10 Reasons why I hate Dr. Who.

I hate Dr. Who.  I tried watching it, being as open minded as possible… but I’ve come to the conclusion that I really and truly just hate Dr. Who.  The whole Whovian Universe.

1.  The Daleks.  They couldn’t come up with a more interesting design than semi conical domed top thing with a toilet plunger on the end.  Just looking at them angers me.  These things are supposed to be some sort of a World Threatening menace?  If these things can threaten your world – you deserve to have them… whatever they do… plunger fuck your skull until you bleed to death.

2.  Cybermen.  Alien technology that hinges on plumbing from the local hardware store to make dumbass handles on their helmets.  They actually make the Daleks look more interesting.  But these things are just as bad when it comes to visibly threatening.  The Tin Man from Oz was more threatening… because he had a creepy smile… and an axe.  But that’s not the Cybermen.  They have masks of dire bordom and they want you to be like them.  How is this different from any trip to a Shopping Mall or Liberal Arts College?

3.  The Tardis.  The Space Ship is a freaking Phone Booth?  Every one of you who piped up “It’s a Police Call Box!” can just shut up and drink engine coolant.  A Police Call Box is just a phone booth that only dials one number. So like it or not, it’s not even that useful of a phone booth. Who came up with this idea?  No, seriously, how did this become clever?  How did this become cool?  I walked into a book store and there was a whole table of blue phone booths for people to buy.  Are you all mentally damaged?  When it flies, it spins and wobbles as if from a single string.  Because it’s dangling from a freaking string, and they didn’t even bother to stop it.  The spinning just became part of the mysterious way it flies through space – not by magic, but by the mysteries of science.  They didn’t even bother phoning it in with bad special effects.  They just made it so bad, that everyone just stopped caring about it.  Oh, that’s the Tardis.  The ReTardis.  The worst spaceship in any SciFi, and it’s in the worst of all SciFi’s.  Which makes that Stupid folded in on its self.  It’s stupidity that’s divided by zero.   But it’s bigger on the inside, some say.  Didn’t Harry Potter have Tents like that?  What is it with the Brits with so much wishing for more interior space.  Guess what, England, you can move to a less crowded place, where elbow room isn’t a Fantasy Plot Point.  Like North Dakota.

4.  The Sonic Screwdriver.  Let’s call this what it is… Dr. Who’s Magic Wand.  There’s no science to this SciFi, it’s Fantasy and Who is a wizard with a wand.  It fixes everything, in any situation, magically, with no need to a scientific reason for it doing so.  It just does.   But instead of Magic, Who wraps himself in the stupidly oversized scarf and declares it to be science, because he is smarter than everything else in the universe. Because he says so.  Because he has his magic wand.  His phallic symbol of power.  You know who else had a Magic Wand?  Voldemort.  Think about that.

5.  The acting and directing are better in a High School Play.  So are the special effects.  Every episode is like a bad SNL Skit that everyone on stage hates, but they are pushing through until the end because they are SNL.  Quite really, SNL does a better job of this because they all know they are doing comedy and it doesn’t matter.  But Whovians are rabid fans and take this shit seriously and hang on every word and wave of the Fifty Shades of Magic Sonic Vibrating Wand.

6.  Dr. Who changes bodies, but it’s the same character… just in a different body.  Another phone-in effort.  Oh, the last Dr. Who Actor quit because he can’t stand making Gene Roddenberry cry anymore… so he walks off stage left, and in from stage right walks Dr. Who, who has returned again… in a new body because that’s what he does because he’s not just a fucking wizard anymore but a TIME LORD… Dun Dun DuuunnnnN!!!

I hate it so much I can’t do a full 10 reasons… I just hate it.  I only hope at some point in the series the Time Lord opens a portal to the Warhammer universe and a Blood Raven’s Terminator pops through and shreds Dr. Who with Lightning Claws.  Because that’s an episode I could watch.

188 thoughts on “10 Reasons why I hate Dr. Who.”

  1. Can we get a blood angles terminator instead? Or maybe a grey knight because obviously anything that bad has to be consorting with deamons.

      1. i it sucks so bad why it is one of the most popular tv series to ever be aired? and has been going for 50+ years? well until doctor who is cancelled your opinions wont be valid period.

        1. The majority of people in the world are idiots. So is it really a surprise that idiotic things are popular? Trying to prove a point by saying something like, “many people like it, therefore it must be awesome!” …..that’s just so ridiculous …I can’t even. As far as opinions being right or wrong..that’s just nuts. Anyway , to each their own 😁

        2. Justin Bieber is one of the most popular artists to date, but is he talented? Absolutely not. Popularity ≠ Talent

        3. The statement: “well until doctor who is cancelled your opinions wont be valid period.” really lets your lack of intelligence shine, I must say. Initially I’d like to point out that you managed to make a total of six grammatical mistakes within a twelve word sentence, but that’s not the pressing matter; The bulk of the issue is that you seem to think that opinions can have any sort of validity to begin with. Opinions are simply statements made by an individual that, they as a human being, personally believe. Furthermore I would like to point out that an abundance of content doesn’t dictate the quality, As long as a large enough audience finds it appealing; it will be deemed “Quality” Despite whether or not it truly was quality. Things that are considered “Popular” are likely to continue until people lose interest in them, or eventually; get tired of the lack of quality.

          1. Really? The doctor was 900 even before Matt Smith I think. Like he literally has always been old. And I understand everyone has their favorite doctors and doctors they don’t like so much. But just because you think the actor is old and ‘not sexy’ you shouldn’t hate doctor who. And hey, eventually he’ll regenerate

        1. You’re crazy not to like Dr. Who have some imagination and by the way the actors are really good

      1. Suck a dick ReTardis fag. All his points are completely and entirely accurate. Almost all sci-fi to come from the UK is silly and rarely uses science to actually explain any of the tech used in such shows…eg little black boxes that just “do science-y stuff” with NO explanation or plausibility as to why or how…Learn to sci more and fi less Brits!

