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Published on May 29th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

“Gripping”

That’s the word that Terry Pratchett, creator of the popular Discworld novels, has used to describe the new series of Doctor Who.

Discworld creator Terry PratchettThe author has praised the show but also pointed out when he find it difficult to lose himself in the plotting:

“I think there was an episode where the TARDIS towed planet Earth [Journey’s End]. What I liked was the teacups were rattling. If the teacups are rattling, how high is the tsunami in the Pacific at this point?”

Pratchett recently revealed that he is a fan of Doctor Who but in his view, it isn’t Science Fiction:

“It’s hugely gripping entertainment, but it’s totally pants science fiction. Because there really isn’t any science.”

Proper scientific theory or not, it’s always good for the show to have backing from a popular figure in literary circles!

(Via Digital Spy)

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!



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