||[01 Jun 2006|11:33am]
If series 2 is ANYTHING like series 1 it should be burned.
How can someone with your intelligence seriously like this version
of Doctor who?
I endured a few episodes. I am well aware it is absolute bilge. I
watched it with my mother - she likes things like Strictly Come
Dancing, I believe she says it's just for the dancing although I'm
sure she's perfectly ok with everything else that makes me want to
smash people's shiny teeth in. Just because of the things she has
watched. Irritating bilge for the masses.
I'd had about enough when they brought the gameshow in space
episode out. Pretty cool idea, but rapidly went crap. In fact, this is
one of the reasons this particular show confuses me. SOmetimes
you have original moments. Sometimes, like some victorian ghost
story thing, it's very dissappointing, and turns into a badly carried
out cliche scene - satisfying unhappy ghosts. They then show their
true colours as evil, but I'm only slightly interested because
everything stinks of shit generally, and I'm certain that same twist
has been done before. And of course the earth is saved. Oh no,
the past, sorry. Because that's more original.
I believe the next episode was of aliens invading. I thought this
might turn out well, the obviously unoriginal concept could turn
out in so many ways, it could be done well. But it did turn out
blindingly unoriginal, and did not sweep you up in it, didn't make
you believe it. The Prime minister and co, for example, just seemed
like a small number of guys in suits for the day. Aliens? Invading?
Get out of my office at once. Silliness. The secretary pisses me off
too. She's obviously there so middle-of-the-road middle-aged
women feel like they can be the heroine, in some way, their lives
can have a point. The secretary of the prime minister is not going
to be all trusting and kind and go out of her way for some nuts.
Everybody waking up in a trance and stumbling towards london
bridge to throw themselves off - in a manner complete alike to an
early zombie film but it doesn't matter, it's a good idea. Though I
have no empathy with thousands of average citizens doing
themselves in, it is exciting and moving. Well, it could have been.
And now to what is possibly my first and biggest irk. That Rose girl.
She fucked up that scene, it could have been moving, she made it
throwaway, just being there, being herself.
Are you from england, sir? If not I can excuse you this one, though
her retchiness should emanate across the Atlantic in my book. She
is the (nice, normal, version however. Not a ghetto gehwll
wannabe in some council flat, bacardi breezer petrol bomb ready
to throw at the local corner shop) typical girl of our fair land. Not
quite a chav, but only because she's had relatively little thrown at
her and she's had idiot friends to bond with and make her feel
special and certain she's got a personality worth a... fuck.
These creatures have all the passion of someone certain that being
an air hostess or redcoat is their loftiest seat in life. Butlins should
have a night dedicated to it, the kids will scream yaay, when they
should be screaming urrrhurhuhurhuhurrrrrr behind the sofa. The
'best' become pop singers, or, I dunno, Big Brother contestants.
Glad I haven't been reminded of that show by Doctor Who - oh
shit. Yes, I forgot to add that in the space gameshow bit. Fucking
hell, that was like my worst nightmare, running through rooms
which are all my worst media enterprises, but more neon! But to
everyone else, at the end of the day, it's fun. It's just a bit of fun. It's
a light entertainment memory lane, you got have some fun, dont
Straight onto another episode. Alien cult with skull faces gets
routed by the Doctor in pj's. I read how much effort had gone into
making those aliens look menacing. Why? Why bother? Why not
go the whole hog and make it into a spoof?
You see I had high hopes for Doctor Who. What people said about
it, I ignored their grins at the bad special effects, and looked at the
snatched clips of it, with that amazing music, thinking, wow, this
must have been incredible. It must have taken you galaxies away
from this world jam-packed full of nobodies and their helpful
additions. I managed to grab the end of one episode - a green
blob was circling menacingly. A green fucking blob! But it scared
the shit out of me! Yes I was about 11, and I'm significantly more
desensitised now, thankyou One World Culture, but it's the point
that with so little to work with, they managed to create this
twisted atmosphere. You receive the conviction that if you
somehow managed to end up on a planet with some form of life,
it would be so ...strange you'd feel fear like our true lack of
illumination, sitting on a tiny speck, in a freezing nothingness that is
I saw, what, five minutes? And some other scuttling around a
Dalek spaceship? That has continued to intrigue me, but Rose etc
will continue to make me wish the world really would end. It pisses
all over whatever its legacy was.