Andrew Trembley (bovil) wrote,
Andrew Trembley

A word for Doctor Who

A letter to Charlie McCollum, TV columnist at the SJ Mercury News.

The longest-running science fiction series in television (coming in at 26 consecutive seasons) returns to American screens with the first new episodes in 16 years on March 17.

You would hardly know it, though. It's not like the SciFi channel is doing any serious promotion.

British children's thriller "Doctor Who" was revived last year by the BBC and "Queer as Folk" creator Russell T. Davies to critical and popular acclaim, It's been a rough year for US fans of the series, though, with no American outlets showing any interest in picking up the series until a mid-January announcement that SciFi would be putting it in the spot that "Battlestar Galactica" will be vacating when its season ends.

This actually has a bit of local interest. KTEH was one of the last PBS stations airing repeats of the classic (1963-1989) series, finally ending their run (I believe) about two years ago.

If you're intrigued enough to follow this up, Ken Patterson at KTEH is excellent resource. He could provide you with plenty of background.

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