ain't easy. This self-deluding thing can be hard.

Posted by Jonah at February 9, 2007 8:28 AM