Annoy Me

The top 15 things that annoy Doctor Who fans

When it comes to Doctor Who, it’s a thin line between love and hate – and on the internet, they’re basically the same thing. 

Via Twitter, Facebook and comments underneath our articles, RadioTimes.com has played host to this anger more times than we’d like to count. And therefore, we think we have a pretty good idea of what it is that infuriates Whovians the most. But what is it? Here, from 15-1, we count down just what it is that turns Doctor Who fans into Daleks… 

15. “The sets wobble”

This one doesn’t bother me so much, probably because at my age I remember black & white TV, no remotes of any kind and 7  channels!

I also understand intellectually about “BBC budgets” and I would hope most fans understand about that. The younger generations that had CGI and such all there life may have this problem more than I do. But come on, the Robot in “Robot” itself is great, it’s the effects of it’s “growth” that suck and that’s because they only had CSO (color separation overlay) a crude green screen and 4 Pounds and a wad of gum. 🙂

14.

“YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE MAKES ME FEEL OLD AND OBSOLETE.”

(see above)

 

13. Gender changing Time Lords

“TWIN HEARTED SHAPE CHANGING TIME TRAVELLING ALIEN IMMORTALS CANNOT SWITCH GENDER. THAT IS JUST ABSURD.”

I have already spoken on this several times in ad nauseum, My problem is more about Political Correctness and The Doctor himself than anyone else.

12. Hanky panky with Companions

“THE DOCTOR IS AN ALIEN, WHY WOULD HE FANCY HUMANS? IT’S LIKE KISSING YOUR CAT. YOUR CAT WHO LOOKS LIKE KA-REN GILL-AN.”

True, Classic Who never went there, even a little bit and current Who went there A LOT, especially with David Tennant and Matt Smith, but that pendulum has swung back again with Peter Capaldi.

I have no real problem with it myself.

11. Spoilers

“DO NOT TWEET THE END-ING. I HAVE NOT SEEN IT.

I HAVE NOW SEEN IT.

I MUST TWEET THE END-ING.”

Another good reason why I’m not on Twitter. But I wrote an entire blog on this awhile ago.

https://mydoctorwhoblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/spoilers-2/

One man’s spoiler is another man’s preview. 🙂

10. “I’m a real Whovian. My favourite is Smith/Tennant/Baker.”

“YOU ARE NOT A REAL FAAAA-AN. YOU WERE NOT THERE AT THE BEGINNING. IT’S HARTNELL OR NOTHING.”

Complete poppycock!

I recommend for the modern non-fan to start with Eccleston, up to Capaldi. Then if they want more, look at the older show.

It’s like saying, if you want to watch the modern version of Hawaii Five-O you MUST watch the Jack Lord version from the 1970’s.

Utter Poopycock!


9. Dr. Who

“YOU DO NOT ABBREVIATE THE DOC-TOR. ARE YOU WRITING A LET-TAAAR? USE HIS FULL TITLE.”

More infantile nitpicking. So what.

8. “Hello Doctor Who, how are you?”

“DOCTOR WHO IS NOT HIS NAME. DOC-TOR WHO IS THE NAME OF THE PROGRAMME. EXCEPT IN THE ORIGINAL SERIES. AND PE-TER CAPALDI STILL CALLS HIM DOCTOR WHO.”

Apparently people on Social Media have too much time on their hands. Get over it.


7. People complaining about Doctor Who

“WHY WATCH A SHOW THAT MAKES YOU SO ANGRY? YOU NEED TO CHILLAX. CHILLAX! CHILLAX!I COMMAND YOU TO CHILLAX!”

Hey, I watched  Star Trek: Voyager for 4 1/2 years! Top that! 🙂

6. Other fans

“I DIS-AGREE. I DIS-AGREEEEEEEEEEEE.”

Come to Gallifrey one sometime, you’ll see Doctor Who Fandom, not just whiny brats. I can disagree with fans, one in particular comes to mind, but I don’t have to be disagreeable.

This ain’t politics, you know! 🙂

5. “Doctor Who is a kids show”

“DOCTOR WHO IS A FAMILY SHOW, NOT A CHILDREN’S SHOW. EVERYONE CAN ENJOY IT TOGETHER. OR ALONE. TOTALLY A-LONE.”

It has always been a family show. But it was made originally for the kids more than the adults, and over time that changed also.

Get over it.

There are plenty of “kids shows” that can appeal to adults to.


4. Reset buttons to wrap up the story

“YOU ARE TOO LATE DOC-TOR. YOUR FRIENDS ARE DEAD. YOUR TARDIS DESTROYED. WE ARE VICTOR…WAIT. STOP. DO NOT TOUCH THAT BUTTON. THAT LARGE RED RESET BUTTON DOES NOT CONCERN YOU!”

Have you ever watched Drama, let alone Science Fiction? Are you that dim??

Welcome to the big world.

Watch Star Trek sometime. 🙂

Hey, is that Bobby Ewing in my shower!?

3. Continuity and paradoxes

“THE DOCTOR FROM THE FUTURE GAVE HIMSELF THE SCREWDRIVER? BUT WHO GAVE THE FUTURE DOCTOR THE SCREWDRIVER? DO NOT SAY WIBBLY-WOBBLY OR I WILL EXTERMINATE YOU.”

The Doctor’s Daughter married a later incarnation of himself and then had a daughter so now he’s own Father-In-Law, Husband, and a grandfather all at the same time!!  (sounds like a plot from Coronation Street).

Gee, these people have no appreciation of Science Fiction as a whole do they?


2. Showrunners

“YOUR STORIES ARE INFERIOR TO MY FAN FICTIOOOOOON!”

You know, arrogant fans like this helped get Doctor Who cancelled in the 1980’s.

If you’re that good, then apply to be the successor to Moffat and see how fast BBC Wales shows you their backside.

It’s a business. Besides, your “family show” doesn’t want to see your slash fiction with Madame Vastra and Jenny having a threesome with a Dalek, ok?! 🙂

1. Doctor Who in general

“I HATE YOU BUT I LOVE YOU SO. THIS IS A PARADOX. EXPLAIN! EXPLAIN!”

Love’s complicated, my dear.

Just look at Star Wars: The Phantom Menace or Star Trek V! 🙂

 

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About mydoctor1962

Doctor Who fan like few others. Also a fan of Science Fiction, Cooking Shows and more.

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