So, I was re-watching an episode of Star Wars Rebels, and they had a scene that reminded me of something. There was a beheading in Robot of Sherwood that was cut out due to similarities with real events, namely the sub-human animals in ISIS. It was considered a pro-active approach to avoid controversy, and I understand it, even if I don't 100% agree.
The most recent episode of Rebels features a scene where two characters are decapitated simultaneously. They are not robots like in Who, but fully human. The shot cuts away and we don't SEE their heads getting cut off, but it is strongly implied.
What do you guys think? Where should the line of self-censorship be drawn? Myself as a single person with no children, I can handle pretty much anything on Who as far as graphic violence or scariness. Years of SAW movies and Rob Zombie films have dulled my senses as far as offensiveness goes. So specifically those of you with children, I ask: How offensive is Who? How offensive SHOULD it get? Should it always have an edge to it? How scary would it have to be before you shut it off and told your kids 'no'?
I guess I've never felt it was an issue before, but with the Sherwood thing, and hearing aboot complaints re: the season finale being too morbid, I just wanted to see where everyone stood. I know it's an old subject, but I am waxing philosophical on a late night work shift. Thanks for your time.