"You’ll find out a little bit more, but I only want you to find out bits that sound exciting. I mean, we’re never going to flashback to the Time War on television. It could never live up to what you’ve imagined. It’s so much more alive by being imprecise. I don’t know, someone might make a film one day… but actually, if you’re doing a film, you’d have a new Time War. You’ve just got to keep moving forwards. It’s a nice mythology. It’s got that Harry Potter-ness about it. What happened to Lily and James Potter? I hope to God she doesn’t bring them back to life in the last book! I don’t think she will—she loves a good death, and you’ve got to make it permanent—cos it would just betray everything."
— Russell T. Davies on whether we’d ever find out exactly what happened in the Time War | DWM Issue 374
AU: Nine meets Ten and Eleven
AKA HOW THE 50th SHOULD HAVE BEEN
Anonymous asked: "Do you think that Doctor Who could ever get to a point where you wouldn't watch it at all anymore? Or are you stuck with the show, for better or for worse?"
asked: "I've got to ask, what is with the Moffatt hate? If I can find it again, I have a list of things that RTD and other writers have "lifted" from Classic Who. From what I see, people get pissed if the show deviates too far from the classic series, yet calls it out if it tries to match up with prior plots. The new episode was tying to Girl in the Fireplace, but is it at all possible that the memories the Doctor was trying to recall could also be from his earlier memories?"
Ohh, that sounds interesting, I would be curious to see that list, if you find the link!
It’s been a while since there was new Doctor Who on tv, and if you’ve started following me recently, you should know upfront I’m not a Moffat fan. I find his showrunning clumsy and his writing hackneyed. I don’t post or reblog a lot of Moffat critique, but it will come up on my blog on occasion. I do try to tag it appropriately.
My posts yesterday weren’t in any way comparing Moffat to RTD. That’s a different discussion. Although if we’re going to do that, let’s talk about the time that RTD also blatantly plumbed Big Finish for plot ideas.
but aren’t these the same garden??….?
once again it is time to play “is the bbc just cheap or does this mean something”
"'I think it'd be nice,' Chris says to Billie, 'if you, at this point, do things. Rose flies the TARDIS now and he doesn't watch her, he just knows she can do it.' Billie grins. 'Yes, work round each other,' says James, seizing on Chris' suggestion. 'If you're co-pilots, that's great!'"
— DWM 355 (filming the opening to The Empty Child)
Sometimes I feel like Steven Moffat is writing t-shirts instead of dialogue.