I don’t know why I go to Ain’t It Cool News.
Specifically, I don’t know why I go to their TalkBack forum. Take all that is bad about the Internet, concentrate its most obnoxious part, add a heaping dose of STUPID FREAKING MORON and you’ll have an experience that is preferable to dealing with the dwellers of that particular forum. Nasty, nasty people.
And yet, the braniac that writes for this blog decided to dive in when they were covering Doctor Who. I mean, we’re all fans, right? Doctor Who Fans are the smartest in the world!
So while I am, myself, being a STUPID FREAKING MORON just by reading the TalkBack, I stumble across a troll.
Well, let’s face it, most all of the posters there are trolls of one stripe or another.
This one, however, goes the extra mile. Every time Doctor Who is mentioned, he/she/it rags on the Daleks. To be precise, he/she/it rails about how all you need is a flight of stairs to stop them. Doesn’t matter if Daleks are in the episode or not. We’ve gotta make our “clever” little comments.
While there might be a way of using the whole stairs v. Dalek thing in a clever, funny manner, even after better than forty years with the characters, this individual does not strive so high.
But what makes the whole thing even worse is this scene, from the 1988 story Remembrance of the Daleks. (The clip is on YouTube. If you, for some reason, can not use YouTube where you are, you can click here for an enlightening, perhaps even elevating, image from the clip.)
Never mind the fact a Dalek story in the new series can’t pass without a scene of flying Daleks.
Am I totally wrong in saying that the joke is almost twenty years dead?
I don’t care if someone mocks Doctor Who. Even soulless harpies with no taste can have their own opinion, so why can’t Who haters? But please, for the love of God, come up with something new.