Sunday, September 14, 2008

This afternoon, I was thinking about Doctor Who and the way in which daleks and cybermen always return. Even after they've been utterly destroyed and gotten rid of and shall never be seen again.

But next series, there they are again.

Having hidden behind the sofa.

Just brush off the cat fur, and there we are. Like some sort of elderly relative wheeled out at Christmas. They're ready to go again, away to terrorise the solar system and try to bring the universe to an end. Or destroy all humanity. Or hand out elderly peppermints. Or whatever their latest activity may be.

All that said, I still really like Doctor Who and not just because David Tennant is in it. But really, what about a new kind of monster/alien being that's appropriately humanity-free and wonderfully intimidating?

5 comments:

Rough said...

Doctor Who, Doctor Shmoo. Great tragedy that Lost in Space was mothballed after only a few years. Here was where the frontier of sci fi was expanding. Daleks would have been dealt with swiftly and surely by John Robinson and Don West - despite Dalek alliance with Dr Wmith.

Della said...

Doctor Schmoo would be quite nice.

No idea about Lost in Space and whether they'd be able to handle daleks better or not...

Rough said...

See, this is where there is a communications breakdown. Lost in Space may as well be Lost in Translation. sigh.

Rough said...

See, this is where there is a communications breakdown. Lost in Space may as well be Lost in Translation. sigh.

Della said...

*lol* Although I think space may be a little different to Japan...