        1. This briton agrees whole-heartedly. British sci fi sucks elephant testes through a hundred feet of garden hose. It’s inane, derivative SHITE! But the only reason it keeps on flowing out of the national anus (ergo BBC) is that americans keep on buying that shit. Seriously, i have a dream that one day americans will stop finding foppy, toffee-nosed, poncy, quiffed douches who wear clothes my GRANDFATHER would have felt comfortable in… sexy!? You think the accent makes someone sound intelligent..? I have two words for you: piers morgan (who, as far as i’m concerned, basically is the quintessential doctor who). British science fiction writers are right up there with asimov, heinlein and herbert – but when anyone thinks of british sci fi: doctor bloody fucking who!! I once shared a house with a doctor who fan (who had EVERY episode on VHS. I showed him peckinpah and kurosawa; he thought nothing compared to doctor who… exasperating!

          1. *Golf Claps*
            Briton has given us Top Gear. And for that I am grateful. And in return, the US is giving Grand Tour back.
            The Office and Coupling are a couple great Comedy series we got the UK as well. Very well done. The IT Crowd not as well done, but brilliantly scripted.
            It’s not about the accent. It’s about originality, when it’s original.

          2. I’m a Brit and Dr Who is the biggest pile of steaming horse shit that it’s ever been my misfortune to watch.

            Actually make that the second biggest. I remember watching an episode of “Friends” once.

          1. You are completely wrong.
            Mary Shelley is the Mother of Science Fiction. Frankenstien is Science Fiction.

  2. Don’t forget that the Doctor is a villain and a militant pacifist. He can wipe out entire species when he wants to (and feel properly guilty about it after), but if anyone takes up arms to defend themselves or loved ones, he not only demands that they stop, but then threatens to destroy them if they don’t do exactly what he says, because he’s The Doctor. More people have been killed by his bullshit psychotic idealism than by any other reason in the Whoverse. He stops people from fighting back and demands they lay down and die while he gets to run around looking clever for young ladies. Eventually he gets around to stopping the current threat of the day, but only after there’s been a sufficiently high body count.

    Screw The Doctor.

    1. And to top it off, through twelve incarnations, he’s never once gotten laid by his pretty assistant. You’d think there would be a bedroom worthy of Austin Powers (shagadelic, baby!) in that Tardis, but noooooo…..

        1. I didn’t catch that one. So… Amy tried – and the Doctor didn’t?

    2. I love fantasy and sci fi, which means I have to wade through copeous amounts of crap to get to one I thoroughly enjoy.

      So, Dr Who – finally made it to my radar. I agree with all of the points. Seriously, a plunger and a whisk there could’ve been further development, but instead they were given new colors – lol, really?? I actually laugh at these, it’s the plotline mix ups that always kill me, and are ever so present in these series. Few authors actually get it right.

      The biggest complaint I will add is that this show seems to be a physicists’ wet dream: whatever you imagine is possible, the last of one of the cleverest races, so no one can tell you no or there’s not enough funding, all laws of physics are no longer laws, but in a state of infinite flux, women flock to you in kiss-a-gram bobby outfit, and no matter what you do or how hard you work you are always alone. Dream turned nightmare, as it always does. It’s just this physicist is a pig harboring genocidal tendencies and a narcissist with delusions of grandeur.

  3. I wanna shove this in the face of all those Whovian fans who think they’re so cool because they’re watching this show that ain’t yet available (thank goodness) in our local cable programming. damn snobs.

    I totally agree with your reasons, and I’ve been giggling non stop from reading this! Those Who fans man, they’re all over my FB page… I can’t wait to see their reactions after they get a load of this.

    “I hate it so much I can’t do a full 10 reasons…” that just slays me brother. hahahahahahahaha

    1. Let me say this. Doctor who has changed. All of these problems are different problems. And yes, the show is not for everyone. It is for people who like it, like me. And it is the easiest show to watch. Just find it on the internet. Everything is available these days. I have pirated 80% of the doctor who I have watched. It has a sort of campy charm like batman 66′ some of it is to be made fun of like the old effects, but there is very good writing and valid points made SOMETIMES. I’m not saying the show hasn’t had bad episodes, trust me it has. But the good ones are very nice. Oh wait, Dr who comes on on Kera every Saturday. We don’t want to fight. Just respect our tastes, and we will respect yours. I could be going on the offensive, trust me every show has flaws. But I am sorry if you have met aggressive shoving, they are the worst, but we’re not all bad. Also it is a piece of pop culture. That is like if a Londoner tried to tear down star trek. I hope you have a good day.

  4. As an avid Dr Who fan I’m surprised you didn’t lead with the best reason to hate the show, the one that makes even my stomach churn after 30+ years of watching it.
    No, not the fact that one story will frequently contradict earlier ones with what once was wrong now becoming right or vise versa, but the relentless PC crap that the producers put into the show since its relaunch. Let’s face it, the BBC has an agenda and it will use Dr Who to push it. How else can a transgendered horse be explained? Torchwood was worse for it, with the lead character cautioning his subordinates on their behavior before then going on to do exactly what he said should not be done just minutes later.
    There was some of this in the show in the late 80’s, with one story that was apparently supposed to subtly tell us all to go out and overthrow Margaret Thatcher, but it was so subtle and so few people were watching then that it is only remembered for being Dr Who vs. Berty Bassett.

