Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Improbable Impeachment of Donald Trump.

For all those { Like US} just waiting to hear about any news that (1)>>Donald Trump got impeached , it may have to take a back seat for a while .  The next four years will be an extreme test of our constitutional system. Will it survive? Will WE survive ? Let’s use Madison’s framework to assess its prospects: “The great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department,” he wrote in The Federalist Papers, “consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others.” The odds of Donald Trump becoming the third US president to be impeached have been cut after Michael Flynn agreed to cooperate with the FBI's investigation into his campaign's link's with Russia.  In Flynn’s plea, he reportedly said that Trump transition officials directed his contacts with the Russians, bringing the president closer into Mueller’s crosshairs than ever before REGARDLESS ,December 7th - The vote was forced by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), who introduced articles of impeachment describing Trump as a bigot who incites hate and has demeaned the presidency. "Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office," Green said on the House floor as he introduced the articles.  (2)>Honestly I think the investigation is going in "circles" , its nothing but a ruse . BUT Could Trump REALLY get Impeached ? In theory yes. He could technically be accused of violations of his oath of office to "preserve, protect, and defend" the US constitution, according to the writers of Lawfare Blog.  (3)>>REMEMBER its the Democrats that are drawing up articles of impeachment against Trump. Republicans are bracing for the possibility that Democrats take back the House in 2018—and Democrats, after a year in the wilderness, are beginning to seriously debate the political ramifications of impeaching Donald Trump if they do. For months, the Democratic base has been agitating for leadership to take more aggressive steps to censure the president. Until now, the idea of impeaching Trump has taken a backseat to more prosaic concerns. But if Democrats take back the House, that conversation will quickly enter the mainstream—as will the attendant political risks. Several Democrats also noted that it makes little sense to pursue impeachment without Republican buy-in because the process would then surely be stopped cold in the Senate. The House requires a simple majority vote to impeach a president, but removal from office requires a two-thirds vote after a trial in the Senate — a threshold that Democrats are certain to be well short of in the next Congress.
Evidence for Impeachment ?

There is a lot problems to "impeaching" Trump . The greatest part of the "evidence" is his Russian connections . Donald Trump can't escape the fact that before he was President he had many business dealings with Russia . However on that , there is no REAL evidence contrary to what we have been blasted with here in America that Russia some how took control of the voting machines , helped Trump get elected . The problem with the investigation is that it was started without any proof of collusion and it is still going on
without any proof of collusion while FBI agents.   EVEN if this could be true , such evidence has serious implications . (4)>>The word "collusion" just will not be applied to Trump alone , but it could like a domino effect hit the entire Republican party . A Careful analysis shows that if any one helped Donald Trump , benefited from his election was the Republican party  ALONG . Just think if the Russian meddling were TRUE . The Money trail could be traced to Moscow , some how found its way into the GOP last year ??? . Implications do exist. I think many in the Republican party are worried , they don't want to go down along with Trump .  VP Mike Pence is one of them , here  is { SPECULATION ON MY PART} sweating , perhaps having a hard time dealing with Trumps candor . I SUSPECT that there is much more to VP Mike Pence , I believe that who ever put together Trump's cabinet may have picked Pence to be his running mate during the campaign last year . There is a whole line of evidence that the GOP planned to have Trump on the ticked as early as 2014 as their candidate , { as it worked} that Trump won his party nomination . If we take "rigging" the election . The GOP was RIGGED like the DNC as well , but much worse . The (5)>>Republicans have developed a theory of alt-collusion, centering on elements of these same facts. Their version of the story uses Steele’s research in Russia as evidence that Steele is a tool of the Russian government. Steele’s report, charges the The Wall Street Journaleditorial page, is “based largely on anonymous, Kremlin-connected sources.” Ergo, “Strip out the middlemen, and it appears that Democrats paid for Russians to compile wild allegations about a U.S. presidential candidate. Did someone say ‘collusion’?” Former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer has circulated the same bizarre theory.

The "impeachment" of President Trump.
2018 -2019 . (6)>>In a scenario Donald Trump is "impeached" If Trump is forced

A  lot of investors took
a bet on Trump as this
tweet shows .
