Just a week to go now! Yes, the long-awaited new Doctor Who series starts. This evening, BBC2 treated us to what they called a “Doctor Who Night”, though it was a pretty short night as it was just over an hour and a half. But we did get a repeat of a documentary, some trivia and a special edition of Mastermind, where all four contestants had the same specialist subject – Doctor Who. All good fun, and the winner was presented with a trophy by Christopher Ecclestone, which was cool.
Everything I’ve heard and seen so far leads me to think that the new series is going to be pretty damn good. It looks like Russel T Davies has managed the fine balancing act between being true to the original series and making a modern TV show with 21st century production values. Of course, as a long time fan, I’d be happy if it’s just “OK”. But it looks like it’s going to be a lot better than that.
I’ll be reporting on the first episode next weekend.
 They’ve got a countdown running on the site
 Mumble, missed opportunity, mumble
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