First Cadbury's gets bought out by Kraft Foods and now there is talk - TALK! - of US versions of Doctor Who and Torchwood! IS NOTHING SACRED? D:
I could sort of get behind a Torchwood remake if they did it as more of a spin-off and set it at Torchwood Four or something, the base that went missing, but Doctor Who? That just seems DEEPLY WRONG. I dunno. I suppose because, more than being just a telly program, DW is a bit of British cultural history. Like, I remember after school one day my sister telling me that during English the heater had made a weird sort of pulsing groaning noise, and her teacher had said something about thinking the TARDIS was about to appear. And this was remarkable only because it had made everyone laugh, not because the teacher had referenced a sci-fi show (and one which had been off the air for some years by this point), because everyone knows Doctor Who.
Similarly, the Daleks turned up in this KitKat advert over a decade after they'd last been seen in old school Who and four years before they'd be seen again in the reboot, and in such a way that you HAD to already understand what they were otherwise you wouldn't get the joke:
In FAR better telly news, NEW SERIES OF NEWSWIPE TONIGHT OMG.