lol whenever people try to defend the silence/brainwash plot I just wind up thinking of more reasons I hate it
surely a crapton of humans would’ve died in this altercation? like if they start getting attacked by a mob of people surely the silence are going to fight back and they have their electricity salad fingers so… i mean, people are gonna die
like if it’s me and whatever i have in my room (0 useful weapons) vs a silence, i’m totally fucked, they’re like 9 feet tall and have superpowers
I still have no idea where the bodies are all supposed to go. Wouldn’t we be saying “what’s that smell?” or “why is there a giant bio stain on my carpet?” a lot?
(Unless the bodies are self-cleaning and I just don’t remember that bit?)
- Jon Pertwee fighing off a pterodactyl with a mop
Back when Russell T. Davies helmed Doctor Who, he wasn’t always the most popular fellow. It’s true, he sometimes went a bit too far up the kitsch ladder and his particular flavour of cheese was not to everybody’s taste. There’s plenty of mis-steps we could discuss. But there’s also a lot of good he did, that will have an everlasting impact on the show. So, in the interests of not being that kind of fan, here is a little reminder of five things Russell T. Davies did for Doctor Who.
1. Doctor Who
How can this not be number one? Davies brought Doctor Who back to life!
It’s quite easy to dismiss the importance of this fact. Doctor Who is such an integral part of British culture that it’s difficult to remember a time when the show was as dead as a show could be. It was remembered fondly only by nerds. All anyone else remembered were wobbly sets, terrible costume choices and monsters that were clearly men in rubber suits. And that’s ignoring the ownership issues brought forth by the ill-fated 1996 TV film. Davies had been working on bringing the show back since 1998. There was a time when it looked impossible.
But he didn’t just bring it back. He brought it into the mainstream. Have you ever wondered why the actors’ names appear in massive letters in the title credits? That was Davies’ decision. It was part of a controlled effort to make people sit up and pay attention. He wanted people to treat the actors like movie stars. Which they did. He wanted the news to talk about it. Which they did. He wanted people to forget the less than flattering past. Which they did. He wanted people to treat the show as important. Which they did.
And now, the revival has outlived his tenure. Of course, that has a lot to do with the legacy of the show and the mechanisms already put in place to keep it going. But if Davies hadn’t got people as excited about Doctor Who as he was, I can’t help but feel it might not be on the air anymore.