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 an … Continue reading On a Week-End Round-Up
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? My … Continue reading On Christopher Eccleston and Who Tenures
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 The … Continue reading On Whovian Rankings
I don’t often share YouTube videos, but I saw this video and was rather impressed. Someone put together a trailer for Doctor Who: The Time War. The Time War, for those unfamiliar with it, is the conflict that’s been mentioned in the new series on several occasions in which the Daleks and the Time Lords … Continue reading On the Time War
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. We … Continue reading On the World Next Door
Doctor Who. Season one. DVD. Sure, I’ll have to import it from Canada, but who cares? It’s new Doctor Who, on DVD, in NTSC region 1 format. Woo-hoo!
Amazon has set up a page to gauge customer interest in a DVD release of the Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who series. Voting for its release may not bring the show to American shores any sooner, but it certainly can’t hurt.
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, for … Continue reading On Doctor Who and American television
And now for a completely different take on Christopher Eccleston’s departure from Doctor Who, an article on the national website of Wales: The news Christopher Eccleston has quit as Doctor Who just days after the new series started may have come as a shock to fans, but the show’s writer says the actor had never … Continue reading More on Eccleston
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. On … Continue reading On the topsy-turvy Doctor Who world
In a posting on TrekBBS’s Science Fiction forum V’Ger asked (with spelling and punctuation corrected), “[U]nless the [new Doctor Who] series plans to do a flashback with McGann regenerating down the line [into the Christopher Eccleston Doctor] (Perhaps a Doctor team-up?), how should the eighth Doctor bow out, say, in a novel or audio drama?” … Continue reading Should the Torch Be Passed?
My final three entries for this year’s Strange New Worlds contest went in the mail this morning. All of this year’s entries reflect a certain ethos, the “are you out of your frelling mind?!?” viewpoint. Why not? Life’s too short not to mess with other people’s sanity. And now, the important stuff. Doctor Who is … Continue reading Who!