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An observation
It occurs to me that there is far more anger abounding about Dr. Who these days than there ever was when it was cancelled.

I know I don't get the fandom thing, but hey, it seemed pretty good to me, given the fact it's basically a mass market kids' show. And I thought "Blink" was a fantastic piece of telly.

And don't think everyone has forgotten you all rejoicing that Russell T. Davies was at the helm when the return was first announced.
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secretrebel From: secretrebel Date: July 4th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
On the contrary, there is an almost zen-like state of calm. ;)

I stopped watching Doctor Who a month ago and have maintained a distant and aloof indifference as half my flist have dissected each episode week after week. Angry? I just didn't think it was very good any more.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: July 4th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never thought it was particularly good. Which leaves me free to enjoy it without the burden of high expectations.

Torchwood on the other hand seems to fall below even my threshold.
damianobf From: damianobf Date: July 4th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
see i was thinking what your post said a little earlier today ( I may even have commented on it on someone else's lj a few minute ago) and I think I share your sentiment here.

I have enjoyed dr who before but never thought it was especially great and I enjoy the episodes I catch of this one.

I feel a lot of peoples judgement's as well seem a little nit picky as well at times.
From: robinbloke Date: July 4th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh thank you for saying that, Torchwood was really quite predictable tripe, just didn't want to be the lone voice on this!
markbanang From: markbanang Date: July 11th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh you're far from the only one. Why on earth the writers think that Owen could possibly be seen as a 'Jack the lad' rather than as a date raping fuckwit is beyond me and don't get me started on Gwen, the dappy (retcon abusing) bint.

We kept on gathering to watch it, but as much as anything it was to share the pain and get the inevitable rant out of our systems rather than to actually enjoy it.

Although the Who triple parter wasn't as good as it could have been, it was nice to see Capn Jack back on form. I can't imagine what the Torchwood writers are going to do with poor Martha. Presumably we are going to get Martha and Jack *both* angsting over the 'loss' of the Doctor. Still, it's possible that Martha might bitch slap some sense back into Gwen.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: July 4th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would recommend watching "Blink" if you get the chance though. I think it transcends Dr. Who.
beckyc From: beckyc Date: July 4th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I'm horribly unsophisticated and uncool, but I've really enjoyed all three series.
From: rmc28 Date: July 4th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me too :) I could wish for companions that don't want to shag the Doctor, but apart from that, it's fine. This series has been particularly good, I think.
sphyg From: sphyg Date: July 5th, 2007 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Likewise. Maybe they need a male (straight) companion again.
crocodilewings From: crocodilewings Date: July 4th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, come on. This is the internet. Anger is common currency.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: July 5th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you trying to make me angry?
crocodilewings From: crocodilewings Date: July 5th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Only so you'll be rich on the internet.
davywavy From: davywavy Date: July 5th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I would have thought that the Cam would have taught you that the geek population
a) Is never satisfied with what others do
b) Always think that they could do better, and
c) Never actually do so.
the_whybird From: the_whybird Date: July 5th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
What I like best is the way that the people who complain about Russel T doing horrible things to the series continuity and breaking the way that Doctor Who is supposed to be are generally the same ones who then go off and write a story about the Doctor and Jack falling through a dimensional rift into the Starship Enterprise and being made pregnant by Spock.
From: ex_lark_asc Date: July 5th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
What, people aren't allowed to be angry that the promise of classic-RTD Good Who has been cruelly snatched away and replaced by all this goddamn emoting all over the shop? Blink was the best New Who episode full stop, but then it wasn't written by RTD...
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: July 5th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, people are allowed to be angry. It's not as if I can stop them, even if I wanted to, which I don't. It's more of a plea for perspective really, and an observation that they may be allowing themselves to be blinded to all the good and fun stuff by trivia.
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From: ex_lark_asc Date: July 5th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think Who was ever perfect, it was just a genuine kids' show with cool sci-fi stories and amusing monsters and no sodding sexual tension between the Doctor and the companions. New Who is just trying to be too sophisticated, for my money, and losing the entire point of the show.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: July 6th, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it has been 20 years. Arguably modern audiences are more sophisticated. Dr. Who as it was in the 80s would tank today. Of course that doesn't mean it *has* to be in the current format, but remaking 80s Dr. Who unchanged would not be viable.

The lurve crap is annoying, I'll give you that. He's an alien, fererissake. Ewww.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: July 5th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I suppose there's a bit of "the good and perfect paragon of Whoness that you are maligning the loss of never really existed" in there too.
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