Not cool, not cool at all…
fatmanlikesbatman answered your question: Would it sound awful if I said that I hope Doctor Who ends soon?
I apologise if I have offended you, I should make it clear that I DO NOT dislike Doctor Who, in-fact quite the opposite.Go away.
I do however, unlike the good Doctor, quite like endings. There is a certain satisfaction to the closing of a book, or the final hit on the last boss as the credits roll.
Seven Series for a British show is a very good run, and strangely enough, though the journey has been a wonderful and awe-inspiring one I feel as if the destination has just started to crawl it’s way over the horizon into our field of vision. Maybe it’s just a mirage, I don’t know. But all I want now is to trek this final leg and reach it, whatever it may be.
kurticusalexander answered your question: Would it sound awful if I said that I hope Doctor Who ends soon?
I understand it will never truly die as such. It is far too big an idea to just stop being a thing. I merely mean the TV show, at least this iteration of it.It’ll never die. With so many people who can write Doctor Who, it’ll never die. Radio dramas, books, comics, etc…
It just feels as if it’s starting to have run it’s course after 7 series. There’s a reason a lot of shows only run for a small handful of years, and I’m sure in many cases it’s because they know that sometimes not making new episodes is better than making new episodes.
Besides they have kind of thwacked down a definitive end marker with Trenzalore.
I’d still very much like to see new DW things; one-offs, books, radio dramas like you mentioned, but I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to enjoy watching this TV show.
Like I mean properly just finish, no more new doctor who. Is that a bad thing to ask?
The most scared I think I’ve ever been by something on TV was The 9th Doctor episode ‘The Empty Child’, it was 8 years ago to the week as it happens. We were staying in a house in London for the weekend for a family party, so the surroundings were completely unfamiliar to me.
If you don’t remember the episode, it’s the 1940’s gas-masked, "are you my mummy" children. And there’s this bit where phones start ringing and on the other end of the phone there’s just that creepy-ass child’s voice.
Anyway, while there was a slight reprieve in the on-screen action, somebody (turns out it was my grandfather) came to the door and rang the bell.
Guess what that doorbell sounded like.
It was almost identical to the ringing of the telephone.
I have NEVER jumped so much in my life.
So I have been really looking forward to this episode, I’m an avid Gaiman fan and thought The Doctors Wife was the best episode of Series 6, (yes better than The Girl Who Waited, just.) So the build up to it was INTENSE for me. And I enjoyed Nightmare In Silver. I really did. I thought the Cyber!Doctor was absolutely brilliant and really showed off Matt Smith’s acting. The whole episode was a fairly good romp.
Today I spoke to a good friend about it, a friend who hadn’t enjoyed it, and as we talked I realised I hadn’t really either. I had enjoyed Neil’s central concept, but the episode just wasn’t up to scratch. The script was clunky, the story clunkier. Dei ex machina abound, and not enough explanation. Gaiman has said that the initial script was MUCH longer and several scenes were re-written or cut. Maybe the episode suffered too much from executive-meddling or maybe Mister Gaiman was just off his game but while the episode was perfectly enjoyable it was also less-than-impressive. Also child actors.