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I have three episodes of the new Doctor Who backed up on my DVR and haven't watched them yet. I'm not sure I want to. Let me explain...

I have been a big fan of Doctor Who since William Hartnell started it all off 50-odd years ago. He was a character who always meant well and tried to do the right thing for the right reasons. I looked up to him as a role-model of gentlemanly behaviour and of the intellect overcoming brute force. A thinking man's man.

Recently this man, under the writer's control, has with Peter Capaldi taking the role (of whom I had high hopes as he is a fine actor) gone completely off track and become a political advocate for the worst kind of feminism, tarnishing the intellectual detachment I was so fond of.

The last guy, Matt Smith, was leading that way with the red-haired girl running the show half the time - but this was quite acceptable to me (although my wife really disliked this) as it was part of the story and for the purpose of the story - which is what Doctor Who used be all about. During the latter part of Capaldi's tenure (again, I have no problem with the actor, it's the writers) then we gained a girl companion who seemed bright and competent except for constantly reminding everyone that she was female (which was stating the obvious), a lesbian (which shouldn't have mattered) and that everything men did was wrong - which as a man, I took a little objection to, at least the "everything" bit. On top of this, the doctor started backing up this position and when the first doctor, played by the excellent David Bradley, briefly returned he was insultingly written as a misogynistic buffoon and was constantly being corrected by Capaldi, who also appeared embarrassed by Doctor#1's natural comments about women from the time when men were men and sheep were nervous!

Now, with the latest "show-runner" (I suppose the writers just write what they are told to write) the man has become a woman (there was some set-up for this with the Master becoming female and a very contrived speech when a newly female, feminist-judgmental, time-lord commented on "how can one stand having such an ego" when they were previously male or some such pointless, unnecessary to the story, statement. The worst part is that it was done "because it was about time"... What? Not because of the story or anything valid like that? No. Clearly political. Epic series ruined forever.

My wife refuses to watch these new episodes and, as we used to watch together for many years, I have lost a welcome bonding time with my soul-mate.

Damn you BBC! You make such good documentaries, why ruin what used to be the best Sci-Fi show on TV?
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.


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