I’m really getting sick of John Nathan Turner ruining MY show. I have watched all of the Tom Baker episodes and am therefore an expert in Doctor Who. I know what it’s supposed to be about. Remember the good old days when the Doctor used to randomly try and snap people’s necks for no real reason? Now he can’t even shoot Davros without pussying out!
And what’s with the blockbuster plots? The ‘Black Guardian Trilogy’, give me a break. And all these episodes called __________ Of The Daleks. Self-referential more like self-REVERential!
Caves of Androzani was just self indulgent. Remember when Doctor Who was fun, not all military executions and wrestling with the concept of redemption? This is supposed to be a show for the whole family, but all people everywhere are just confused by these incoherent, convoluted plots. Mawdryn Undead? I had to carry two whole separate timelines in my head for FOUR episodes. Mess.
Don’t even get me started on this disaster with UNIT. UNIT were such an important part of Doctor Who and now he’s retconned this rubbish that doesn’t even make sense. He’s ruined UNIT. They will never be able to do UNIT again. I bet the Brigadier never reappears.
Still, the gaping plot holes and Peter Davison fangirls were one thing but this new guy, urgh. He strangled his companion! Hello???? And why is everything a joke all the time, Doctor Who is a serious show! This will they/won’t they dynamic is tiresome too. Remember when the Doctor didn’t have to be being clutched to his companion’s heaving bosoms to get ratings? Now we have to sit through this special bumper long series, ALL of it set in a trial, apparently about 'finding out the truth about the Doctor.’ This show is getting so self-satisfied.
Oh well. At least the next Doctor is going to be a bit older so hopefully this will mean a new, mature direction for the show.