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22 September 2008

Who ex machina

I get ‘camp’. I get post-modern ironic self-effacement.

But I don’t get crocs, I don’t get taking the piss out of your loyal fans, and I, sadly, no longer get Dr Who.

Filed under: science fiction — rpg @ 12:10


  1. if you don’t get Dr Who, you will be even less likely to get Robin Hood and Merlin (the BBC trilogy).

    Comment by Maxine — 23 September 2008 @ 7:31

  2. Robin Hood was OK, then jumped the shark in Season 2. Merlin… is that a recent one?

    Thing is, I like David Tennant, and I quite liked Billie Piper as Rose. Catherine Tate was becoming less annoying, then RTD had to go and

    whatever it was. It was gruesome. I really liked Midnight and Blink, but the rest was… meh. The 3-part season finale (although I haven’t seen part 3 yet) would have made a tidy one-part episode.

    Comment by rpg — 23 September 2008 @ 7:38

  3. Hm, on this side of the pond we’re at about episode 4 of season 4 (the Ood one). Episodes 3 and 2 were stupid (one had little CG fat things, the other some dumb Pompeii plot).

    Now, I like the tongue-in-cheek nature of Dr. Who, but it’s best when there’s some very dark and creepy evil sub-plot going on. Without that, it just becomes silly. David Tennant is aces though, as was Billie Piper, and Freema wha’everhernameis was good too.

    But… I’m sorry to hear it’s getting worse.

    We’re stuck in Season 2 of Torchwood too, which so far has been just bloody awful (not that Season 1 was much better).

    By ‘crocs’, do you mean the spectacularly ugly Canadian plastic sandals? I don’t get them either.

    Comment by Ricardipus — 1 October 2008 @ 1:16

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