So, here we go, another Doctor Who rant. This time, not about casting, but more about the criticism of the new and bold direction the show seems to be taking when it hits TV screens in Autumn in 2018. Needless to say, reaction to these changes has been mixed, much like the announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor. A lot of people are criticising the critics. Let’s talk about that.
Chris Chibnell is probably sitting somewhere right now, and planning for his time as Showrunner of Doctor Who. It isn’t an easy task, and I wish the man good luck in his time as Showrunner, don’t be crap. It’s all quite hushed at the moment, and there are lots of rumours about, and they don’t leave me with much faith. There’s a lot I like about the current show, but there’s a lot of stuff that I don’t, and a lot of things I’d personally change. Here’s what I’d do if I was the showrunner for Doctor Who. Do better, Chibnell.
SIDE NOTE: A lot of this was written before the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, I do talk about a male doctor. I just want to make that clear.
I am not a happy bunny. Doctor Who has cast its 13th Doctor, and like I predicted, we’re getting our first Doctor played by a woman, which is not good, in my opinion. And I really hate to say that, but I am. And now, I am going to discuss my feelings and thoughts on the matter.
I am very late writing this, comparatively, but I felt it right to mull over things briefly to discuss the election results, particularly one aspect of them. The Conservative Party won the election, with a pretty substantially reduced majority, and are now forming a minority government. This election has been well covered, but I still want to add my thoughts on one aspect: Youth voting.
Guns have been a problem that has plagued the Americans since the day that the first amendment was written. In 2010, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 67% of all homicides in the U.S. were conducted using a firearm. And according to the FBI, in 2012, there were 8,855 total firearm-related homicides in the US, with 6,371 of those attributed to handguns. It would be rather simplistic to suggest they should ‘ban guns’. Not that I disagree with that notion, I fully encourage it, but lets look at the situation.