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BBC’s New Physician Who Showrunner Flirted with 9/11 Trutherism

Over the weekend, it was announced that the BBC has chosen liberal producer Russell T. Davies as showrunner for the long-running British science fiction collection Physician Who which, in recent times, has delved into selling a liberal agenda on points like global warming, guns, and hostility to President Donald Trump.

Davies beforehand ran the present between 2005 and 2009 throughout which period he notoriously invoked the liberal fantasy that President George W. Bush staged the 9/11 assaults to justify stealing Iraq’s oil, incorporating the concept into his first season on the present.

He additionally notably presided over manufacturing at a time when collection common John Barrowman — who performed the primary homosexual character within the present’s historical past — was identified for partaking in sexual misconduct on set throughout filming. As a substitute of being punished for his conduct, Barrowman was awarded with the starring function within the spinoff collection Torchwood, which Davies additionally wrote and produced.

Within the 2005 two parter — “Aliens of London” and “World War III” — a gaggle of aliens (disguised as high-level British leaders) homicide then-Prime Minister Tony Blair and take management of the British authorities and army.

After crashing a spaceship by distant management into the Huge Ben clock tower (paying homage to the 9/11 assaults), the faux-British leaders scare the U.N. into believing there are “large weapons of destruction” — a riff on Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction” — in area which aliens plan on utilizing to assault Earth until nuclear weapons are used preemptively to destroy them.

The alien plot is to dupe the world into handing over management of all nuclear weapons to the imposturous British leaders to allow them to detonate all of them, making the Earth radioactive, and harvesting the power. Apparent reference is made to the invasion of Iraq when it’s recalled that the U.N. have been fooled the “final time” such claims have been made, (that means by President Bush).

And, over the 5 years Davies led the present’s manufacturing, recurring solid member Barrowman was infamous for repeatedly indecently exposing himself to his co-workers on set, which got here to public gentle in recent times each on Doctor Who and Torchwood units. The episode was paying homage to different sexual misconduct scandals inside the BBC involving Physician Who manufacturing within the Nineteen Eighties under John Nathan-Turner, in addition to the kids’s present Jim’ll Repair It present, involving host Jimmy Savile, from the Nineteen Seventies into the Nineteen Nineties.

The return of Davies will doubtless not do something to tamp down the liberal bias the collection has proven in recent times.

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