To Doctor Who or Not to Doctor Who, that’s the Question.

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To Doctor Who or Not to Doctor Who, that's the Question.

Any­one who has read this blog as our 10th anniver­sary knows that until the announce­ment of the new Doc­tor I was a fanat­i­cal Doc­tor Who fan.

I watched the show, I watched the reruns. I watched the old episodes both alone and with my sons, I enjoyed the big fin­ish audios and invested heav­ily in all of these things.

I now don’t bother. I’ve watched the odd rerun on Ama­zon but I just don’t care any­more. I actu­ally have big fin­ish audios that I ordered before the new woke doc­tor was announced and I haven’t lis­tened to them or opened them. In fact there was a four disk 8th doc­tor adven­ture fea­tur­ing Alex Kingston as River Song that I was in the mid­dle of, but it’s as if a switch was turned off. I just didn’t care any­more. I haven’t even charged my iPod any­more which con­tains 9 months worth of doc­tor who, that is, if you lis­tened to it every day for 8 hours it would take you 9 months to hear them all. I used to lis­ten to them every sin­gle day.

Now as I said, I just don’t care, par­tic­u­larly now that what I’ve already pre­dicted has come true that THIS Doc­tor isn’t going to have the eccen­tric­i­ties of pre­vi­ous doc­tors. After all this Doc­tor is a Woman so there can’t be any rea­son to laugh at, or mock or tease the character.

I have pre­dicted that this show is going to be a rat­ings train wreck, it will do good for one or two episodes out of curios­ity but as the show con­tin­ues to be about the SJW agenda and not sci­ence fic­tion, view­ers whose pri­mary desire is not to be preached to will fade away. I sus­pect we’ll reach the point where long­time fans long for the glory days of Colin Baker. Mer­chan­dis­ing will fade and the show will go from a British insti­tu­tion to be yet another niche show for the feminist/​gay agenda who will, in my opin­ion be the only ones left.

I’ve also pre­dicted that despite this the media will rave over it and the BBC, Bar­ing Jodi Whitaker com­ing up with a cred­i­ble excuse “forc­ing” her to drop the part will retain this Doc­tor for a 2nd sea­son despite this because it’s unthink­able that the 1st woman doc­tor like the 1st black pres­i­dent be shown as a fail­ure. (I also think that replac­ing Whitaker won’t be enough but that’s another post). I think the show will end up dying a slow and painful death.

But the real ques­tion for me is this: How do I judge if these pre­dic­tions are cor­rect if I don’t watch the show?

And if I watch and review the shows as I’ve done to all the oth­ers how will the fact that I don’t care about the show change my perspective?

Bot­tom Line Doc­tor Who’s Pre­mieres Soon and for the First Time Ever I Don’t Care so Do I Watch & Review? It’s up to You

If I get 10 com­ments to this post request­ing I watch and review then for the sake of those 10 I’ll watch the pre­mière and review it. If I get 10 such com­ments on that review then I’ll keep review­ing the now shrunk 10 show series (funny how they shrunk the num­ber of episodes and added extra com­pan­ions, almost as if they wanted to cut the Doctor’s air time as much as pos­si­ble isn’t it?)er .

It’s your call.

Anyone who has read this blog as our 10th anniversary knows that until the announcement of the new Doctor I was a fanatical Doctor Who fan.

I watched the show, I watched the reruns. I watched the old episodes both alone and with my sons, I enjoyed the big finish audios and invested heavily in all of these things.

I now don’t bother. I’ve watched the odd rerun on Amazon but I just don’t care anymore. I actually have big finish audios that I ordered before the new woke doctor was announced and I haven’t listened to them or opened them. In fact there was a four disk 8th doctor adventure featuring Alex Kingston as River Song that I was in the middle of, but it’s as if a switch was turned off. I just didn’t care anymore. I haven’t even charged my iPod anymore which contains 9 months worth of doctor who, that is, if you listened to it every day for 8 hours it would take you 9 months to hear them all. I used to listen to them every single day.

Now as I said, I just don’t care, particularly now that what I’ve already predicted has come true that THIS Doctor isn’t going to have the eccentricities of previous doctors. After all this Doctor is a Woman so there can’t be any reason to laugh at, or mock or tease the character.

I have predicted that this show is going to be a ratings train wreck, it will do good for one or two episodes out of curiosity but as the show continues to be about the SJW agenda and not science fiction, viewers whose primary desire is not to be preached to will fade away. I suspect we’ll reach the point where longtime fans long for the glory days of Colin Baker. Merchandising will fade and the show will go from a British institution to be yet another niche show for the feminist/gay agenda who will, in my opinion be the only ones left.

I’ve also predicted that despite this the media will rave over it and the BBC, Baring Jodi Whitaker coming up with a credible excuse “forcing” her to drop the part will retain this Doctor for a 2nd season despite this because it’s unthinkable that the 1st woman doctor like the 1st black president be shown as a failure. (I also think that replacing Whitaker won’t be enough but that’s another post). I think the show will end up dying a slow and painful death.

But the real question for me is this: How do I judge if these predictions are correct if I don’t watch the show?

And if I watch and review the shows as I’ve done to all the others how will the fact that I don’t care about the show change my perspective?

Bottom Line Doctor Who’s Premieres Soon and for the First Time Ever I Don’t Care so Do I Watch & Review? It’s up to You

If I get 10 comments to this post requesting I watch and review then for the sake of those 10 I’ll watch the premiere and review it. If I get 10 such comments on that review then I’ll keep reviewing the now shrunk 10 show series (funny how they shrunk the number of episodes and added extra companions, almost as if they wanted to cut the Doctor’s air time as much as possible isn’t it?)er .

It’s your call.