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Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Doctor Who Effect

There's an interesting article about the upcoming series from UK Television, describing a "Doctor Who effect". One of the things that is perhaps the appropriate comparison to where Doctor Who is in the UK at the moment is something like Lost.

One interesting element about both series is that both have some connection to the tension between dramatic series and reality television. Lost, after all, at first glance appears to be a dramatic version of Survivor. And in the Bad Wolf episode of Doctor Who, the reality television fad is projected into the distant future, with recognizable versions of modern reality television. It's an interesting connection....

It'll be interesting to see which, if any, of these upcoming series will cross over to this country. (Including Doctor Who, of course...)


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