  5. The Tardis is a call box? I thought it was a port-a-john……and that’s right where the show belongs, in the crapper!

  6. I can count exactly one thing I like about the show. The Weeping Angels. Like you, I’ve tried to watch the show because I’ve got some friends who enjoy it, but I just can’t. It’s bad. And it annoys me. But I do enjoy those Weeping Angel creatures.

    1. I agree fully! I started watching the first season with Matt Smith, because I have friends who like it. The season was tolerable at best, and the only thing I liked was the Weeping Angels and Amy. I tune in to the Christmas special, skipping a few seasons (my friend told me it’d be ok) , and they have killed off Amy and there are like no Weeping Angels but a bunch of ridiculously stupid alien beings. I had to turn it off a 1/2 hour through. It was sad and upsetting. Doctor Who sucks.

    2. The funny thing about those angel critters. They’re freaky, so they’re cool. What they actually DO to their victims is retarded. Sending you to the past is implausible if you want to talk about potential energy or whatever unresearched gimmick seemed clever at the time.

  7. It is science fiction. Lighten up.

    It is no more fantastical than a series of stories about a small town Utah guy that becomes President, and becomes the savior of the world, following a zombie apocalypse complete with demons and possessed zombies, and supernatural extravaganza.

    Just sayin.

    1. Yes, its science fiction.

      But its BAD science fiction, really, really bad science fiction. And I use the term “science” rather loosely as what passes for science even within the whoverse doesn’t agree with itself and it totally random and inconsistent.
      It has one of the worst cases of “Only the Author Can Save Them Now” that I’ve ever seen!

      Dr. Who is to science fiction what Twilight is to Vampire stories.

  8. HAHAHAHA! This was great man! Thanks for this – I have some Who Fans in my life and I can’t for the life of me figure out why they are so obsessed. I tried watching and wasn’t even able to finish one episode. I think it must be some kind of hipster fad to be a fan of Doctor Who.

  9. I also have watched two episodes and cant figure out why people like it. Its the crapiest show in te universe, even obama can make a better show then the brits there are only 3 british shows i like 2 of them were cancled, i like doc martin, death in paradise (cancled), and ballykissangel (also cancled).

      1. So, you’re trying to convince folks to hate it? Having that scumbag’s endorsement is not exactly going to make any decent person want to watch…

  10. you clearly have nether seen the show, because you judge the daleks, cybermen and the tardis based on appearances, which are actually quite good for all of them, for the thing about the sonic screw driver, regeneration and the tardis being bigger on the inside shows that you struggle with a lack of imagination, and the directing is quite good, tv is not all about the special effects

      1. Maybe you just watched the crappy ones. There are quite a few crappy ones. Most of Em are worth it.

    1. Imagination is branching away from an idea, not sticking to the same stale pseudo-iconic idea for nearly half a century. These fuckwits who consider this show to be a gem merely do so; as far as I can tell, because of the sense of superiority the Imperialist mentality gives that flows from this culture. I agree on the note of him visiting the Warhammer universe, where someone will gladly kill themselves to destroy an enemy. This show is for doughy little shits desperate for an exclusive happily ever after in their entertainment. A follower of Khorne would laugh in his face at the threat of destruction, and gladly hug him with a fucking brick of C-4 strapped to their chest. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! CLAIM HIS SKULL FOR THE SKULL THRONE!

    2. Well I stare into blank wall and its best show I ever watched. But you wouldn’t like it probably as I never met anyone who has imagination as I have.
      Blank wall rocks.

  11. George,

    It is BRITISH humor, get it? I do not either.

    But, it always helps me when I remember, “They conquered the world.”

    Then I realize how badly our world needs real godly leadership.



  12. I can’t stand all the Doctor Who nuts that I know constantly bugging me to either watch it or face their wrath. It’s nice to finally find some people who feel the same way, in a place that isn’t being swamped by Dr. Who fans hating on all non-fans.

  13. Gods finally someone who sees this piece of vile putrid excrement for what it is.
    Fuck the REtardis…fuck his sickophans who have FLOODED my goddamn facebook page with their fap material to a piss poor ’60s fiasco.
    What the HELL is this? A blast from the past?
    This is an insult to real sci-fi !!

  14. Dude, I doubt any of you saw an episode of Dr Who. The tv show has been around since 1963, way before Harry potter books. And I do know that the plot is sometimes always about the daleks, but they were time lords’ foe, so it kinda makes sense for them to appear more than thrice. And about the sonic screwdriver, it is mostly used by the doctor to sort of fix things since the doctor does not carry any weapon that may harm living creatures. Also, the doctor regenerates whenever he gets fatal injuries, he sorta cheats death by being a new person but is still the doctor.

    And regarding the fact that some in the comments say that Whovians make everything about them: THATS WHAT FANDOMS FUGGING DO! It’s like joining a club you love, you devote most of your time on it and it really does feel like the world revolves around it in THEIR world. Whovians don’t look down on non-Whovians, they’re only RECOMMENDING the show to the non-Whovians. Plus, Whovians usually will be in OTHER fandoms, such as Sherlock.

    And yes, it is weird that I’ve spent 5 minutes of my time writing this comment, but I at least I know I tried to defend it. And, instead of stating 6 reasons, why don’t you state 10, like what the headline said. Or are you out of critical complaints?

    1. I always love the response that I’ve not watched it. No, I’ve not watched the whole series… Why the hell would I if I don’t like it? I’ve watched more than enough to know that the cheesy, deficient show is not something I enjoy. If you like it – that’s fine. Enjoy. I know there are people that like Sponge Bob and Miley Cyrus too.

