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October 27th, 2008 (01:24 am)

  • 10:11 @tree_and_leaf Dawkins I think admitted in DWM that he hadn't been watching the series, just approving RTD-atheism & was worried when... #
  • 10:11 @tree_and_leaf ...theistic implications of 'Last of the Time Lords' were revealed to him. #
  • 13:56 'Logopolis' definitely needs better character writing and a better sense of fun. #
  • 14:18 It's very ambitious in parts, though - particularly Tegan's terror in the TARDIS during part two, counting child-like in a corner... #
  • 14:42 @tree_and_leaf Though one well-placed fan said that he thought the episode revealed RTD was really an Anglican and didn't know it. #
  • 16:08 @tree_and_leaf The same person speculated that if RTD isn't a secret Anglican, he's a secret Catholic. Doesn't explain bad imagery, though. #
  • 17:42 @tree_and_leaf RTD must have been interviewed about this, but I can't remember anything he's said on the impact of his religious background. #
  • 21:45 Twin vices of the day: a bag of Desiree wafers from Tesco, and a double packet of value Jaffa Cakes, also from Kidlington. #
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Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 27th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)

You're absolutely right about Logopolis, but this wouldn't have occurred to Chris Bidmead, who still doesn't seem to have forgiven Tom Baker for improvising business and lins during his or anyone else's scripts.

As for Dawkins, a sizeable group of people treat him as a sort of prophet anyway...

Posted by: helflaed (helflaed)
Posted at: October 27th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)

It could be worse. I've got a 3.5 kg drum of Swizzels Matlow hiding in my wardrobe, and I've already eaten almost all the chewy ones!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 27th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)

I resisted the temptations of the various tubs of mini-mini-rolls...

Posted by: hack (overconvergent)
Posted at: October 27th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)


I think I am more of an RTD-agnostic, personally ...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 27th, 2008 09:48 am (UTC)

Only an RTD-theist because his was the only cosmos in town. Moffat-worship is a faith on the rise, though those who think it is a resurrection will, I think, prove mistaken. :)

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: October 27th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who

I feel like I've heard half a conversation, so excuse me if I've got the wrong end of the stick here, but I feel there is a big difference between Dawkins' atheism and Davies' atheism. Dawkins is a positivist and refuses to believe in anything he can't find in his laboratory. Davies, on the other hand, does not believe in God, but he definitely seems to believe in some kind of human spirit that is able to triumph over adversity.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: October 27th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Argue mainly

The other half of the conversation can be found here.

I really need to read The God Delusion where Dawkins's arguments are reportedly more sophisticated than his shrill soundbiting.

RTD seems to want to believe in the human spirit, though he's said that the depressing groupthink of Midnight is closer to his expectations of human beings.