Thursday, March 20, 2014

Selective Amnesia?

I've been thinking about Doctor Who recently, ever since I posted that filler a couple of weeks ago, and I've come to a realization. Doctor Who Fans, Whovians if you will, have no long term memory.With Peter Capaldi taking over in the new season later this year, the cycle of "I don't want a new Doctor" is in full swing.  I don't know about the rest of you, but there has never been a Doctor that I have actively disliked. Are there some that I like more than others? Sure, but none that I can say I refused to watch.

But, every time there's a change to the man playing The Doctor, people get up in arms about how it's going to ruin the show, or they're done watching, or whatever.  I don't get it.  The fact tat The Doctor can regenerate into a new person, with his own personality, is the greatest idea a sci-fi show has had to ensure it's longevity.  This reason, for more than any other, is why the show has been around for 50 YEARS!

So, why is it that there is a cycle of New-Doctor-iitis every single time there is a regeneration? I can only assume that it's either localized to new fans who have never known another Doctor, or that Whovians, as a group, have no memory at all (and judging by the minutia spouted by most of them, I know this isn't the case).

OK, I think that's enough of my grumpy old fan act. Now get off my lawn!

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