Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My Christmas Wish

And finally, my Christmas wish is for fans to stop arguing about Russell T. Davies vs. Moffat — as if those were two opposite or radically divergent versions of Doctor Who. Just today on Twitter, I saw people arguing the merits of these two, from long-entrenched positions.

Watching “Time of the Doctor,” it was clearer to me than ever that Moffat’s Who is RTD’s Who. They share, by and large, the same strengths and weaknesses. They’re the same animal, with slightly different stripes. Slightly.

Moffat picked up the ball from RTD and carried in the same direction RTD had already been carrying it. Yes, Moffat loves his time-bendy mysteries more than RTD did, but RTD gave us plenty of those with “Bad Wolf” and the Harold Saxon storyline. Both showrunners love romance tinged with innuendo, the Doctor as tragic figure, and a certain kind of epic-story formula.

Much of “Time of the Doctor” felt as though it could have been Davies’ handiwork, from the Doctor sending Clara home, to Clara talking about fancying the Doctor, to Clara’s confession that she loves the Doctor. Clara’s bitchy mother was pure RTD, as was the slightly miraculous ending. And all of the weepy moments were straight out of RTD’s playbook as well, down to the Amy Pond cameo in the final moments.

And really, if you look back at Moffat’s tenure as showrunner, he’s been building very much on the foundation that Davies laid down. Yes, he retconned the Time War’s ending — which Davies probably would have done, too, if he’d stayed on much longer. But the biggest surprise about Moffat’s era is how much it feels like a continuation of Davies’ era, rather than something radically different. Doctor Who has never had two guiding hands whose approaches were as similar as Moffat and Davies.

This was a fitting end to the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who by CHARLIE JANE ANDERS 



I don’t always love the reviews on io9, they often have the air of ‘who can be the smarmiest in the room’ to them. However, I’ve been saying this for a while and no one will listen, so maybe they’ll listen to io9 instead.

Show runner hate doesn’t work, Doctor Who will always be about change. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Hey, remember when everyone also hated Russell T Davies?
I feel bad for anyone who takes over Doctor Who. 

Hey, remember when everyone also hated Russell T Davies?

I feel bad for anyone who takes over Doctor Who

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Whatever, if you get annoyed by my Doctor Who love, you can always unfollow. 

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Does this mean The Doctor can swear now?

Does this mean The Doctor can swear now?

Monday, June 10, 2013 Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I added a Lumpy Space Kurtis to my TV gang.

I added a Lumpy Space Kurtis to my TV gang.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I hit the height of Nerdery last night when some guy was passing by in Tribeca, chatting on his phone to someone and said, “No, I think David Tennant is Welsh or Irish.”
I couldn’t help it, I just blurted out loudly, “SCOTTISH!”
I then quickly shoved my ear phones in and pretended to be reading as the dude angrily turned to look back at who said that.

I hit the height of Nerdery last night when some guy was passing by in Tribeca, chatting on his phone to someone and said, “No, I think David Tennant is Welsh or Irish.”

I couldn’t help it, I just blurted out loudly, “SCOTTISH!”

I then quickly shoved my ear phones in and pretended to be reading as the dude angrily turned to look back at who said that.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Can we be best friends? Please?

Can we be best friends? Please?

Sunday, March 31, 2013 Friday, March 29, 2013 Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I’d hang out with these two.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

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doctorwho:

Here it is! The new trailer for Doctor Who Series 7.2!

EW has the exclusive first look at this trailer. We’ll post an embeddable version to this blog later but for now…

GO GO GO!!!!

What whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. March 30 is kind of soon!

"The only mystery worth solving…"