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BBC almost revamps Doctor Who website for new era

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 21st 2009 3:02PM
Christopher Ecclestone was the first Doctor Russell T. Davies brought to TV's Doctor Who.With 2010 edging closer and the Russell T. Davies era of Doctor Who coming to an end, the BBC is in the midst of revamping the show's website.

With 2009 offering only a few Who specials and turning the series into a sporadic event until it returns full-time in 2010, the BBC has time to revamp the show's image and identity online.

The effectiveness of their efforts so far are debatable as they seem to be looking backward more than forward to the new Matt Smith/11th Doctor era.

For example, the re-engineered Doctor Who website added a blog by Davies in which he discusses the new David Tennant-voiced, 10th Doctor CGI cartoon, Dreamland.

Meanwhile, the producers of the behind-the-scenes series Doctor Who: Confidential have put together a new online series, Doctor Who's Greatest Moments. The problem is the series only recognizes the last four-plus years of the show. When you consider Who hit the air in 1963, it's a good bet more than a few "great moments" are being ignored if you're only looking back to Christopher Ecclestone's era (right).

Maybe the BBC should hold off on the claims of redesigned website for Who until they're ready to start unveiling more of the next era coming from show-runner Steven Moffat and Matt Smith.

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