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Published on March 30th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Attack of the Ming Mongs

Unhappy with BBC scheduling? Time on your hands/no life?

Well, why not write to the BBC, and express your disgust with Doctor Who being on at 6.20pm.

A few months ago, we found out that Doctor Who wouldn’t be on much in 2009. I for one was astonished, and find it doubtful that a rest was “always the plan” as RTD has put it, given that Series 4 was only commissioned last year.

That doesn’t mean however that a rest is a bad idea.

But I’m digressing here – the point is that I and people sharing my opinion were dismissed with “you should be glad its on at all”, a frankly reprehensible attitude to take that helps no one.

So it was with amazement this morning that I read that Doctor Who obsessives fans have been emailing the BBC complaints department!

This is ridiculous. Doctor Who has a massive budget, and to suggest that the BBC schedulers don’t know what they’re doing is irresponsible.

And, (you know who you are, Mr Davies) admitting to this very same opinion in public is either irresponsible or the action of someone who thinks they’re untouchable.

Or both.

If you feel as strongly as I do about this matter, and don’t want to be lumped in with “the complainers” (not a brotherly Scottish guitar combo), how about copying this template email and forwarding it to BBC Complaints.

At the very least it will make the earlier complaints they receive look even more like the obsessive rantings of RTD’s Ming Mongs.

Dear Head of BBC Stuff

We the Doctor Who fans of the Doctor Who Forum at Kasterborous.com would like to distance ourselves from the childish and stupid actions of some noisy members of the Doctor Who Forum at Outpost Gallifrey.

As far as we’re concerned, you know what you’re doing, and wouldn’t schedule Doctor Who in a bad slot given the series’ budget.

Furthermore we’ve got better things to do.

Yours

Some Responsible Fans

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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