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Matthew Kilburn
Matthew Kilburn
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 12:09pm
MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Matthew Kilburn
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 12:50pm

I’ve added you to the post. Thanks for sharing!

Matthew Kilburn
Matthew Kilburn
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 1:18pm

Thanks, MaryAnn!

Tony Richards
Tony Richards
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 1:39pm

Great point about his dorkiness…I thought a lot of David Tennant’s love of Doctor Who came across in his performances.

bronxbee
bronxbee
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 3:42pm

i’m actually wondering if maybe the showrunners and actors are *too* much fans of the show… although i absolutely adore david tennant as the Doctor, and matt smith showed some real promise (if his scripts had been better) there was something rather harder edged and more self-contained about christopher eccleston’s Doctor … a little of that alien remove that is missing from some of the later shows, despite it being run by an obvious DW fan, RTD.

RogerBW
RogerBW
reply to  bronxbee
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 4:19pm

I’m still working on my thoughts about “too much fans of the show”; I do think it’s a problem with Moffat in particular, but with Davies too, but I’m not sure of all the ways it manifests. Certainly one of them is the tendency to try to tie everything back into the show’s history and never miss an opportunity to make a reference. It sometimes feels too respectful.
But of course it’s quite possible that without Davies fighting for it the BBC wouldn’t have made the revived show at all, or might have done it in some different form. A non-fan probably wouldn’t have fought for it.