To say nothing of being anti-religious. It perplexes me to no end. I’m American, so I admittedly don’t have a comprehensive grasp of English history, so maybe there’s a satisfying explanation somewhere.
Here’s what I’m talking about:
The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy: Humans aren’t special, and the only reason they exist is because an alien race wanted the answer (or the question, I guess) to the meaning of life, which is thwarted at the last second because another bunch of aliens wanted to build a hyperspace bypass and blew up the earth.
Dr. Who–especially the 2005 reboot: Life isn’t special, it’s just a way of keeping meat fresh–an actual quote by the Doctor. I stopped watching it after that because I couldn’t fathom why he would care then.
Warhammer 40k: do I even need to explain why? It’s so grimdark that it actually becomes funny.
Red Dwarf: I wish I could find the exact quote, but Holly says something like, We’re alone in a lifeless, godless universe and none of it means anything.
As far as nonfiction, I recall some years ago a BBC official acknowledged and attempted to justify the BBC’s anti-religious bias. At least he gets props from me for his honesty.