Its kiddish to say
it will last till 2020 . 
to resign in the next four years then Vice President Mike Pence will take his place in the Oval Office. In contrast to Trump’s maverick behavior and posturing as a Washington outsider, Pence has strong party links and is regarded by many Republicans as a safe pair of hands. Ultimately, this could count against Trump if Mueller finds solid evidence of treason.  “If Pence were to become president for any reason, the government would be run by the Koch brothers — period,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) told Jane Mayer of The New Yorker. “He’s been their tool for years.”  I can just see the (7)>>Stock Market crashing if we hear of impeachment  . I don't see Trump going out in a whimper , but like a BANG. Talk of impeachment is a reminder that strategies for weathering any market volatility, politically induced or not, are an important part of portfolio management.An event like that is bound to affect the stock market.   According to a note from the world’s biggest hedge fund, Bridgewater,as seen by Business Insider. Bridgewater’s Greg Jensen and Jason Rotenberg wrote that if President Trump is indeed impeached, U.S. equities will dive into correction territory with an 11% drop, while gold prices will push upward by 14%. Those estimates would wipe $2.3 trillion off the S&P 500 based on Thursday’s close, and completely wipe out the “Trump rally” — leaving roughly $18.8 trillion in the S&P 500. Additionally, European and Japanese equities would also be in for a fall of 12% and 16%, respectively. 2019 looks to me like a New Recession is coming , while the TOP will not feel anything because of the "cleverly crafted" Trump tax regulations of 2017 , the trickle down shock wave could hit millions of Americans down.  (8)>>The stock market DOW is over 20,000 , nudging higher . Its on a collision course with the outcome of the "investigations"  . 
The real "outlook".
I don't want to send anyone into a panic , but its NOT  likely that we going to get anything near a Nixon resignation .  Mueller is NOT a OUTSIDER who is conducting hearings , he nothing but a stooge , he worked with Trump just like Flynn . The "insiders" like Pence used info from hacked DNC emails in campaign materials before it was leaked. He is in it up to his ears as well. THis is public knowledge. McConnell, Ryan, Nunes, all of em. Currently there is at least 1 RICO grand Jury in New York handing down sealed docs. Question how much of it is nothing but a run-a -round , it looks like a  investigation ,  its just good  propaganda for the news media , so they think some real investigation is going on ,  IN REALITY (9)>>but nothing is , except paper is being pushed .
(1)>>Donald Trump got impeached . The aim for those bringing charges when someone is impeached is the accused's eventual removal from office - whether they be president of the US, or an official. The US constitution states a president "shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or "misdemeanours". Exactly what "high crimes and misdemeanours" covers is up for debate.    (2)>Honestly I think the investigation is going in "circles" , its nothing but a ruse .  Trump will be crazy and offensive and lying and grifting on behalf of himself and his children and people will figure out that you can't trust Trump and the republicans with either domestic or foreign policy. the media will cover the "Trump reality show" 24/7 - there won't be that much positive news to report, Trump will be crazy and offensive and lying and grifting on behalf of himself. Impeachment has nothing to do with mueller. Trump is violating emoluments clause. Trump is on tape saying he fired comey to stop Russia investigations.  (3)>>REMEMBER its the Democrats that are drawing up articles of impeachment against Trump . Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell (Mich.) on Wednesday said lawmakers should seek more information before pushing for President Trump's impeachment."We need to make sure that we are going in a very detailed, thorough way of getting all of the facts that we need before you ever start down that kind of path," Dingell said on Fox News's "Special Report.""I think that for everybody, this election is going to be about the economy. And I think the reality is Democrats are going to have a message that's going to deliver," she added.(4)>>The word "collusion". As the Russians pushed out the stolen materials, Mr. Trump and his surrogates touted the hacked emails on a daily basis. Mr. Trump even publicly urged the Russians to further hack and disseminate his opponent’s emails.After the election, when the Russians were caught and subjected to sanctions by the U.S. for this unprecedented attack on our sovereignty, the president-elect’s designated White House national security adviser, Mike Flynn —with the knowledge of other high ranking transition officials—conspired secretly with the Russian ambassador to undermine the effect of the sanctions.Each of these contacts between the Russians, the Trump campaign, and the transition is now uncontested, yet time and again, the president’s team, and in some cases the president himself, had lied about them. To claim that these facts show no evidence of collusion requires a willingness to avoid seeing what is in plain sight, or to credit the self-serving explanations of the same Trump officials who misled the country about these same meetings. (5)>>Republicans have developed a theory of alt-collusion. That is apparently what President Trump is doing with the word “collusion.” Say it often enough, and perhaps it will lose all meaning.That’s just one of the things that comes through in this bizarre and disturbing interview Trump conducted at the Trump International Golf Club with Michael Schmidt of the New York Times, apparently on the spur of the moment and with no aides there to protect him. As we’ve almost come to expect by now, when Trump speaks at length without a script, he skitters back and forth along the line that divides the comical from the terrifying, telling one obvious lie after another, making endless digressions that devolve into incomprehensible word salad, and generally sounding like someone with only the most tenuous grip on his faculties.