Yesterday I got an e-mail from a certain TANcasty named CJ. YOU may remember him from his epic children’s story about Andy the monkey who wore crocodiles on his feet. Well apparently he took exception with something I said in a recent episode…
“We’re talking about real shows not Doctor Who.” -Tim Babb
I was deeply offended by a comment made on the most recent episode of TANcast in which you said that Doctor Who was not a “real show.” Well, for once, I’ll leave the Crocs aside and actually defend Andy for the first (and probably last) time. Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction programme and consistently receives nine million viewers for new episodes each week.
How many viewers does Star Trek get each week for their new episodes? Oh yeah. None! Because that piece of sh!t (sorry, Mormon) is off the air.
Lick my Timelord balls,
So Dr. Who is long running you say? Well so is the Young and the Restless, but that’s crap too! But why don’t we compare the Star Trek movies with the Dr. Who ones? Oh…we can’t? They didn’t make any? How odd. Star Trek has had 11 you know. The most recent was one of the highest grossing films of 2009. Just food for thought. Oh and can you help me out? I’ve been searching for a Dr. Who the Experience but I can’t find one. I found Star Trek: The Experience which had a ten year run in Las Vegas and was hugely popular…Nothing for Dr. Who, though. Weird, huh?
Star Trek is a real show because people know of it. You could mention Kirk, Spock, or even Data and Picard and people know who and what you’re talking about. Does Dr. Who have that? Um…no
“You ever watch that scf-fi show about the doctor?”
But as for those ratings, lets look at the ratings for Star Trek: The Next Generation over it’s run shall we:
Fall 1987 – Spring 1988: 8.55 Million
Fall 1988 – Spring 1989: 9.14 Million
Fall 1989 – Spring 1990: 9.77 Million
Fall 1990 – Spring 1991: 10.58 Million
Fall 1991 – Spring 1992: 11.50 Million
Fall 1992 – Spring 1993: 10.83 Million
Fall 1993 – Spring 1994: 9.78 Million
Hmmmm looks like your nine million viewers can suck it.
Viva La Trek!!! Oh wait…there’s more to your e-mail…
P.S. I actually really enjoy Star Trek and I mean it no harm.
Oh…heh heh. Well um…everything I just said…never mind. (In truth, I’ve never seen Dr. Who. When I was a kid, Dr. Who was on the same station as some show I liked. So when Dr. Who came on, I knew my show was over and that sucked. Apparently there is some residual resentment there. My bad.)
What now? There’s even more to your e-mail?
P.P.S. I don’t want to break the streak. Andy, Crocs are ugly. Your son is ashamed of you.