    2. Copy/Paste much? You sir just parroted a crappy response.

      I’ve watched all episodes from from Pertwee to Capaldi with a couple of Hartnell and Troughton. Doctor Who does suck when it comes to science fiction. It’s a soap opera made worse by Steven Moffat. The sonic screw driver has indeed become a magic wand and Doctor Who is ripping off the Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter. I’m surprised JK Rowling hasn’t sued the BBC!

      No the Daleks were not the foe’s of the Time Lords. Just a convenient villian of the Doctor’s to use over and over and over again. Yes it does get tiring.

      The Doctor DOES hurt people. Seeds of Doom Tom Baker punches out a guy. Earth Shock Peter Davison kills a cyberman. So yes the Doctor can and does get violent. The Peter Pan complex didn’t start until the return of the show in 2005.

      The only frelling reason the Doctor regenerates was because Harntell was leaving the program. It was a trick to keep the show alive. It was never planned. There wasn’t any real character treatment – they made it up as the show went along. Now he’s the freakin’ messiah!

      Real fans recognize how crappy the show has become and how campy it became when John Nathan Turner took over. Doctor Who had its moments but great science fiction it is not. It’s more like a really bad soap opera.

  15. THANK YOU. Flying Spaghetti Monster Almighty, just thank you, thank you so much for this.

    Oh, the angst. The Twilightish storylines. The companions. The skin-crawl-worthy fat girl idolatry of the latest nebbishy pasty English twat in a bowtie or other desperately random sartorial choice, and all his curdlesome “quirks”. The doomed, roaming salt-shaker Daleks. The “special effects”. The “music”.

    Everything about this show insults science fiction and is making the planet dumber one episode at a time. Give me classic Star Trek, and F this show forever. I mean FOREVER.

    Doctor Who sucks and is a children’s show, and the BBC know it, and the stars of it know it, AND THE FANS APPEAR NOT TO KNOW IT, and that is all.

    1. Because the fans are children, whatever their chronological age. And the sonic screwdriver? More like plot-drill.

    2. in ’63 people knew it. But for some reason today people don’t and think it’s clever. The reviews are just so inane people most not really watch the show or are trying to remember their youth that they can’t say anything critical.

    3. I was tolerating this until you insulted the music. Never, ever insult Murray Gold in front of me. I suggest you run.

  16. And anyone who doubts I ever watched the show, I was watching it when TOM BAKER was the Doctor – arguably its single best era, when Robert Holmes was writing most of the teleplays: how’s that for expertise? Can you name a single episode he wrote? Which was considered the critically best? Hint: it involves an outdoor manhunt. Can you answer? Do you even know what episode?

    Likely not, because if you became a fan of Doctor Who anytime after Colin Baker, you’re not qualified to question my hatred of the show.

    I was a Whovian before your mother had you.

    And that’s a good portion of why I hate the show.

    1. Is that the episode where he made a poisoned blowgun out of a thorn and an empty poison-bottle?

  17. I am not going to hate on your opinion, as it is, your opinion. What I am going to do, however, is disagree with your decision to write a whole article on why you hate the show. How can you hate something so much that you make a list of why you hate it? I respect the fact that you dislike the show, but it is simply unfair on the people that do like it and have watched it all their lives to make a list on the parts you don’t like. This is pure hate.

    1. So then you don’t like critics is what you are saying. Grow up and get a life Potsy. You cannot defend this dreck. I like old Doctor Who but can acknowledge that it isn’t great science fiction. It never was.

  18. You heard it here first. Pure. Hate. BWAHAHAHA! and UNFAIR. Ohmysides! Ahahahahaha!


    There is a clique of guys at church that wear bowties and have Doctor parties. Oneof my buddies is in that group and he invited me to the gathering around Christmas to watch. My response: Oh yeah let me slam my balls in a car door first. It’ll drown out the pain of sitting through that slop.

  19. I’m not ofended by what you said about the show-you hate it,that’s your opinion and not mine.
    To whoever said that the fans seem not to know this is a children’s show:I know this is a children’s show.I’m a child-I’m a fan.
    To the guywho said that you want to watch ‘classis star trek’:Doctor Who has been around longer than Star Trek.And mind your language-do you even know what f*** means? I do. Just saying, you can’t f*** a show. Deal with it.
    LG:I spent my time defending the show too.You’ve got to accept that there are haters.
    And lastly,to the guy who made this list:If you’re going to hate this show- go on hating. Just next time, don’t title a list ’10 reasons why I hate Doctor Who’ if youonly have 6.
    Everyone else who ‘hates’ Doctor Who:If you gave it a try-I applaud you. If you didn’t-you don’t ‘hate’ Doctor Who.How do you know it’s a bad show if you never tried yourself?

      1. what did you expect the doctor to be? a warrior? because he literally becomes one. you get mad because the TARDIS is a phone box, and he uses a screwdriver. well, his name is the doctor, as in a person who helps people. instead of a spaceship with lasers, the makers gave him a phone box, in case you need to call for help. they gave him a screwdriver, to help fix things. they didnt give him laser vision, or super strength. they gave him an extra heart

        1. I had to delete some comments by a slather-mouthed Whovian who was having a rabid OCD induced aneurism of a meltdown because I did not post all 10 reasons for my Hate-fest on Dr. Who. As entertaining as it was – It’s been more entertaining to just delete his three “There and Back Again” length posts. Doing so probably sent him into an epileptic seizure and a stroke.
          The fact that some people do not appreciate the same things that others do – that’s just life, Kids. Deal with it.
          I have friends that LOVE Dr. Who. Good friends. Friends that I call “brothers”. I like to rib them as much as they like to rib me. This was to rib them. It was not intended to step on your manhood. But if your manhood is as such that this rant hurts it… Well, all I can say is that you are just sad.

