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Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

The part of North Africa the article highlights is Mauritania which does have population of black people, you also seem to ignore natiosn like Sudan and Ethiopia both of which are part of North Africa. When did I suggest tracking down every copy of anything and burning it? Who is straw-manning now? ...
by cyberlad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:23 am
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

In general, I agree with KK 100%. If there were in fact black people in Roman Britain then s/he's possibly got that particular point wrong, but the general principle is correct. And in fact the new Dr Who has strayed very far into breaking its own rules and hence making it harder to take it serious...
by cyberlad
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:18 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

Except there is evidence there were black people in Roman Britain, maybe not that common, but there were there, The Roman Empire stretched from the Scottish border to North Africa.
by cyberlad
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:46 am
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

Oh no doubt. Perhaps when those lists are compiled in the future though the compilers could shrewdly avoid such ludicrous (yet all too prophetically plausible) criticism by taking a leaf out of the Royal Mail's book when they issued stamps commemorating Britain's "Comedy Greats" a couple ...
by cyberlad
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:33 am
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

You know it's funny becasue when you ask actors like Thandie Newton what they think of black actors in period dramas they tell a very different story. http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-03-20/thandie-newton-i-cant-work-in-the-uk---period-dramas-make-it-slim-pickings-for-people-of-colour http://www...
by cyberlad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:39 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

You know it's funny becasue when you ask actors like Thandie Newton what they think of black actors in period dramas they tell a very different story.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-03- ... -of-colour
by cyberlad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:44 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

Nothing against people of other ethnic origins..


You just don't want them in period dramas.
by cyberlad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:30 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

Oh look http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36442982 What Moffatt actually said "Sometimes the nature of a particular show - historical dramas, for instance - makes diversity more of a challenge, but Doctor Who has absolutely nowhere to hide on this," he said. What Breitbart claim...
by cyberlad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:44 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

....I'm still struggling to identify an even moderately cogent refutation to the notion that depicting historical periods as accurately as possible is vastly preferable to depicting them inaccurately....beyond turgid, faux progressive rhetoric as justification for the latter that is. By turgid faux...
by cyberlad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:36 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

Yes one of the aristocrats is played by that well known black actor Nicholas Burns

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My god he looks like Stevie Wonder.
by cyberlad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:23 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Battlefield is Death in Heaven done right

NuWho/S Moffat is just cynical and condescending... Maybe that's why you like it.. 8-) Very possibly... But I equally enjoy the classic eras to New Who (until the latter part of the Davison era anyway). The thing is, the newer era isn't merely cynical. There is a child-like "wonder" (duri...
by cyberlad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:59 am
 
Forum: The McCoy Era
Topic: Battlefield is Death in Heaven done right
Replies: 28
Views: 1003

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

In 1771, the population of England & Wales was 6.5 million... In 1772, the Black population was 14,000.... So, they weren't that common compared to the White population.. I'm not saying they were, but James-S seems to believe that any black person in regency London is a sign of historical inacc...
by cyberlad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:55 am
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

....I'm still struggling to identify an even moderately cogent refutation to the notion that depicting historical periods as accurately as possible is vastly preferable to depicting them inaccurately....beyond turgid, faux progressive rhetoric as justification for the latter that is. By turgid faux...
by cyberlad
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:48 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

....just to clarify, your (less than) erudite riposte to my not unreasonable expectations for historical accuracy in relevant televisual/cinematic productions (budgetary and/or resource constraints not withstanding of course) consists of the ol' disingenuous 'there were black folk in ye olde Britai...
by cyberlad
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:58 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO

I'll think you'll find they were black people in Regency London. Since Bub's source of information is Breitbart I'm going to take it with a fistful of salt. Let's look through the cast list of Thin Ice Nicholas Burns- White Alfie Stoker- White Tomi May- White Guillame Rivard- White Peter Singh-Asian...
by cyberlad
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:20 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Moffat reveals how he will destroy DOCTOR WHO
Replies: 99
Views: 3939

Re: Rate "The Pilot"

A solid 7 for me. Despite having some reservations about Bill Pearl Mackie delivered a pretty impressive performance. As for Feline wanting to know about Nardole, The Doctor reassembled Nardole out of fear of being alone.
by cyberlad
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:10 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Rate "The Pilot"
Replies: 144
Views: 4901

Re: Series 10..The Excitement Begins...[Possibly Spoilery]

I'm a bit disappointed that they've gone back to single episodes, one thing that made series 9 such an improvement was the use of more two parters.
by cyberlad
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:06 pm
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Series 10..The Excitement Begins...[Possibly Spoilery]
Replies: 144
Views: 4833

Re: Series 10.. The Excitement Begins....

iank wrote:Same as the last nine seasons then, really! :D

Could Bill be any more of a PC tickboxing exercise? It's almost like Moff's taking the piss there.


Apart from all the times it wasn't set on contemporary Earth and how exactly is Bill a PC tickboxing exercise?
by cyberlad
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:10 am
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Series 10..The Excitement Begins...[Possibly Spoilery]
Replies: 144
Views: 4833

Re: Series 10.. The Excitement Begins....

shuzbot wrote:http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-03-31/doctor-who-series-10-will-see-the-doctor-trapped-on-earth

Stuck on Earth, again?


In the DWM Comic Strip they've stuck the Doctor in 1973, with successful results. Although since we've got stories set in Mars and a Planet of Emojis, that seems unlikely.
by cyberlad
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:06 am
 
Forum: SERIES 10
Topic: Series 10..The Excitement Begins...[Possibly Spoilery]
Replies: 144
Views: 4833

Re: Script Quality

The treatment meted out to Helen Raynor wasn't going to put fandom in his good books.
by cyberlad
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:26 pm
 
Forum: NEW SERIES DISCUSSION
Topic: Script Quality
Replies: 108
Views: 1852
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