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Saturday, 15 April 2006

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Ceremoniously watched the new Dr Who this evening as a kind of Easter event, which plays to the BBC's intentions. A condensed plotline of Burning Chrome meets Matrix meets a feline NHS. A new Doctor, a body-swapped Rose, some cringeworthy 2000's references (Chav, anyone?) a meeting of lips and some chain swinging in improbably deep lift shafts complemented the sonic screwdriver appearances. Glossy and well-executed, it will be interesting to see whether the BBC can sustain this as a quirky British Sci-Fi institution. Others seem to think so and I hope so, too.

My campaign for Dylan Moran as the next Dr Who continues, although I am told it is to be a woman.

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