xeoran wrote:Errrr...yes but most of humanity has heard the aliens messages and at least a whole village has seen them in person. I'm perfectly fine with the Doc saving Earth from peril but I agree with the others that Earth has now seen so many aliens that it seems odd that Earth pretty much continues on as normal. Wouldn't multiple contacts with aliens have some kind of effects?
Behind the scenes, UNIT has a very good budget from the UN, and the Doctor is known to the British Government from at least the time of Lloyd George.
For the general populace, the Brigadier (as a ruse) mentioned he was writing his memoirs now that the truth was out about aliens (in SJA), characters such as Wilf fully believe in aliens given the evidence (usually at Christmas) whilst the general populace seems divided.
In the Sarah Jane Adventures, the alien computer Mr. Smith, regularly hacks into the media to put out 'explanations' for alien activity and the SJA stuff seems to be canon for Who too. So blame Sarah Jane and her super computer.