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Words from a script editor

February 22nd, 2010 (05:50 pm)

...and while I'm posting links, Colin Brockhurst, one of the best editors and designers in Doctor Who fandom, has provoked (at several months remove) a comment from the controversial script editor of Tom Baker's last Doctor Who season, Christopher H. Bidmead, whose attack on Russell T Davies's interpretation of the show outraged a large section of Doctor Who fandom. Bidmead takes the opportunity to express some appreciation of the context in which post-2005 Doctor Who is made, while retaining his scientific principles.


Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: February 22nd, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)

I like that Bidmead series, and I suspect that is partly due to Bidmead's influence.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: February 22nd, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)

It has a lot going for it, such as the emerging arc about entropy, though I think Bidmead had odd ideas about story structure - too much of the plot gets packed into part four in many of the season eighteen stories, without there being compensating loops early on. Bidmead is not to blame for the langour of much of The Leisure Hive, which was very much a Nathan-Turner initiative, and he was just one of many at the BBC fed up with Tom Baker by 1980.