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I’m a Lib Dem so I should have a view about Doctor Who, right?

OK then here’s what I made of Matt Smith’s debut:

a. Excellent snappy dialogue. Just the sort of drama the BBC should do – after all, its resources allow people the space to polish the dialogue rather than muddle through with second-rate scripts.

b. Loved the way the camera work and music was adapted to suit the style of the new Doctor. Very clever piece of TV making, integrating all the different skills.

c. Ironic really that for all the talk about how modern the new Doctor Who is for its attitude towards gay relationships, it’s still got the “let’s stick a woman in skimpy clothes to please the adult viewers” tradition going strong.

d. Anti-dog discrimination: only one dog and it’s a bad guy (or rather part of a bad guy). What about cute, friendly, intelligent dogs?

5 responses to “I’m a Lib Dem so I should have a view about Doctor Who, right?”

  1. WRT point C, yes, but there were also a few tiny glimpses of Matt undressing, which from my perspective is quite nice for gay people, considering how many of the gay men I know have a thing for the Doctor (more so under Tennant) 😉

  2. “it’s still got the “let’s stick a woman in skimpy clothes to please the adult viewers” tradition going strong.”

    I can cope with a moderate amount of this problem

    “d. Anti-dog discrimination: only one dog and it’s a bad guy (or rather part of a bad guy). What about us cute, friendly, intelligent dogs?”

    Erm K9 anyone?

  3. Once we got passed the first few seconds of silliness with the Tardis flying over London, it was really very good.

    Matt Smith already is the Doctor now , and the two Amys were excellent….

    Something to look forward every Saturday!

  4. I didn’t object to the skimpily-dressed Amy; it was interesting to watch a TV programme with two of the people on The List in it (the other beinbg Annette Crosbie).

  5. I did think that Torchwood challenged gender and sexual stereotypes with a wonderful nonchalance that proved very popular among my and younger generations but Dr Who doesn’t seem to take the same approach.

    However, I objected to the female stereotyping of Amy, her stockings and “kissagram” job.

    Now they have the “youngest ever doctor” they cannot really introduce significantly older companions, which may create difficulties as the series progresses through more generations.

    I have unlimited admiration for Stephen Moffat, and it will be interesting to see his darker elements within a whole series.

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