On Doctor Who Intros

Last week I mentioned that, in the United States, BBC America attached a prologue/voice-over to Doctor Who, with Amy introducing the series and its premise.

It turns out that Canada and Australia also had the Amy voice-over.

Maybe it’s an international thing. I kinda hope it goes on the DVD sets, if only as an extra. I liked it, and not just because of my fondness for Scottish redheads.

Some have said the intro is very Sarah Jane Adventures. I thought it was more Quantum Leap, myself.

Then I wondered what it would be like if it were more A-Team

“In 1963 a daft old man was sent to prison by a Gallifreyan court for a crime he didn’t commit. This man promptly escaped from a maximum security time loop to a junkyard in present day London. Today, still knocking about the universe in a stolen and outdated Type-40 time capsule, he survives as a righter of wrongs. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire the Doctor.”


And in a couple of hours, “Day of the Moon!”

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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