(6)>>In a scenario Donald Trump is "impeached" This is the worst news Trump has received during his tenure so far, and it revives the prospect of a constitutional crisis that could involve Trump firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller. If that happens, it would be the gravest political scandal since Watergate in the early 1970s, with pressure mounting on Congress to impeach and convict the president. And if that actually happened, Vice President Mike Pence would replace Trump, becoming the 46th president of the United States. (7)>>Stock Market crashing .  President & Billionaire , Donald J Trump is so interwoven with the Stock Market, for the upscale Republican hawks he's their investment .  If Trump is impeached and convicted, there could be sector-specific ramifications, An impeachment would likely weaken the Republicans in the next round of congressional and presidential elections, he says. And that could harm Trump's efforts to roll back bank regulations, boding poorly for financial sector stocks. It will hurt a lot , I think that is why the Republicans at Washington D.C. are sticking with the Trump status quo , not as much out fear , but the whole nation could convulse .  (8)>>The stock market DOW is over 20,000. Constitutional crises are never good for the stock market. During the Watergate scandal, when Cox was fired and then-Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigned in protest — the S&P 500 fell 14% from October 1st through November. But investors shouldn’t jump to conclusions. Nixon’s so-called Saturday Night Massacre took place while Wall Street was already mired in one of the worst bear markets in history. From January 1973 through August 1974 — a period that includes the conviction of the Watergate burglars, Nixon’s resignation, global oil shock, Middle East turmoil, and a dramatic spike in inflation — stocks lost 42% of their value. (9)>>but nothing is , except paper is being pushed . Mueller crosses the red line by not focusing on Russian hacking for which only he was appointed. Even a fool knows that Flynn's meeting with the Russian ambassador does not reveal Russian hacking or collaboration, for the meeting took place after the November 8 general election. Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian hacking of American election which led to Trump's victory, but he is diverting from the main issue to prolong his tenure. . Michael Flynn met the Russian ambassador only in December after Trump had already been elected. How could this meeting with the ambassador, which is a normal diplomatic procedure for any incoming National Security Advisor, is a proof for Russian collusion when Americans had already elected Trump without any coercion or brainwashing by the Russians? Even if Trump has asked him to meet the ambassador, there is nothing wrong because as president-elect, he has to formulate new policies.His election agenda was to reset Russian relationship. What is more, voting and counting equipments in all states were not plugged in internet and there was absolutely no possibility of cyber attack by the Russians to increase the number of votes for Trump. Mueller has not proved till now any solid evidence of Russians hacking American election. Manafort, Gates, Flynn etc are roped in just to fool the people as if Mueller has discovered the cause for Trump's victory on November 8, 2016. The whole world is laughing at this clownish investigation.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

MEDIA IDENTITY CRISIS : Doctor Who & Star Trek Discovery .

Actress Jodie Whittaker takes
the TARDIS  into the  unknown,

will she save the show ?
Well if your not a Science Fiction fan , have not heard there has been a buzz in the internet social media that the long running Dr Who TV show is going to have a "make over"  in 2018.This Christmas, Doctor Who will undergo one of the biggest transformations in its 54-year history: for the first time, the (1)>>Doctor will regenerate into a woman. After nearly 60years , the good Doctor will be a woman . Should we really care?  Really ? I think the writers at BBC could have done a better job -. Let me "explain" . First the Doctor did not have be changed into a woman just to keep the show up to political correctness . The Doctor could be a female time lord , (1.1)>>{ YES and FEMALE TIMELORD EQUAL TO THE DOCTOR }  who happened to join the Doctor's adventures . Vary much like the character (1.2)>>River Song , River  appeared in certain episodes before she  was given the reins for the series and that two-parter—Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead—saw Dr. Song interact memorably with David Tennant Tenth Doctor before (sort of) dying. Kingston thought she would never return and if this were most any other show, that would be it for Dr. Song. But this is Doctor Who, River never truly got her romantic due as the Doctor’s wife. Careful investigating shows that there were two scripts that never made it to the screen . IN the 1996 Doctor Who film , a failed attempt to revive show there was a try at the idea of married Doctor , who takes up with Daphne Ashbrook as a love interest . A second attempt was around the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors  , but was written off .    As it seemed River Song was introduced basically as a potential wife only because the show was slipping in the ratings. So BBC just cooked the idea of a Married Doctor. I think if BBC went ahead with that idea , it would have been well received , hit the ratings roof .   NOW  My concern is the impact such a radical change will have on the fabric of a series whose first episode aired the day after the JFK assassination. The First Doctor was a old man who traveled in a time machine disguised as a Police Box , he had a granddaughter named Susan .   It means something at that time in the 60s , how the UK and US "defined" the notion as relates to "family" . The grandfather image of the Doctor over the decades has faded into memory , as the Doctors regeneration from the (2)>>Grandfather type to the
The Original Doctor played
by William Hartnell , Susan
played by Carol Ann Ford .
