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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 08 May 2018 at 1:47am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Here's the story:


It does seem a bit of a storm in a teacup!
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Hmmmm, don`t read the magazine, but surely a mix of ages
would make the piece more interesting? Also having a BBC
digital marketing person on the panel seems a bit of a
conflict of interest.He may be an ex-editor, but calling
your customers morons does seem a bit unprofessional and
counter productive!
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I can 'sort of' sympathise. While recovering from my heart attack I've been listening to a lot of podcasts discussing some of the classic 1960s and '70s TV shows and movies I love. The problem is that the younger podcasters reviewing them don't have the proper historical context to put these shows in and try to apply modern standards. Often, I find, everything becomes one big joke with these kids sneering at things I hold dear.
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Andrew, sorry about the heart problems. If you mentioned it elsewhere, I wasn't aware of it.

Yes, you are right. I hate it when people will pick apart 50s/60s comic tales with a sneering eye! 
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I hope you can find some more enjoyable podcasts. Andrew, I wouldn't like those either! There can be some good natured humour at the old Doctor's expense by people who loved them, I remember some very funny moments in various fanzines over the years, especially with Ogrons as the natural prats, and those Krotons having a variety of rotating heads.

There was a 'controversy' about Doctor Who Monthly/Magazine being a John Nathan-Turner mouthpiece way back in the '80s-'90s as he was always listed as an adviser, but not towing a BBC line specifically. It was published by Marvel then.


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Yes, it's been a Marvel UK publication since its inception (1979). Panini UK publish it now, they are the successor to Marvel UK.

I suppose a licensed magazine would be pro-JNT, pro-BBC, pro-Who. A more balanced look at DR WHO is found in publications like STARBURST. 
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A more balanced look at DR WHO is found in publications like STARBURST.

I haven't read Starburst in decades, but how well I remember sitting on the train on my way home from work reading that interview with Eric Saward. I could feel my jaw dropping as Saward let J.N.T. have it with both barrels. That would have been the mid-1980s (86?), I think.
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I remember the Starburst flap because it was reported in DWB about JN-T trying to somehow punish or ban Starburst for that. A lot of the sting to it was about JN-T making money from U.S. conventions and showing old episodes and parts without clearances.

I only seem to have two special tv themed issues of Starburst from a bit earlier, and it was a Marvel publication then. I have to admit I was a total TV Zone regular (and still didn't buy Starburst when they became the publisher). TV Zone (+Specials), DWB, The Frame, and Private Who was quite a lot to keep up with.
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They are certainly reviving some features from the past. Time Team seemed like a youngish group last time it was around. Are people really threatened so much that they are scared of younger folks opinions on a TV show they like?

I doubt their opinion will change that of someone who adores The Kings Demons (first example that popped into my head). But it it always interesting to read another opinion on the said episode. Even if it was coming from someone younger than them.

Because someone happens to be younger, doesn't invalidate their opinion on something.

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What I find interesting is the fact that The BBC insider Christel Dee (thats her far right) seems to have been added after the fact. Not just to the 'Team' but to the photograph. That photoshop work is nearly as bad as the colorisation/hat transplant on the recent Tom Baker DWM cover.

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Well, that`s a very `inclusive` picture, except it
excludes anyone over 30 by the look of it! They do
realise Doctor Who is 55 years old this year and has a
fanbase that reflects that?
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The focus of the new time Team seems to be on getting the views of younger fans, some of whom are seeing the old episodes for the first time. A perfectly valid approach I'd have thought. You can't include everybody all the time and us old 'uns have had plenty of opportunity to have our say.
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"That photoshop work is nearly as bad as the colorisation/hat transplant on the recent Tom Baker DWM cover."

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*shrug*

It fooled me. I didn't realise what they'd done until it was pointed out.
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Hey, she's cute! Does she dig old men?

What?

O, never mind.

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