Should time travellers fixate on the present day?

I’ve been watching the new series of Dr Who.  Its been fabulous as usual.  The thing that struck me however was the number of tongue in cheek references to marketing and media that I don’t remember the previous series being that big on.

The first episode had new assistant Martha questioning whether the biker helmeted aliens were from the Planet Zovirax, while last weekend saw the Doctor urge Shakespeare to rid the world of witches with the help of an ‘Expelliarmus’ from Harry Potter.

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 I quite like it, but I can’t help wondering – is this series going to look terribly dated in five years as a result?

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