Lately, it seems like every story has to be massive, or nobody cares. Every Doctor Who story is about saving the entire universe. The latest Hobbit movie seemed to be trying to be a Lord of the Rings-style saga. Every action movie needs global stakes. Can we talk about our epic epidemic?
We couldn't help notice that the official plot synopsis for tomorrow's Doctor Who Christmas special proclaims that the fate of the universe is in the balance. This comes on the heels of last month's anniversary special, in which the synopsis proclaimed that "all of reality is at stake." The universe has very nearly been destroyed several times during the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors' reigns, to the point where this threat starts to feel empty and a matter of telling rather than showing.