This post is a bit of a rant. Everyone knows that I love sci fi and we've got some good sci fi around at the moment. This isn't about the shows though, it's about the fans - well some of them anyway.
It's nothing new, it's something that's been around for years. The disgusted would write letters to production companies, magazines and newspapers to complain that their beloved show wasn't quite following the path that they expected. Today that rage and disappointment has a bigger audience via social media and the results can be downright disgusting.
OK, we all have opinions and I respect everyone has the right to express their opinions. This falls down when peoples opinions don't agree and it's at this point my blood boils. If someone doesn't like something then by all means express yourself but don't then take on the role of 'gatekeeper', that is the attitude that you are right, everyone else is wrong and all those with opposing opinions must be 'put right'.
|Star Trek Discovery (c) CBS Television|
|Doctor Who (c) BBC|
If you are a fan of a TV show or movie franchise you don't automatically become the owner. You are one of many, you are a consumer - a customer and whist I respect your right to have a little moan if it's not quite hit the spot but don't for one minute think you have the right to tell me or anyone else what's good or bad.
I think I'll leave it at that, rant over.