Doctor Who Cancelled?

Doctor Who Cancelled?

Normally there would be no need for the question mark.

By every possible metric Doctor Who has become a legendary failure.  The ratings are at an all-time low.  Fan relations couldn’t be more toxic.  There are no merchandise sales.  No foreign rights sales. And now the star has allegedly jumped ship. 

Why would any sane or competent person renew the show under these circumstances?

Please note my use of the words, “sane or competent.”

Regardless, there is now a rumor making the rounds saying it’s over for the good Doctor.  That the BBC will be putting it back on “hiatus.” The last time that happened, it didn’t come off hiatus for sixteen years.  

The source of the rumor is Nerdrotic, who does indeed appear to have a valid contact at the BBC.  He called the major plot points of The Timeless Child months before it was broadcast.  That episode inspired one last burst of hatred but now apathy has set in. 

“Do what you want with it Chinballs.  The breakup fight happened a long time ago.  We’ve long since walked away from this relationship because we just don’t care anymore.”

Which is a pity.  It used to be something special. 

But yes, “cancelation is on the table.”  That was the quote from Nerdrotic’s source.  And I think I know why.  It isn’t just the ratings.  If they cast another Doctor Who, it will have to be Diverse Woman of Color as the Doctor, the BBC can’t do business any other way at this point.  They just can’t.

And if they do cast a DWoC, then they are automatically committed to another three seasons of Doctor Who, no matter how bad the ratings get.  Even if there are only 12 people left watching it, they are committed, because they can’t cancel the most Woke version of Doctor Who ever.  It is impossible for them to do so and remain members in good standing with the Critical Race Cult.

I think I’ve worked out why Woke garbage is so bad.  Most people can only make three things, their major focus of effort for the day.  Yes, there are people that can attack twice as many things are there are hours in a day and not have their performance suffer.  But I’m talking about the average human.  Those three things get the lion’s share of attention.  If you can prioritize what really important and make those your three things your primary focus of effort, you are going to pull well ahead of most everyone else.

But if the focus is, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality there is going to be very little left for the creative side of things for the average creative professional.  That individual will fail and his art, whether it’s the written word, or graphic design or a TV show about an immortal time traveler will look like the mediocre efforts of a high schooler.

Okay, I’m done here.

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Comments (12)

  • Bonesaw Reply

    It’s the merciful thing to do.
    Let it die.

    February 2, 2021 at 3:42 am
  • Tommy Hill Reply

    Dr Who has certainly been a metric for the media in general.
    It has provided entertainment in a way that “points of view” used to.
    Points of view was a BBC program where viewers wrote in to compliment or riducule the BBC.

    There has emerged an entire industry to cover this area, and often gathers more eyeballs than the subject.

    Anywayz, this is all good. More opportunities for Arkhaven, and a lesson that failures don’t need help to fail.

    Keep up your work dark herald. It’s good stuff

    February 2, 2021 at 6:12 am
  • furor kek tonicus Reply

    OT but … Shin Ultraman?

    February 2, 2021 at 7:17 am
  • furor kek tonicus Reply

    well, that didn’t go well.

    February 2, 2021 at 7:18 am
  • douglas whiddon Reply

    Could not have happened to a more deserving show.

    February 2, 2021 at 8:20 am
  • Dane Reply

    Those that can´t accept that their comfort blanket IP´s is dead and only will be used as an “platform” to spread the “elites” talkingpoints for the grievance cult is delusional by now. Time to stop giving those who hate you funds to further pervert those IP´s that their sticky hands have grabbed.

    Support the independent creators and let everything from Dr. Woke to gamma Star Trek die with a whimper.

    February 2, 2021 at 12:13 pm
  • Zombienomicon (R) Reply

    Doctor Who has been given the Sherlock Holmes culture of critique treatment, with every part of the original concept as it developed completely broken. There’s nothing left to cancel.

    April 6, 2021 at 1:05 am
  • Kilborn Reply

    We just heard this was potentially being cancelled. We were die-hard new Who fans until the grumpy Doctor became too much… he was good as a character actor in Pompeii, but not as The Doctor, not for us.

    When we heard he was moving on, we were hoping for a bold choice, someone like Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor or another well known British actor who would break the color barrier, yet be totally awesome as The Doctor. We knew that all Doctor Who had to do to break the gender barrier was *gasp* BRING BACK THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER as a Time Lord and make her a strong part of the storyline, at least for a couple of seasons! Instead, they changed lore and went all woke – and eventually broke. We were never interested in the newest Doctor after the excellence of Eccleston, Tennant and Smith, and the letdown of Grumpy.

    So it will be sad to see it go, but it’s probably time – until someone less woke takes the story and runs with it.

    June 25, 2021 at 3:48 am
    • WHITEFRANK Reply

      Watching LOKI I see what the wokest of the woke Doctor Who could have been like. Good enough story wise so that you can skip over the inclusivity and other nonsense and just enjoy the basic story telling. There have been several “replacements” for Who now, and all of them are much better than what Who became at the end.

      June 25, 2021 at 9:53 am
  • TL Bullock Reply

    I have watched Dr Who for many, many years. I’m 74. It has always been entertaining and interesting. When they selected a women, I was excited to see how it would be handled. I saw the episode where a greedy rich man was played by Alec Baldwin. It was the last show I saw. The new crew appeared to be very concerned with making a statement against Trump. They failed big time. The show was poorly performed and poorly executed. All I saw was the writers and actors showing me their personal point of politics. They did this with a high level of arrogance. I have met very qualified people who have delivered a valuable message with some arrogance attached. I try to filter out the arrogance as a minor personal flaw, and listen to the message. Watching a show created and delivered by under-qualified people requires patience. Trying to tolerate the huge arrogance that came with the show becomes impossible. This is not Dr. Who. Let me know when the “B-Team” has left the building. Bring back the real Doctor Who. The real audience is still here,

    January 15, 2022 at 12:58 am
    • The Dark Herald Reply

      You might look into the 8th Doctor’s adventures. They might tide you over.

      January 15, 2022 at 1:07 am
    • WHITEFRANK Reply

      RTD is coming back after chibnall and whittaker FINALLY leave.
      RTD is the homosexual who “brought back” Doctor Who in 2005, copying the Buffy format and making real efforts to get a teen girl audience to add to the die hard predominantly male existing audience. It worked.
      Now in desperation the BBC has brought him back as an emergency measure to try and save the show in time for the 60th anniversary.
      I doubt it will work since the entire time he made Doctor Who a success he was secretly furious at the historical parts of the show which made it popular and contemptuous of the audience who wanted a male doctor female companion and traditional values. Now he will be coming back after being openly a superfan of the unflushed turd that was the female doctor reboot and no doubt deeply committed to continuing the anti white anti straight anti family communist agenda of the last few years.

      January 15, 2022 at 1:54 am

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