I feel a bit overwhelmed that so many have quoted me…. although not always in context.
Looking around the internet in the past few weeks seems to show a lot of people supporting my viewpoint.
Many sources are reporting Doctor Who’s ratings as seriously dropping, and for the exact same reason I mentioned before…. the show is becoming PC and preachy, and it’s turning viewers off.
And now, Chibnall’s not going to do a Christmas episode?
Will we be getting one for Ramadan instead? (Ooops! Did I offend someone with that question?)
I just watched the episode again.
While it had its moments, some of them quite good, I just can’t say that it was a very good episode. Perhaps a “Very Important” or “Very Special” episode, but really not that good overall. Try watching it again and forgetting, for the moment, the racially-charged setting.
Look at it simply as a story.
Every character, outside of the “Tardis Crew” was one-dimensional….both the heroes and the villains. It just seems to me that the writers were trying more to get acclaim and awards than trying to write a good story. And yes…. they will get awards for it. But they’ll be for the subject matter, and not for the actual quality of the episode.
First of all… let me make clear that I do not come from a “place of privilege”.
I’m black, and originally from West Philly…. and not the good part, either.
My point was that it is not a particularly cost-effective idea to make every episode a “very special episode”.
It wasn’t the message itself that bothered me. It was the complete lack of subtlety.
I’m not sure how to say this without causing a tsunami of nasty responses, but…. here goes…
I’ve been a Whovian since way back in the Patrick Traughton days.
I have no problem with a female Doctor, and I think Jodie Whitaker is doing a pretty good job so far.
But do we really need the heavy-handed “social justice” narrative?
It seemed like every 90 seconds or so, in the last episode, somebody was making an “Important Statement”.
Maybe this is a 0ne-off, and they’ll get back to the usual interesting adventures, but I get the feeling that, with the hugely favorable response, this will become a repeating theme. Please bear in mind that an occasional “Very Special Episode” can be a good thing, but…. when you do nothing but preach, people get turned off.
This is my first post here, so I’ll just stick to my point.
Why, oh why, did they have to kill off Osgood?
I was betting that she would be the perfect companion for The Doctor.
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