I don’t want to go.
THIS WAS THE MOMENT THAT I GOT STABBED IN THE FEELS.
No! You’re getting sad for no reason! This is Moffat taking the sting out of a line that was RTD basically transposing his own leaving the show sadness onto the character; a line that pulled the character away from being a single, continuous guy with different life-phases, and towards one who cries whenever he ‘dies’. This scene basically turned his final words into something he says when he’s bummed or freaking out, as opposed to an epic, tragic death rattle. Suddenly, I can watch his regen sequence without feeling sad anymore. I love it.
Thiiiis was one of the main things I hated about the (otherwise actually pretty dang good) super 50 show.
It’s a classic Moffat move - do something that’s supposed to be emotionally affecting and castrate it so that it’s just kinda “I can recognise a character” who-caresy. Like… now you can watch the regen sequence without tears because Moffat turned it into a catchphrase. I don’t think that’s a good thing.
It’s true what he says though - there is no subject position from which it’s ok to talk about inequality - if you’re poor you are doing it out of jealously, if you’re not poor you’re doing it out of guilt/saviour complex, if you are young it’s just a phase, if you’re old you are hankering for times long gone and trying to recapture your youth, if you’re not well educated you just don’t understand the complexity of the situation, if you are well educated you’re in an academic bubble divorced from reality, if your politically apathetic you’re not allowed to complain, if you’re politically active you’re just trying to push your own sectarian agenda…
For every possible type of person there’s an established reason why your opinions on inequality are invalid. That’s not an accident.