The beloved British television show Doctor Who is approaching a landmark era of change. It’s the last season for lead Peter Capaldi, as well as the last season for showrunner Steven Moffat. But even as Capaldi’s Doctor becomes comfortable with viewing himself as the good guy, and produces some great commentary on true heroism, the show also devolves into socially progressive virtue signaling, and box checking.
The first part of the Doctor Who finale created quite a buzz, but the second half failed to live up to the hype.
Have we misunderstood the disabled?
The Doctor has gone too far this time.
You don’t often see a science fiction show taking a stand for life, but this episode’s stance is so apparent, I can’t help but think it might have been intentional.
How do you find a being whose sole existence is to hide?
Capaldi’s Doctor has in the season’s first two episodes struggled to differentiate himself from Matt Smith. The comparisons aren’t necessarily fair, it’s true, but it’s been hard to identify a unique style to Capaldi, which has made it difficult for him to connect with whovians. With this episode, however, that’s starting to change.