viomisehunt (viomisehunt) wrote in doctorwho,

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In My Day The Who Girls had Spunk and Other Myths--Classic/Nu Who Discussion

The Classic show often had plots that dealt with controversial topics or sometimes featured scenarios which caused controversy--For example it is said that executives saw Six's tenure as abusive, (especially towards women) and violent because of scenes like this:

On the positive side we had matter of fact scenarios that females may be damsels, but they could be D—n independent as we see in Sarah Jane's first outing:

Now we exist in a politically correct age. How has time changed the writer's approach to controversial subjects and scenarios, and do you believe that there is a significant difference between the perceptions and expectations of the original Classic Who audience and today’s audience which is comprised of both Classic fans and Nu Who fans?
What differences in the approach to story arc, subject matter, approach to character, and audience reception stand out for you?
Tags: discussion, gender
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