Meh. Englishmen are evil intellectuals in movies made by not-Englishmen. Example Bad guy in a Matt Helm movie: English. Supposed to be not-English but says “Shedule” instead of “Schedule” to assert his evil intellectual Englishness. And so it goes when your superspy is not-English. Meanwhile, English Sherlock Holmes’s perennial foe is intellectual heavyweight Professor Moriarty (who, BTW, might be Scottish), but Holmes outsmarts him repeatedly; therefore, no evil in being the smarter English one here.
Doctor Who was made by Brits for Brits. So was A Fish Called Wanda, where the bad guy is a comically pretend-intellectual not-Brit. On the other hand, if Doctor Who was made for not-Brits, well, let’s not do that again….
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