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From: Brian <bcl...@es.co.nz>
Subject: Re: Remember Doctor Who?
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Peter J Ross <p...@example.invalid> wrote:
> In rec.arts.drwho on Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:58:36 -0500, The Coca Cola
> Kid <thecocacola...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wow, guys ... a little off-topic banter, every once in a while, is cool.
>> But, do you not think that the number off off-topic posts, currently
>> inundating the group, is a wee bit over the top?
>> Here are a few questions ...
>> 1. What originally got you interested in Doctor Who?
> It happened to be on the TV one day in 1970, when I was five. I
> watched regularly until about 1977, then intermittently for two or
> three more years, before giving up completely long before the overdue
> cancellation happened.
> My interest was revived one day in 2007, when I saw a New Who episode
> on the TV and did some research on YouTube to see if I was right in
> thinking that Doctor Who used to be much better in the 1970s.
> I was right. I also learned that many of the episodes from the 1960s
> were even better.
>> 2. What keeps you coming back to Doctor Who?
> It's probably the best TV programme of TV's golden age, i.e. the 1960s
> and 70s. I don't come back to the boring nonsense from the 1980s
> onwards much.
> I also keep coming back to RADw, because it's hilarious to watch a
> bunch of sci-fi-obsessed virgins fantasising about how New Who is
> becoming better and better and being watched by more and more people,
> when in fact it's declining into the same kind of unwatchable rubbish
> that Real Who became in the 1980s.
>> 3. What would you do, differently, with it, if you could write or
>> produce Doctor Who?
> I'd cancel the current shitty spin-off instantly, and keep it
> cancelled for at least ten years. Spend some of the money scheduled to
> be wasted on the current shitty spin-off on one last search for
> missing episodes of the real thing.
Or they could try to recreate the old series.
Sometimes when a new series is not as popular as an older series they study
why the old series was popular and make changes to the new series.
For me one of the best moments in the early Doctor Who was when the two
school teachers entered the Tardis. The atmosphere was heavy with the hum
in the background of the Tardis and his grand daughter panicking. Like
someone wrote it seemed like something from the walls of the Tardis was
going to leap out at them.
The other moment which had a big impact on the audience was the first
encounter with the Daleks.
Todays Doctor Who is some young person running around fixing things with a
screw driver like a magic wand and the writers of the show thinking that
this is science fiction so the impossible is possible. These day its add a
few monsters, a few danger moments and use of the sonic screw driver a few
times and there's your Doctor Who show. The same thing happened to other
science fiction TV series like 'Lost in space'.
The Doctor Who's of the old series were more believable and used their
minds to get out of danger. There were also a good cliffhanger scene at the
end of each half hour show which make people want to watch the next episode
to find out how he escapes from danger.