Full Frontal Nerdity
- Sep 19, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Nov 2003
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Yup. The 4th doctor is neat at times, but Tom Baker should never have been allowed to stay in the role. Ironically the other baker is the complete opposite ... a good actor saddled with a lousy situation (although I have heard that gets redeemed in the Big Finnish productions). His not returning for a regeneration sequence was not spiting the fans, the producers were putting it to him and he did not have much of a choice.What you say is true; he is an ass.
Not sure as the old (classic) who did not have holiday specials. Or do you mean old as in post 2005?I find it much easier to schedule watching a New Year’s special than a Christmas one. But, as an old-schooler, I see the holiday specials as another episode rather than an ancient tradition that must be preserved. Is it difficult for the producers to balance new audience and old audience expectations do you think?
I consider the sonic screwdriver key to the role. Yes, a bad writer can use it as a get-out-of-jail-free card. With countless sf peeps carrying weapons though it says a lot that most of the time the closest the Doctor comes is a screwdriver ..... and yet in that universe they are considered the most dangerous character for NOT being conventionally armed.I mean as in pre-2005. And more than specials there are sets and effects and music and companion dynamics ans such that have been modernized, thrown back, overwritten, and shouted out. I imagine they want to engage both audiences and often have to consider bridging the gap.
For example, the show still incorpirates the deux ex sonic screwdriver. I’ve seen many complaints that sci-fi fantasy no longer requires a simplistic catch all mechanism and just as many oldbies stating that it’s an integral component and deciding factor for their patronage.