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The doctor's dilemma

September 29th, 2008 (09:52 am)

The postman has arrived, and brought with him Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale, a concoction of e-mails telling the story of the production of the 2008 series of Doctor Who by Russell T Davies and Doctor Who Magazine writer Benjamin Cook.

I have five and a half essays still to mark. I have put the book on my bed. I am in another room, in front of the desktop PC, emphatically not the laptop. Visits to the new book will be strictly rationed. In the meantime, Frank Collins's review at Behind the Sofa is well worth reading.

edit: I picked up the essay from my desk - and there was the book! It is following me...


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Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 30th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)

Interesting comments you have made over at Behind the Sofa - I find it acceptable that the Time War could have made the last Time Lord declassé, but it is a contentious move, depending on how the earlier Doctors' accents were received (Pertwee's is probably the closest to a 'lordly' tone, I suppose).

Edited at 2008-09-30 12:21 am (UTC)

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Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 30th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)

I suspect that Eccleston speaks like several lords do nowadays! (I maintain that there is a lot of Kings' Cross in Hartnell's delivery - his Doctor was conceived as a 'Wizard of Oz' figure, with something of the charlatan about him, and this comes across in the accent with its wavering grip on RP as well as the Doctor's questionable lapses of memory.)