Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html en-gb 30 Mon 21 Apr 2014 06:44:24 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html SJ Lawson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html?page=83#comment5 50 years is an impressive milestone in any discipline. One ought also to consider the international ramifications, for better or worse, to which this programme has contributed. There are at least as many "Wholigans" outside of the UK as there are within. And these shows (nearly all) convey very positive and idealistic messages. This rather-silly-but-enjoyable programme has been spreading an optimistic world-view world-wide for half a century. Now that's a good go! I have my fuddy-duddy days, as well, but my wife takes great joy in dragging me into the middle of things like this. Somehow, it's probably good for me. Anyhow, a bit of silliness will likely do some good to the stuffy auld place."Scots wha hae when the Daleks fled,Scots whoam the Doctor has aften ledwho would share that little shed,Martha, Rose, or Katy?" Fri 03 Apr 2009 05:17:17 GMT+1 bobclarke09 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html?page=66#comment4 Doctor Who is a serious matter though, its part of history for the last 50 years.It may not be to the extent of Roman or Egyptian history just yet, but its as exciting and more fun.[Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] Mon 23 Mar 2009 14:58:53 GMT+1 newsjock http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html?page=50#comment3 Being and Old Fogey I regard museums as places for informative and "serious" information displays.YET...........to attract "non-museum" types, we have to get them in the doors, and populist exhibitions will do just that.Perhaps if there were extra signs pointing to "light weight" or topical parts of the museum during a trendy exhibition, it might improve the odds of chance visitors finding other areas of interest and enjoyment.As for us fuddy duddies, museums are large buildings. I'm sure we'll find remote areas for hibernation whilst the hoards are visiting. Sun 08 Mar 2009 11:47:32 GMT+1 Anne Sullivan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html?page=33#comment2 A museum is a place for collections of historical, scientific or cultural interest. How is this inappropriate? Cultural interest changes through the years and this represents current interest.When I was younger, I went to a very prestigious museum and saw a fantastic exhibit of the Muppets. This did not make me less educated or less cultured -- I went on to earn more than one postgraduate degree. If anything, it made me realize that museums might have something interesting to see in them and increased my curiousity about the world.Take the children to see the exhibit and then spark their curiousity by taking a little more time to point out other cool things in the museum. Education comes from the direction of others around you, not from objects in a glass case. Fri 06 Mar 2009 17:27:54 GMT+1 Chris http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html?page=16#comment1 Our family visited the Doctor Who exhibition on Merseyside over half term, just before it shut up shop to make ready for the move to the Kelvingrove. The subject may be "populist" but it's actually a very interesting exhibition with a story to tell, about how a complex and expensive TV show gets onto our screens.I can't think of any reason for it not to come to the Kelvingrove, and I can think of at least one very good reason why it should: to try to educate the pretentious toffs out of the daft idea that our museums should be kept as exclusive temples to 'high' art (whatever that's supposed to be).Yours,A youngish dad. Fri 06 Mar 2009 16:05:35 GMT+1 Harry_Balzak http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2009/03/dr_who.html?page=0#comment0 "And despite Kelvingrove's argument that this is simply a levelling out of the record numbers achieved post-refurbishment, the fear is that the recession is affecting visitors. "I'd love to know what that fear is based on since admission to the museum is normally free....the museum's own reasons for the lower visitor level seems much more likey Fri 06 Mar 2009 15:12:45 GMT+1