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New Logo, New Doctor, New Companion

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | October 7, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | October 7, 2009 |

Hat tip to the lovely Cindy for sending in the new “Doctor Who” logo. How do I know that she is lovely? Because she sent me the new “Doctor Who” logo, it is all very tautological.

Since the Doctor transcends mortal dimensionality, his logo cannot be debuted without the added dimension of time, hence a video:

Roland Emmerich, please listen carefully. The most stimulating part of your $50 million five minutes of 2012 was listening to John Cusack moan repeatedly. The BBC slaps up twenty seconds of fade in video and a single sound effect and they just sent chills through about six million people. This is the difference between the guy who owns a suit and the guy who owns a room.

I hate custom cell phone rings. I don’t want to hear somebody else’s phone inquiring as to the identity of the releaser of the hounds. That said, if I heard someone’s cell phone make the TARDIS noise, I would … well I can’t think of a Priscoesque superlative descriptor, and really I’d probably just say something polite and they’d think I was a serial killer.

In any case, here’s a picture from the set of the new “Doctor Who” series, with our new Doctor (Matt Smith) and his new companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillam):


Ugh. She’s entirely too pixie, and he’s entirely too Tucker Carlson. Well, I hated Tennant the first time I saw him (“they killed Eccleston? And gave us this scrawny guy with poofy hair?”) and I didn’t much like Donna for the first part of the Christmas Special that she was in, so I suppose it’s mandatory to give them a chance. Hell, it can’t be as bad as “K9: The Series.”

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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