Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Doctor Who is garbage

When folks who know that I am a big Doctor Who fan ask my wife what she thinks of the show, she is happy to say "I think it's garbage!"

Here's the story. As a child, she lived for a time in Scotland. She was quite young and this was at a point in the mid seventies when Doctor Who was considered so frightening to children that it was discussed in the House of Commons. So she was not allowed to watch Doctor Who.

She was allowed to watch Blue Peter.

So her only contact with Doctor Who was those segments on Blue Peter where Doctor Who scenes were made from household scraps. So -- to her mind (and still to a point) Doctor Who was something you make out of garbage.

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