178 – Doctor Who – Kill the Moon

Today is the day for mankind and Clara Oswald.  Will both pass, fail or will there be a split decision?

Ben and Eugene discuss Kill The Moon.

2 thoughts on “178 – Doctor Who – Kill the Moon”

  1. Ooh, I did like the observation that entire grids were going out. That didn’t even occur to me – but of course it must be governments and officials making the call, not individual voters. And, extending that further, wouldn’t the lights that are most visible from space be street lights and commercial buildings, not residences?

    However, I’m going to have to admit to being a “pudding head” as Eugene put it (although he did later admit he’d have turned the lights off too). It’s not a “difficult” decision. It’s easy. We don’t even know that the life-form is sentient when adult, so why would anyone outside the intersection between the pro-lifers and the PETA members have a hard time making that call?

    As to Clara’s anger – well, we’re agreed the Doctor behaved like “she was like a small child taking its first steps”. That’s exactly Clara’s point. There’s no denying that was the Doctor’s attitude, so I don’t see how Clara could be accused of jumping to a false conclusion. The question is whether she should have enjoyed being infantilised by someone she trusted and regarded as her friend? I guess her point of view is she didn’t enjoy it, and personally I can’t really blame her for that…

  2. Oh, two things I forgot.

    • Yes! This episode was like being poked with the stupid science stick! Eugene put that brilliantly. I think this bothered me even more than you guys. It alienated me completely, and I didn’t enjoy watching the episode much. Maybe on rewatch, now I know what’s coming and can brace myself, I’ll enjoy it more.
    • Eugene finds Clara saying “How did you get so smart?” to be obnoxious but she actually says “When did you get to be so wise?” Maybe it’s just me, but I see a big difference between saying you’ve become smart, and you’ve become wise; and wise didn’t bother me at all.

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