November 14th, 2013

doctor who

50 years of Who: 2010


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The first Who from 2010 that I encountered: Yes, I watched David Tennant's protracted farewell and Matt Smith's debut on New Year's Day. I was 42.

My favourite Who from 2010: This is another very good year. From TV Who, it has to be Vincent and the Doctor, though there are other good points too; this is also I think the best series of the Sarah Jane Adventures. David Tennant's last appearance is actually the excellent original audiobook Dead Air; and I seem to have given no fewer than 20 of the other books and audios (mainly audios) of this year 4/5 on LibraryThing, so it's a bit invidious to pick out only a few. However, I'll recommend the Sixth Doctor / Jamie trilogy, most of the Eighth Doctor audio arc from this year, the first Jago and Litefoot series, and the original audiobooks Deadly Download (Sarah Jane). The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who was an excellent innovation.

Moving swiftly on from: Prison in Space was a Second Doctor script that should have been left to fester in Fraser Hines' attic. Big Finish has some excellent stuff, as mentioned above, but the Companion Chronicles went through some sticky patches this year. And of the K9 TV show, well, when I mentioned to someone who had been involved with it that there had been some good bits, he fixed me with a firm and slightly sad stare, and said, "Oh yes? Which bits were those, then?"

So, what was your favourite of the above? What is the best bit? (And if you like, what is the worst bit?)

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