Wall Bangers Doctor Who Discussion

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Dreammaster1
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08:11:02 PM Nov 12th 2015
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In the episode entry about 'In The Forests of the Night', there's a complaint about the episode referring to 'Gifted and Talented' classes, and how this apparently being condescending to 'special needs' classes because "evidently" the people in the class "are not" talented.

Besides coming across as a little offensive (lots of different disabilities and disorders can get you put in a 'special needs' class, and many of the people in the class will still have unique gifts and talents), in reality there are schools that really do call them 'Gifted and Talented' classes. Mainly because the classes focus in on nurturing an individual's abilities, as opposed to the broader approach of the non G&T classes
OldManHoOh
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03:32:57 PM Oct 3rd 2012
  • Journey's End. Who the hell let Russell near the medicine cabinet? And he fed the characters the same pills he took. Uh, guys, you have not one, but two functional teleport devices. Think they might be helpful?

For what? What scene is this referring to?
OldManHoOh
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03:24:58 PM Oct 3rd 2012
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None of the Fear Her entry's bullet points ("in no particular order") on its own really say what its shortcomings are (unless you count the line readings bit, which I'm not even sure where that comes from?).
ailaG
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11:02:32 AM Feb 16th 2012
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More on Harriet Jones - some of the items there list reasons why her actions were justified (the Sycorax were likely to come back or to destroy other planets, etc). While these arguments do stand and are highly likely to be true (had the Whoniverse been real :) ) - they assume that the Doctor is human. And he is obviously not.

DW writers have discussed how, being an alien, he thinks differently and acts differently. Moreover, he's a super extremist pacifist. Therefore, you can bring all the evidence FOR destroying the Sycorax ship as you want, but as long as there is ONE argument against (such as "they didn't pose an obvious immediate threat"), the Doctor will probably go with that.

It's your morals against his, and to stay in-character, the writers have to pick his over yours.
ailaG
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10:52:49 AM Feb 16th 2012
Re Doctor Who / Harriet Jones health issues rumour, that was on PURPOSE - it was an extreme, self aware criticism of the British people's tendency towards gossip. It apparently takes up so much of their lives, that one meaningless, absurd, small spark can take down a government within 24 hours.

It's social commentary, it's not a Wall Banger.
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