That’s a bit like Jesus, isn’t it?

16th February 2010 • Blog Post by Jonathan Capps •

Vigilant Doctor Who news site Blogtor Who have been posting pictures of a forthcoming range of Who Easter Eggs over the last few days, and something instantly struck me about them.  Yes, they’re using the old (pre-resurrection if you want, which you probably don’t) branding.

I realise Easter Eggs are produced and sold well in advance of Easter but excited children gathering around the TV on Easter weekend to (probably) watch the brand new New Who while tucking into eggs plastered with a logo that will be well out of date by then is an odd image.  I know, I know, having Davros and the Daleks next to the New Blue would make no sense but they’re both just as out of date at that horrific taxi logo, anyway.  Why not use The Weeping Angels? Or Stephen Moffat’s beaming face?  Anything to stop those poor confused tykes having something to remind them of the show as it once was when they should be casting off the shackles and getting to know the show all over again.

Join us tomorrow when I’ll probably get unduly upset about something else that doesn’t actually matter.  Unless that rumoured RTD movie starring Tennant is confirmed and then you’ll see me really upset, for much the same reasons only without the delicious chocolate for comfort.

Jonathan Capps‘ name translates in the old Draconian tongue as “The Oncoming Storm”. Curiously enough, when spelled out backwards, it translates in Kaled as “Gobby Northerner Who Likes Sandwiches”.


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