Sunday, April 7, 2013


I love the new Doctor Who series, and given my post on nucleosynthesis Friday, I was more than a little tickled last night when the Doctor started telling a little girl that her atoms had been formed in the hearts of stars billions of years ago.

But I do wish they would have at least an occasional episode now and again in which the Doctor wasn't saving an entire planet from imminent destruction while delightfully describing how all the little bits that make life just so are the really, really important parts that we should always be ever-so-mindful and protective of.

When someone has all of time and space to knock about in, you shouldn't have to resort to formula in order to write good stories about him -- even if you've got a really, really good formula laid out for you.

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