Trial By Trailer: Yo…this looks good. I’ve missed Doctor Who so, so…much.
I watched only 3 or 4 Jodie Whittaker episodes. It was badly written; that’s not Doctor Who.
It instantly was banished to the discard pile with Christopher Eccleston.
(And most likely Ncuti Gatwa. I’m far from sold on Gatwa. It doesn’t help I just got burned by Whittaker. Thankfully I don’t hafta invest in Gatwa. It’s all on streaming so I’ll watch it down the road if it holds up.
If it’s good.
If it’s Doctor Who.
Don’t sell me any diversity junk either; I don’t value condescending pop culture.
Is it good…yes or no?
Is it outstanding sci-fi…yes or no?)
Far more importantly…welcome back Russell T Davies! Having Russell T Davies back on Who helps a lot…hopefully he cleans up the Whittaker mess and restores the timeline. He’s a fantastic continuity janitor.
And Tennet is fine but any hope of bringing back Matt Smith and Steven Moffat? That combination was potent and some of the best Doctor Who from the past 60 years.
Sammy Verdict: I’ll come back for this for sure in November. 1’m 100% IN.
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