Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Doctor Who- The Ultimate Conspiracy Theorist

BAFTA bravoDoctor Who 2005 series nominated for TV's top honour.

The 2005 series of Doctor Who, starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, has been nominated for Best Drama Series in British Television's most prestigious awards, the BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).

Doctor Who faces stiff competition from three other critically acclaimed programmes - BBC Two's graphic medical drama Bodies, Channel 4's outrageous comedy-drama Shameless, and BBC One's slick spy show Spooks.

Doctor Who is also nominated in several other categories.


When the Christmas Special finally airs in the New American Alliance, we will have witnessed Ten Doctor Whos in forty years (ok twelve if you watched the movies)

Evolving from the original William Hartnell version, today's version of the show sticks in a mojor way to the oringal intents of the show, but with a modern slant appropriate today's mental media onslaught. Where the original Dr Who shows tried to educate children into scientific thinking, today's Doctor introduces fresh minds to the styles of thinking nowadays called Conspiracy Theory.

Eventually I'm going to get around to how Rose's saving of earth by understanding the simultaneity of temporal platforms was exactly the same as Captain Picard's solving of Q's temporal conundrum at the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Is it an accidental synchronicity that both programs "ended" with humanity learning to comprehend the multidimensional "nowness" of time and space?

It lookes like, with the tenth doctor, we've got a mix of Biggles, Casanova and the Famous Five. The difference in tone of the newest doctor intenfies the accentuated eccentricities of the Ninth
The Christopher Eccleston incarnation was ablackened embittered personality questioning everything, drawing coincidiences together, not thinking anything too large to be contemplated... he's the end-product of the traditions instilled by Asimov and Arthur Clarke that where extended by Robert Heinlein and John Wyndham, mixed with a little Gore Vidal and Michael Moore. Not to mention that The Doctor was lip-kissed by a bloke!

I hope the 2005 series is eventually acknowledged as the finest series of science fiction ever created for television.. but then again I'm an accordion player, so what would I know?


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