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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 12:00 PM

Doctor Who Quote About 'Alternative Facts' Sounds Awfully Relatable 40 Years Later

Doctor Who Quote About 'Alternative Facts' Sounds Awfully Relatable 40 Years Later
Beth Elderkin
Sunday 4:35pm

Forty years ago today, Doctor Who aired an episode where the Doctor cautioned his soon-to-be companion Leela all about the dangers of people altering facts to “fit their views.” Huh, now where does that sound familiar?

It’s the 40th anniversary of the classic Doctor Who episode “The Face of Evil Part 4.” The episode, which aired January 22, 1977, is all about the Doctor trying to make peace between two warring tribes, the primitive Sevateem and the technically brilliant Tesh. After Xoanon, a computer who the Sevateem worship as a god, takes control of Leela’s mind, the Doctor breaks her trance through hypnosis. But not before reminding her, and the audience, how hard some people work to convince themselves or others that there are five lights.

“You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common,” the Doctor said. “They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views.”

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 12:21 PM

1. I wonder what Tom Baker thinks about this.

Or Chrus Boucher, who wrote the story? Strangely in that episode The Doctor *was* the face of evil.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2017, 12:27 PM

2. Tis, a most interesting picture....

when all the puzzle pieces come together.

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