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Steven, We get it. You don't have to knock us over the head.
This is your homage to Tennant-era Dr Who. Because you know that fans (GIRLS!) like Tennant-era Who.

But you still don’t know why. You can’t figure it out.

Let me give you a hint: It’s not robots, or explosions, or romance with the Doctor that made us like RTD Who. It’s not witty banter. It’s not even, and especially not your brand of ~*feminism!*~ (Hey! You dumb broads want feminism? have two women! Lesbians! And they kiss! And they kick ass with swords! Yeah! Bechdel or something! pow pow MEN ARE PIGS!)

We liked Tennant-era Who because it had meaning. It had moral. It had story. Not random, oh-so-witty plot twists. Not bizzare mysteries that drag on for far too long while the characters stand around unable to solve simple riddles. It had heart. You stripped it of its heart when you took over the show and now you want to somehow put it back in.

I mean, go ahead and try. Thank god you got rid of the romance between Clara and the doctor who had zero chemistry together. I would love a story that is less forced, awkward sexual humour and more plot. More heart. I WANT this show to be good. But you’ve proven time and again that you don’t understand a large portion of your audience, and you’re not really growing and expanding your repertoire as a creator. It’s just the same POW! plot twists over and over again until everyone is bored to tears of the latest episode of the week being THE MOST DANGEROUS DARKEST OLDEST SECRET IN THE UNIVERSE OF ALL TIME AND SPACE.

We miss RTD-era Who because it was fun and did a hell of a lot for its shoestring budget. New Who takes itself way too seriously and seems to just throw money at gaping plot-holes in the hopes that flashy cinematography will distract the audience long enough to crank out the next episode. And yes, we get it. SHERLOCK. YES. HAHA. REFERENCE. Stop it, Steven, you’re not that clever.


I do, however, want to give a lot of props to whoever is composing the music. Astounding work. Really excellent scores. No wonder they've steadily cranked the BG music up over time, it's one of the best things about the show.

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bitterbanner Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. Seriously, this is one of the truest things I've ever read.
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thelastmaze Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Murray Gold is the composer. You should check him out, he's worked in a lot of BBC productions.
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oOstormysoulOo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
thank you
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TheTiedTigress Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
While my husband and I watched thew new episode I just... I got bored 10 minutes in. When they were doing the *GASP* WHO IS BEHIND THIS MYSTERY? I shouted out about 5 villains we've seen do the exact same/close enough and at that point... it was hard to enjoy it. Having a several heavy-handed references in (like an easter egg hunt it's not fun if they are tons of them), having characters behave weirdly (and I mean for what they should know, not quirkiness), and just... *sigh* Forcing two different types of regeneration (just getting to know the character Smith & jumping into the heat of battle Tennant) just felt so ok stop throwing things at my screen already.

I want a good series with Capaldi and goodby to Clara. I love Strax, Jenny and Vastra - but on their own (really, should be, imo and far away from Moffat). Clara's souffle girl thing was neato, but everything after has been like why is she doing this? You keep talking about the book thing, but she doesn't seem... to connect to that at all... IDK man its just

I was hoping for something better. It's too chockfull of references and attempts to do whatever is popular (steam punk lol) so after the popularity that it missed the opportunity for some freshness.

But I do agree - the music was brilliant and I did like the new opening. Heck, the clockwork people thing with the not breathing was cool on it's own, but... so like stuff seen before it was underwhelming and not really...ooo scary!
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Pirate-Assassin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to stop watching this ep because it was just so utterly uninteresting. like last few eps with moffat have just felt like a bunch of tumblr gifs strung together instead of a plot but this wasn't even that.
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PocketGargoyle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
YES! THANK YOU! I've gotten sick of the cheap tricks, random women throwing themselves at the air-headed giraffe that is Matt Smith, plot holes, and continuity issues. I know we have 50 years of story to work within, but is Moffat would just slow down and focus of his job, he should be able to handle it. He's too busy trying to proclaim things as "cool"I'm looking forward to Capaldi stepping in. An older, experienced actor might just be our last chance for a decent story in Doctor Who.
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akion-totocha Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was watching an interview where Capaldi was asked how he would play the Doctor, and he said "Fun, but he gets irritated when people don't do their job properly" so hopefully he'll be more "irritable" and less "fun" than his description.

But Moffat seems to be of the "this scene would be so much more better if that thing exploded for no reason". At the end of the day RTD writes a lot of gay works, (hence all the sexual tension between the Doctor and the Master, all of the Time Lord's 'wait, what are you exactly?' ....Jack) so his works are all going to appeal to fangirls and tumblrites because it's their hunting ground. 

