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Feedback 2012-10-20

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coverage of series 7, 2012-2013

  1. Bring on the Daleks! (1 September)
  2. Doctor on 'Tops (8 September)
  3. The Magnificent Three | letters (15 September)
  4. (no article) (22 September)
  5. Life after Amy (29 September) | letters (29 September) | Why I killed the Ponds (6 October) | letters (13 October) | letters (20 October)
  6. My presents ... past & future (22 December)
  7. Who's coming home (23 March) | Who's a clever boy, then? (30 March)
  8. (no article) (6 April)
  9. Why I wanted to bring back the Ice Warriors | letters (13 April)
  10. (no article) (20 April)
  11. Trashing the Tardis (27 April)
  12. The Avenger Fights Back (4 May)
  13. They're Back! (11 May)
  14. Who is the Real Clara? (18 May)
  15. He's my Doctor (21 December)

coverage of other series
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The battle for the heart of Who

Views are flying into Feedback on the series so far. Before it returns at Christmas, tell us about your hopes for the 50th-anniversary series


There has been an unfortunate trend in Doctor Who (BBC1). Fresh writers, eager to show they are "sensitive", are filling up valuable monster-chasing time with sentimental affirmations of love designed to touch middle-aged parents. I find myself more and more jumping from the sofa shouting, "It's a show for children, stop treating us like adults!"

As a member of the target audience for the 2005 relaunch, I am constantly amazed at the assumption that Rory and Amy kissing is more fun than watching the Doctor being chased through Parliament by a Slitheen.

I came for the aliens and I stayed for the aliens, but without alien chases down similar-looking corridors, don't expect me to be around for ever. A silent majority need their weekly monster fix. Doctor Who has a simple formula: monsters, explosions, chases and a time machine. The only emotions necessary while watching are adrenaline and bowel-loosening fear. Stop the torrent of love before the Doctor gives up the whole time-travelling malarkey and settles down in the fashionable part of Ursa Minor to fix motorbikes for a living.

Alex Williams (aged 18)

Towcester, Northamptonshire

Caption: SCARE ME Is it tears or fears you're after

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