Terry Prachett claims Doctor Who is ludicrous and unrealistic

Terry Pratchett recently attacked Doctor Who for its ludicrous, unbelievable plots. The author, who began his career by parodying Conan the Barbarian stories is no stranger to outlandish fiction. His own creation involves a world that is flat as a pancake. The world is held up by four elephants who in turn sit on the back of a giant turtle.

Although this Indo-European idea may be ludicrous, Discworld is fantasy. The plots do not have to be real. Doctor Who presents itself as science fiction. The Discworld author noted that the modern Doctor Who plots continuously rely on deus ex machina.

Pratchett did not say he did not enjoy the show, but that he needed to set aside his brain when Doctor Who airs. The author, who was recently given knighthood, currently suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has ended the popular book series.

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Hollywood Sherlockians will debate BBC Sherlockians to determine which version of the character contributes more to the Holmes' legacy

An event sponsored by MX publishing will attempt to settle whether Guy Richie or Steven Moffat adds more to the legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The company is sponsoring a debate over which version of the character adds more to the Holmes legacy.

The debate will bring together film maker Guy Ritchie with the makers of the BBC series Sherlock. The producers of the series and the movies will meet in a live televised debate on November 10th of this year, according to Prweb.com.

 

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Arrested Development's Buster is a complex character, but not an Asexual one

Arrested Development will return to the air for another season. There has been much speculation about who will play whom and who will return. The fans of this cult classic, which apparently inspired the much cruder It's Awlays Sunny in Philadelphia. One thing that has kept coming up is the description of Buster. Entertainment columnists and reporters seem to be eager to describe Tony Hale's brother as Asexual.

A person can be socially awkward and Asexual, but Arrested Development does not seem to lend itself to the idea that any of its characters are Asexual. Even more problematic is the way this character is portrayed. He has shown interest in women, particularly an interest in older women. This interest seems to extend to his mother.

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Doctor Who isn't running out of steam: Unrealistic plots and silly storylines have always been part of the show

 

Doctor Who has been through two incarnations. Unlike Star Trek, its American cultural counterpart. It did not go through a next generation. It simply went through a reboot. The reboot allowed the doctor to continue his adventures without worrying about things like moving the time line forward or backwards. In a series about time travel, moving the series forward or backwards may not mean much.

The silliness of the plot led one Guardian reporter to ask if the show was coming to its end. The show remains a successful way to get ratings for the BBC and the fan enthusiasm for the show seems diminished. Accusing the show of losing steam because of absurd plots seems to suggest that the Guardian author had always missed the show.

 

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New shows that could be improved with an Asexual character

 


The Fall television season did not contain much excitement. Even the American show with one notably Asexual character had the character suggest a departure from his Asexuality briefly. The Fall 2011 season may be a disappointment for someone who is looking for comedy, although reality television shows were treated to a debate over the merits of Chaz Bono. What seems to be suprising is the number of shows on the air where an Aseual character could fit.

Terra Nova probably ranks as one of the most expensive shows to produce this fall. With Stephen Spielberg borrowing the formula he used, to direct Jurassic Park, it seems to be a sure fire way to grab ratings. None of the characters are visibly Asexual, but it seems that there is a very good reason for the leader of the colony to be. His character seems far more interested in running the colony than in doing silly things like chasing after romantic interests. However, although the show is fairly new, it seems that he did have a wife at some point, if the author remembers correctly. Terra Nova is also just a good pulp fiction and a good dieselpunk offering.

 

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