I just made the mistake of going on GallifreyBase once again and I forgot that they have the exact same opinions as the Bizarro-world version of me
While I’m over here thinking this is the best overall season since RTD left, that Moffat has identified some of the tendencies that made me dislike his writing and is attempting to steer clear of them, and that the focus is shifting off of the Doctor and back onto the companions where it belongs (incidentally making me like Clara a hell of a lot more)
They’re posting up a storm on GallifreyBase about how it might be time to reboot the show entirely, how Moffat was doing so well and then with this season decided to steer the show into the ground, that he’s ruining the show by making it focus more on the companion than the Doctor, and (I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried) that there are “too many teenage girls” on the show this season
Like they literally hate this season for all of the reasons I love it, it’s hilarious
Do you ever have a day where everything’s going right for you, to a point where you’re almost suspicious of it? Like, everything is going your way, and you start to stress out that it’s all going to go horribly wrong, as though your good fortune is being caused by someone putting a balloon on the end of the hose that sprays bad luck, and the pressure will continue to build until the balloon bursts and all the bad luck hits you at once?
That’s what it feels like to have five episodes in a row of Doctor Who, all written by either Steven Moffat or Mark Gatiss, that I really liked.
Tell you what, though. It’s an incredible relief to watch an episode of Doctor Who and think “okay, which of the things happening is going to be relevant during the finale?” They were a bit heavy-handed in those first few episodes with the “welcome to heaven” bits and the references to “the promised land,” but at least we’ve now gone two episodes without someone shouting “THE PANDORICA WILL OPEN” or “SILENCE WILL FALL” or “OO BLOO BLOO BLOO TRENZALORE.” And I can’t remember the last time I saw someone look directly into the camera and say “DOCTOR WHO?!?"
Like, it feels like the moment you realize you can breathe through both nostrils again after having a bad cold for weeks
I loved last night’s episode but it once again proves to me that Steven Moffat is at his best when he’s writing small, self-contained, internally complex episodes, and should stick to that instead of showrunning, and he especially shouldn’t try to duplicate RTD’s “long-running, intricate, almost imperceptible buildup to a grand, explosive finale.”
I enjoyed “Into the Dalek” but I’m honestly kind of disappointed that it wasn’t an Inception-style journey into the mind of a Dalek, showing the universe from the point-of-view of a Dalek, revealing at the end that the Dalek’s cries of “DEATH TO THE DALEKS, ALL DALEKS MUST BE DESTROYED” were coming from its mental projection of the Doctor, trapped in the deepest part of its psyche
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From what I’ve gathered, Peter Capaldi is a huge fan of Doctor Who that pretended to be a huge Moffat stan until he’d signed an airtight contract, at which point he revealed he hates the direction Moffat was taking the show he loves, plans to systematically undo it to the best of his ability, has been openly mocking and refusing the participate in parts of the script he doesn’t think are true to the character, and insisting that they “won’t chase him off this show,” which is basically saying “this town ain’t big enough for the both of us.”
I think the new season of Doctor Who is going to be glorious.
I really hate this lock-and-key attitude they’ve got about recent Doctor Who
Like, would it kill you to give us 15 seconds of actual footage from the season so we have some idea of what we’re walking into, or do you just plain not want your fans to be able to speculate at all until the season finale is already airing
But naaaaah, here’s umpteen teasers that are essentially just promotional stills with audio
If people could see past their weird insistence on hating Martha Jones for like a second, her departure from the TARDIS was actually really admirable and has an important message to it.
"If someone means the world to me and I mean nothing to them, it means they’re not good enough for me, not the other way around." I’ll literally see someone make a post with that exact point, then turn around and bash on Martha for leaving the Doctor even though he was a complete dick to her, just so they have one more way to grovel at the feet of Rose "rip the universe to shreds and risk countless lives including her own rather than be without the doctor" Tyler
Doctor Who: Fictitious Episodes
Season N, Episode 1: “In God We Trust”
They’re maniacally nationalistic and xenophobic. They either enslave or exterminate anyone they deem inferior, which is anyone who isn’t one of them. They hear everything you say and see everything you do, and they’ll kill you in the streets without hesitation or apology if they perceive even the slightest threat. They have no empathy or compassion. They can’t be reasoned with or trusted. They only care about their own supremacy and they’ll do anything to preserve it. To top it all off, they’ve struck an alliance with the Daleks.
Welcome to the United States Government.