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     Saturday, September 03 2005 @ 07:02 PM EDT
    Just listened to Podshock 4. Good stuff. Thought your opinions on K9 were good. I think that occasional nods to the old series are good and fun. I do feel, though, that too much will become much like an "inside joke" that only old fans are in on and that will isolate the new ones. I think that is why the show is doing so well right now is that it is appealling to everyone not just the old die hard fans.
    Of course I am just guessing as I have not been able to see any of the new series here in the states. HELP!!!

    Keep up the good work.
    Jeff Mastromonico
    Aiken, SC USA

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     Saturday, September 03 2005 @ 09:13 PM EDT
    Thanks Jeff for your feedback on Podshock - Episode 4.

    As for K9, well, I believe our old friend, like Sarah Jane Smith will only be in one story in the upcoming series.

    I don't think Russell T Davies will go overboard with nods to the original (classic) series, but I do believe now that the new series is up and running on its own, it is good to tie together with the classic original series...

    For me personally, one of the appeals to Doctor Who has always been its rich history. Although I first discovered it in the late 70's, it wasn't until the early 80's that I really got into the show. By that time, it had 20 years of history behind it. One of the aspects I found so compelling was that it did occasionally draw from its history... whether it was a returning villain or just a remark or reference to something from its past. As I read up on the history of the show and past stories from the 60's and early 70's which were not being shown in the US at the time, it filled me with a sense of wonder to ponder if any of these elements would return to the series. Since at the time, producer John Nathan-Turner was partial to bringing aspects from the past into the present day series, it made the idea even more compelling because it did seem possible.

    I can only speak for myself, I never felt isolated as a new fan at that time to see an old enemy return or some reference to the past in one of the "current" stories I was watching... it only made it that much more rich and exciting. It made me want to see those older stories even more so to see what it was like for the Doctor to face that given threat originally.

    For me, when I first fell in love with Doctor Who, it's long rich history only added to the excitement and made it interesting... I only hope that the same is true today for new fans of the show that may not be familiar with everything that came before today's current stories.


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