Cosmic Hobo . 
There’s a lot to fix about “Doctor Who.”  (2.1)>>The show is inconsistent even within its own continuity and is sometimes impossible to follow even for longtime fans .The reaction from the UK was mixed.  For many Whovians, the historic announcement was reason for celebration, but for many , the fears of doom of the shows demise was obvious .  And it has been claimed that (3)>>Capaldi's Doctor Who will refuse to regenerate into Jodie Whittaker in the upcoming festive special (3.1)>>Twice Upon A Time, in a leaked episode synopsis from BBC America. While many praised the BBC and the show's writers for choosing a female actress, others slammed the decision as 'political correctness gone mad'.  The one near-constant of Dr. Who through regenerations is elements of personality that enable us to recognize it is the same person. The best test of this would be for Whittaker to walk into the Tardis while Clara is there, and after less then ten words, have Clara say, "Hello, Doctor." She was critical as the bridge for Capaldi. But I have never been convinced of (4)>>Missy as a female Master. She operates across the line between life and death, more of a supernatural, godlike being. Perhaps an incarnation of the Tardis but not of the Master.  I guess every show that has been "rebooted" will have characters that gender swap . It’s been established within the world of the show that the Doctor can take on any race and gender he so chooses, but thus far — over the course of 54 years and 14 actors rotating through the role (including John Hurt as an incarnation known as the War Doctor, who appeared in three episodes in 2013, and David Bradley, who recently filled in for the deceased William Hartnell as the First Doctor) — he has chosen to appear only as a white British man of various ages, for reasons known only to himself. Now just think if {the NEW DOCTOR}  she had been both a woman and a person of color, right? How else would we continue to portray the lingering vestiges of British colonialism and a constant white-savior complex?  Remember that the Doctor in his first incarnation of William Hartnell was a grandfather , the show hopefully will run its course and perhaps Jodie's Doctor will somehow run into his granddaughter Susan ? Just trying to explain to his granddaughter Susan about the "sex change" will probably one of the shows best cliffhangers ever in 2018 .

David Tennant,
gave Dr. Who a
bit of Harry Potter .
Even more popular is the TARDIS. Maybe because we’re already used to Harry and friends traveling through the wizarding world via portkeys and Floo powder, it doesn’t seem so strange to envision a blue police call box peeking out of the Tri-Wizard Tournament hedge maze (via zettephrasie), or spiriting our favorite characters away from harm. For a BRIEF TIME between the TENTH DOCTOR PLAYED by David Tennant ,and  11th played by Matt Smith , it seemed that Rowling's  Potter was influencing the appearance of the Dr Who character .Watching some of the 10th & 11th Who episodes , David Tennant some how was morphing into a Potter type wizard . Most remarkable was Tennant's glasses which through his episodes he was wearing with no explanation while during the peek of  the Potter films . I guess that the BBC producers
were trying to get WHO identified with a current cultural influence that was gaining a lot of followers . In a KINDA of WAY , the character of role for a while BBC saw a opportunity of making the DR a bit Potter- esque .  David Tennant's  influence to the show may have been a crossover , since  HE was starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  as Barty Crouch Jr, Death Eater, Bartemius “Barty” Crouch Jr, who was captured following the torture of Frank and Alice Longbottom and imprisoned in the wizard prison, Azkaban, by his own father, Barty Crouch Sr. David Tennant gave DR WHO a flare from Pottesville obviously .   Now here is more . First Jodie Whittaker is  NOT the FIRST Female to play the Doctor . Many Dr WHO fan films had explored the area of having a girl play the roll , some are a bit interesting such as the Ginger Chronicles.Most interestingly enough  during the late 1980's was Barbara Benedetti who played Dr. Who in a well produced fan film . I think after watching some of the films  produced by Seattle International Films The Wrath of Eukor,  for example convinces me that the CURRENT BBC may have borrowed a line from the Benedetti fan films . Believe it or not, a female Doctor had been talked about publicly as early as 1979, when Tom Baker
Benedetti's Doctor ...
