Thursday, August 08, 2013

Media Consumption Log: Doctor Who: End of Time (The Last Tenant Movie)

This has not stood the test of time.  The sense of impending end which made it so powerful to watch has made it hard to re-watch.  The long goodbye now feels like a Minnesota Goodbye -- it lasts long by virtue of convention, rather than emotion.  It feels very much like the first goodbye for fans who aren't used  to regeneration yet -- so much emotional load, very Logopolis in this way.  And Logopolis is both a favorite episode and a strangely melodramatic one.  Perhaps this is a reminder that Russell T. Davies would, had he remained there longer, proven to have more in common with John Nathan-Turner than would be visible on the surface.

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