          1. You said you were an open minded person, but really, all your reasons are pretty close minded.
            Also, you act like a complete asshole, if you don’t mind me saying, in front of people who you think are wrong. You brought this on yourself

        2. I’d rather have Darth Vader blowing up planets than some do-gooding cosmic buddinsky that runs around minding other people’s affairs on his high galactic horse… HIHO, TARDIS, AWAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    1. Doctor Who started in ’63. Star Trek started in ’66. Wow a whole 3 years. Remind again how many Doctor Who movies they made? Right 0. Any Space Shuttles named after Doctor Who? Any scientists or astronauts inspired by Doctor Who? Hell even Steve Colbert has a piece of equipment named after him on the space station!

      Now it’s time for your nap.

  20. Pretty much agree. I can’t stand Dr Who and just can’t get my head around how well it is doing, particularly in the US. For me it just looks cheap and poorly made and the writing is shambolic. Buffy, The X Files – two of the best examples for me of how sci-fi should be done: fantastic stories, excellent acting, top drawer writing.

    1. ” just can’t get my head around how well it is doing, particularly in the US”

      In the new series “Cosmos,” Niel DeGrass-Tyson talks about the dangers of lead in the environment, and how it polluted the air since the 50’s… I think there may be your answer.

  21. For a guy claiming he is open minded, you are making very, very closed minded statements. I can’t say I blame you, though. You are correct about most of these things. This is a sci-fi type show, and it’s honing in a lot of drama and silliness. It makes sense that someone with such a massive desire for rational punctuality like yours would hate it. I by no means say it as an insult, but your way of thinking does you little good in enjoying the show, and only proves you to be pessimistic.

    Most people see past all of those reasons. All of those reasons entirely. Dr.Who is a very likable character, who uses his amazing powers for good, and does so in an enticing way that doesn’t just make it seem like because he says so magic. There are consequences for his actions that create a manner of predicaments in the show that are just, really entertaining to watch.

    As hilariously designed and monotone as the Daleks are, it’s amazing how moving their speeches are. What they say, and in some cases, what they feel. It removes the illusion that they are using bathroom appliances to power their science.

    As many plotholes there are in the show, there are just as many endearing, fictional joys to be had from watching it. All you have to do is have an open mind. You are literally watching Dr.Who with the mentality that it will explain the fabric of space and time. Clearly, you have been listening to the wrong crowd of Whovians. Hell, whovians in general, don’t listen to them. I’m not a whovian, I’m not even a normal fan of the show. I watched, like, 3 episodes, and feel like it deserves to be defended.

    So there you go. If by some miracle you happen to read this comment, hopefully you understand my argument and see the show from a different perspective, otherwise, I don’t know, somehow, still gain something from this post.

    1. I’m surprised people are comparing Buffy and X-Files and saying they are better, when they are really AS badly written and funded.

      Still, awesome shows, but come on guys, don’t be hypocrites.

    2. Being open minded does not mean I have to accept crap.
      I am open minded. Enough that I watched 6 episodes before I wrote this.
      Some of my friends think I didn’t give it a fair enough shake. So I watched about 4 more. That was as much as I could stand and it did not change my opinion.
      These extra 4 episodes were from a list of “Best Episodes”, including “Blink” with the weeping angels.
      I still think Who is about as lame as it gets.

      1. My main reason that the show sucks, is that it’s based on the core archetype of superior pretentious arrogance– the British staple of hypocrisy in fronting their forced imperial meddling as God’s gift to inferior beings. Here he trots around the universe inserting himself into other people’s affairs, shows off his brilliance and saves the day just by waving his hands, just like Mary fricking Poppins. If they could bottle Egocentrism, it would be called “5-hour Dr. Who.”

    3. “Most people see past all of those reasons.”
      Like an abused wife… “you just don’t UNDERSTAND him!”

    4. No, people are watching hoping to find a plot that makes sense and doesn’t have the writer press the easy button to get out of the corner they’ve painted themselves into.

      The writing is piss poor. It’s frelling science fiction not fantasy. There’s suppose to be a reasoned argument, not b.s.

  22. Yes, I too hate this show with a passion! Its so unoriginal, the cybermen are just the Borg, and the show is just choosing and picking from all the great Sci-Fi and making a joke of it! How on Earth its lasted 70 years is beyond me! Whovio’s can go watch stargate or star trek, not this nonsense, I mean its had like 9 people playing Dr.Who. Stupid, stupid cliché show! What on earth is a police Booth?!

    1. A police box, not booth.
      It’s called a police box.
      A police box is a British telephone kiosk or callbox located in a public place for the use of members of the police, or for members of the public to contact the police. Unlike an ordinary callbox, its telephone is located behind a hinged door so it can be used from the outside, and the interior of the box is, in effect, a miniature police station for use by police officers.
      These do not exist anymore, because we have mobile phones.

      1. It’s a fecking phone booth that is set to call the police.
        So forgiving me for not using the Brit term for the same thing.

    2. Not only that, but it it’s got a child’s mentality of egocentrism– the main character is the center of the universe, a “Black hole Sue” that everything revolves around. More sophistocated characters have diversified casts like Star Trek, which is about cooperation and teamwork… but I always have a vision of Dr. Who’s Tom Baker popping up during a Star Trek episode where they’re on the bridge debating a helpless situation, and grinning “DON’T WORRY FOLKS, I’VE GOT A TIIIMEEE—-PORTALLL IN MY POCK-EEEEETTT!”
      And Spock Vulcan-bitchslaps him.

      1. Actually, that would be Matt Smith. Baker’s character usually tries to figure stuff out, not press a big red button that makes it all go away.

