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Filmed by someone at Comic-Con, with crowd cheers still loud, but helpful subtitling, here’s the trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009, End Of Time.
By James on 5:56 PM
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Ah, crap. The Master? Again? As if the Daleks weren't overused...
That's one of the weaknesses of Russell T Davies' tenure as head writer on Doctor Who: bring out the old favourites and reuse them, playing to the crowd as it were.
It's worked sometimes. Some of the Dalek stories have been good, but then the one in New York was terrible.
However John Simm is such an excellent actor I do want to see him as The Master again, just this time without The Doctor becoming a house elf.
Fair enough, as long as we can both agree it's pandering. The Daleks - for me - have always been better used sparingly. I remember watching the show religiously as a kid, when they'd turn up and I'd go "Ooooh! Them again! Now The Doctor is really in trouble!" but after five years of Davies, my reaction is invariably "Oh, God, not again."
It was nice to see the Sontarans again, though. I would have prefered a better story, of course, but still, nice to see what old friends are up to...