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  1. crowviolet
    06/03/2020 @ 1:18 PM

    Just wanna say thank you for this. Going to be honest and say that I’d been so distracted by the explosions and the Cybermen that I didn’t see what was right there in front of me. And reading your words, it occurs to me that if that’d happened to a trans character, I’d have been ranting furiously about representation, so I’m shocked at myself. Sorry that you had to educate, grateful that you did, reminding myself that passive media consumption and spectatorship is always going to bite sooner . Also, the writing here is awesome. Just sayin’.


  2. Ian
    06/03/2020 @ 1:43 PM

    I appreciate this perspective and certainly understand it, though I think at some point we’re denying artists if we don’t let them express themselves in some provocative storylines, but everyone experiences the same thing differently. I hope you’ll note that the decision was made to scrap this watch-a-long, and it had been planned long before the current wave of protests brought these issues to the forefront again.

    I will say Clara’s death is anything but peaceful, she screams in pain. Bill’s is horrific and emotionally traumatic and drawn out for her, but Moffat killed* every single companion he created.


    • Nicole
      06/05/2020 @ 10:14 AM

      I’m only replying to this because I made a point to distinguish the fact that Bill’s death is brutal and nobody else’s is. Clara does scream, which can be an emotional response as much as a physical one, but we don’t have to watch her body be torn apart. Appreciate the difference.


  3. zariusii
    06/03/2020 @ 11:40 PM

    As of now, the tweet-along for those episodes are cancelled, but it’s good to see Thin Ice included in that fan watchalong…for reasons I think are very obvious. Keep the spark alive, hope matters too.


  4. Paul Bristow
    06/08/2020 @ 6:23 AM

    Thankyou for this. I hadn’t seen those connections before.


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