  23. I always feel sorry for people who don’t like Doctor Who. It’s a shame, but they can’t help it. I feel bad for you.

  24. Here are 10 reasons your arguments are invalid.
    1. It’s called “Doctor Who” not “Dr. Who” His name is the Doctor, not Dr. Who. It’s just a title, not his name.
    2. The bad effects and lame monsters are what makes it fun to watch! Where’s the fun in looking at already scary monsters when you can use your bloody imagination and actually see something good out of it!
    3. The “Police Box” aka TARDIS (not “tardis” it’s an acronym) Was actually a real thing in the 1960’s. The chameleon circuit in the TARDIS broke, making it look like a Police Box. And it’s fantastic.
    4. The sonic screwdriver isn’t a bad idea, you just can’t use your imagination.
    5. ^ My point. The whole show is about taking pretty lame things and it’s up to the viewer to use their imagination and make it fun. Because let’s be honest, it’s way more boring to just watch something that’ll give you nightmares.
    6. This show is the longest sci-fi show to ever run. It’s been going on for over 50 years and had millions and millions of viewers, you can’t simply say “it’s a bad show.”
    7. The actors are actually quite good, having the 10th doctor, David Tennant, who has won many awards for his acting, and is one of England’s best actors.
    8. “Changes body” It’s called regeneration. And I think it’s a brilliant idea, because this way, the show doesn’t have to end because an actor gets tired or too old.
    9. “I hate it so much I can’t even do 10 reasons” No mate, you wrote “10 reasons”, you gotta do 10 reasons, not give a pathetic excuse just because you ran out of ideas.
    10. If you have any questions to ask ME, please feel free. Bonus kick in the ass.

    Millions of people who have watched this show for 50 years and we ain’t ashamed.

    1. I’m not Sci-Fi. It’s Fi… but there is no Sci to it. And yes, I can say “It’s a bad show”. Just because a show lasts a long time – doesn’t mean it’s any good. Good shows can get canned and bad shows can continue. Look at Firefly vs Jersey Shore.
      Dr. Who is the Jersey Show here. In case you didn’t catch the jape.
      “9. “I hate it so much I can’t even do 10 reasons” No mate, you wrote “10 reasons”, you gotta do 10 reasons, not give a pathetic excuse just because you ran out of ideas.”
      Nope, again, I can leave it as I did because I knew doing that would irritate you Whovians to no end. And it does. And that pleases me greatly.

      1. dose that mean Star Wars and Star Track is not a sci-fi? ( especially Star Wars since it has much element of Sci as Doctor Who.)

          1. its not a phone booth, it just has an APPARANCE of phone booth… heck in 6th Doctor’s reign it had an episode which had the Doctor fix TARDIS’s chameleon circuit and had it changed to odd objects… only to have it changed back to Police Phone box.
            ( for more info see here: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Chameleon_circuit) pluse inside the TARDIS it has all things Space-ship needs: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121229185946/tardis/images/8/8c/Tardis_interior_dark_the_Snowmen.jpg

          2. The Ogre is correct. Despite the trappings, Dr. Who is not sci-fi. It’s fantasy.

            There’s nothing wrong with fantasy; fantasy is great fun. But, if you’re going to be accurate, then you should label the show correctly as being within the fantasy, not sci-fi genre.

          3. Doctor Who was not truly intended for the true sci fi lover, not at first. As some have mentioned before, people who are fans of old fashioned westerns may find more joy in Doctor Who than sci fi fans. The police box is a disguise, not for the doctor, not for the spaceship, but for people watching the show. So that it seems more ordinary, more everyday. To trick people who would not normally watch sci fi into watching the show. The original creators were trying to draw in a broad audience – people who maybe never explored the genre.

            Honestly, it began with just a few thinkers trying to come up with a show that would have longevity and that would expand the fan base of science fiction. Whether you like it or not, it seems that they have been successful in their endeavors, and personally I am glad for it and find it intriguing. I think it did much to help the popularity and acceptance of the genre.

            It’s no Star Wars. It’s no Star Trek. Maybe it has plot holes. Maybe the villains aren’t scary enough. Maybe it contradicts itself. Maybe The Doctor really is a sadistic madman in a box, trying to get it right but always failing – leaving behind tragedy in his wake. How very human of this invented Time Lord.

            Personally, I like watching Doctor Who for the same reason I like watching any other show. I enjoy watching things that explore the idea of human nature – the good, the bad, and the ugly. And you know what’s even funnier? It’s what draws me to forums like this as well. We humans are a crazy lot, fighting over stories that don’t even exist. Using anonymity as shields and poking each other with sticks simply for the joy of inciting others to violence. Laughing at others at their own expense because they aren’t in on this inside joke. Sometimes its overwhelming to see, how cruel we can be. Occasionally you find a rare gem that inspires you to hope that there is more to humanity than all of that. But only occasionally.

            Beliefs are dangerous. Stories that plant ideas are dangerous. That’s why some countries turn to censorship. That’s why people stand to defend their beliefs on internet forums as if they are defending their own country or their own family. That’s why we use words like hate over things that seem trivial – concepts, ideas, stories. Because there is no greater threat to a human than an idea that contradicts their own belief. Because ideas like this have the power to change the world – to make it better or throw it farther into chaos.

            Dalek’s and cybermen are not frightening because of their appearance, but like any good villain, because of their ideals and because they want to thrust their own ideals on others. I believe that is rather an interesting exploration of our own humanity. Themes in Doctor Who cross dimensions in all good stories, and while it may not be every one’s cup of tea, has stood the test of time because of this.

            But what do I know. I am just a bystander, casting a seed to the dirt, hoping something more grows.

