Today, the BBC proudly announced a new logo for Doctor Who – as you can see, they even made a movie about it! (Read the detail HERE).
And, unusually, given that Whovians don’t like ANY change to their beloved programme, it was received pretty favourably – with one fan going totally OTT and tweeting
#DoctorWho LOGO IS BEAUTIFUL IM CRYING THIS NEW ERA IS GOING TO BE INCREDIBLE”
(Obviously, too dewy-eyed to get to grips with some punctuation then!)
But of course, these days, it cannot be allowed to end there can it? In pre-interweb times, it would have been very much: new logo… job done… move-on, in 2018 however, where everything on TV must have a back-story or a deeper meaning, the humble logo is apparently no different. Radio Times, once the official mouthpiece of BBC’s TV output – but since sold-off – questioned…
So, for some Whovians, just when the end-of-the-world was imminent because of the announcement a few months back of a FEMALE Doctor, the flames of the interweb are once again stoked! Why? because apparently, the ‘O’ in ‘Who’, when turned on its side and combined with logo’s strikethrough line, looks like the international symbol for a woman…
It may be a sign, but maybe a sign of desperation!? However, if you’re a fan, you can download the short movie of the logo HERE.
Roll-on the Autumn, when the new series begins.