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Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

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Bloody good, but it wont please everyone

Good god, the comments sections are on fire. The Love/Hate relationbship some hold with this show is incredible.

Don't see this with MidSommer Murders or Casualty.

I enjoyed it, - it was good Doctor Who, good fantasy telly.

(And yes, Doctor who is firmly Science Fantasy. What is the distinction between fantasy and Scifi?

is scifi defined by the presence of space ships, aliens and gadgets?

Is Fantasy defined by calling people who do extraordinary things sorcerers/magicians/wizards, and heroes having swords and living in medieval times?

If we changed the location of Game of Thrones to an alien planet, called the White Walkers the Geth, and instead of horses and sailing ships, they had spaceships - would that make it any less fantas?

Star Wars is the ultimate Science Fantasy.

Darth Vader is an evil wizard, Luke Skywalker is the swashbuckling reluctant hero, the force is basically magic.. it's a classic Swords and Sorcery in space.

Think about it - how different would Harry Potter be if it were set in space?

Doctor Who, therefore, is basically Dungeons and Dragons in space.

Enders Game, 2001,Star Trek (mostly), Logans Run, The Hunger Games, Divergent, Blakes 7, Defiance, Interstellar, etc, are Science FICTION, (some blur the lines more than others).

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