…And The World Went Mad

It seems that some sort of rabid insanity has taken hold of the United Kingdom – it might be down to the General Election, or it might a sign of things to come. Once again, Doctor Who has been the subject of complaints, this time from viewers unhappy with the ending of Flesh and Stone.

Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith and Karen GillanFeaturing an Amy Pond, who had been terribly close to a horrible death, trying to seduce the Doctor at around 7.05pm, the amusing scene – far more innocent than any dialogue found at a similar time on other channels – has been the subject of a complain by a massive 43 people.

Oh. Is that all? Move along, nothing to see here, people.

Still, the BBC have had to issue a response:

“Millions of Doctor Who fans watched and enjoyed last Saturday’s episode, including the lighthearted and humorous scene in which Amy kissed the Doctor.”

Is it me, or is all of this getting just a little bit silly? This is the fourth complaint to make the headlines since the series returned just 5 weeks ago. Could the more innocent complaints about Dalek redesigns be playing into the hands of a particularly nasty organisation?

One complainant observed:

“We expect this sort of thing from trashy US imports but not a well-respected series like Doctor Who.”

Meanwhile, Vivienne Pattison of standards pressure group Mediawatch UK, said:

“I thought it sailed pretty close to the wind.”

Long-term viewers of Doctor Who might be interested to know that Mediawatch UK is the pressure group formerly known as the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association.



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