      2. You really need to get a life… sheesh. Whovian Apologists have become the Jehova’s Witnesses of MadOgre.com.

        1. You know why doctor who sorta sucks now……because of Steven Moffat and Peter Capadlis habit of talking in a sentence in 1 seccond

    2. Hahahahahahaha your frickin pathetic. Doctor Who is complete and utter shit and anyone who enjoys it is anything elsi is obviously mentally retarded. As a real sci-fi fan I want to punch whovian dipshites right in there fag arse mouths.

    3. Please stop. It ran from ’63 to ’89 and it got cancelled. So it only ran for 26 years, then they brought it back in 2005. So it’s not 50 years. Meanwhile the Simpsons are in their 27th year and had a movie. Star Trek ran for 3 years, spawned 6 movies, 4 related series with 4 movies, and 2 reboot movies. Seriously Doctor Who is barely a footnote in history while other shows impacted pop culture and people’s lives.

      Children should do some bloody research before posting.

    1. As always– it would turn out exactly the way the writer wanted, i.e. Dr. Who pulling his deus ex machina. Logic is for Star Trek.

  25. The Doctor: Must be a spatial temporal hyperlink.
    Mickey: What’s that?
    The Doctor: No idea. Just made it up. Didn’t want to say ‘magic door’.
    _The Girl in the Fireplace_

    Even so, it’s (Doctor Who) my guilty pleasure.

  26. I’m a hater of Doctor Who, but I like the Daleks. Yeah, they may be the ridiculous enemies to you, but their rants on superiority and extermination caught my attention to like them.

  27. Well sir Matt but you are blind. Doctor Who is a great show but a lot of people don’t unserstand that its SUPPOSED to be corney and reference other Tv shows. I’m very confused about your post and how you did NO research on the topics you discussed and its pretty obvious that you have no imagination and want to see the sci-Fi shoot em ups and endlessly violent movies. Dr. Who is laid back and isn’t as violent as other things. So please, next time you decide to troll. Please sound more intelligent.

    1. I think you confused Dr. Who with Red Dwarf. No, it’s not a satire. . that’s the thing about most crap, i.e. it would be brilliant if it were intentional; but it’s just pathetic.

    2. Watch the show first before posting an inane comment. The show was a children’s show and included a lot of history. It was not a spoof of TV shows. Steven Moffat may have turned it into that but it was decided not that. F Off.

  28. The modern series is lazy and childish. The original show was smart and inventive. I hate new Doctor Who but the first 26 years were fantastic.

  29. The whole first show is just an apology for foisting on us an old ugly doctor. I have tried 3 times to get through this episode. It goes on and on about why we should accept and embrace Capaldi. Jenny tries to shame Clara, but Jenny fell in love with someone who is going to look the same for ever, and is not going to change into an old ugly POS . Clara SHOULD be upset. And a giant T-Rex in stomping through London is cheap, really cheap

  30. MadOgre, I hope you find some love in your life.

    Hate is such a strong word, my friend. It makes me so sad to see people get joy out of negativity and being… well, mean.

    Doctor Who is fantasy; it appears you don’t like fantasy. That’s fine, cool. I strongly dislike sci fi; that’s cool though I’m sure there are great shows.

    Honestly, watching Doctor Who could do you a lot of good. Love, acceptance, and appreciation of the different are the themes. Fantastic!

    1. I’ve been married for twenty years and we have six awesome sons. We won’t have another for fear he’ll be born with magic and a tragic destiny. But thanks for the well wish… I hope you find more love than poor Sci-Fi.

    2. Dr. Who is NOT fantasy. Harry Potter is fantasy. Mary Poppins is fantasy. Cinderella is fantasy. Dr. Who is science fiction. … really BAD science fiction, but science fiction nonetheless. The fact that it looks like fantasy, shows just HOW bad it really is.

  31. You have your opinion, and I respect that. Although I quite enjoy Dr. Who, some people may not and I understand that. But give better reasons than “Daleks look stupid”. They do, but it was based off the old show. Half of these comments don’t even hate on the plot, they just hate on how some character looks, or how cheesy the special effects are. If you’re going to hate on something, at least have a few good reasons other than “the music is terrible”.

    1. Looking stupid is a completely valid reason to hate Daleks. Trashcans and Toilet Plungers might be your thing though… Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    1. If Dr. Who is the British version of Star Trek, then that explains a LOT how a man with a wig and wooden teeth could beat the greatest naval force in world history.

    2. Virgins is right. Don’t know the history of the damn show. Show’s how frelling messed up they are.

  32. I hate Dr. Who
    and Cindy Lou, too
    And I wish
    that the Grinch
    would steal them, too!
    Take his sleigh down to Whoville
    And take then back away
    For it’s said that his heart
    shrunk FIVE sizes that day!

  33. 100% with you. I have quite a long time been hearing about dr who being awesome. It was watching trying to understand why it is regarded as sci-fi a lot of fans. It sucks in every aspect. Acting, story, visual effects, …now I feel like I am vomitting just because writing this comment. Dr who sucks.

  34. I’m glad other people hate Doctor Who too.

    In my opinion most British people are unfunny people who try and force funniness. It’s not that we “don’t get it” or “aren’t smart enough” especially when the basis of your arguement seems to linger around “they’re british and sound sophisticated over the yee-haw’ness of Americans” but I’m not totally convinced they’re much smarter than us when dialects like Cockney exist and you can always dress up stupid with a nice accent doesn’t mean it’s any smarter. French people are funny, so are the Japanese and Chinese and Spanish and generally most countries have a decent sense of humor minus English either because of their stuffy matriarch setting the stone faced example or the dower and shitty weather so bad that English people are general shocked when they see the blue sky.

