Over the years, I’ve watched the BBC series Dr. Who here and there when it happens to be one. I know it’s been on featuring different Docters over the years, and in the new season, for the first time, the Doctor is female.I happened to see the season opener was on so I thought I’d watch just to see how it was with the new Doctor.Anyway, she had to fashion a new Sonic Screwdriver herself as hers was lost somewhere. So she builds one, then declares to the folks that were present helping her it was finished, but it was more of a Swiss Army Knife rather than just a screwdriver, but without the knife blade cause “only idiots need a knife”.Wow. What has happened to the UK? I’ve seen for years that the Doctor was anti-gun, but I just thought this obvious PSA on knives they had to throw out there was just ridiculous.Sorry for the long rant, just irritated me I guess.
The writer spent so much time making sure the program was politically correct he forgot about the story line and had to steal one (A blond with an slightly odd accent has to defeat an alien who has technically advanced weapons and a scary mask that is using the Earth as it's hunting ground) Show content The only thing she didn't say was 'I'll be back!' (but not to worry the Doctor always comes back )
so, Ep.1: Only idiots carry knives. Ep.2: an "idiot" cuts something that is choking another character and about to suffocate him to death by quickly using and deploying a thumbstud folder (aka "deadly knife" under UK law eyes )
Just remember that it’s the writers fault.... The REAL doctor, if she existed, would never say that.
The DR:I don't do knifes or gun. Here, let me trick you by implanting DNA bombs into you.... so you can die a horrible death
Quote from: Don Pablo on October 20, 2018, 06:12:48 PMJust remember that it’s the writers fault.... The REAL doctor, if she existed, would never say that. That's the same Doctor whose threatened and bullied numerous alien races and attempted genicide more than once?
One day, I was chastised by an incredibly liberal woman for using my blue USN Classic on something, I forget which. I'm not sure if she was offended more by the knife itself, or the US Navy seal on it.
You are spot on - I happened to be thinking of this exact thing just earlier today that perhaps I may have offended some of our members that live elsewhere in our wide world, with different ways of doing things than I am used to, or expect for that matter.So if I did, my sincere apologies, as I didn’t intend a slight in that regard. Although I still disagree with her that only idiots need a knife. Lol. But behind a screen and keyboard, often times what might be said in jest can be taken way different than intended.But seriously, this forum, and just one or two others, are the only ones I follow half way regular any longer, due in large part that the political BS can be left at the door, or in its own forum, and we are just a community of SAK enthusiasts sharing our interest. Joe
Looks like I did the right thing, when I stopped watching Dr. Who, when Matt Smith(my favorite Dr. Who actor) left. I just didn't like Peter Capaldi and stopped watching. Hopefully they'll get the show back on track one day. I will wait for another Dr. Who(after Jodie) regeneration and try watching again.
Personally I thought the episode with the diamond wall was awesome.
Quote from: Don Pablo on October 22, 2018, 12:14:01 PMPersonally I thought the episode with the diamond wall was awesome. The one where he's on his own, in the castle, with the two headed lava thing? Yes, that was a very clever episode, and CrapOldie actually did a decent job in that one. I'm still glad he's gone though.
Looks like I did the right thing, when I stopped watching Dr. Who, when Matt Smith(my favorite Dr. Who actor) left. I just didn't like Peter Capaldi and stopped watching. The writers have such a lax job, that they can't imagine needing a blade to complete the work or perform day-to-day tasks. Some of us have to actually work and need tools. Some of us know why it is important to have some tools handy and use them. The writers and editors that made that "idiot" comment happen are cushy, diddly squat smurfs.