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It may not be Doctor Who, but it’s still a tragedy for Science Fiction and for the JJVerse Star Trek.

Anton Yelchin, 27, was killed in a tragic accident this weekend.

“All of us at Paramount join the world in mourning the untimely passing of Anton Yelchin. As a member of the Star Trek family, he was beloved by so many and he will be missed by all. We share our deepest condolences with his mother, father and family”

 “our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people i have ever had the pleasure to know. so enormously talented and generous of heart. wise beyond his years. and gone before his time. all love and strength to his family at this impossible time of grief.” – Zachary Quinto

You can’t grow up, especially in then 1970’s and 1980’s in America and be in Science Fiction without Star Trek.

As I have said before, it’s like Doctor Who, it’s in the DNA of the country and even if you’re not a fan, you know what it is.

We all mourn a life cut short.

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Trekking Along

Ok, I may get in dangerous territory today.

I love Star Trek. I’m American. It’s hard not to know about it. It’s the American equivalent of Doctor Who.

While it hasn’t been on TV as much as Who has, this year is the 50th Anniversary of the American institution.

I love imagination. That’s why I’m into Science Fiction in the first place.

So naturally I am into Trek.

What brought this up was a Concert here a couple of nights ago, call “Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage” which was a concert in celebration of those 50 years.

True, it was only estimated to be about a 30 pieces band helped by audio recordings and not The BBC Orchestra of Wales that I have seen also but it was a great concert nonetheless augmented by visuals.

It was afterwards that the discussion really got started, and this blog’s genesis (star trek pun).

It was pointed out that the concert itself was “inspiring” and that Star Trek, in general, is more “inspiring” than Who.

And that got me thinking.

Yes, I think Trek is more “inspiring”. This may also be an American point-of-view in someways as I didn’t grow up with Doctor Who as a kid. I was 21.

But I am big fan of both. But I am a bigger fan of WHO.

WHO is ALL OVER my house. Trek isn’t.

Trek inspired me as a kid for the imagination. Not the Science.

I am not the one who thought, I want to be a Planetary Geologist when I grow up. I know several who did.

I didn’t look at the communicator and go “oh look, a flip lid Cell phone, how 00’s of you.”

I gravitated to the imagination of it all. The going where no man has gone before. To go out there and see what and who is out there.

That was my thrill. Still is.

But Doctor Who has an even broader canvas. Arguably, the broadest possible one. Not just where Man hasn’t gone. He isn’t a Man. But Anywhere in Time & Space in the whole of creation and even beyond it.

Now that’s a imagination stage like no other.

And the lead character is the same one from 52 1/2 ago!

No “Next Generation”, you get Next Regeneration. 🙂

The Borg…HAH! Doctor Who had The Cybermen in 1966 when Star Trek had just premiered!

Doctor who has the Guinness Book of World Records for most Successful TV show.:)

Nov 25, 2013 – Guinness World Records can today confirm that the special 50 th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who which was broadcast globally on Saturday has set a new world for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama after the episode was shown in 94 countries across six continents.

So, while Star Trek has inspired Science around the world. Doctor Who inspires even more Imagination.

And we need both.

So I am a fan of both. The Apple and the Custard. 🙂

Who Wars

http://www.cultbox.co.uk/features/lists/star-wars-actors-in-doctor-who

http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows//blog/2015/05/6-great-minds-moments-between-doctor-who-and-star-wars

I think one could argue they both have science fantasy and mythological and fairy tale style formats.

Doctor Who and Star Wars are much closer than, say, Star Trek is to Who. Star Trek is a very structured world and very military (even though they don’t like to admit it).

Doctor Who and Star Wars are more fantastical than that.

Who Is The Only Actor To Appear In Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who?

Answer: Deep Roy

There is only one actor the world over who has achieved the Sci-Fi trifecta of appearing in the three biggest Sci-Fi franchises on earth. Deep Roy, best known to modern movie goers as the face of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reboot of the Willy Wonka franchise, has appeared in Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who.

He appeared first in Doctor Who, playing Mr. Sin in the 1977 story arc “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”and a Posicarian delegate in the Doctor Who story Mindwarp. He then appeared in 1983’s Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi as Droopy McCool. Finally, he sealed the trifecta with his  Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek:Beyond (2016) appearance as Keenser.

In addition to his roles within the three mega franchises, Roy has always appeared in other Sci-Fi movies and shows such as The X-Files, Planet of the Apes, and Flash Gordon.

 

Missed?

 (Radio Times)
14 brilliant Easter eggs you might have missed in Doctor Who series 9
 

Saturday should mean Doctor Who but now that series nine is over there’s no more new Who due on our TV screens until Christmas Day – of course, that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had.

In fact, there’s never been a better time to look back over the last few months, rate all of the episodes from the series, and remember just how clever the little sci-fi show can be.