speculated on television that his successor might be a woman. Later on in the 1980’s, when Sidney Newman was brought back for his ideas to save the show, he too suggested that the Doctor could become a woman. Then of course, there’s Joanna Lumley in Curse of Fatal Death in 1999 which  HAD Mr.  Bean  as the Doctor , 
Rowan Atkinson was a comic relief to an already attempt to revive the franchise He was considered for the role of the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 TV movie but was never taken too seriously by BBC . The Parody might be seen as a "pilot" for a future attempt for the shows revival .  So far like the song said " It all started with a joke ."


Star Trek Discovery  , first Episode
Lost in a Desert .
The scene rips off
Star Wars if you
look closely.
CBS just launched this year a new Star Trek . If I had a bone to pick with Dr. WHO , I just was spinning to trying to make sense of the new ST Discovery . Yes, it's kinda like ST but in many ways its not exactly . Don't get me wrong here about the role of STRONG FEMALE leads in regards to WHO and TREK . Over 50 years both shows have shown the ability to maintain a balance . I think right now the new writers are doing things politically to reflect social pressures . Damn never expected this much hate. I'm not racist, sexist, or alt-right. I just really hate it when I feel like a show/movie has such obvious racist and sexist overtones. Shows are supposed to be an escape from reality. (5)>>Star Trek Discovery is supposed to be set in the TOS era . 11 years before Kirk and Spock . Remember we are talking about diversification  DS9 had a black male captain and an ass-kicking female first officer. Voyager had a female captain and a native american Played by a Hispanic actor... ST DISCOVERY has a vary confusing plot , how I able  to watch the first episode was difficult . You slowly had to digest the show (5.1)>> Hoping for a glimpse of the connections with  Original  Star Trek TOS . The sleek show has more in common with the rebooted Battlestar Galactica as far as action battle scenes . 

(5.2)>>Spock's father SAREK beams on board the USS Shenzhou with a new Officer Michael Burnham as a main character is introduced . The Big shock here is that Burnham is introduced as Spock's " adoptive" sister who studied at Vulcan . Please note , Burnham is black , she looks part Vulcan . AS it "appears" we have  Two strong female leads. Both obviously from different racial/ethnic groups. Seriously? Not that I have issue with either of those - but sheesh! Having them as both captain and the first officer? It just feels like the makers are trying to make a statement. Social media had its opinions about the show.The show certainly isn’t perfect. Discovery’s first episodes also feel a lot like an extended prologue, establishing Burnham’s personality and the overall premise of the Klingon conflict, but not much more than that. By the end of the first two episodes, there’s still no sign of the actual USS Discovery, where we’ll be probably be spending the bulk of the season. Burnham has landed in Starfleet prison . Star Trek Discovery is in reality too dark of a show , the uniforms , the bridge of USS Discovery Apparently the outfits worn by the Enterprise crew were far ahead of the curve, while the Shenzhou crew members were donning more standard uniforms of the time, being With the crews traveling space within years of each other, their completely different uniforms would certainly raise some eyebrows.  (6)>>THE BIGGEST PROBLEM for me are the KLINGON'S ! Although they are definitely one of Star Trek's most famous races, the look of the Klingons has never
Come on now ? Really .
I like Michael Dorn's
Klingon better 
been completely consistent. Beginning with a mostly-human look in The Original Series, the appearance of the Klingons changed more drastically in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and underwent further refinements throughout the rest of the movies and TV series. We should be used to it by now, but one of the controversial aspects of Star Trek: Discovery
 . Also since when do some Klingons have white skin and others have black? I feel like this isn't cannon at all! It's a super obvious racial equality thing that is being SO forced. Come on people we don't need to watch Star Trek to get our political and moral ideas from. Although there have been rumblings that the Klingons featured in Star Trek: Discovery hail from an ancient race of Klingons, it seems to me that the production just wanted to put their own spin on the characters, but perhaps those "different styles" will give us a few of the more traditional Klingons. EW adds that the Klingons will be playing a huge role in Discovery's mysterious story, which is apparently set during a Federation/Klingon cold war set a decade before the events of The Original Series.  Next where no (7)>>Characters have gone before ............   For the first time the show features an openly gay character . While I am thumbing down on this one . I read that the Directors and Producers have stated that the show is not your normal Star Trek , its going to uncharted "space" in regards to what its content is going to be, its not the first in Star Trek history , if you recall it was Star Trek that broke the ground on the fist interracial kiss ,  just beyond it . The New Trek is not for the family hour , the writers have scripted violence , nudity and sex into the series . I think the show on a streaming service charging you to watch an episode is not going to last . But it strangely it keeps the show --LOL locked in a closet .

