Do I really need an entire paragraph about Doctor Who, explaining the premise of the show in my paper?
Either way, it’s staying in right now, because this is the rough draft. I’ll cut it later if I find it to be unnecessary.
But really, I’m not sure if I need it or if it’s going to look like filler. If you don’t understand the premise of the show, at least the basic concepts that it’s about an alien who travels in time and space in a ship designed for that purpose with a human companion, how will the rest of the paper make sense?
ETA: And I should really mention that when I SAY paragraph, I MEAN nearly half a page. (Just double-spaced what I have… it’s really big. I’ve got like three introductory paragraphs: one about my study, one about Doctor Who and one about conceptual metaphor.)