- Nov 13, 2018
It's okay I wasn't offended. All I will say to Kat to stop this from becoming another DW convo is that self loathing fanboy isn't about preferring certain eras. I'm not saying all New Who fans are self loathing fans.If you can't be civil then remove yourself from the discussion. I am tired of reminding you to treat other members with respect.
If you prefer New Who as a whole to Classic Who, fine. Can't argue with that, that's your opinion. Self loathing fans are people who were bullied or sneered at for liking something the media deemed uncool, and so when they take it over they become obsessed with making sure it's never seen that way again. Now fair enough everyone who does an adaptation of something to some extent will want to overcome stigma, update it, keep it relevent.
However the self loathing fanboy like I said will take it to the utmost extreme. They will happily make the show, film, character etc like anything they think is popular, even if it's a totally wrong fit for the character, just to keep it relevent.
Case in point the 2004 Van Helsing becoming like Angel and Blade because that was what was popular then, even though that was all wrong for Van Helsing who is really more of a Giles character. Similarly the 98 Godzilla becoming more like Jurassic Park because that was popular then, and finally the New Who brigade making DW more Buffy lite than actually DW, hence why we get a character once played by William Hartnell getting off with a character played by Billie Piper LOL.
You need to have confidence that the thing you are updating can still be itself, but sadly because of the way a lot of these franchises are bullied by the media, not all fans do which is what leads to problems with some adaptations like JJ Abrams Trek and the 98 Godzilla.