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Doctor Who finally matures

Doctor Who finally matures

Within Doctor Who fandom, the question is usually asked at some point: “Which Doctor Who episode should I introduce a non-Who fan to?”. Lots of titles have been bandied about over the years – but new Doctor Who has given us the definitive one. Father’s Day should be introduced partners of Doctor Who fans everywhere.

It’s amazing how in 40-odd years of budget television, it’s never done the simplest of time travel stories – the time paradox made famous by Back To The Future (or Star Trek for that matter). To boot, it’s done it with a subject all of us can relate to. Someone’s pointless death we wish we could reverse.

More importantly, it made me cry. Not tears of a nostalgic fan-boy, but tears over a seemingly-impossible situation made real and brought to life in a setting we can relate to. Thankfully, it wasn’t just me.

Oh, and the Doctor “died”. Kind of. But I didn’t cry over that.

1 Comment

  • Joe G

    I felt like crying too. Not at the overblown storyline, but at the pitiful quality of the acting and scriptwriting. Why do people hold this programme in such high regard? The dialogue between family members in the church was laughable.

    Seriously, why do television writers persist in portraying average people as simpletons? It's not just Doctor Who, but plenty of British TV dramas from recent years.

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