I Feel a Great Disturbance in the Force, I mean the TARDIS
Initial thoughts on the idea of the recently announced Doctor Who movie.
It don't seem right . . . I know there have been theatrical movies back in the day, but I simply don't trust Hollywood on the following points:
- It's a British show, and doesn't need Americanizing by a big-screen Hollywood treatment; in fact, it will lose everything if it loses its British flavor (I'm looking at you, Robert Downey, Jr.)
- All the best moments in Doctor Who are quiet ones, and that's simply not the kind of sci-fi movie that gets made much anymore.
- Millions of geeks around the world worried about continuity.
- Sometimes a thing is beautiful because of what it is, and is not improved by being made huge.
Am I just an old grump? What do you guys think?
EDIT: This quote from Neil Gaiman seems to shed some doubt on the whole thing . . . one can only hope . . .
Steven Moffat is the latest Who-related person to say that David Yates's recently announced plans for a Doctor Who movie probably won't actually happen, tweeting this analogy:
Announcing my personal moonshot, starting from scratch. No money, no plan, no help from NASA. But I know where the moon is – I've seen it.