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[challenge entry] Future technology will enable the original vision of Doctor Who to be realised (1/2):















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(, Tue 25 Oct 2022, 21:24, archived)
# There have been few programmes that have made me audibly groan.
Last Sunday's special was one of them.
(, Wed 26 Oct 2022, 1:41, archived)
# I loved it.
There were a few bad moments, the worst being scientifically illiterate CGI (e.g. planet Earth having no clouds or weather, and this not being a huge catastrophe) and the ever-present problem of condensed/compressed storytelling.

IDK if you watched the Sarah Jane Adventures, but, IMO, that kids show proved that the multi-part half hour format still works. I think DW should return to it.
(, Wed 26 Oct 2022, 14:10, archived)
# I didn’t. Too young to give a shit about Ace or whoever the other one was.
That gobshite Walsh in a sharing circle is just too much to bear.
They should have kept Dhawan as the new face of the Doctor.

To be honest I don’t think the show can decide if it wants to be light enough for kids or laden with nostalgia for the over-40s. It’s a cringeworthy mess as it is.
(, Wed 26 Oct 2022, 18:34, archived)
# It has always been that way, I think...
People complained it was too dark/scary for kids in the 60s. Mary fucking Whitehouse complained it was too violent and scary during the Tom Baker years... I think it's been accused of being too self referential since at least the 80s..?

I think the quality of writing and direction has fallen somewhat since Moffat left, in fact it's kind of regressed to Jonathan Nathan Turner/Cartmel Masterplan levels, which is probably why the BBC have paid Russell T Davies to come back and do another reset.

Bring back Eric Saward, I say.
(, Wed 26 Oct 2022, 19:27, archived)
# It's always had a low budget
Used to mean wobbly indoor sets and excessive use of abandoned quarries for outdoor sets, now means cheap and nasty CGI.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2022, 7:21, archived)
# It was quality CGI, really high definition.
It was a really good CGI globe, but it had no weather. Not a cloud in the sky from Iceland to South Africa! The CG cyber-planet quarry set looked suitably cheap and shite though.

Some of the best stories are zero-budget single-set bottle episodes, IMO.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2022, 15:25, archived)
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(, Wed 26 Oct 2022, 2:06, archived)
# Billie Piper's looking hot
(, Wed 26 Oct 2022, 6:47, archived)
# I'll get to her eventually.
(, Wed 26 Oct 2022, 14:11, archived)