My Christmas list:
- Stack of books.
What have I missed? Oh, that's right, seasonal nuttiness.
From the Times Online (The original piece contains spoilers.)
The BBC has provoked controversy over a Christmas Day Doctor Who special that uses religious imagery to depict the Time Lord as a “messiah”.
Russell T. Davies, the writer and executive producer of the revived series, said: “The series lends itself to religious iconography because the Doctor is a proper saviour. He saves the world through the power of his mind and his passion.”
Stephen Green, of the evangelical group Christian Voice, said: “The Doctor would have to do a lot more than the usual prancing around to be a messiah. He has to save people from their sins.” But Malcolm Brown, director of mission and public affairs for the Church of England, said: “Science fiction at its best helps to illuminate eternal themes, and that’s something the Church can happily work with.”
I'm confused. Does Green think the Doctor is not up to scratch as a messiah and wants him to try harder?
Happy Hogswatch, one and all! Ho ho ho!