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9 years, 6 months ago
In response to 'Day of the Moon'
So... the Doctor is now turned on by talking about shooting people and is happy to shake hands with a genocidal mass murderer. Meanwhile, he hypnotises the entire human race into becoming unthinking, automatic killers in order to wipe out a race who stand around in corners doing nothing.
Of course, we know they're evil (and thus deserve it) because they're ugly. And say generic evil things. And killed a lady in a toilet once for no reason at all.
I can handle the Doctor having a different morality. Shaking hands with Nixon (who was, by the way, as fascinating and complex as he was despicable... not that you'd know it from watching this) and utilising him as an ally.... yeah, okay. The Doc's an alien. He's not Noam Chomsky (not that one should need to be).
The trouble is that Moffat evidently has no awareness of any kind of the queasiness (to put it mildly) inherent in a largely neutral portrayal (some digs about tapes and being "tricky" aside) of a man who conspired to sabotage peace talks in order ...