The Future .
Star Trek Discovery for me , faces a long {short} uncertain history ahead as a show . You might think that is why its on CBS ALL ACCESS streaming , I think its BAD TIMING since the end of NET NEUTRALITY  With Discovery, CBS is, like some remote starbase, hoping the United Federation of New Subscribers will come to its aid. Will they? Will CBS ALL ACCESS survive post end Net Neutrality ? Discovery faces not one but two implacable foes. (Three if you count Klingons.) It enters the upside-down business landscape of episodic television: The studios that produce the shows also own the networks that distribute them, a streaming service co-owned by a lot of broadcasters. Apparently CBS has already broken even on Discovery from their contract with Netflix to distribute this in most of the rest of the world, so I really hope All Access tanks and they get the point that the problem is All Access and not Star Trek. I'm opposed to paying, I'm opposed to getting suckered into paying for something that already is is "freely" available on the internet { for how long?} . Dr WHO on the other hand just might do better  . In an interview with BBC, Whittaker, a.k.a. the Thirteenth Doctor, said: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with executive producer Chris Chibnal  and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. 
"It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”  

(1)>>Doctor will regenerate into a woman. The idea of a female Doctor Who started off as a joke. Literally. In 1980, Tom Baker’s departure from the series was due to be announced and the actor—by his own account, after a few drinks in the BBC club—suggested to the series’ producer John Nathan-Turner that they could drop a hint to the press that the Fifth Doctor would be a woman. Nathan-Turner, who had a nose for publicity, agreed. “I certainly wish my successor luck whoever he—OR SHE—might be,” boomed Baker to assembled hacks, seemingly off the cuff. Cue headlines. What if the show "tanks" , Its another serious question by those of us WHO question the idea {see }Case in point the rebooted Battlestar Galactica , one character was 'Sarbuck' who morphed into a female .  It was received with mixed reviews.  Dirk Benedict, whose Starbuck was a sort of Han Solo rascal who gave the show a lot of comic relief {he would go on to portray the con-man commando Face in the "The A-Team"}  Well, it turns out that Benedict has watched the revival of the show, which has been hailed far and wide as a dark and sophisticated masterpiece, and silently seethed. Why? Well, let him tell you in a grouchy rant from the Big Hollywood blog:
There was a time, I know I was there, when men were men, women were women and sometimes a cigar was just a good smoke. But 40 years of feminism have taken their toll. The war against masculinity has been won. Everything has turned into its opposite, so that what was once flirting and smoking is now sexual harassment and criminal. And everyone is more lonely and miserable as a result.
