On a Week-End Round-Up

Let’s review some of the things I’ve written about this week. On Sunday I wrote about the tenures of Doctor Who actors in the role. The more I think about it, the more it occurs to me that the ninth Doctor was never intended to be a long-term role, that Russell T. Davies needed anContinue reading “On a Week-End Round-Up”

On Christopher Eccleston and Who Tenures

I’ve long thought that the reason Doctor Who ended in 1989 was because of a decision Peter Davison made way back in 1983 — that he was going to do three seasons and only three seasons of Doctor Who. What’s this? Six years and two Doctors later the series ended, and it’s Davison’s fault? MyContinue reading “On Christopher Eccleston and Who Tenures”

On Whovian Rankings

Because it needs to be done (which in this case means, because Keith did it and that automatically makes it good and worthwhile)… Stolen ruthlessly, here is The Utterly Utterly Accurate And Definitive 21st Century Doctor Who Tiered Rankings, as decided upon by me because my opinion is the only one that matters. :p TheContinue reading “On Whovian Rankings”

On the World Next Door

I was thinking about this last night, and I thought I’d share. 🙂 Larry Niven said in “All the Myriad Ways” that there’s an infinite number of alternate worlds out there. Every decision that happens happens both ways, but we never know because there are universes where the decisions we know went the other way.Continue reading “On the World Next Door”

On Doctor Who and American television

Every day I read Atrios‘s webpage for a quick survey of political trends of the day. Just today, he posted about Doctor Who. From his comments on the new Christopher Eccleston series: But, the UK version of “family friendly” is certainly at odds with what would be acceptable for us. Take the new Who, forContinue reading “On Doctor Who and American television”

On the topsy-turvy Doctor Who world

Today, the BBC announced that they have renewed Doctor Who for a Christmas special and a second season of thirteen episodes. Also today, Christopher Eccleston announced that he will be leaving Doctor Who after the Christmas special, giving him a single season as the ninth Doctor. On the one hand, the sky is falling. OnContinue reading “On the topsy-turvy Doctor Who world”