Re: the ask about Moff's use of the classic Doctors -- I feel like most of Moffat's nods to Old Who in the 50th were just shout-outs, instead of actually ... idk, really giving them a proper place. Like having digital stand-ins for the classic Drs instead of actually involving them (and their actual, willing actors) in the plot. Shout-outs are fine for regular season eps, okay let's name-check Nimon or the Sisterhood of Karn or Ice Warriors or w/e, it's a nice gesture for people who care.(con't)
The fact the 50th anniv ep consisted of 95% tribute to Moff’s vision of New Who, and 5% tribute to the show’s storied history and legacy, was just plain gross. I find it bizarre he approached this celebration as not a celebration at all, but a place to lay down his own Who legacy for the next 50 yrs (like he’s desperate to be the writer who solve the regeneration issue before the year turns, apparently?). I guess I shouldn’t be taken aback by his ego any more, he just continues to outdo himself.
Yeah I mean I think the most egregious thing there is John Hurt, which has been discussed to death but we can now safely say having seen the 50th and the way the “War” Doctor was made of puppies and grandpas, there is 100% no reason that could not have been Paul McGann, except that having John Hurt allowed for… what, a twist in NOTD, sort of? It’s not like the John Hurt Doctor was somehow unDoctory or that the Time War was ever a secret or that he was more of a warrior or anything at all, really.
Well, that and the fact that the 50th anniversary episode centered around a plotline that has been exclusive to New Who and then undid it. Everything he kept saying in interviews, about needing to lay the groundwork for the next 50 years, was very strange to me because I did feel like, I mean, isn’t that what you do… every other episode? Surely the Christmas special or your own season arcs and finales are better places to look to the future; an anniversary is really designed to remember the past.
If the rumors are true about the Christmas ep dealing with the regeneration and the resolution of “where does the Doctor get more regenerations???!1?!” (the question no one cares about), it seems like John Hurt really was only introduced to up the regeneration count, so Moffat could tackle this topic before he leaves as showrunner.
I get the vague (and very hopeful) feeling Moff might leave after Twelve has been around for one full season, so he’d need to get his grubby hands on this issue now, apparently. And if he really rushes into this issue during the Christmas ep, then doing it WITHIN the 50th anniversary calendar year is an extra coup de gras for his ego.
And really, the main character in ALL of Moffat’s Who tenure has been his ego. So there’s no surprise in any of this. Just nonsensical flailing, like Moffat’s plots.
*seductively puts on Mickey ears*
“So I heard you like Disney…”
someone fix this gif and make her put on mickey ears!
my hand slipped
My brother came into my room like this and said “I’m making some changes in my life”
now you know how people with glasses see.
WOAH is this how it really is?
YES THIS IS VERY ACCURATE
when someone takes off your glasses and asks HOW MANY FINGERS AM I HOLDING UP HAHA. yeah. now you understand. you aren’t blind without glasses, you’re just a little out of focus.
BLESS THIS POST
Ended up sleeping most of the day yet again BECAUSE GUESS WHO’S BACK TO BEING IN A FUCKTON OF PAIN?
jfc it’s been about 3 years now and we still can’t afford to get me into the dentist “until income tax time” and every fucking time it rolls around, major shit comes up and that’s where all the money goes and I’m left to continue suffering.
There are so many people that I really want to roleplay with, that I follow but have never spoken to or hardly ever spoken to and fucking hell I wish I wasn’t so shy and that I didn’t always feel like I’m bothering people when I want to message them.
- you guys are allowed to send me messages
- you’re allowed to just say hi
- you can ask me for my skype or whatever
- feel free to just tell me about your day as if we’ve been best friends since forever
- you’re all good to ask anything you want to know
- don’t be afraid to be off anon
- you can talk to me
- i like talking to you guys
- i dont bite