    The show literally looks like it’s shot with a potato. The special effects look like they’re made with potatoes. The actors look like they’re pelted with potatoes. Not to mention British people have a semi-perminant plumpness to their faces like flesh bags filled with cream cheese and I can never take them seriously. With the shows hype and bullshit you’d think the producers could afford some serious equipment not the same vintage camera they’ve been evidently using for years.

    Doctor Who is a Mary Sue – he has tactics built around his character that ensure his survival. The tardis sonic screwdriver reincarnating etc etc so that he never really does or never really is in trouble for long either because the show producers have a psychological attachment to the character that refuses letting him die properly and instead reincart him into terribleness.

    Why does Doctor Who have strictly human companions? Clearly they cause him a fuckton of trouble – aren’t there other alien species? Granted they look exactly like humans with the exception of maybe a extra finger to go fuck themselves with. The plots are so devastatingly weak while making attempts to be “memorable and epic” that aren’t even veiled and come off so super obvious it makes my skin crawl with second hand embarrassment of the show. “The last centurion” did they really drop that sad SOB in mid-roman times – somehow surviving despite being Christian I’d assume – and have him mediocrely stumble his pasty and mushy British ass around with Roman soldiers just to give him that seeminly epic title? Marvelous plot device 10/10 would puke.

    I’d been forced to watch an entire season by an ex who wouldn’t shut up about it only to be dying to get the fuck out of there. Not to mention I can’t take Daleks seriously. Zombies, total nuclear destruction… Sad little robots rolling around at 2mph with plumbers making depressing noises. They’re like robots that North Korea would make – boast about their supreme awesome power and the deadly accuracy of their plumber and turkey baster. Whatever alien species succumbed to the rolling garbage cans with kitchen appliances sticking out of them were properly dicks that needed to be thinned out of the universe anyway.

  35. well all I can say is the special effects are cheesy and cybermen=stupid, and I’m not a hater of it, its just losings the fad

    1. As far as phone booths go… I’ll give it that credit. Sure. The Tardis is the coolest phone booth ever.

  36. I know its been awhile since you wrote this post, Ogre, but I am glad I came upon it. Its nice knowing there are people out there like you that share in my rage and utter disgust for a pathetic excuse for a television show. I have so many friends who love it and have tried to forcibly convert me to their POV. In return I tore down their world and threw it in their faces.

  37. Im so glad i found this, i hate whovians and doctor who so much. But as with all fads it will go away, once all the stupid hipsters go away then so will the fad of liking something so stupid that the only people who watch it are fad jumpers

    1. I don’t know man… this fad is like years old now or something. I’m sure some indignant Whovian will correct me there and give us the ticker down to the minute. And when the first episode first aired on BBC… and no one but him will care.

  38. Doctor Who does suck, it’s true, but the most frustrating thing about it is that the potential for it is limitless. This is a premise where a guy who’s practically a god goes on adventures in time and space. You can do ANYTHING with that set-up, and yet what we end up with is awful, boring trash designed to make dumb people feel smart. There’s a small amount of really decent episodes that actually get mileage out of the premise; everything else is hot garbage.

    Oh, and Whovians are awful people. They can’t accept any kind of criticism towards their show, especially when there’s obviously so much to criticize.

  39. The TARDIS isn’t a police box. It’s meant to be able to take on different forms to fit in with its surroundings but that feature broke so it’s permanently in the form of a police box. The Sonic Screwdriver I think is controlled psychologically or ‘think and point’, sort of like a Bluetooth device connected to your brain and interacts with radiation waves and other waves to manipulate atoms, hence able to pick locks, create chemical reactions and make weird noises.

  40. Just going to say, I am 45 and I watched my first episode when I was probably 3.
    I watched every new eposide as it came out on the TV from the 70’s onward. I have watched the new reboot series in the same way.
    I will watch them and rewatch them, I love them all.
    Doctor Who, is something that is unlike anything else.

    And yet … I agree with absolutely everything you say.
    He is a fucking space wizard.
    His special power is deus ex machina (pulling in from his ass).
    This story lines are retarded, the explanation for why thing occur are ludicris.

    It is a poorly written fairy tale in space but less grounded in reality.

    So do I agree with you … yes.
    Can I argue with you … no.

    But I do love it so. 🙂

  41. There’s a reason I call fantasy “sci-fi’s retarded sister”.
    Because bad sci-fi can be recognized by it being de-facto fantasy. Best example: Star Wars.
    If you make up a fantasy world of magic and shit, that’s OK. We know it’s a fairy tale. But acting like it is SCIENCE fiction, just because it plays in something we call futuristic, means it *will* break the suspension of disbelief by contradicting science beyond acceptability. Which makes it a turd!

    Of course Dr. Who is on its own very ”special” level.
    Also, for anyone bitching about how it is “Doctor Who” not “Dr. Who”: I suggest you take a gander in how he was called in the very first episode of them all, and on many many of the last episodes.

  42. You have to ask yourself though, why you care about it at all? Because hate is very much like love. It is its mirror twin. But that’s frankly the only difference. Your obsession with it is like that of a Who fan. Making you the same type of person. Just pointed in the mirrored direction.

    Look inside of you, and find what triggers you. Face it. And win.
    (And don’t hesitate to find people to back you up. Humanity’s strength is [or was] being social. [SJW aren’t social.])

  43. Thank God someone has said it. My husband is English and he’ll watch for 14 hrs straight. It’s terrible, ridiculous, and barely good enough for Saturday morning tv…in the 70’s.

  44. thank you for saying it! it’s a kids show that is not funny. even the writers admit it’s a kid’s show. it’s only funny if you’re a kid or if you drank the dr. who Kool-Aid. anyone who likes this show has a screw loose.

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