I’m missing the first episode of Doctor Who because of work and I’m not even bothered about it. I know it’s going to be the same predictable, “Oh look at me I’m Steven Moffat and I’m so clever and witty” shit that we’ve had since RTD was tragically replaced by Moffat.
Kind of a shame because I really like both Capaldi and Coleman.
RTD is a shit writer and Series 8 is going to be the best series of NuWho yet.
I repeat, it will be the same predictable, self-glorifying trash that Moffat has been writing since he became the show runner.
Seriously, Dinosaurs, Darleks and Victorians…he’s done that stuff more than once already!
Oh, come on. 80% of Malcolm Hulke’s solo-written Doctor Who scripts have giant lizards in them, and nobody holds it against him. The entire classic series only had five separate writers who did Dalek stories - three of them did multiple ones. And Robert Holmes, often claimed (with reason) to be the best writer of the classic series, supervised an entire era of the show that used the plot “an ancient and thought-dead menace threatens to return” literally appeared in half the stories for two consecutive seasons, the majority written by him.
This, meanwhile, will be the first time Moffat has had his name on a proper Dalek story, is only, I believe, his second story set primarily in Victorian England, and… I’m honestly not sure where his previous Dinosaur story is. Oh, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, I assume. Not actually his script, then. But even if it were, again, 80% of Pertwee seasons had dinosaurs. That’s actually a higher percentage than had Daleks.
I mean, there are ways in which Moffat has his particular interests as a writer. You can tell you’re in a Moffat script as easily as you can tell you’re in a Davies script, or an Adams script, or a Holmes script, or a Whitaker script. But, as that list suggests, that’s pretty much just true of writers. And, more to the point, none of Moffat’s go-to things are Daleks, dinosaurs, or Victorians.
None of which is to say that anybody is obliged to enjoy Moffat’s writing, but if you’re going to attempt to elevate your dislike to some sort of broad aesthetic principle, at least fact check.
I honestly don’t know how to argue the toss with someone who freely admits they don’t want scripts to be clever or witty.
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