Take these excellent Easter eggs dotted about this year’s series, for instance…

Star Trek boldly went Under the Lake

From the Starfleet uniforms in the mural on the wall, to the shuttle-like spaceship and design of the whole underwater base, Under the Lake was basically an homage to the sci-fi classic.

And the nod to the Starship Enterprise (above) was particularly clever.


The Doctor apologised to Sarah Jane

*sobs* It was SOUTH CROYDON. 

The Doctor FINALLY apologised for abandoning his companion in the wrong city.


Star Wars made an appearance Before The Flood

May the remorse be with you too, undertaker Prentis. Pity the poor alien didn’t live to share more of his brilliant business cards after those nasty dealings with the Fisher King.


The Clockwork Squirrel had a whirl on The Doctor’s Magpie amp

In Under the Lake, Clara mentioned that the Doctor had dismantled the TARDIS radio to make a clockwork squirrel and in Before the Flood, up he popped.

And he WOULD be sitting atop a Magpie Electronics original…


The Face of Boe met The Woman Who Lived

Ashildr asked if she’d ever meet Jack Harkness, but she basically already had.

If you believed Jack was the Face of Boe anyway. Actor Struan Rodger, who played her manservant, was the original voice of the Face of Boe.


Five Doctors popped up in the Zygon Invasion

Did you manage to spot them all?

One was hiding on a UNIT safe house wall, and the rest were dotted throughout the episode, which saw The Doctor and Osgood joining forces once again.


James Bond joined the Zygon Inversion

At least that’s what it felt like when The Doctor channelled Roger Moore with that parachute.


Torchwood Faced the Raven

Did someone say they were Retconned on the Trap Street that was home to Me and her alien refugees?

We’ve heard that one somewhere before, haven’t we Captain Jack?


And Star Wars, Back to the Future and Doctor Who met for the BEST Easter egg of all time

Who doesn’t love a bit of obscure Star Wars writing on the wall in the back of a scene?

Especially when that writing actually spells out something VERY interesting indeed when it’s translated.


The writing was on the wall in Heaven Sent too

Yep, there was another hidden message scribbled on the wall of the mysterious mechanical castle prison.

We’ve ZOOMED IN so you can see that the Doctor’s opening monologue was right there, if you wanted to recite it with him.


And when the Doctor came home, he took a familiar route…

Now, where have we heard THAT one before?


…before telling the truth about Missy’s lies in Hell Bent

You might remember Missy telling Clara three things about the Doctor when asked when she’d started caring for him: “Since always. Since the Cloister Wars. Since the night he stole the moon and the President’s wife. Since he was a little girl. One of those was a lie – can you guess which one?”

During their time in the Cloisters in Hell Bent, the Doctor tells Clara that the claim he “stole the moon and the president’s wife” is utter rubbish, meaning that if we’re to believe Missy was only telling ONE lie, the Doctor was, in fact, once a little girl.

Mystery solved. Maybe.


That second TARDIS that looked a LOT like the very first

What an homage to days gone by, eh?

Even if the colour scheme was a little off.
(the original was green because that looked ‘whiter’ on a B&W TV.


And finally, that very important song played in a very important diner…

We can’t fail to mention how wonderful it is to be back in that fateful diner, first frequented by Matt Smith’s Eleven.

But could Don’t Stop Me Now hint that we haven’t seen the last of Clara Oswald just yet? It wouldn’t be the first time…

And it’s an actual Diner in the Cardiff Bay Restaurant District.

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Honourable Mention: Leandro the Bread Lion

Because even The Doctor loves a nod to The Great British Bake Off.

See also, “Warrior’s Gate” (1980) for another Lion inspired Race.

 

Too Late?

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has told the BBC that he thinks that people are “obsessed” with overnight ratings which do not reflect how people watch TV anymore.

But he told Lizo Mzimba that he thinks the show is currently being aired too late in the evening and would do better in an earlier timeslot.

He was also asked whether there would be fewer episodes next year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34750117

Gee, I have said that before too, Peter. Other than the first story the show has been on after 8pm going into post-watershed hours for most of the season and the nearly half the audience is recording it to watch at better time.

But yet, the “ratings” are bad because they obsess with the overnight ratings, which doesn’t tell you as much as it used to.

People, especially the young generation, don’t watch TV like we used to.

I am of the generation that watched TV as young child where if you weren’t home (or someone else with my power wanted to watch something else) to watch it you didn’t see it! Period! Full Stop.

Any hope of ever seeing it was not even conceived of. It was gone. Get over it.

And if you were lucky they’d replay it in the summer, which was was 3 months of sold re-runs. No “summer premieres” or “limited series” etc. Nope, just re-runs.

But since they could and did do more than the standard 20-22 episodes they do now the chances of seeing it in a summer rerun were only slightly better than 50-50.

