Friday, 3 May 2013

"This strange man in the leather jacket has control of this narrative..."

Via Morgue:

Philip Sandifer looks at the new series, starting with Rose, really thoroughly.

Even the ghosting voice of Graham Norton, which here in Scotland I never heard. (Nor when his Aardman animated self appeared under the rousing speech at the end of The Time Of Angels. I feel terribly left out but somehow I’ll manage.)

He talks about what the show is, or rather what different shows the show is, the segues from youth-friendly sitcom to horror to Doctor Who to soap to domestic sitcom to fandom response to Doctor Who again to -

“It’s done more varied stuff than anything else on television, and then it calmly, casually lets slip that it’s just getting started.”

And that is why we’re still here, eight years later than Rose and fifty years later than An Unearthly Child.

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