Post by Deleted on Jul 28, 2018 7:59:21 GMT
Jul 15, 2018 21:40:01 GMT @nesta said:
Jul 15, 2018 14:57:13 GMT @experience1 said:
Since the wonders of the internet have entered our lives, reading other people's opinions has become very difficult to ignore. Back in the late 80's (here we go), you could at least choose not to buy the handful of fanzines dedicated to slating every aspect of the series. Back then, the Doctor wasn't even a woman - mind you, he was Scottish (imagine that!). What I mean by all this is that there has always been a very ugly side to fandom and it hasn't so much increased, it has just become more visible, I think.
What has always fascinated me is what these people want from Doctor Who. It's never scary enough/too scary/scheduled too late/too early/is too childish/not childish enough - or most prominently 'not the show I watched as a kid'. Now Jodie has been cast these people have an extra element to complain about ("The Doctor should be a man!" "Yes, but you were complaining when he was a man!" "Well, he wasn't the right man!" etc). They will never be happy.
Like Timelord007 , I'm not convinced by the casting. I love everything else I've heard about this upcoming series, but I'm still not sure about the new Doctor. Hearing that CC only auditioned women for the role makes a nonsense of the 'best person for the job' philosophy practiced by Steven Moffat (which I'd hoped was universal), in my view. But I'll give it a go. Life's too short to pretend I'm not going to watch, or to lambast anyone who shows positivity towards this new approach, and certainly I wouldn't try and ruin peoples' enjoyment of it. I might enjoy it myself. Who knows? Who cares?
I agree with all the above. I just wish to enjoy it myself, I will watch open minded and time will tell. Maybe Jodie is brilliant but the scripts not, maybe both Jodie and the scripts are great. Or maybe I won't like her and then I have 54 years of TV, books, audios and comics to choose, I have my fav Doctors and companions and their eras to re-watch and re listed, so... Here's to series 11 just please if it isn't good, powers that be, don't cancel the show!
What constitutes a true Fan?
Hey am first to admit i did not want a female Doctor and i groaned when they announced it but it is here and it is here to stay so i get fed up hearing the negativity would these people prefer NO WHO ,i have to admit like you i have the audios to listen to and can choose to watch and choose to listen or choose not to watch or not to listen.All the negativity about what is meant to be their favourite show,I have been very careful to avoid negativity on the Forums i came on them to share a like minded passion of shows and Audios,its a programme it is fiction and i guess some folks forget that.Theres a big scary world out there full of great things and awful things am not going to be negative about a show that helps me forget about all those bad things that go on in the world.Lifes too short.