And if they didn’t show it? too bad.

The End.

That isn’t even remotely how TV works today.

Just this week I had 3 programs I wanted to watch at the same time. I recorded 2 of them (they were on after I have to go to bed) and the 3rd one I caught online after broadcast THIS WEEK.

That is a vast sea change from just 15 years ago.

The evidence of that was announced earlier in the week when CBS announced that they were going to do a new Star Trek Series in 2017 BUT it was not going to be on CBS proper. It was going to be on their pay-per-view subscription streaming service.

Streaming is the future, even if it’s not free. (which drives me crazy, but I’m an old fart from a different generation).

As someone joked, CBS wanted to be the Fourth Network behind Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu…

The TV Networks as they have been configured since the 1940’s is going to go away, they just have to figure out how to make money doing it.

So it’s a disservice to quantify the ratings in terms of just the overnight quickie.

But then again, that’s still the structure of the beast for now.

So, the current problem is that the show is on later than it has ever been and the ratings are tanking.

Gee, could they be related? 🙂

I am also old enough, and cynical enough, to wonder if it’s deliberate.

Many an American show has been killed off by, “A New Night and a New Time”. Frequently, opposite some other ratings juggernaut on another network.

MacGyver, as popular as it was, was moved around in it’s last years so much I gave up trying to figure out when it would be on.

Sledge Hammer! was on ABC for 2 years because it was opposite The #1 show in America, The Cosby Show, and ABC had nothing else to put on there. After 2 years they figured they’d find something else anyhow. But it got renewed specifically because ABC at the time had nothing else to waste up against Cosby.

That’s what ratings mania does to the TV industry.

But remember one cynical truth about TV, in the past, the present or the future…

The Program you’re watching is just what is taking up the space between the commercials. It can be replaced with something new and different that will hopefully perform better for it’s advertising supper.

They didn’t used to call them TV Dinners for nothing… 🙂

Update: Executive Producer Steven Moffat has shot down the rumor, telling Radio Times, “We’re making a full series. I can confirm that.” “I’m making a full series of 12 episodes, plus a Christmas special,” he continued. “I don’t know when it goes out. That’s up to someone else. And even if I did know – which I genuinely don’t – I wouldn’t be allowed to say so as I have absolutely no say in it whatsoever. [But] it’s not being reduced in size. We’re not making fewer episodes. That’s all complete bunk. I can confirm that absolutely.” 

Unless the BBC changes it’s collective mind. 🙂

One Hander or One Ego?

The new season of Doctor Who will feature the show’s first ever episode with only one actor.

The first installment of Season 9’s two-part finale will be a single-hander with just Peter Capaldi and no other cast members, the Daily Star reports.

Executive producer Brian Minchin commented: “Doctor Who has always been about taking risks. It’s never sat down and done a normal episode. It’s always done something extraordinary. Our audience likes to be challenged.”

Written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, Episode 11 has been described by director Rachel Talalay as “one of the most complicated and different episodes that I’ve ever done.”

Moffat himself has described the story as “a ludicrous challenge.”

Doctor Who 9 11

I’m up for it because Peter Capaldi is that good. But my worry is that we’ll get the Doctor Who equivalent of

Star Trek V: The Search for Shatner’s Ego (and God) and they found both!

Moffat is not a modest man in that sense so I hope this is drama exercise and not exercise in ego.

The experimental nature of a several of the episodes mentioned so far makes me wonder if the show is about to be cancelled so they are trying ever desperate thing they can?

It’s the cynic in me that has watch this kind of thing go on before many times.

It worries me deeply.

Charon The Spotlight

Doctor Who has reached a level of consciousness in the US that it is now invading NASA! 🙂

http://time.com/3976279/pluto-moon-names-charon-scifi-star-wars-trek/

NASA have released plans for the naming of areas of Pluto’s moon Charon, based upon the International Astronomical Union‘s recommendations that these would relate to “destinations and milestones of fictional space and other exploration; fictional and mythological vessels of space and other exploration; fictional and mythological voyagers, travellers and explorers.”

This has led to proposals of names from a number of sci-fi shows including Doctor Who, which sees a large crater on the surface named “Gallifrey Macula”, with a nearby rift named “TARDIS Chasma”. Star Trek is honoured with a plain named the “Vulcan Planum”, containing craters such as “Spock” and “Sulu” and mons like “Kirk” and “Uhura” – there are also features named after Star Wars characters, and also sci-fi writers/directors such as Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey).
The Tardis chasma crosses the Gallifrey macula — named for the Doctor’s vessel and home planet respectively. Which could make for an awkward moment if the Time Lord ever lands there.

Doctor Who related names on Charon (Credit: NASA)
Image: NASA

The names are to be submitted to the IAU for final approval.

