@RealCapaldi No More @BBCDoctorWho for Me. Please Bring My Hero Back #CallItOut

PLEASE BE AWARE THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE DEALS WITH ISSUES OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE. THIS CAN BE A TRIGGER ISSUE FOR SOME READERS. PLEASE TAKE CARE WITH THE FOLLOWING CONTENT

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This coming Christmas I won’t be watching the Doctor Who special, and I probably won’t be watching Doctor Who ever again. As a Brit you have a ‘Doctor’, mine was Tom Baker, the scarf covered, floppy hat wearing, nutcase with the jelly babies and some of the darkest scripts ever to have the audience hiding behind the sofa.

Like a lot of fans, my Doctor informs my opinion on how the character should be. Perhaps the most iconic episode for Tom was the Genesis of the Daleks; the Doctor sent to prevent the creation of the Daleks. The Doctor fails because he questions his right to snuff out of existence an entire species. It’s an abiding part of the Doctor’s mythos as a teacher, a hero and an impassioned man of principle as he tries desperately to protect all life. Throughout the show’s 50 year history the Doctor has been a hero because when faced with the simple answer of pulling the trigger, dropping the bomb or sacrificing others he goes out of his way to save everyone, even the villains, if he can.

As a fan I REALLY wanted to like the new series; the show has gone from strength to strength since the BBC brought the Doctor back. However, something is not right in the House of Who and it’s something serious. The relationship between the Doctor and Clara is an abusive one. I don’t mean that the Doctor is impolite, I mean that this incarnation of the Doctor is manipulative, controlling and contrary to many of the key values the Doctor has come to represent.
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This is not an accusation I make lightly, and it is because I am a Whovian that I find this whole thing so upsetting. So please allow me to take you through my logic, as I pick some points from the most recent season:

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