One of the TV shows I love to watch when crowing about not paying a TV license is Dr Who, its “might be a fantastic episode“, “might be utter dog shit” format really makes those 45 mins an exciting roll of the dice.
Apparently now past it’s 50th anniversary, if we count the years when the BBC couldn’t be arsed making it, which is equivalent to saying I recently celebrated my 20th anniversary dating someone, if you don’t count the 15 years in between when I never spoke to her and attempted to bang the unfortunates who were desperate enough to seek inept male company from Rent-a-friend.
Anyway, amongst Dr Whos greatest strengths are its unfailing ability to cast white men in the lead roll, which soon even the BBC is going to be hard pressed to continue. However, the BBC marketing department makes it their business to plaster spoilers all over the BBC news website whenever the current incarnation is quitting, and this isn’t even a salary negotiation tactic, they just get sick of getting up early and working long hours and want to pursue a career signing autographs and trying to fuck groupies at conventions instead. Then when the BBC chooses another actor (£50 on it being a black/
yellowAsiatic/bird this time), they plaster that over the website too, because god forbid anyone can actually keep a fucking secret and people might like a surprise. So come the end of the series, you know the doctor is going to “die”, and turn into someone else well before it happens.
Hey BBC, how about you stop spoiling your own TV show and being so disrespectful to your audience? Other organisations will go to some lengths to try and keep this sort of thing secret, but to the BBC marketing department, it is a ready made lazy press release. I bet they have a template by now.
And whilst I am on the subject, you should have stopped the series with emotional punch when the doctor ran out of his 12 regenerations, and picked it up a couple of years later, rather than fudging your way past it to keep sales of deus ex machina screwdrivers going.