"That's less true of the new BBC series, at least."

TV The AV Club lists 20 pop-cultural obsessions even geekier than Monty Python and what should we find at number thirteen? Actually, the paragraph spends much of its time noting that we're far nerdier than Trekkers/ies, but it is written from a US perspective in which case, considering that Peter Davison is apparently known more for All Creatures Great And Small over there (as revealed a rather good documentary about that show on BBC Four last night), it's probably true.

Does Doctor Who have an iconic catchphrase in the other of the clearly incorrect 'Beam Me Up, Scotty'? Can you really go up to the man (or woman) in the street and say things like 'Do I have that right?' or 'The time has come but the moment has been prepared for...' and they'll know what the hell you're talking about. I suspect shouting 'Nothing in the world can stop me now!' in the pub will only lead to a kick in the senorites.

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