pragueBlog

2005-12-13  

Let's continue talking about Whos. Doctor Who takes anti-war stance.

The Christmas episode of Doctor Who will feature some political message product placement, as it were.

"In one scene she [the prime minister] says of the US president: 'He is not my boss and he is certainly not turning this into a war.'"

Then in a later scene she goes wobbly and "echoes former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's decision to sink the General Belgrano during the Falklands conflict in 1982."

Since in the last series viewers were introduced to the sympathetic side of the "murderous villains" the Daleks, in this series will viewers "be asked to sympathise with returning monsters The Cybermen?"

"'There is a moment with them - it is a very 'feely' show,'" Mr Davies said. 'We want to treat them as real, to discover why they are the way they are.'" A look at understanding the root causes behind the Cybermen and what they do, we might say.

Which in turn reminded me of some thoughts by Norm Geras on George Clooney and understanding from earlier today.

Steve | 21:35 |
links
archives