Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Posted by Jon Stone
Armed with legendarily third-rate (and now charmless) BBC special effects, Russell T. Davies' 'Great Idea' was to transform the Doctor from an eccentic, brilliant and jammy scientist into an all-gurning, all-shouting action hero with a penchant for self-aggrandising speeches. Then he set about coaxing unconvincing performances from even the most experienced actors and filling every scene with either (a) the sound of an orchestra giving birth, or (b) a guest appearance from a past-their-best comedian. This wasn't so much Doctor Who as Doctor Who's psychotic stalker, having killed the object of its obsession and started parading around in its skin.