Sunday, April 11, 2010

Steven Moffat's Doctor Who could be very interesting indeed

The last Doctor Who chief writer, Russell T. Davies, was creative enough, but had the unfortunate habit of filling his Doctor Who episodes with politically correct messaging. From the first proper episode of the new man's reign, Steven Moffat, it would appear that things are going to get a lot more interesting.

Mr Moffat creates a future fascist Britain which is a police state filled with lies, pain, and exploitation (so, no change there then). This is the picture of the state, that the state likes to portray:

And yet, this is the picture of the state that reveals itself as soon as you scratch the surface and displease your masters:

Combine this with a form of 'democracy' in which you are fed to a gigantic monster if you choose to do anything other than forget the misery of the past five years, in every election, and I'm hoping that the hard-core Doctor Who fan Mr Moffat is going to prove far less politically insipid than the simpering luvvie, Mr Davies.

Fingers crossed.

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