Posts tagged "emily nussbaum"
Dear New Yorker, if you’re going to do a feature piece on Doctor Who and creating TV mythologies and cult fans, please don’t get a writer who acknowledges that “I haven’t watched Davies’s version” or that in its pre-2005 incarnation, “its themes were rarely emotional”. I’ve not watched Classic Who either, but as far as I know, the show didn’t survive simply because of its “pure sci-fi obsessions, abstract questions of how society is organized and the line between humans and machines”.
At least get someone who is a fan in order to talk about what is essentially fandom, instead of someone who’s talking down to us, who’s watching DW and saying “OMG look at this shiny new thing I found!” when really, it’s been around for YEARS now. And don’t serve us this kind of platitude, where “the fan’s experience of loyalty and loss is its own, legitimate form of romantic love.” o.O
Just, ugh, no.