Abbies deep, dark secret:
Dr. Who makes me cry.
Every episode. Every episode I end up bawling for some reason or another. So I always watch it by myself, and I make sure to have some ‘Family Guy’ or ‘Mighty Boosh’ ready to cheer me up afterwords.
One of the worst is episode 158, “The End of The World“.
God, to think of everything weve created on Earth, good or bad… the very last thing leftover from our civilization is a recording of Britney Spears singing ‘Toxic’… Im not shitting you, it makes me tear up just writing about it.
But thats just it, isnt it? Nothing we do is lasting. The Sun is going to demolish Earth one day. And frankly, “The End of The World” is the best-case-scenareo. As Dr. Who says, humans actually made it. They didnt kill themselves off. So being demolished by the Sun is kinda a good thing.
The thing is, we probably will kill ourselves. Nukes, running out of clean water, some plague or another, humanity is going to end at some point. Its just a matter of what else we take down with us.
Humans are going down at some point. This is a fact. I would much rather go down knowing we arent alone in the universe, than blowing ourselves up without knowing what else is out there.