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Not Our Finest Hour: The PodKast with a K Pores Over the Remains

The history of our dear show isn’t always positive. There are always controversies, arguments, and things that will divide us. But there is always hope too.
The PodKast with a K is back, looking back on what isn’t Doctor Who fans’ finest hour. Following the announcement of Jodie Whittaker’s casting, Peter Davison was hounded off Twitter, and even Ed Bloody Miliband (former Labour leader) jumped on the Davison-bashing bandwagon. (Hey, it got Miliband some press coverage, so he’s accomplished what he set out to do.)
Even sadder was the news that we had lost not only Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) but also Trevor Baxter (The Talons of Weng-Chiang).
It really wasn’t a good week for Doctor Who. It was left to Christian Cawley and James McLean to mull over the remains.
As you can imagine, this is a slightly shorter PodKast, so if you’ve got half an hour to be reflective, this one gives you plenty to think about.

So what are your thoughts? Doctor Who does recover from troughs remarkably well, but does anything leave lasting damage? Let’s not reopen the debate about Jodie Whittaker; so is there anything you can’t forgive about the first 50-odd years? Does Davison being called names damage the fandom? Or merely expose its nastier parts?
Don’t worry, folks: this might not be Doctor Who‘s finest hour, but the DWC will always celebrate the very best of our lovely show.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Not Our Finest Hour: The PodKast with a K Pores Over the Remains

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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