tony ingram wrote: Tanlee wrote:
Allons-y wrote:You don't have to like it, but you sure take it personally.
Well I happen to be part of the human race and do consider it my right to defend myself and kill an aggressor if it saves my own life or the people I care about. In that regard the story is a direct insult to and condemnation of me and of everyone else on the planet as rational minded.
Besides, I'm sorry but I can't help but find a story in which the Doctor yells at a woman for wanting to defend herself against her harm-meaning attackers and telling her how she should put their wellbeing above her own.... a little bit, erm... rapey, shall we say?
The Doctor's point, I would say, is that the other party involved in the conflict also happens to have a valid viewpoint: as far as they're concerned, the humans are the invaders who've taken their planet and turned it into a total hellhole. And they were
Wasn't it the Sixth Doctor in Bloodtide who said that reducing it to a question of "who was here first" is basically kindergarden politics and overlooks thge fact that the Silurians can't expect to go to sleep for a millin years and for eveeything to stay the same on the top because essentially "nature abhors a vacuum".
... despite which it seems that the Doctor seems to believe the Silurians have not only an equally valid claim to the planet, but an equally valid claim for the right to blow it up! What the Hell!?
So to sum up the Doctor's belief in the Silurian's validity of their position. It's that the Silurians have shall we say an 'ancient grudge' against the human species and, for want of a better word, they need 'breathing room', and that's why they're attacking the humans and committing these 'ethnic cleansing' massacres.
I'm sorry but that sounds like turning the Doctor into a Nazi-sympathiser to me.
.... like I said, a total character assassination. A disgraceful butchering and wasting of all previous 20 years worth of work by past writers and producers to build the Doctor into an admirable, championable hero.