Pluto_Map

WHO & DS9?

writer Tony Lee has open the vaults and let Doctor Who fans have a rummage through his unrealised pitch for a Doctor Who/Star Trek: DS9 crossover.

Blogging the entire eight-issue pitch – which was originally intended to follow on from IDW’S successful Assimilation2 run – Lee, who worked on four issues of that run, was one of several writers invited to pitch ideas for another Doctor Who/Star Trek property crossover in March 2013 with Deep Space Nine the favourite between him and Denton Tipton, editor of the Doctor Who books.

Unfortunately for those eager to see more of the Doctor and Starfleet, in July 2013, IDW and the BBC went their separate ways, with Titan now handling the licence.

Amounting to a tantalising ‘what if?’ and probably some of the best fan fiction you’re likely to read, the pitch, titled Domination, sees the Doctor and a time – augmented Sontaran Battle Fleet thrown through a wormhole into the Alpha Quadrant; there they find themselves facing the might of Deep Space Nine and the Federation.

But when the Sontarans join with the Jem’Hadar, the Doctor must help Deep Space Nine stop this, taking the fight into the Gamma Quadrant and into the past where they meet the crew of the original Enterprise, while Clara finds herself in the midst of an invasion, forced to team with Quark to save the station while avoiding zealot Bajoran cults and Federation’s Section 31…

You can read the entire breakdown on Tony Lee’s site or alternatively you can hear the man himself – along with artists Kelly Yates and Robert Hack – talk about this, his tenure at IDW, and other lost IDW Doctor Who stories, thanks to Doctor Who: Panel to Panel’s recording (play’s automatically) of the Long Island Who Conventions IDW Comics Retrospective.(Kasterborous)

Crossing Universes

thank you leonard

About to celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year, Star Trek lags behind that other science-fiction behemoth, Doctor Who. But you’d be surprised to see just how many times that long-running US franchise has mentioned on screen in the UK time-traveling show. Here are some of the finest mentions.

“Cloaking Device”

Back in the crazy days of 1996, Paul McGann spent a night being The Doctor but he did manage to upset fans with the use of the phrase “cloaking device” when referring to the TARDIS and its appearance. Whovians threw things at their screens shouting “IT’S CALLED A CHAMELEON CIRCUIT ACTUALLY!” The term is synonymous with Star Trek, when ships are rendered invisible. In 2011’s The Impossible Astronaut, the TARDIS is actually “cloaked” when in The White House.

Coincidentally, in the same episode, Joy, a member of staff, finds one of the Silence in the ladies room (how rude!) and asks, “Is that a Star Trek mask?” Sadly, Joy didn’t live long or prosper.

Vulcan Salute

In the much-maligned 2006 episode Fear Her, starring David Tennant and Billie Piper, The Tenth Doctor broke out the Vulcan salute, made famous by Leonard Nimoy’s Spock, when he met troubled kid Chloe Webber.

“Give me some Spock!” 

Tired of The Doctor’s slightly less than impressive “tech”, Rose Tyler bemoans, “Give me some Spock, for once!” in the classic 2005 gas-mask zombie episode, The Empty Child. Amusingly, Captain Jack Harkness is under the impression that the Time Lord’s name is “Mr. Spock”.

The Borg

We won’t mention how much Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Borg ripped off Doctor Who‘s Cybermen (oops, we just did), but The Borg have had a couple of nods. 2010’s The Pandorica Opens, a Cyberman is heard intoning “You will be assimilated!” when attacking Amy Pond whilst in last year’s Into The Dalek, Rusty (the titular Dalek) maniacally states, “Resistance is futile!” – both phrases associated with The Borg. In the same episode, Peter Capaldi uses the words “into darkness”, not a million miles off the 2013 film title, Star Trek: Into Darkness.

“Please state the nature of the emergency!”

In James Corden’s first episode, 2010’s The Lodger, “Please state the nature of your emergency,” is uttered by Matt Smith. In Star Trek: Voyager a hologram called, wait for it, The Doctor states, “Please state the nature of the medical emergency,” when activated. Corden’s next episode the following year, Closing Time, his character Craig Owens asks the Time Lord, “A teleport like, a beam me up teleport, like you see in Star Trek?” when told that people were being teleported from a shop in his town to a Cyberman ship.

Oddly, in the preceding story, The God Complex, “geek” Howie Spragg is asked, “What’s loser in K-K-K-Klingon?” by a girl when he opens “his” hotel room full of attractive young ladies.

A Christmas Carol

A more subtle nod here. In the 2010 festive special, a spaceship had a deck very similar to that of the Enterprise in the 2009 Star Trek film. To further compound the pastiche, numerous JJ Abrams-esque lens flares were used. (Metro)

This time it’s for real.

LLAP

 

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! 🙂