“For anyone planning to vote No in September, you have to be completely certain, beyond any doubt, that you are comfortable with the direction the UK is headed. You have to accept that the wider UK political landscape is being shaped by the far right, and that the mainstream parties…
There are more of is than anyone would ever be led to believe. Free Palestine!
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
So done many of these rants before, mainly talking about my thoughts on claims that the Daleks or Cybermen are “Overused” and offering my own opinions.
So was on twitter and a dude I follow raised some good points on how Doctor who has become too self-referential these days and I agree 100%. One thing that really raised this was some publicity material with the cybermen but I won’t get into that due to spoilers etc.
It feels the writers are in a comfort zone right now and when they do try something new they tend to go over the top and create a massive mess.
Like I’ve always said it’s not that past enemies are over used, just they are not being used in the right way, that they have been reduced to cameo roles and set pieces for when Moffat desires to throw everything including the kitchen sink at a script.
My main issue with the cybermen is they have become stompy robots and are defeated in the most cringe worthy ways(The less said about closing time the better)
Also in some episodes they where reduced to robotic henchmen for other villains, such as say the Next Doctor.
As many have put it, I don’t think writers these days truly understand the Cybermen or what they are supposed to be. They are us, or rather a warning of what we could become one day, they are not robots or some weird organ harvesters, they are human beings that have sacrificed their humanity in order to survive.
The cybermen have lost that human aspect over the years, we never get to see that factor now. The medical horror side of them, the fact they used to be “us” or the Cybermen just trying to survive no matter what they cost.
It feels like Kit Pedler’s vision has been distorted lately and reduced to nothing more than a cheap joke. Even the 80s had a bad track record for the cybermen, in which they where turned into a bunch of imperialistic goons that wanted to kill everyone, barring a few appearances.
If one desire an idea, how about something set in a hospital where the Cybermen are praying on the sick and dying. Offering them a chance to live again through Cyber conversion.
With nothing to lose many take this offer, therefore when the Doctor enters the story he is put in a difficult moral situation as we are forced to ask “Who are the bad guys here?” With the cybermen not interested in take over but rather looking to restore their ranks and rebuild after some brutal conflict they escaped from.
They could even be working with an old hospital administrator, who is helping cover up the missing people, a man tired of seeing so much death and misery over the years he has worked there,
Maybe it’s too dark but it’s not like Doctor who hasn’t went to dark places in the past, the show always tries to challenge a lot of things people believe about it and if you want dark episodes consider Genesis of the Daleks, Waters of mars, Turn left to name a few.
It’s not about moffat vs RTD, vs JNT etc but rather the idea that there is so much wasted potential in some of the series’s biggest creatures and enemies.
seriously i’m dying
if you like bad fanfiction of any sort, and/or dramatic readings/animations thereof, watch this video.
(there are a few touhou in-jokes you won’t get, but you’ll get, like, 90% of the laughs)
Doctor Who Fans by Dorkly
#is it weird that I’m like half of those
let’s ALL BE THE CAPALDI CONVERTS
What about Big finish die hards or the expanded universe fans…Hell what about faction par*Is black bagged*
Eight, #11 (suggested by anonymous)