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Published on April 16th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Fansites Redundant?

With David Tennant and his various companions (this time Catherine Tate and Bernard Cribbins) snapped on location shoots and printed in daily newspapers, fansites seem to be nothing more but agencies for the paparazzi to spot Doctor Who stars.

What happened to the days when people logged on the web to see what was happening ni the production of their favourite show? There’s such press interest in the final days of the Tenth Doctor as viewed from behind the scenes – will we know too much before the time truly comes?

Or is everything filmed outdoors far too plain? Certainly snaps of Donna Noble getting a ticket from a traffic warden would indicate that nothing is quite what it seems, just as much as suggesting that photographers will snap anything.

We might wonder why the press are all over the last days of the RTD/Tennant era, but let’s face it in a few weeks time they’ll have forgotten all about the death of the Tenth Doctor until Christmas, and we’ll be reading column inches of Matt Smith and his companion…

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About the Author

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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