And why all this dreary, sentimental cobblers about families? No one in Doctor Who had families when I was little. That was a crucial part of its appeal; the fact that is was not like ordinary life. And who in their right bloody mind gives up a life of time-travelling intergalactic adventure to de-commission a load of flare-wearing Metal Mickies and look after his gran?
And next week we are going to get mind-bending TVs and Churchill - evil, controlling mass media instruments and more wardrobe-friendly bits of history. The new series seem neither to push any boundaries or respect the traditions of the original.
I wll be using my 'norks' icon as my default for a while - purely in the interests of free speech (technically free gurgling and sucking) :