When we hear the news that Russell T. Davies, the humanistic genius who regenerated DOCTOR WHO and brought it to a whole new generation of TV viewers, was doing another science fiction series, WIZARDS vs. ALIENS, we jumped up and down with joy.
“Huzzah!” we shouted to nobody in particular. “RTD’s back in command of a cool sounding show. He’ll show Melancholy Moff [Steven Moffatt, who took over as writer-showrunner of DOCTOR WHO after RTD left] how the job is done.”
Then we got more news, learning that this time around Russell the Magnificent was teaming up with writer Phil Ford, who helped him produce the WHO spinoff, THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, and we started to get nervous. Cuz THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES was nowhere near in DOCTOR WHO’s league. It was kind of like THE POWER RANGERS, only without the Japanese toy fight footage…and with even shallower characterization. The only thing about THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES that worked was its star, Elizabeth Sladen, who sadly died of cancer, bringing the series to an end.
Still, we stayed hopeful. Until…oh, this is so hard to think about, and even harder to say…until we saw an episode of W vs A on a trip to London last year.
“OMG!” we shouted to nobody in particular once again. “This show makes SARAH JANE look good. Alack! Alas! Oy vay! Oh well, maybe it’ll just stay in the UK, boring small children into puddles.”
But it isn’t staying in the UK. It’s coming here, to the Good Ole USA this Saturday night at 7 pm Eastern Time on Hub Network. And after the debut it’ll return to continue its brain-and-soul-numbing ways at 7:30 Eastern Time on future Saturdays.
We’re sorry to have to say all this. Our leader, LB, asked for a little promo for the show because he too has been an RTD fan for years, but we have to be truthful, you know? See for yourselves, if you must, but not on Hub. (Question: What the hell is Hub Network? When did that happen?) Stroll through YouTube and check out the various woozily worrisome Wizards uploads and discover why they have so few visitor views.
Here’s the one we found that’s had the most eyes on it…not quite 3000 at our last look: