Wednesday, 27 August 2008

How to deal with the Doctor Who gap year: An Easy Guide

Certain corners of Doctor Who fandom is absolutely terrified of the Gap Year. That's understandable. I mean, how will they survive without their fix of thirteen brand new episodes of Doctor Who? Well worry ye not, faithful readers, for I have formed an idea.

Here's what you do:
  1. Beginning from Saturday 3rd 2009, watch an episode of New Who on DVD every Saturday at 7pm. Don't watch more than one episode.
  2. Assuming that the planned specials will air on Saturdays at around 7pm, postpone the viewing of your next episode for the following week.
  3. Postpone the viewing of your next scheduled episode for the Eurovision Song Contest. Log on to Outpost Gallifrey's forum to complain that your viewing of Doctor Who has been interrupted, then watch the Eurovision anyway.
  4. Optionally, write a review of Eurovision Song Contest on Outpost Gallifrey as if it were an episode of Doctor Who.
  5. That's it.
With fifty-five episodes of New Who in the can, this should take you all the way through 2009 and part of the way into 2010, with mere months - or maybe even weeks! - to go until Series Five starts. Good luck, Fandom.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Philled With Confidence

The BBC Doctor Who site reports that producer Phil Collinson, who is a producer for Doctor Who, managed to come up with two ideas during one season run of the show, and manage to run the article praising the guy throughout.

I'm pretty sure "coming up with ideas" is what a producer is meant to do.

Reading the article, I begin to think that Collinson may be some sort of editor of the BBC site. Either that, or the editors of the website are getting sick to death of praising Stephen Moffat every fortnight.

Not that I see how that's possible, of course.