Mappy wrote:they make a show called Doctor Who, which, to someone raised on another show called Doctor Who, only good and on a miniscule budget, is an utterly offensive abomination and a slap in the face for all the years I, and people like me, have begged for the show to return
That's all down to Russel T Davies thinking his executive producing abilities include being able to write. Fortunately he let Stephen Moffatt write a few so it's not all bad. And Moffatt takes over as head honcho in 2010.
It is more than that, though.... I remember interviews with other production team members, talking about Moffatt's scripts as if they were somehow remarkable, when his scripts should have been used as a baseline example for the other writers for what was expected of them.
They were also shown The Talons of Weng-Chiang
, from the Philip Hinchclife/Robert Holmes days as Producer/Script Editor (the early Tom Baker years), which were the pinnacle of the original show's history, and they were squeamish about the implied racism because some of the villains were Chinese.... I'm sorry, what part of making aliens invade the Earth (read: the United Kingdom) on a weekly basis is not
an analogy to your country being attacked by nasty foreign people?
Russel T Davies was
a good writer in the past, but his concept of sci-fi is incredibly banal, and every episode is forced to have a monster of some description by some unspoken decree.... Yes, I'm glad Moffatt is taking over, but I don't see very much changing in the heads of the production crew.
The crew for Top Gear Australia should have been me, Ryan and Barron.
street ricer punk
vs. Commodore driver vs. Economy car owner
It would be awesome.
Barron likes to drive his 3 cyl Charade like it is a ricer. Which you would be able to get away with if it were something like the Suzuki, VW or Honda 3cyls, which throw out more than their fair share of horses. But the Daihatsu doesn't produce anything close to what it used to produce, and Barron admits the older model that he'd had in the past was better than the one he has, now.