Clara Listensprechen wrote:Well, I have finally begun to review the Leela era (Faces of Evil) and at the outset I do have to say that Leela does indeed reflect a significant role change in typical female casting. She not only reflects the then-new era of the miniskirt but also muscular strength absent in Sarah (noted the crossbow).
Clara Listensprechen wrote:The Faces of Evil nonetheless is full of chuckles...
Clara Listensprechen wrote:Not squeamish about killing other people, either. Sarah, on the other hand would announce "You KILLED him! That's MURDER!" Quite a contrast, that. Not just between Sarah and Leela but quite an example of the contrast between what was regarded as proper for a young lady and the new (at the time) standards. In America, not as big deal as it must have been for prim and proper Britain. I mean, we're talking about a time when Beatle hair was highly controversial for proper young men. One of the things that was refreshing (and quite charming) about The Doctor was his lack of sense of protocol propriety.
Clara Listensprechen wrote:Not to be nitpicky, but British commoners tend to be under the impression that they're not prim and proper (as well as more secular) as long as they keep their focus on the House of Commons; alas, more than half of the British government consists of very prim, very proper, and very singularly religious nobility and royalty.
Clara Listensprechen wrote:I'm afraid I'm not as optimistic about Britain's religiosity, either...
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