40 Years Ago This Week, ‘Doctor Who’ Predicted ‘Alternative Facts’

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    Andy Brown
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    In “The Face of Evil: Part Four,” which premiered on Jan. 22, 1977, the Doctor tries to make peace between the Saveteem and Tesh tribes. In the middle of the episode, the Doctor tells his future companion Leela:

    You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views.

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    #26483
    LurkingGrendel
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    That’s my Doctor. 🙂

    I enjoy the new series, and have liked quite a few of the various actors that have portrayed the character, but Tom Baker was the first Doctor I watched as a kid on public television. He’s always been my favorite.

    Good science fiction is often predictive.

    Heinlein. Asimov. Clarke.

    Orwell…

    #26488
    Alfredo_T
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    You have scared me by reminding me that 1977 was 40 years ago. 🙁

    #26493
    edselehr
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    A mere moment in a Time Lord’s existence.

    #26494
    Broadway
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    40 Years Ago This year my wife and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary….

    #26495
    LurkingGrendel
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    In my mid 40’s. Almost time for a regeneration.

    This time I’d like a Scottish accent.

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