Dr Who – what Xmas is all about
Metro is trying to stir up a bit of controversy about the Dr Who Christmas special, but so far has only managed to elicit a predictable quate from Stephen “Dog Shit” Green of the campaign group Stephen Green’s Voice (aka Christian Voice).
The episode shows the doctor saving a futuristic Titanic by persuading passengers that he has magic powers with the aid of two angelic robots.
Speaking of the Time Lord, Russell T Davies 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 passion.
To which Green responds,
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.
Interesting idea. It should be well within the capabilities of the series writers to create a fictional character with the power to “save people from their sins”. St Paul did it, after all – and Russell Davies is a better writer.