Wassup With McCoy? (Part 2)

Instead, what we got was untrained, undisciplined writing that was sometimes just plain horrible. Not in a worn, dull, plodding sense as in the past – the creakiness of certain late ‘70s scripts clearly shows in Douglas Adams’ attempts to spruce them up with Cambridge humour and in Christopher H Bidmead’s desperate top-to-tail rewriting of …

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Wassup With McCoy? (Part 1)

An expanded version of a Facebook dialogue exploring the tail end of original-run Doctor Who. The question: As an aside, do you have any insight as to why there is a percentage of Who fandom that absolutely despises the McCoy era? I understand the sense of betrayal with “Time and the Rani”, I guess, but …

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