It’s on in a bit and I am actually admitting to a little case of fanboy concern: is it going to be any good? Wil I miss David terribly?
What I’m building up to with my admission is that Doctor Who has long been a British institution – it’s one of the few things I’m proud of this country for – and only in recent years has it become obviously popular.
This, to me, is an incredibly good thing.
Not because it is a British institution colonising taste the world over but because the ideas explored – often racial, political, social and self-referential – are explored with great wit and aplomb. Admittedly, they’re not explored all that in-depth anymore but the show still scares people, it still moves people and it is snippet-science sneaking its way into anyone who watches it.
The Doctor is dead.
Long live The Doctor.