(1.1)>>{ YES and FEMALE TIMELORD EQUAL TO THE DOCTOR } The Time Lady Romanadvoratrelundar, or Romana .  Romana is able to regenerate, having had two on-screen incarnations with somewhat different personalities (dubbed Romana I and Romana II by fans). Romana I was played by Mary Tamm from 1978 to 1979. When Tamm chose not to sign on for a second season, the part was recast. Romana II was played by Lalla Ward from 1979 to 1981.arrived in the middle of that period of upheaval in the role of the female companion which started with scientific Liz Shaw and ended with shouty Tegan. She was conceived as a character who would provide a touch of academic cool (and sophistication) after the more athletic charms of Leela. And for the first time since Susan, she would be another Gallifreyan, someone for whom the idea of  a box which is bigger on the inside wasn’t immediately bizarre, and a potential equal to the Doctor.  (1.2)>>River Song .    Alex Kingston  could have been the Doctor's wife all through the new series , but there were "hints" of a kind of relationship between the Doctor and Song that was a little more than the norm of the TV show. I think the writers thought it too controversial to have Dr WHO married with a wife , maybe a daughter in a sort of Lost in Space   , time traveling Family Robinson. BBC could have been more creative , but in England what we have deemed to be what we call the norms have taken a different twist.  (2)>>Grandfather type to the Cosmic Hobo . In the first season of Doctor Who there is a companion named Susan Foreman played by Carole Ann Ford. She always refers to the Doctor as 'Grandfather'. Has it been established that she actually is the Doctor's granddaughter? This would obviously mean she is Gallifreyan or a Time Lord. IIRC, even that is ambiguous.Susan specifically identified the Doctor as her grandfather, (TV: "An Unearthly Child", "The Escape") Patrick Troughton's 2nd Doctor is always referred outside of the show as a "cosmic hobo".  He's my favorite Doctor incarnation.  No other Doctor has a description so closely associated to them (apart from arguably the 8th Doctor and "Byron-esque" and 7 as a Chess-master). Does anyone know who first used the phrase in relation to 2?Cosmic hobo. Baggy trousers. When I say run. Recorder. Stovepipe hat. Twinkling eyes. Butterfingers. Jamie, Jamie, hold on!.   (2.1)>>The show is inconsistent even within its own continuity and is sometimes impossible to follow even for longtime fans .   Here is a break down of DR WHO as far as a show . There are 3 "Generations" of the show,  that has to be divided into different eras . FIRST GENERATION : 1963 -1989 .   1996 "interim" TV MOVIE was a reboot that failed . I thought it was vary good . SECOND GENERATION 9th Doctor to 12th  -2000- 2017 .  THE THIRD GENERATION 2018 begins with a Female Doctor , a new cast and direction . How long will it last we have sto stay tuned to the BBC . (3)>>Capaldi's Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi gave the Doctor sort of a "crazed" look in his eyes. I often noted that his costume as the
Capaldi's Doctor in the
end looks like hes
on acid .
character evolved from clean cut to disheveled with blood shot eyes . This happened with the 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy , who toward the end of his series the TARDIS hardly left the Earth and was stuck fighting aliens that look like Cheetahs  . The Time Of The Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor is usually characterized as a grumpier and less cuddly version of the character than we've seen since the series returned in 2005. At the start of a brand new regeneration cycle, there's a more pronounced disconnect between this incarnation and all of the ones that have gone before, as he grapples with the question of whether or not he's a good man. (3.1)>>Twice Upon A Time. It kicks off with the kind of recap that only Doctor Who could get away with, before resuming where things were left at the end "The Doctor Falls." Two Doctors – David Bradley as the first Doctor, Peter Capaldi as the incumbent – holding off their own regenerations. Neither willing to succumb to the change and uncertainty that lies ahead.In the midst of this is a 1914 World War I battlefield, where Mark Gatiss’ British soldier (and Gatiss is brilliant) is pointing a gun at Toby Whithouse’s wounded German troop. A stand-off, and not a happy one. That much has been revealed in photos from the episode. Everything else story-wise, I’m steering clear of for this spoiler-free preview. Anybody who even thinks of spoiling an episode like this deserves a very, very hard stare.(4)>>Missy as a female Master. ORIGINALLY the
The "original" Master
played by 
Roger Delgado (1971–1973)
 MASTER was a male character  , the one of the foes of Dr. John Smith aka The Doctor .  He was sort of a "black magician" , who spent most of his time trying to conquer the universe , always being defeated by the Doctor .Like the Doctor he too was the subject of incarnations as the show spans the first 40 years . BBC known now for its "gender bending" and "politically correct" vision today has turned the Master also into another female character that too is out of line with The first appearing incarnation of the character, this Master was a frequent adversary of the Doctor and UNIT during the former's exile on Earth. He was generally calm and collected, loved a good cigar, and genuinely enjoyed spending time with the Doctor in between evil plans to take over the world. Roger Delgado played the role with such rigor it may have ruin his career , he had few roles in other films . He died tragically in an automobile accident . As His first incarnation , there was a second , more notable played by Anthony Ainley (1981–1989; 1997)  In his Second incarnation he Manages to steal a Trakenite body to replace his decaying Time Lord one, and expands his plans far beyond just Earth and Gallifrey. From hereon in, he aims to be a constant thorn in the side for the Doctor, encountering him in his Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh incarnations. Of all the Masters, this incarnation seems to have the highest body count, while he pursued immortality, or at least a new set of regenerations, for himself.

