Bad Astronomy

Americanized Doctor Who

ctrlaltdel_doctorwhoRumors are afoot that there will be an Americanized version of Doctor Who. I truly and sincerely hope these are incorrect. Steven Moffat, the current DW showrunner, wrote an amazingly funny show called “Coupling” which ran for four series in the UK. A version created for American audiences was awful, even though it was written by Moffat himself! Somehow, moving it to the west of the Atlantic, um, decoupled it.

Anyway, cartoonist Tim Buckley, of CTL+ALT+DEL heard these rumors, and as an artist came up with a pretty funny drawing for a potential U.S. Who. I don’t want to spoil it (or steal away clicks to his site) so I only show a portion here. Click it to see what he thinks of this idea. NSFW language (which I pretty much totally agree with) in the commentary, too.

Tip o’ the sonic screwdriver to Mark Doyle.