I remember the anniversary show with David in it. It felt like a tug-of-war between Moffat's 'check out the size of my budget' writing and David's RTD-era doctor training. 
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Steven Moffat created Jack Harkness, actually.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Empt…

""The Empty Child" is the ninth episode of the first series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, which was first broadcast on 21 May 2005. It was the first episode written by Steven Moffat,"
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Armeleia Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked Tennant-era Who, but my favorite of the new Who was 9.  I liked his otherness... which also had a lot of heart, but in a more alien sort of way.  One of the reasons that I think 11 became tedious was that he was too similar to 10 in all of the wrong ways.  Like 10 was great because he was different from 9, and he was more human and loving after coming off of 9 being hardened and scarred from war.  It was lovely and 10 was awesome.  But then with 11... it was like Moffat thought "Oh, girls like 10, I'll make him like 10!" and then he got all of the things we liked about 10 wrong.  And he made this petulant, human, contradictory doctor whose motivations were difficult to divine and then tried about 8 kinds of demi-romance with him. 

I liked the slightly more ensemble cast of Tennant era Who, and I liked having recurring characters.  However, I am already tired of the three recurring Victorian-era characters and I would like to move on from them.  I want Who to be random and playful again, and I want them to be flinging themselves across time and space rather than fixating on a very narrow range of human Earth history.  I want the storylines to be less heavy-handed and linear.  Like, I want the characters personal development to progress logically, but I don't need each episode to be part of some intricate season-long major arc. 

I am very excited about Capaldi, though, and relieved that Clara is on her way out.  :)  If nothing else, I like that Capaldi seems to be giving Moffat a bit of a hard time with some of the crap he's pulling.
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TheDM1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Shows you how far behind I am on my Who-trivia.. I'm ashamed to even call myself a fan of the show at this point :P 

If anyone's dense like me  :P and was wondering about the last sentence of the above comment .. well you could do a google search like I did :) .. or just click  on the links below  :)  ...

www.zap2it.com/blogs/doctor_wh…

www.themarysue.com/get-on-the-…
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Captain-Introvert Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
i agree...its just not the same :-(
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MillieBee Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Moffat seems to me to fundamentally misunderstand the concept of Doctor Who.  It can dip its toes in dark and gritty, but it's not about those things.  DW is, at its heart, a fun adventure story for children.  It's meant to be about the wonderful adventures normal, everyday people can have with this fantastic alien man.  It's a childhood fantasy: wow, I hope the Doctor picks me up next!  Obviously there's going to be danger and it's going to get scary, but it's okay because the Doctor is always going to save the day.

Instead of writing for families, Moffat seems to be writing now exclusively for his own super-fans; he's narrowing his own audience down.  His Doctor is mean and vicious; his adventures are confusing and deadly; his companions are all pre-packaged as special, magical fairy women (because no one normal could possibly catch the Doctor's attention!)  All of this culminates in a Doctor kids wouldn't want to travel with, even if they thought they could.

RTD had his flaws, but my god do I ever miss him now.
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McGillustrator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The righteous anger is strong in this one.

I'm glad to see that there is a sizeable enough portion of the fan base who are as fed up with the hack writer that is Moffet with his ego-stroking "look-at-how-clever-I-am" scripts with zero drama, zero interest, zero pacing, forced laugh story arcs.

I really wish people would stop rewarding this terrible writing. Plus, I also picked up on how horribly he writes women. I don't think he puts any effort into understanding them, let alone fleshing them out.

In the mean time, keep up your great work
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TheDM1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Hey good to see you posting again RobynRose (formerly known as Kxhara ;) - feels so strange after addressing you that way for so long to use a different name ;)  .. no criticism intended of course this is your profile on DA ... your own home "turf" so to speak even if there have been other.. INTERESTING, and not in a good way let's put it that way..  DA commentators who felt otherwise in the past .... and it goes without saying you should be able to name yourself whatever the heck you want ;)     ) .. though I know you've been busy with all the stuff you mentioned in the April 3rd 2013 post  damn sorry to hear about the stuff going on there  :(  .. hope things are better with your mom!   A new "state of the union" address post would be great btw if you get a chance ;) 

