I am sorry to those who i am about to offend, but seriously these replies are just horrid and has shown me that you people (i hope you are not
representing your country, but i am about to make a gross generalisation) just do not get Doctor Who.
The Doctor has ALWAYS been a farther role, not a boyfriend role. He has always been a little cookey (key word, LITTLE) but has always been a tough
"dont you dare cross me!" character. Fun and lovable, but someone you would never want to cross (Much like Tennant and Eccleson). He has, and never
should, be made for the perpose of teenage girls. This is where Britain strays from american programing. Sex appeal is a lot less credible over this
end than in america. We like our characters, not our actors.
Secondly, the BBC is a publicly owned coportation, they have a duty to deliver QUALITY programing, not to make money. Because of this, they do not
rely on advertising money to keep alive (they may do for BBC America, i am not aware if they have advertisments there or not), they rely on quality
programing that they can export, as well as the TV Licence, and their news network.
Thirdly, Doctor Who has ALWAYS kept a good connection with its fan base (because of it being BBC, they need to follow what the people who pay them
demands) and it has been said (since Smith came in) that the doctor was getting too young, and that the program was becoming too 'sexed up', leaving
out the more mature fans who have been loyal to the program for 50years (even though i am only 24, i was brought up with the program, as was many
others in Britain).
The doctor is supposed to be a vengful, angry man. He witnessed the biggist war of all time, and finished it with the greatest genocide of all time.
No man should be 'happy go larry' after that. He is meant to be twisted, disturbed and damn right unpredictable, that with his inteligance is what
makes him such a fearful character to his enemies.
Watch from the first episode till now (not starting from 2005, but the classics) and then show me why the doctor should be so silly and clown like.
It is going into the right direction, back to it's routes. A dark, sinister doctor is just what we need.
To be completly honest, i think the fanbase in the USA and UK are very different. In the UK, the fanbase age ranges form 5-60, with most being in the
25-40 age range (those being under 25 tend to of only seen the new doctor who), in America, the age range seems to be alot younger. The BBC follows
the British age range, not the USA's range, and that will never change.
The teenage girls can screem all they want, it will not change a thing. The BBC know that if they focus on the younger age range, the program will die
within a couple of years. This is why it has lasted so long.
edit on 5-8-2013 by Trolloks because: (no reason given)