Doctor Who, Journey's End: CBC Edits
CBC being the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - the same fellows who provide funding for the series, and get mentioned in the end credits. Which means they’d treat the show with respect, yes?
Apparently not. Especially when they, erm, cut 19 minutes out of Journey’s End. See the link for the full list - plenty of my favourite moments in that little lot, including the German Daleks, and the Doctor’s sharp rebuke to Donna’s mum near the end. But most importantly… the Rose/Doctor kiss on Bad Wolf Bay? I don’t especially like it, but to cut that moment is ludicrous. But what do you expect if you chop out 30% of an episode? You can’t do that and expect anything like the original intentions for the episode to survive.
I wouldn’t bring your attention to it if it was a less important broadcaster, but it seems bizarre that they care enough to fund the series, and then treat it like this. And there’s more complaints about the way CBC are treating the series here. Aw.