Sunday, 8 April 2012
Tennant Tempest in a Time Machine
The BBC's legal department appears to be very angry over a more or less completely harmless ad featuring David Tennant shilling for Virgin Media's TiVO feature because the ad makes reference to Doctor Who and they failed to ask permission from the BBC to do so. The problem the BBC lawyers can't seem to wrap their minds around is that whenever Doctor Who fans see David Tennant will always see him as the Doctor, that a mention of the series, that that association will always be a positive one for the series and therefore for the BBC. The commercial is funny and clearly done with a nothing but goodwill for the series. Branson's comic turn in his 'time machine' in the background is nothing but funny. A tempest in a teapot if you ask me. Check it out and you decide.