December 6, 2011

Poor RTD... :'(

I'm not usually one to follow the latest gossip on people who've worked on my favorite shows and whatnot, but there's some news I've read recently that's kinda distressing to me. Former head writer for Doctor Who Russell T. Davies (or "RTD" if you're of the shortening mind) has put his Hollywood career on hold to move back to his home in Manchester. Why? Because his partner has been diagnosed with brain cancer and needs some serious treatment. I read about it here. I understand his pain, as 2 of my friends from church -who are brother and sister- lost their father to it.

Just putting this out there: If you see this as another opportunity to bash on him for doing shit in Doctor Who you don't like, than you have no soul. I don't care who you are. He brought back a show that had been considered since the 1980s as "past its prime" and "a joke" and made it relevant again in pop culture. My thoughts and prayers are with him in this trying time.


  1. Personally, I think RTD was the best thing to ever happen to the show.

  2. Hello, Sylocat. Nice of you to check out my blog. I agree with you. RTD brought a freshness to the show to revitalize it for a new generation of viewers. However, some people interpret that as him "dumbing it down for the masses". If that allegation were true, I don't think he would've used the Autons in the opening episode of the 2005 revival. It takes a man with some serious gumption to use an enemy of the Doctor's as ridiculous as them to sell it to a new audience while at the same time not alienating the fans of the classic series, and RTD was that man for better or for worse. Thanks for commenting. :)