Something that has wound me up recently is the treatment of a friend of mine from University. I started my course in 2015 and had to start acquainting myself with new people, and for someone like me, that is very hard, but I made some good friends, including someone I would consider one of my best. The person who I became friends with, the closest with, they are now in trouble.
Happy 2018, he says when he has already written the title of this post and the things I am going to discuss. This is the first post I’ve put up with a content warning. I don’t want to upset people. I was going to make this password protected, but it’s too important for me to block you from seeing in any way, so here we are.
Hours wasn’t a good album, but its follow up, Heathen (which is a really good album), has a very experience backstory. Originally, Bowie was going to release an album called Toy, which would have been an album of re-recordings of Bowie’s 1967 recordings, and stuff even earlier than that. This didn’t happen, but some songs were re-recorded for Heathen.
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.