Doctor Who: The Doctor's New Suit

There's a short article up on the offical Doctor Who site about season three.

There are a few things immediately evident from it, and from the picture that's currently gracing the front page. First and foremost is that the Doctor's outfit is changing; it's still a suit, but now it's blue. It doesn't look completely horrendous, but I think it's a definite step down from the season 2 outfit (it isn't really a costume, is it?), which had definite class. Martha Jones is wearing a red leather (possibly leatherette) jacket with a zip, and an expression that says "I've got Attitude, I have". I have to say that while I'm more willing than some of the commenters here to give her a chance, that picture is really rather off-putting.

RTD says of series three:

The Doctor and Martha are destined to meet William Shakespeare, blood sucking alien Plasmavores, The Judoon - a clan of galactic stormtroopers and a sinister intelligence at work in 1930's New York.

That sounds pretty decent. New stuff all round, and no mention of any of the plot threads he overused in season two. I can live with that.

With regard to the Christmas special:

... guest stars Catherine Tate as a bride who finds her wedding day interrupted by an alien plot to destroy the earth [...]. The storyline features the return of the Robot Santas ...

Well, yes, alien plots to destroy the earth will mess up your day, alright. Robot Santas, ah well, can't expect them to leave a perfectly good element for only one use. Everything must appear at least twice. And more often if it's good. I know there's an element of continuity to be attended to as well, but I'd prefer clean plot arcs rather than blatant re-use.

The list of writers and actors looks good, and John Barrowman is appearing (presumably as Captain Jack again?) in the series finale, although I'm a bit surprised they've planned that far ahead already. Oddly, there's been no mention anywhere of a fourth season being confirmed yet, though we knew between series one and two that there would be a third.

All fairly positive, anyway, and I'm looking forward to series three now.

Posted by Drew Shiel at August 12, 2006 2:42 PM

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i will miss bille piper(rose) as the doctors companion but i am looking forwoard to seeing what the new companian marthe jones is like maybe she's better than billie......maybe

Posted by: kevin at November 9, 2006 9:23 PM

I am very doubtful about the new companion but are willing to give her a chance, I'll miss the strong relationship between rose and the doctor though...I just really hope the dalecs come back, That'll cheer me up!!!!

Posted by: Jade at November 16, 2006 8:15 PM

Oh im really gunna miss rose (billie piper)
but me n ma m8s are lukin 4ward to seeing the sxc john barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) if ur luvin torchwood let me no !!
n if u luv johnbarrowman (Captain Jack)

Posted by: abbey simpson at November 20, 2006 4:41 PM

i luv doctor who an ive got doubts about the new companian but i will give her a chance. i luv john barrowman!!! an my friends luv him 2.

Posted by: heidi at November 26, 2006 12:26 PM

series three looks good, I hope does not have dissapointing stories like love and monsters, new earth and the runaway bride.

Posted by: john at January 20, 2007 4:15 AM

I read somewhere that a 'fourth' series has been given the go ahead. Unfortunately, Russel is set to stay for it. Personally ive never liked his 'style' for doctor who.

Virtually NONE of the better episodes sinse doctor whos return- such as Dalek, fathers day, The empty child, school reunion, the girl in the fireplace, the impossible planet ect... NONE have been written by Russel. In fact he is responsible for the farting slitheen, cassandra, ann-droid robinson, ect.

As for season '3', The shakespear code and the lazarus experiment look interesting. Little dissapointing to see the daleks back once again however, not because i dislike the daleks, but because it would be nice to see the series try and survive without them for a while, and develop other concepts further.

Posted by: Blackmagik at March 17, 2007 9:26 PM

i love doctor who i have read all of the classic series books and never missed an episod on th telly but is very sad that billie is leaving

Posted by: luvdoctorwho at March 31, 2007 1:05 AM

i don't have a tv and i need to see the new doctor who series does anyone know a website that has them

Posted by: Mark at April 17, 2007 2:23 AM

have you got a doctor who suit

Posted by: Nicholas Jessup at September 15, 2007 8:27 PM