Saturday, 14 June 2008

Fucking Bloody Mess

Or is it Bloody Fucking Mess? I can't remember: either way it's supposed to be a quote from some Sex Pistols song or other.

Anyhoo.

You know you are in real, serious, cultural trouble, when your most creative and subversive tv programme in a tv-saturated society (ie Doctor Who, in the UK), deliberately, and carefully, advocates rule by elite and slags off democracy as rule by ignorant bleached-blond, jewellery-wearing, heterosexual mob. Cleverly, one character even referred to the alien as an "immigrant". Oh how I bet they laughed in Hampstead, thinking of us racist cunts out here in the styx. Oh how we would of applauded her simplistic specisicissticisismthingy, how we would of loved to see all things we don't understand destroyed. After all, we routinely hound out anyone of different colour.*

Because that's how we are, see. Out here. In the country. We hate. That's all we do. You people in the city, oh how clever you are, how learned, how non-ignorant.

You can almost sense the fear in their breath: if those scumbags, the people, fuck me even Daily Mail readers...if they ever got to choose, if they were ever allowed a say....Jeeezus....



*It's true. We do.

4 comments:

Matt M said...

Some of the passengers seemed to be city types to me.

That was really the point of the episode, for me at least: When trapped in a corner everyone, including the Doctor, sees the worst aspects of their nature boil to the surface.

(In DW Confidential, RTD states that the woman who made the "immigrant" comment was actually right in the end - throwing the thing out the airlock was the only way of dealing with it)

Jim Callaghan said...

Fair comment, Matt. I was just disappointed that it seemed to be embracing this very easy ethic with all these nasty narrow minded middle classers.

Actually as a piece of drama it was good, really good in parts and with a final bit that reminded me of the Doctor's despair at the end of Warriors of the Deep.

Matt M said...

I think Midnight (following on from the excellent Moffat 2-parter) may mark the end of the high point for series 4 - as it descends into the inevitable hyperactive mess of the end of series.

From the trailer it looks like a lot of explosions and people running around with guns.

Colin Campbell said...

Ratings will be high today on the ABC because they are showing the Kylie episode (s)???

I know nothing. I just read the papers. Are the Daleks still around/