One typical respondent and Sci-Fi fan, Steve Barnes, told us: ‘If I’m being completely honest Dr Who is very much the “Crossroads” of this genre, with its rather stiff, starchy and quintessentially drab British vibe. Not to mention poor production values and shonky special effects looking like they cost all of two quid per episode.’
‘Compared to the likes of Westworld it’s really poor. But because of the massive hype surrounding the show it’s become taboo to slag it off, in much the same way it is now if you dare to even think about criticising athletes since the London 2012; especially the Brownlee Brothers, though fuck knows why in their case.’
However Whovian Society Secretary and self-styled Emperor Puntaz of Kayleestia, Jim Aldridge, has hit back: ‘These criticisms against Dr Who are nonsense. It is a fabulous programme. It’s actually got amazing production values and fantastic stories. It’s modern day Shakespeare. If I had to choose one word that sums it up perfectly I’d say… “Daleks”.