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     Sunday, March 22 2009 @ 06:04 PM EDT
    Well, hell yeah, it would be called UNDEFINED because these writers do their best to squash what magic Doctor Who has. There are stories that put to death myths, put to death pagans in hundreds, and make one feel like crap. Maybe it’s just me but these stories are so abysmally pessimistic that they suck all the life out of the magic of DW. We have the Doctor telling St Francis that there is no real miracles, that science is not heavenly but realistic. We have the 8th Doctor taking the life out of a being…somewhat literally. I couldn’t bear to read all the stories in this horribly wrong DW short story anthology. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the SHORT TRIPS and the anthologies, they seem like so much fan fiction, sometimes right on the money but so horribly off when they are so wrong in tune, tone, feel of the show and the characters. Realizing these are the only print stories for Doctors One through Eight…it’s really a downer that they are so…awful so much of the time and 28 is one of the worst I’ve ever read…partly because I couldn’t take any more of its life sucking, soul sucking ability.

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