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.
Martha Jones literally stared down the most brutal mass murderer and dictator in human history and he blinked. She hijacked his psychic weapon and used it to save her friend’s life. She tricked him into bringing her into his inner sanctum, then took control of his lieutenants, deposed him, and sent his own men to destroy his doomsday device. Then, to top it all off, she not only saved the remainder of life on earth, but she un-killed all of his victims and wiped his entire reign of terror and almost all ill-effects from history. Then, she gave up a life of adventure and limitless possibility to help the few remaining people who still remembered the trauma they’d endured, her family.
I’m not exactly sure why so many people hate her.
Also are we going to talk about the fact that Mickey was framed for murdering Rose Tyler when she disappeared with the Doctor for a year?
I get the idea that when a 17 year old girl goes missing (Rose went missing just before her 18th birthday and returned just over a year later), it’s natural to suspect her boyfriend, but given that there was literally no evidence against him whatsoever, it’s kind of fucked up that Jackie kept telling everyone that he was a murderer and leaving harassing messages in his letterbox
Especially considering the fact that Jackie’s last conversation with Rose before her disappearance was, as far as Jackie knew, during an invasion of homicidal mannequins that had come to life. That phone call went like this:
JACKIE: Rose! Rose! Don’t go out of the house, it’s not safe!
ROSE: [laughs, says nothing]
JACKIE: There were all of these things! And they were shooting! And they—
ROSE: [hangs up on her]
JACKIE: Hello? Hello?
But even though Rose disappeared after that cryptic-ass phone call, in the middle of London being attacked by murderous shop mannequins, Jackie still insists that Mickey must have murdered her.
And what’s even worse is that Jackie has known Mickey his whole life and still thinks he’s more likely to have murdered her daughter than the plastic killbots who happened to be rampaging through the last place Rose was seen on the night she disappeared