Kino tax

Kino tax was a term coined by casualwhostream user TOMTIT on March 3, 2018. It was originally used in reference to the obligatory inclusion of "iconic" monsters such as the Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels in Hell Bent. The definition of the term quickly expanded to include anything and everything that we viewers must suffer through as the price for kino - anything that's done "because it's the done thing", "because we need it for the kids", "because we need to sell toys", or countless other similar justifications. As a concept, it usefully encapsulates a major aspect of the abusive relationship between Doctor Who and its loyal viewers.

Examples of kino tax

The following list should be considered a work in progress, as there will likely continue to be more examples for as long as Doctor Who continues to exist.