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