- Oct 2, 2010
I actually don't think that he meant that quite as it was stated. A lot of Doctor Who as of now may be partially aimed at a younger audience, but a lot of the subject matter has to do with finding interest in not just history, but the various cases of almost-science. It's just a fun thing for kids to be watching Doctor Who and want to know more about the actual functionality behind the thematic usage of the science concepts.Sir Thomas Sean Connery said:Or maybe you're wrong and there's far FAR more to it than that since there's many dark, complex themes and relatively few episodes focused on history.SuperMse said:It's meant to excite the imaginations of children and to get them interested in history. To pretend anything else is to ignore the point of the show.
History is just mixed in the bag because time travel implies travel through historic times as a general rule of thumb.
I do still agree that there is room for something that is a little more edgy, but whimsy has been with the new Who regardless of writer. It was present in the darker Tennant episodes, it was present with Eccleston, it just got more spotlight with Smith. He also just has the persona for being silly and whimsical to begin with, at least seemingly.
And rubs his hands a lot.
I'm a bit sad. I really liked Smith, exactly because his Doctor was so lighthearted. I hope whoever replaces him gives us an interesting take on the character still, though.