I typically only post new comics on Mondays and Thursdays, but this recent news demanded my attention. David Yates, director of half of the “Harry Potter” movies, has announced that he’s working on a big screen version of “Doctor Who”. Now, I’m a big fan of the show. I’ve been a convert since the 2005 revival and the Doctor is probably my favourite protagonist of all time. If you’re not familiar, it’s a show about a human-looking alien, the Doctor, who travels through time and space, riding around in a magic blue box. He usually hangs out with a human or two, and he solves problems in the past, present and future, espousing the virtues of knowledge and non-violence. The show started in 1963, aired more or less consistently until 1989, went off the air, had a terrible TV movie in 1999, and was brought back in full force in 2005. One of the best things about the show is that it draws on this history to develop a consistent continuity. The Doctor is the same person throughout the show, and there are occasionally references to events from episodes aired decades ago. When he dies, he “regenerates” into a new body (and new actor), but he has all of the memories of his predecessors.
What I don’t like about Yates is that he seems to be saying that he wants to distance himself from the TV show, and that just seems like a misstep to me. I don’t know. I suppose it won’t be as bad as the TV movie, no matter what happens.
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