judooning wrote:Well recently in DWA, ever week there has been a poster of a different monster from the RTD era. Empty child last week. Then Trin E and Zu zanna, then pig slaves, Cassandra, Adipose, Max capricorn, Sec Hybrid etc.
So I've just caught them on their off week then.
The difference with DWA is that it has a different target audience though. THey are appealing to 6-12 year olds. A twelve year old will have been five at the time of Eccelston, so they will remember it, but those readers are dropping away to wherever (DWM seems the most common option) and soon the audience will drop away. Being a children's magazine, they will soon be losing them all the Eccelston generation fans.
I feel it will be important, as too many fans still see the classic and RTD eras as seperate for whatever reason but soon that will lose its popularity amongst the really young and the two groups of fans will sort of merge into one rather than such a dramatic split.
There are very few of us that became fans in the wilderness era, some caught the tail end of it or became fans during the deep darkest parts of that era. Because of that, the few of us between the two groups are able to see how riddiculous this feud is. One day the RTD era will fall out of favour (unfortunately it had taken longer than I expected) but these people will soon realise that there is no longer as much focus on their Doctor and will similarly become annoyed at the "young people" who never realised these people are exactly what they used to be. As I never really had a Doctor I don't fit in anywhere so I know that this can't last forever.
There will be as much chance of them being a classic companion as a RTD one. Or there would be if they had any sense. You might get Rose, Martha or Donna at a push, but not because of people remembering them at time of broadcast, rather CO assuming that is what a seven year old would be interested in.