I am ashamed to admit that my first reaction to reading this was "huh?" showing that , despite my best intentions to be what I describe as "feminist-friendly", there are clueless males out there like myself who don't even know this  stuff is going on until it's pointed out to them.. I did some google research .. hopefully DA will let me post these links if not you can do a google search for "10 sexist Steven Moffat quotes", " Why does the man behind Sherlock and Dr. Who still have a job/ Aja Romano" and "Moffat's Doctor Who: are women just in the Tardis to flirt with the Doctor?/The Guardian"

www.hollywood.com/news/celebri…

www.dailydot.com/opinion/steve…

www.theguardian.com/tv-and-rad…

I have to say the Steven Moffat quotes in the first link were, for me, depressing as all hell  when I read them  :(  .. I've always been a huge Dr. Who fan, it's discouraging to find out the lead writer actually says stuff like this  :(  

And I have to admit I was also disappointed that there wasn't a female Doctor in this new season... to me that seems like the next natural "evolution" in the whole regeneration scheme, 12 guy doctors.. well 13 if you count the War Doctor... why not a female doctor by now?    Have to say I would freaking LOVE watching a female doctor go out there and kick dalek/cyberman/weeping angel/et cetera butt  !   :)     .. perhaps you could write up a new forum post with suggestions as to who would be a good actress for the role?   I love  the idea but I have to admit I'm poor at things like thinking of who would be a good actor or actress to fill a particular role  :(   ....  
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TheDM1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
ugh.. apologies for all the emoticons too.. looking back at this now and wishing I hadn't included so many wink faces they practically look like they're LEERING at you.. so not what I was going for (shudders)...
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MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
At times it felt like a lecture; "Okay, we've heard all the rumors and naysayers out there on the InterNet, and not only are we going to tell you how you should think and feel about the new Doctor, but why you should as well." It felt like it was aimed at women in particular, but maybe I'm reading into it too much.
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idaSouth Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you so much for writing this.
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TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Some episodes really stand out for me in the last incarnation. The Doctors Wife was fantastic, but that was Neil Gaiman wtiting. Despite liking Matt Smith, the show just wasn't as engaging. The Ponds did grow on me over time.

I don't know if any companion/s will ever match Donna Noble. I really didn't want to see her go.
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   General Artist
I just hope that capaldi plays a doctor that drops swear words because we need a crank of a doctor. Smith was like "Oh me god, i'm a kiddo". Tennet was have fun and be mature. And eccleston was "grumpy cat" to me. I haven't watched the first episode of series eight yet so.
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I'm pretty sure the fans have all collectively decided that this doctor's catchphrase will be "Fuckity-bye" but I doubt the ratings board will let any swears through. Who is a G-rated children's show after all. Us adult fans are not the primary target audience of the show.
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Cassy-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   General Artist
it'd be awesome if his catch phrase was fuckity-bye. I dunno, after the last season with all the sexual innuendos, it can't really be called a children's show :/
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littlemissgasmask Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Writer
T H A N K
Y O U
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Pythiadelphie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   General Artist
*sigh* I have to agree with you there. I really tried to like the new Who but I do have the same problems you have. It's just not about the people anymore but about the "Bang" and "Dazzle", which I find as hollow as you seem to. Let's hope he soon quits as showrunner.
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pluevior Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I feel the same, but was unable to put it in so many words, especially with friends being confused as to why I'm not excited for the new series. I want to be excited, I really do. I remember when I loved this show to bits, and it's hard to watch now that I've been so pissed with his choices (especially since Matt was my first Doctor and I'm pretty attached to him as an actor....just wish he had a better story to work with)

Wow didn't mean to start rambling. Just...thanks for putting all of this into words.
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PurpleKiwee-137 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
*applauds*
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SyliaStingray Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist
The new season first episode with a new doctor left alot to be desired. Granted, i'm still getting over the kick in the face form the Christmas episode. Really, we couldn't finish out the original regen cycle first before having new doctors running around. You couldn't leave that to the old fans.

No of course not, your upset the audience is disrespecting your 'genius'. Ugh.

I was hoping for a more respectable doctor, drop the hyper active 12 year old for a gentlemen with his eccentricities. We get a bumbling old man. NOT COOL.
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Well, David Tennant was quite "out of it" for his first episode because of regeneration silliness, until he sobered up for the rest of his tenure. It might be a one-off thing or it might be the flavour of the whole series. Matt Smith's doctor seemed to have that same silly, boopy regeneration sickness, but it never left for his entire duration. Here's hoping Capaldi doesn't try to recapture Matt's silliness. And I don't think he will. On one hand, it would be boring to do the same. On the other hand, he would just be copying a previous actor / doctor. I think he has too much talent and too much respect for Matt to try to poorly mime him.
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SyliaStingray Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist
I have the highest hopes for capaldi's run as the Doctor. I heard he was a good actor. I am hoping this episode will as you say. I guess we'll have to wait and see. *grumbles*
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doodleavc14 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen to all. This is exactly how I feel about the show lately. You've summed it up, thank you!!
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Terrabyter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh, thank you, thank you for this. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

I wasn't at all fond of Matt Smith's Doctor because of his 'tee-hee I'm so crazy and wacky, look at me!' antics alongside his need to flirt with everything that moved. I was also really skeptical of Clara from day one. I wasn't sure why at first.