(5)>>Star Trek Discovery is supposed to be set in the TOS era . 11 years before
Kirk and Spock .  The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery — “The Vulcan Hello” — takes place on May 11, 2256. This puts it two years after the events of “The Cage,” the classic Star Trek pilot episode in which Spock yelled a little more, and everyone in Starfleet wore turtleneck sweaters. Because the Starfleet uniforms in Discovery look totally different than the ones from “The Cage,” it might seem like the Star Trek canon is messed up, again. Since Discovery takes place between Star Trek: Enterprise and the original Star Trek, it makes sense that the new show would strike a balance between those two shows in terms of Federation clothing design. The Enterprise influence is clear; the new uniforms prominently feature blue, which is a nod to the uniforms worn by Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) and his crew aboard the Enterprise NX-01.  (5.1)>> Hoping for a glimpse of the connections with  Original Star Trek TOS . Neither the acting, nor script writing, were up to par with what I've come to expect from the Star Trek franchise. I honestly think the first season of TOS was better, and there is absolutely no comparison to TNG, or DS9. I'm honestly not even sure how to frame it in my Star Trek universe, it did not appear to be written for those of us that have loyally followed all of the Star Trek Series for generations. For lack of a better word, this first episode was just plain bad. After seeing it, then finding out I have to get a streaming service to watch the next episodes, all I can say is really don't think so. (5.2)>>Spock's father SAREK. In “Lethe,” the sixth episode of Star Trek: Discovery, everyone has something to hide. But the character with the biggest secret is easily Spock and Burnham’s dad, the famous Vulcan ambassador, Sarek. The latest Discovery twist redefines a pivotal moment in Star Trek’s past, making Sarek way more sympathetic than he ever was in the original series. In the original series, we’re looking at Spock, and Sarek is part of Spock’s backstory. But, he’s now becoming his own character. Who is this guy who married a human? Since Burnham is a black African American female makes you wonder the combinations of a Married Vulcan male, perhaps Sarek likes human women of color as well . This might explain that ,   In addition to Sybok —Spock’s half-brother in *Star Trek V: The Final Frontier — Michael Burnham is Spock's sister , REALLY , I'm getting confused but Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green ) of Starfleet is now technically his sister!at San Diego Comic-Con actress Sonequa Martin-Green reportedly said her human mother is Amanda, who is also Spock’s mom. For fans who are wondering why we’ve never heard of Sarek and Amanda raising yet another sibling in secret (Kirk was pissed he’d never heard of Sybok in Star Trek V) Alex Kurtzman told the crowd that the writing staff is “aware” and that the show will stay consistent with canon.    (6)>>THE BIGGEST PROBLEM for me are the KLINGON'S !  These are definitely not your father's Klingons, 
Past Klingon make up
reflects a kind of  racism
in Star Trek .
but I don't think my father really had Klingons, and neither do I. The show takes the pragmatic, not completely original, approach that Klingons are basically a foreign culture that the Federation is imposing its own cultural standards upon. This is also an argument that Seth MacFarlane made in an early episode of Fox's 
The Orville, but I was interested enough in the manner Discovery treats the Klingons as both primitive in their fierceness, but also spiritual and ordered in their own way. So it's not quite as simple as "Klingons bad, everybody else good." But I still take issue with the black vs white klingon racial bullshit. That's just not a thing. And not canon. The First Klingons looked like Mexican bandits , while in ST Generations a black  - African - American actor named Michael Dorn took the Klingon into much more than anticipated stereotypes . In that , Dorn gave the Klingons a History never know in the Original Trek , since his character was a First Officer in the Enterprise . It really worked well . ST Next Generations gave the Klingons a soul . 
(7)>>Characters have gone before ............  The same-sex kiss between two women on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine back in the 1990s was not much of an up roar . While honestly it was cheesy , just like the Green Orion slave girls in the Original Trek that drove men wild . Political Correctness has to distinguish  between sleaze , natural affection . The Problem is that writers create characters now that have social messages . CBS space drama made history last month when it introduced Anthony Rapp’s character, Lt. Stamets, as the first openly gay character in the television history of the franchise.  Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu was portrayed as a married gay man by actor John Cho in the film Star Trek: Beyond, but a scene rumored to show a kiss between Sulu and his husband was ultimately cut from the film.Aside from the news about the gay kiss, Rapp made headlines last month after accusing Kevin Spacey of sexual assault back in the ’80s. The revelation eventually led to the Oscar winner coming out of the closet, before several other men accused him of assault, as well. Its the Irony of Hollywood these days .