Oct. 6th, 2009 08:09 am
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The new Steven Moffat era version of the Doctor Who logo has arrived. They announced it this morning. Yes, they announced a logo. Yesterday they announced the announcement. Sadly the ridiculous over-hype worked on me, and I turned up at 8 am to see it.

I'd put it behind a cut but it'll be all over the internet within... well it's probably already there.

My response? Hmmm. It's... a Doctor Who logo. The actual logo is nicely retro only with a new font, harking back to the first two logos the series ever had (I'm sensing a retro theme from Moffat, what with the Doctor's costume and the rejuvenated look of the Tardis plus St. John's sticker.) The Tardis version of the logo is gimmicky tosh. Let's hope we don't see a lot of that one.

ETA: It's interesting to me that Moffat is changing quite so many aspects of the show to launch his new era. Doctor, companion, Tardis (the interior is rumoured to be having a few changes), logo, plus presumably credits and maybe a remix of the theme? Usually regenerations cause so much nervousness that they like to contrive as much continuity as possible to reassure the viewer. This approach is certainly confident. But, particularly coming off such a popular and iconic Doctor as Tennant, will it alienate people or shed a chunk of viewers who feel that 'their' Doctor Who has finished?

Date: 2009-10-06 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swisstone.livejournal.com
It still won't be as radical a change as that from Troughton to Pertwee - new Doctor, new companion, new title sequence, new logo, change from b&w to colour, and new format of the show.

In the past, quite a lot of things did change around the time of the change of Doctor, but a little more was done to preserve the appearance of continuity, by not doing everything at once. JN-T's two planned regenerations, for instance, were preceded stories by getting the new supporting cast in place. Much the same seems to have happened (though it was perhaps not planned) over the Hartnell/Troughton change.

Date: 2009-10-06 10:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ed-fortune.livejournal.com
I suspect the aim is to stamp 'I am not RTD' all over the work, bring back viewers who where put off by the previous team and move on.

It is an entirely new production crew, I suspect a lot of people will have moved on when RTD left, which is a very good thing.


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