Sunday 28 October 2018


The Doctor v The Donald

Tonight's Doctor Who kept me entertained for 50 minutes.

With its giant spiders and eco-concerns it was almost back to the John Pertwee era ('The Green Death' and 'Planet of the Spiders'), but it was overlain with modern (BBC drama) concerns too, targeting US gun laws and neo-liberalism among other things, and featuring as its real villain of the piece a US businessman who wants to be President in 2020 and who own lots of hotels in Britain and around the world and who just happens to share some of the mannerisms of Donald J. Trump. 

So, yep, giant spiders (who, naturally, turn out to be hard-done-by) and an evil Donald Trump-like billionaire baddie. 

The taster for next week's episode, The Tsuranga Conundrum, runs as follows: "Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, the Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe's most deadly - and unusual - creatures". At this rate I'm guessing that the creature will be a thinly-disguised version of Tommy Robinson.


  1. I'd like to say your last sentence contained an absurd piece of speculation...but on reflection, it's probably good guess work.

    When do we get our first Trans Doctor or Hijabed Time Lord/Lady? the current Dr Who a Time Lady? Have they said yet. I seem to recall there used to be 12 Time Lords.

  2. The only thing approaching comedy on the BBC now is the almost maniacal desire to infest their output with PC dictum at every turn.
    Its so predictable, in fact.


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