Saturday, April 08, 2006

Doctor Who. It's heading back over the horizon for essential Saturday night viewing. Which is good.

What's annoying about it though is the number of magazine and newspaper articles writeen by people who aren't fans but pretend to be - hence the sly comments about sonic screwdrivers, cybermen, daleks, tom baker and the like. STOP IT! You haven't followed the darn thing over the years (and, due to age, I had to start off with colin baker and Sylvester McCoy). Just write the article without trying to pretend you saw the return of Doctor Who being the TV event of last year in the UK - because you didn't. Very few people did. Whovians knew it had promise but didn't think it would be as successful as it was. Most TV pundits predicted solid if unspectacular viewing.

Ok, rant over. But if you can't name William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy - or Paul McGann from the mid-90s - then you aren't a fan. Final.

Oh, and lastly, stop assuming everyone thinks Tom Baker was the best Doctor ever, Tv pundits - Jon Pertwee was as good and had to cope with being stranded on earth!


Right, I'm done. Roll on David Tennant - he rocked in the Christmas Special!

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