Wednesday, November 01, 2017

"Never Cruel Or Cowardly": Doctor Who In A Word (Parts Ninety Two To One Hundred & Fifty Six)

The story so far, dear blog reader: Between now and whenever yer actual Keith Telly Topping his very self finishes the job, this blogger is undertaking the (probably) once-in-a-lifetime task of reviewing every single Doctor Who story - all two hundred and seventy five (ish) of them - using just one appropriate adjective for each. Or one verb if he can't think of an adjective. Or, one noun if he can't think of a verb. Because, dear blog reader, it's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. The opening salvo taking us up to the end of series fourteen seems to have gone down pretty well (particularly with all the splendid people at the TV Writer Blog who did lurv it the mostest, baby) and it got around six-and-a-half-thousand page hits in the first few days. Which was jolly nice (and, makes a refreshing change from this blog mostly being visited by people in former Soviet republics who are, seemingly, searching the Interweb for porn and have ended up here by accident. That's this blogger's story and he's sticking to it). So, dear blog reader, ever onward ... and we start where we left off last time, in 1977 ...
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
Or
105
Or
106
107
108
Or
108 (b)
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
Or
Spin-Off 1
116
Or
117
118
Or
119
120
121
Or
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
Or
Or
Or
Or
Or
130
131
132
133
Or
134
135
136
Or
137
138
Or
139
140
140 (a)
141
142
143 (a)
143 (b)
143 (c)
143 (d)
144
145
146
Or
147
148
Or
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
155 (a)
156
Or
156 (b)
156 (c)
... All of which brings us to the early years of the Twenty First Century, when Doctor Who was a long-running family SF drama that 'the BBC used to make.' Fit only for reasonably affectionate comedic parodies (for charridddeeee, of course, so that was all right), nostalgic documentaries and a series of - mostly rather good - novels read by a rapidly diminishing fandom. Some people still choose to sentimentalise 'The Wildness Years' as some kind of glorious golden era. This blogger was there, dear blog reader and, although fun at the time, ultimately he begs to differ. Fortunately, perhaps, down in South Wales, something was stirring ... Join the third part of From The North's Doctor Who: In A Word some time between now and December for 'what happened next.'

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