taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters
jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."
Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate? If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it. Grow up, people.
irving47: Oh goody. I get to explain it.Doctor Who...The race is referred to as the Silents or Silence...You can't remember anything about them the moment you look away from them, but whatever they say when you do, is interpreted by your brain as a post-hypnotic suggestion. Unaware, one slipped up and said you should kill us all on sight to someone making a video recording of it. To rid the planet of them, The Doctor inserts the video into the live feed of the moon landing. It is absolutely freaking brilliant.
Lernaeus: taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipstersstoplikingwhatidontlike.jpgSeriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.Asshole.
Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate?
Milo Minderbinder: If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then than their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it.
Sofa King Smart: DjangoStonereaver: Apparently, during the Davidson era JNT approached Ellison to write a script for DOCTOR WHO, but theBBC couldn't afford him.on a side note... apparently Douglas Adams wrote a storyline for Doctor Who that was never made... they recently published it , my son is a fan of the doctor and I got it for him for Christmas... along with a Tom Baker scarf (all 12 feet of it).
Titanius Anglesmith: /recently started watching it from the very beginning. Have all of the reconstructed lost eps out there so I figured I might as well watch all 36 years of episodes//and building a near 1:1 size TARDIS///the 1980-1989 version.
Isildur: Carousel Beast: dennerman: dammit, i have a type in there. It should read "are also infuriated when things they like aren't loved by everyone".Actually, you are correct both ways. It's amazing how people will turn on something they love when it becomes "too popular."Even if one doesn't actually feel an impulse to turn on it, there can still be a somewhat irrational resentment of -- or at least unease with --the new influx of fans, a sort of feeling of losing (what at least felt a bit like) a more private world shared with a smaller number of hardcore fans. I confess I've sometimes had to catch myself feeling a bit this way about Tolkien, for example.Such fan protectiveness about a work (well, not protecting the work, really, but rather one's own imagined claim to it) is somewhat silly, I freely admit, because such popularity should be welcomed as fortunate and appropriate* appreciation for great works, and anybody newly introduced to it is every bit as entitled to enjoy it as anyone who knew it earlier.The discomfort may contribute in some extreme case to what you describe -- the hipster stereotype of loss of interest in (or even derision of) something once it becomes too "mainstream"... a word which can actually mean a few things, really... A band, say, might be perceived (rightly or wrongly) as becoming less adventurous or creative as they become more popular and feel pressure to either deliver more of the same or to tone down their more unique sounds. (Although one can argue that some artists have gotten more adventurous the more popular they got.) Alternatively there may be absurdly little case to be made that the works have gotten any worse (e.g. a static corpus of work from a deceased or retired author) and the declaration that it's "too mainstream now" may simply reflect that a previous fan mostly craved being a fan of the obscure. Which is easy to mock, particularly if someone's interest in something is plainly an affectation, a devotion completely......It seems pretty dumb and self-defeating to renounce appreciation of a work simply because growth in its popularity, however. Sorta cutting off your nose to spite your face, really.
ashinmytomatoes: On the case...[whatculture.com image 600x300]/Hot as David 8.
biglew99: Cheron: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."LinkI have to say, that was SUPER clever... (no snark, honestly!) How did you do that!?!? (I could use this for some of my friends who are google challenged)/I LITERALLY LOL'd!//tell me!///d*mn you!
Purdue_Pete: "Oh look, someone died a few months ago and now I think enough time has passed to start revising history now that the person can't refute my version of the truth"...
midigod: FTA:"It's a shame we can't ask the space man himself. Neil passed away in August of this year at the age of 82."Yeah, it's a real shame no one ever asked him about that before he died, right? Also a real coincidence this "controversy" was deliberately stirred up again after his death.
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