No DOCTOR WHO Remakes Allowed

grandmoffThe executive producer and lead writer of DOCTOR WHO, Steven Moffat, has promised fans that the series will not be remade in any other country, because that would be… well, crazy.

Asked last week at BBC Worldwide Showcase in Liverpool, England, if any foreign TV channels have asked about making their own version of DOCTOR WHO, Moffat said:

If anyone were to ask me, I’d say it’s an absolutely insane idea. You couldn’t have more than one DOCTOR WHO in the world. It would just be dreadful. SHERLOCK [which he also produces] and DOCTOR WHO are both doing rather well, but they couldn’t be more definitively British. They’re obtusely British. They’re about as British as it gets.

I totally agree with this. There is something that’s just… off about DOCTOR WHO that cannot possibly be replicated in America or anywhere else. Something about the worldview of the show is so inimitably British that it cannot be replicated or replaced by flashy effects and more money.

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The Doctor vs. Liam Neeson: ‘Taken 11’

So much bad news these last few weeks — and especially the last few days. Let’s take a moment to smile and laugh with Liam Neeson and Matt Smith.

Yes, that’s Liam from the very first Taken film, and Matt from the DOCTOR WHO story “The Bells of Saint John.”