Meanwhile, Over in Britain…

I cannot tell if this is the greatest thing ever, the worst travesty ever foisted on the viewing public, or just another day for the Doctor.

Besides which, I always picture the Daleks playing for the other side in this sort of thing.  Or maybe for Stalin.

Still, they look cool in that flat British Army green with little Union Jacks painted on.  But what is with that Spitfires cum Battlestar Galactica scene?

And while pondering that, I read that the UK online retailer GameStation slipped a clause in their terms of service granting them the option to claim their customers immortal soul.

Okay, it was put in there for April Fools, but it once again proved that most of us do not read the legalese that clutter up these sorts of thing.

Customers that did spot this clause were able to opt out and were rewarded with a 5 Pound coupon.

Those who rushed past the terms of service will no doubt be surprised when when the six foot high letters of fire appear allowing GameStation to claim what became theirs through the fine print.

6 thoughts on “Meanwhile, Over in Britain…

  1. Xyd

    Fortunately, or unfortunately, I stopped watching in the Colin Baker days, sometime in the mid to late 80’s. The Daleks look a little… updated? But are they really fighting side-by-side with the good Doctor?!

    I’m with ya @Wilhelm on the BG thought. BBC has lost it.

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  2. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    @Gordon – If by popular you mean “some hard core Dr. Who fans are excited and a bunch of people who watched it at one point in their young lives (Tom Baker era here as well) are aware that it is still on” then popular it is.

    Dr. Who has always had its corner of any science fiction convention, but it is definitely a sub-culture thing relative to, say, Star Wars or Star Trek.

    Still, I must say, the production values look nice. That was one thing the BBC never worried about in the 70s.

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  3. Gallaria

    Ah, the good Doctor – Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, David Tennant – top my list.

    @Spitfire don’t like the new Doc either.

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  4. *vlad*

    The new Doctor is fine. The new scriptwriter sucks.
    Wheeling out the Daleks yet again? “I thought you had all been destroyed?” “No, one spaceship survived” – Lame.
    In 2 out of 3 episodes the earth is about to be destroyed ‘in the next 5 minutes’? Oh, please – Lame. We long gave up caring about the earth.
    “Earth, man. What a shithole.”
    Why do Doomsday weapons always need a count-down rather than a simple trigger? “the bomb will detonate in 5 rells” – Lame.

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