Beeb unveils new Doctor Who logo
Regenerates for new series in 2010
The Beeb explains that the revamped logo is the 11th to front the sci-fi series and the first overhaul since 2006.
Before Smith gets the keys to the Tardis as its 11th occupant, alongside new companion Amy Pond – played by Karen Gillan - David Tennant bows out with three specials later this year.
The first, The Waters of Mars, also features Lindsay Duncan, and promises "thrills as well as chills* when the Tardis touches down on the Red Planet".
The BBC earlier this year announced that Tennant's final exit will feature the return of John Simm as the Master and former 007 Timothy Dalton - a fact confirmed when a still of the three leaked onto the interwebs. ®
* Who fans may find the fact that Russell T Davies co-wrote the episode a chilling enough prospect.
When did the series become
Doctor Who BBC? The series is called Doctor Who. Not Doctor Who BBC. Keep the sodding BBC logo at the end titles thank you very much. Or are the BBC now adding BBC to the title of every programme they make?
"Now it's time for Crimewatch BBC/Ooglies BBC/Eastenders BBC/Party Political Broadcast by the Labour Party BBC..."
Yes, the BBC make Doctor Who. We know this. The BBC also made a shitload of good shows during the 1970s that they haven't repeated or released on DVD. Spend the money on that and not this logocrap.
Back on topic. Much as I love the Peter Howell theme (Peter Davison era) for me the classic theme and logo are the late Jon Pertwee and early Tom Baker theme and diamond logo.
Some of us remember the abysmal logo and music for the McCoy era. Are we heading down that slipper slope again? I hope not.
The new logo is awful. In fact, the show has descended to such
dumbed-down depths of late that I'm surprised the Tardis isn't
made up with the letters DH for Doctor Hoo.
AND another thing..... How the frickin frick can there *ever* be a last
surviving member of a race who travel through time fercrissakes!!
In fairness to the BBC...
... the image shown in the article is probably a media / press release. For instance, the "DW" logo might be used for icons, book spines and possibly at the end of the credits sequence. (Apparently, the BBC recently introduced some harsh guidelines for those, hence the new theme and US-style rapid scrolling in Season 4.)
The main "Doctor Who" logo is likely to be the one we see in the opening titles, on BluRay / DVD covers, etc. Anywhere it'll fit without being too dominant. Where it won't fit, the smaller, "DW" icon is likely to be used instead. (E.g. on the spine of the DVD, and possibly near the small print stuff.)
In other words: It's extremely unlikely *both* will appear at the same time. And certainly not as shown.