Doctor Snooze

Posted: January 13, 2006 in General, Movies/TV/Music

Probably much to the chagrin of one of my friends I was really disappointed in the 1st (new) season of Doctor Who. After seeing the episodes I understood why Sci-Fi decided to pass on showing them.

Of course, now I read that Sci-Fi changed their mind and they will now be running the first season. I can’t say that I’m surprised, after all they’ve been creating ‘B’ movies for the last two years, so Doctor Who is actually an improvement.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big Doctor Who fan. I actually just finished watching the Key to Time series (which was originally aired in the late 70’s). My issue with the new Who, is that it’s that the script quality hasn’t improved. It’s still campy and silly, and I think that’s a shame.

Maybe I should give the BBC credit for not messing with an almost 40 year old recipe, but it could have been so much more. Maybe Battlestar Galactica skewed my view on this kind of thing. Maybe the BBC didn’t want to travel down the path that Fox had tried to take in the 90’s. Either way, Doctor Who is a couple decades behind the times (even if the special effects have improved).

Note to the BBC: If you want to mix humor and drama without pushing the “camp” factor over the edge, hire Joss Whedon as a consultant, and try to reorient Who to something a bit more adult.

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