Matt: Our Doctors seem to get on quite well
David: I think they do, yeah.
Under Moffat’s watch the Doctor has morphed from an alien who loves humans and feels their pain and experiences love and desire and empathy to a stunted, child-like and extremely bloody irritating space-goon who flaps about like an injured moth when other people’s emotions are making him uncomfortable. And makes sexist jokes about how women are scary. And wants his married companions to sleep in bunk beds. And can save human lives but does not seem to understand human feelings. Who would travel with this man? He might be zany and charming and have nice boots, but he is fundamentally cold and unrelatable.
i just want to love and enjoy doctor who again. i want the thrill and excitement and anticipation of a new episode and getting excited to go on a journey with the companions and see a distant planet and learn that ordinary is extraordinary
what i dont want is to learn that if a man comes and talks to me when i am between the ages of 8 and 11, i should pine after him to the detriment of my own personal life and relationships and when he comes a knocking in his blue box because our time lines are ~interconnected~ i have to mack on him because yay my life is now complete and my kickass self can emerge with the assistance of a time lord
that storyline is relatable to none and no one wants to feel like we have to wait for the doctor to be kickass. you’re supposed to show me that i am already special, i’m already awesome. you’re not supposed to make me awesome, you’re supposed to give me the opportunity to show myself what i already am.
i miss being rose tyler—flawed shop girl and compassionate and brave beyond measure. i miss being martha jones—neglected and ignored but determined to be fucking kick ass and a world savior and a med student. i miss being donna noble—self esteem issues through the roof but finding a voice that’s worth listening to. i miss being mickey smith—insecure and terrified but finding strength in unusual circumstances and developing past those insecurities. i miss wilfred mott—aging and feeling too old for this world but finding youth in adventure and a purpose in life.
i miss my doctor who and i want it fucking back
And I don’t want to feel like the Doctor would only take me if I was wrapped up in some impossible mystery, like a crack in my wall with a monster with it and no parents, or dying in different time periods. That’s not something a real person aspires to.
This is the best thing ever.
goddddd, is moffat seriously writing in a reincarnation of the doctor that the newer regenerations “forgot” about because of the time war and because christopher eccleston said no to the 50th anniversary
stop it moffat
stop it now
Can anyone aside from Moffat start writing Doctor Who? Please? PLEASE? Can my goldfish write it?
literally the titanic of ships
And I think it’s a very important message to send out.
Doctor? It’s Martha and I’m bringing you back to earth.
AND HIS ASS CAME BACK ON THE DOUBLE TOO
HIS OWN FUCKIN WIFE HAD TO CARVE INTO A DAMN MOUNTAIN TO GET HIS ATTENTION
MARTHA FUCKIN JONES MADE ONE PHONE CALL
CUZ MARTHA FUCKIN JONES AIN’T THE ONE TO FUCK WITH
Rory & Amy had to deface a field with their car.
Donna had to go on solo mystery adventures to maybe run into him.
And Jack had to set up an alarm system designed around the Doctor’s detached hand.
Even Winston Churchill can’t just ring up the TARDIS any old day, he gets forwarded to River.
Martha HBIC Jones is the only person who’s got a direct line to the Doctor.
drunk with power, steven moffat declares that the doctor’s name is “steven moffat”
He’s waited so long. In the dark. And the cold. And the diamonds. Until you came. Bodies so hot. With blood. And pain.
This is, literally, one of the best episodes in new Who. Everything about it was so smartly written. I know when we think of creep factor in DW, we tend to always think of Moffat, but this was one of the few non-Moffat antagonists that seriously scared the shit out of me.This thing is ancient…it had been there for who knows how long, just waiting, biding its time. Who knows how many identities it has stolen in its life time…and it’s so powerful it could even “steal the voice” of a Time Lord.
Mind you, not only does this thing “steal someone’s voice”, it shows a clear capability to actually learn. This thing is learning as the episode progresses, creating a sync with whatever organism it encounters while it learns to mimic it, and mimic its thoughts, and possibly learn to think like said organism at a quicker speed. This creature, literally, became the Doctor for a brief moment and began to think faster than him.
There’s never even an explanation of what this thing is. You never even get to see it. It’s this entity, this thing. I can’t begin to explain how fucking brilliant this episode was. People can hate RTD all they want, but this episode was masterful. I’d say this thing, which is never even named, stands as probably the absolute fucking creepiest antagonist in the new series, followed really closely by the Silence and the ancient entity in The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.
There are also a lot of complaints about the way Davis writes the 10th Doctor and how arrogant he is, and I think this is one of the few episodes where his arrogance nearly gets him killed. This thing only took over his voice because he just had to tell everyone in the room how clever he was.
This isn’t even taking into account that the entire episode was told in one set. They never leave the shuttle bus It was nerve wrecking, and a brilliant decision. This is one of the reasons why I think series four of new Who is one of the absolute best in the new series overall.
ironically enough, this was a scrapped idea from the old series. It’s so cool.
It’s also this absolutely brilliant look at humanity and the nature of fear. One of the things I loved about Davies’ writing was that there were real stakes involved and not every story ended happy or explained everything, and that was because often the plot wasn’t what the story was really about.
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