This is the first-ever edition of the Entertainment Geekly Mailbag, where you send questions, aggressive clarifications, or angry rebuttals to me at email@example.com, and I attempt to answer those question, declarify those clarifications, and angrily rebut your rebuttal.
Regarding your ‘Doctor Who’ piece…
The Doctor is NOT immortal or semi-omniscient.
Time Lords have a limited amount of regenerations and can be killed as the show has stated. The regeneration limit was 12 but he just got a new batch from the Time Lords and it’s not clear how many that was. Maybe a new cycle? But that was presented as a special case. Of course The Doctor will not be killed for the same reason Sherlock Holmes and James Bond would not be killed. :)
As for omniscient, he frequently finds himself at a loss as to what’s going on or what the cause is. He has to work to find out. He is, at core, a very knowledgeable and curious scientist/humanist.
P.S. You didn’t like ‘Hide’? It was one of the highest regarded stories from the last series.