Here's an interesting point to the whole 'gee, there's a new Doctor Who' thing: Ages of Doctor Who actors on their debuts-- to whit: They're all getting younger. I have some yen, which I dropped as a comment over at RP:
Um, just a couple thoughts from a ‘yank’ across the pond who used to see Doctor Who on Public Telly here — since everyone else has tackled the non-fiction angle I thought I’d take a stab at the fiction one:
1/ Um, they’re called *TIME* Lords. It’s all about non-linearity of *time* including concepts of ‘age’. And along that line,
2/ What if ‘youth’ is their version of ‘growing old’? Seems to me the symptoms are much the same coming from one end and going to the other. Maybe the Time Lords (who live in and out of time in a non-linear fashion) would see this paradox more as a rite of passage or something even less.
3/ Why do I suspect that this was *planned* from the very beginning?? I predict that the next Doctor will be even younger, and by 2050 Doctor Who will *really* be a chidrens’ show.
I think the only thing that would really distress me is if they made Doctor Who some type of ‘hipster’ or trendoid. But that’s just me.[From Ages of Doctor Who actors on their debuts « The Reinvigorated Programmer]
I really do enjoy Doctor Who, if only for the fact that except for one dark moment, it remains un-poisoned by the hentai tentacle rape that is Hollywood.