Tenth Doctor / Classic Companions (Sep 2022) Dec 9, 2020 11:35:16 GMT xlozdob, johnhurtdoctor, and 1 more like this
Post by shallacatop on Dec 9, 2020 11:35:16 GMT
I don't think it's difficult to understand in the same way it's not difficult to understand why someone would be excited for Ten to be paired with Leela, Nyssa, River, Ace, K9, Daleks, Movellans, Davros, Mechanoids, Five, Six & Seven, etc. If you've had enough content out of those characters, then you've simply had enough content regardless of the setting or placement for them.
I just don't understand why old characters immediately means unexciting for some people. There's always new sides to explore, especially if they haven't seen each other for a long time and/or they left things unresolved. Like, for example, I can understand the problem with Ace in the 7th Doctor's audios, the characterisation is a bit inconsistent and her experiences don't inform changes in her behaviour (at least not notably enough). But that's after the fact, after you've listened to them and see how it was done. Before, it's kind of like crying wolf.
Dec 9, 2020 11:06:48 GMT @causality said:I feel after initial reservations Dalek Universe might be something different and would be exciting if it did not include any old characters
Or you could just prefer to move forward, which I appreciate is a very broad term, and not have 19 consecutive Tenth Doctor releases having some returning element. Sometimes it's not down to the returning element as a concept, but rather who they're using. I'm sure there'll be those critical of Dalek Universe but if you instead chucked in Ood, Judoon, Sycorax, etc. then they'd have a different reception because they view it as more of a celebration of the era, and authentic to the era, than looking too backwards. Or equally some have said they'd be all over the Classic Companions set if it was three of the less used characters.
It's of course down to personal opinion, but I don't find either side difficult to understand.