This is my first (possibly of several) attempt to explain why Dr. Who is, frankly, lame.
I have, admittedly, not seen much Dr. Who, mainly because it doesn’t appeal at all and I have better things to do with my time.
I have seen a few of the older episodes and a few of the more recent Ecclestone/Tennant ones.
It seems to me that Dr. Who has very little quality in any area.
The plots are farcical, full of cheap and ‘convenient’ plot devices. The stories are not interesting, engaging, entertaining or convincing.
The acting is unimaginative, wooden and cartoony.
The character of the Doctor is unbelievable and unconvincing. He is too powerful, a bit like superman, and therefore uninteresting.
The gadgets are a joke (‘sonic screwdriver’?!), very James Bond.
The language sounds like a six-year-old wrote it – things like the ‘Immortality Gate’ in the most recent eposide.
There are only two explanations for this.
- Dr. Who, as a programme, is lame. A bad combination of all the worst things about James Bond, Star Wars, Star Trek and Elidor.
- Dr. Who, as a programme, is a spoof (but a poorly and humourlessly done spoof).
If you are a Dr. Who fan, please comment and point out my errors or explain why you think it is good.