I have no idea why … maybe it is because Dr. Who is gaining a much broader audience especially in the last couple of years. However you know when you look at someone and just KNOW they would have been perfect for the part beyond anyone that is, or could have, taken on the role.

I have but one thing to say on the matter:

John de Lancie as Dr. Who

Oh to have seen that happen at the height of his “Q” days. The one person that probably could have rivaled Tom Baker as the definitive persona of the illustrious Doctor. Not to mention the absolutely dark and terrible places that type of a match could have led to.

If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid

If that doesn’t wrap up what Dr. Who is capable of in terms of the exploration of the human condition and his own soul I don’t know what is.

Its one of the other things that has bothered me about Dr. Who thou. The consistent hints of what the Dr. is really capable of and then to only see the cartoon version as if the adults in the room are still too child-like to see the real horrors that lie beneath the fabric of reality.

Good bedtime reading but after 40 years of following the Doctor – I for one want more substance and less whimsy.

Alas – it is the BBC so I guess we’ll just have to make due.

— Kevin Feenan


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