March 21st, 2004

Doctor Who II

Thank you to the Telegraph :P

Shock! Horror! Telegraph writes highly inaccurate news story on new Doctor: Time to save the universe (again)

To the worldwide community of Whovians, it was the most seismic event since the fourth doctor (Tom Baker) appeared to be drowned by aliens in 1976.
I suspect this is a vague reference to The Deadly Assassin...

"The brotherhood's split in two about this," says Huw Turbervill, a columnist for Doctor Who Magazine.
"Brotherhood"?!

Britain alone boasts 8,000 "active" fans - activity being measured by the number of CDs and DVDs purchased each year
Riiiiiiiight

...and doing battle with Cybermen, Aggedors, Zygons and Bonnie Langford.
"Aggedors"?!?! OK, the Bonnie Langford crack's gonna cost 'em. Where's my hitman?

the foppish Doctor has been played by eight different actors, each sporting a haircut more embarrassing than the last.
Ummm. Eh? Picking on the hair now?

But my favourite part is the description of the theme tune:

(a high-pitched squeal followed by dumma-di-dum, dumma-di-dum)
Hahahahahahahahaha!
spark

So...

Now we have a new Doctor Who.

For those who weren't around when the original series was in production, the usual procedure is this:

1. New season starts playing on TV. Everyone immediately says it is crap, and it was better in the old days when it had Ken Dodd and the big jellybean man on it. Lone fan says "It wasn't that bad!" and is immediately set upon with blunt objects.

2. Second new season starts playing on TV. Everyone immediately says it is crap and the previous season was much better, especially the bit with that bloke off Eastenders. Lone fan stays quiet because the swelling still hasn't gone down.

3. Third season starts playing. Everyone immediately says it's crap, etc. Lone fan converts to Trek, only to discover this means he has to watch Enterprise.

Repeat ad nauseum.

Just so you know.