Yesterday, my oldest son was home sick from school, and instead of doing homework that the school sent home, father and son sat down and watched nearly the entire season of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who. Back in the day, the Daleks would scare young children and have then running off behind the couch. After four or five episodes, I ask The Boy what he thought of the shows so far and he had a comment that took be back for a moment.

“The fun part is seeing the Doctor Who monster.”

Obviously he is talking about the monster of the week and not The Doctor, but it was an interesting play on words and phrases, and for a moment I looked at The Doctor from a totally different perspective.


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  1. Yes in a very real way he is. After all he is the boogie man that the Daleks, Cybermen, and a whole host of other monsters would tell their children about if they had children that is. He is old and has seen and experienced events that have worn him down over the centuries. He obviously cares for humans and our planet, but holds no illusions that we may grow up and become the next monster he has to destroy. After all he is a time lord and he knows some of our possible or even probable futures. Maybe he wants to guide us so that he won’t have to eventually do us in.

    just a thought.

  2. Of course he is a monster. He is aberrant and alters the natural order of events. He may not fit the outward mold, but he has done terrible, monstrous things. Many of the greats monsters in history felt they acted out of good intentions.

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