Had a bit of time to plough through all the reviews, social media reports and the rest, I think the conclusion is that it is a classic piece of PR over content.
If you tell people often enough that its good and inferring if you say its bad you are sexist/racist/ anything-ist, you will con them for a while. But it wasn't really a classic episode, more a comedic parody.
In the 70's the Six Million Dollar Man led to the Bionic woman spin-off - especially written for a female lead role. Two lots of adventures from one franchise. But of course, the good old BBC had to bu@@er everything up by causing controversy & splitting a fan base. I wonder how long it will be before the activists realise they've been conned?
I’ve yet to watch the episode but when I do, if I enjoy it I’ll remind myself that I’ve just been “conned” by a load of “activists” and that I really didn’t like it.
Thanks for taking the time to dismiss anyone who did enjoy it as incapable of forming their own opinions and just falling victim to a PR stunt. Just because you didn’t like it doesn’t meant that everyone who did is wrong, simply that they disagree with you, if that is indeed allowed.