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Doctor Who thing: can the Doctor bring down the repressive North Korean regime?

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Wonderful headline in the Mail Online. And I mean that unironically, for once:

North Korea’s oppressive regime could allow Teletubbies, Doctor Who and EastEnders to be shown on state-run TV if deal with BBC Worldwide is agreed

The Doctor has gone up against tyrannical dictators before, as in “The Enemy of the World,” the recently recovered Patrick Troughton serial currently available on iTunes and at Amazon U.K.. Troughton plays both the Doctor and the villain! That’s him as the bad guy above. (If you haven’t seen it, you’re in for a treat: it’s fantastic. I hope to review it soon.)

Shhh! No one tell Kim Jong-Un that it was probably decadent Western TV that was mostly responsible for bringing down the Berlin Wall.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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  • RogerBW

    I think that modern Who, requiring as it does a fairly thorough embedding in modern western culture, will make no sense at all. Classic Who might well be a better choice (and more subversive than recent Who, lacking as it does an authority figure who gives everyone orders and always has all the answers).

  • http://www.flickfilosopher.com/ MaryAnn Johanson

    Insightful point! You may well be right…