A single story?
What about "Nightmare in Silver"?
Two writers stand at opposite ends of the Doctor Who anniversary - cult graphic novelist and author Neil Gaiman and veteran TV man Terrance Dicks. Gaiman contributed two pieces to Doctor Who. One is the tale that personified the TARDIS as a woman named Idris, lending flesh to the love of the Doctor's life and articulating an …
It was a nightmare; well, not a nightmare but not as good as some think it was. Proves you can't always reuse a writer based on the previous episode they did.
One thing they have the luxury of these days is more time to produce a story. On the other the script editor oversight seems to have been lost with the amalgamation of producer and head writer into the showrunner. In the classic period it gave an oversight and also for a decent idea poorly written up to be turned into a good story. It also meant there was a script writer on staff if a script fell through, or there was a production issue.
If you remove Scientology from his bio then L. Ron has quire a few fans just for his SF writing.
Some of it is indeed utter shite but some is IMHO pretty decent of the time.
I admire the man for getting on an old Motorcycle in 1946 and taking off round war torn Europe with a camera. Some of those photographs are (again IMHO) beautiful.
L. Ron came from an era when people tried many things in life. If they'd fail at one they'd try another.
Sadly I do think that Scientology is not what he intended it to be. A way of life yes but not a religion.
Downvoted for not checking your facts - he broke with them years ago.
He says he's no longer a member of "the church". This doesn't contradict the fact that $cientology is Gaiman's biggest influence. The young Gaiman was a model $cientologist:
who didn't think much of The Doctor's Wife? The TARDIS being alive and having a mind of its own is a given, but I didn't need to see it turn into a person and have it and The Doctor express their love for each other. It's bad enough having all his companions fall in love with him, we don't need it from the bloody police box, too!
Here's hoping that Capaldi's Doctor can be more grandfatherly, and less teenage heart-throb.
I didn't like it much either. For a worrying time it also seemed like every Doctor Who fan posting on the internet was going to refer to the TARDIS as "Sexy" from then on, although thankfully that hasn't persisted. It was almost as bad as all the people who insist on constantly using the phrase "timey-wimey".
But I'm just a curmudgeonly bastard who grew up on '80s JNT Who and doesn't like Doctors being all shouty and flirting with companions...
The timey-wimey thing was taken the piss out of in the 50th anniversary episode, as well as the childish behaviour of the last two Dr.'s. Plus their use of the screwdriver thing for everything. Hopefully the generation extracted from the first Doctor (again?) will be far more of a scientist than those two cartoon twits.
I have to agree with the steady decline in the 80s. I think Peter Davison was capable of much better than the scripts they gave him, and by the time Colin Baker came along, I was right on the edge of giving up on Dr Who. Then he picked up a gun and shot a cyberman and I decided that was it - a proper script would have had him get out of that without needing to shoot.
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