/ 27 November 2023

The Parting of the Ways…

Image source: Pixabay
Image source: Pixabay

Time Lords and companions, it’s time to fetch your wallet… After nearly 60 years on free-to-air TV in Australia, the Doctor is leaving ABC TV to the disappointment of Aussie Whovians. The Doctor’s shift through time and space is down to a deal made by the producer BBC with Disney back in 2022, but the change hit home in Oz this weekend when the latest episode was released on Disney+ last night. That featured the return of David Tennant before The Doctor regenerates in the body of Ncuti Gatwa (aka the fabulous Eric from Sex Education) for the rest of the season. But at least one Whovian isn’t bothered by the move behind a paywall… Rove McManus, who hosted the ABC’s Doctor Who fan show, said, “I don’t see that it’s a problem” and that Disney will be good for the show. Note: the Disney+ app is not currently available on sonic screwdriver. That’s a Doctor Who joke, in case you couldn’t tell… 

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