Theoretically, I know Peter Capaldi could be an amazing Doctor (I loved Nine's snarky, bitter attitude and I feel Capaldi could be that type of Doctor as well), but Clara's interactions with him made me want to tear my hair out. They don't work together. They just made me want to cringe. I wanted to drop-kick Clara out the TARDIS door. And the ridiculous murder-mystery plot for the episode drove me nuts with its 'SHERLOCK!!!' implications as well. I mean, I like Sherlock, but come on. :/ Please quit trying to shove it down our throats, Moffat.

All of these episodes for the past season have felt so...contrived, I guess. They seem so cartoony and episodic and directionless compared to their predecessors. I mean, I know it's a wacky sci-fi show but really, do you really need to jam a rampaging dinosaur wherever you can for no apparent reason??
I also miss the chemistry between the Doctor and his companions, and not necessarily the romantic type. Ten and Donna were probably my favourite duo because of the way they interacted with each other. I miss companions that could think for themselves and kick ass without having to pray for the Doctor to pull a ~~magical~~ stunt at the last second to save them and the rest of the world.

BUUUT that's just me.
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BjoernSiebolds Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Digital Artist
Not only girls (& women) like the Tennant-era Who... :D
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Oh, I know. I just mentioned it because Steven Moffat seems baffled that there even is such a large female audience at all. He assumed his audience is mostly male, which it's definitely not.
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JessicaBlack Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally agree... The only thing that's making me watch the latest episode is the fact that I'm curious how Capaldi is going to be as the Doctor - but that's the only thing still keeping me interested (and that's not very good, is it? XD). Especially since there were rumours about him fighting Moffat over the scripts.

Thankfully I have the boxsets with 9 and 10 so I can re-watch them as many times as I want, because that's the Doctor Who-show I fell in love with!
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I'm curious as well. I left off teh show during the entire last season because I just did not care about Clara's impossible-ness, but I kept up with enough of the plot, cringed at the 50th aniversary (YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE PAUL MCGANN, THE ORIGINAL 8, WHO BLESSEDLY HAS NOT AGED IN 20 YEARS AND YOU IGNORED HIM) and have waited with cautious optimism about this new doctor. I'll give him a couple episodes, but if it goes back to plot holes and flirting, I'll just ignore until whatever finale draws my interest again.
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circusdreamsandmagic Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*nod nod* yes, precisely. I'm slogging my way slowly through last season, and at first I was putting it off because I didn't want to say goodbye to the Ponds (despite the fact that they could have been better written, I do quite love them, and Amy is probably my favorite companion). But then I got into the rest of the season, and it's just...so...MEH. I dont care about any of these characters, I don't care if they die, I don't care about their world. Remember when Tennant would say he couldn't save someone and we would just CRY as they died? I miss those days...

And while I really like Clara and want to figure out why she keeps happening, "the impossible girl," I'm not really all that interested in the rest of the plotlines of the episodes. I've seen up to the Witch in the Well or whatever, and frankly, YAWN. I liked Chinny enough as the Doctor, he had a great chemistry with Rory and Amy, and the whole bit with River I honestly did enjoy (though sometimes they were so bipolar...i didn't always understand what Moffat intended to be going on between them). But the stories are getting less and less thrilling, more and more, as you said, "THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT EVER HAPPENED" and it's quite aggravating. Thanks for summing up our feelings!
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captnpower Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its quite simple really it went from a British TV show to an American one, at least in writing style, less subtle more in your face, less background Easter egg more obvious blue's clues hints about the plot lines. happens to every show that started out a niche market but then becomes rather popular the "production crew" wants the show to stay popular so they do surveys to see what people really liked about the show and then they blow those specific parts up to please the fans, and usually that works for a while but then people start to miss what started it all because the show becomes a caricature of itself with the features exaggerated... its not necessarily mofat's failure but when you have to write or paint a story according to the rules others give you. no mater how much of a fan of the show or how much you want to you have to give the client what he/she/they want and sadly in this case the client is not the viewer but the show producers and the people making money off all of it.
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
This is exactly why I adore Community's flawless presentation of Inspector Spacetime, and how Pierce utterly ruined the American version.

io9.com/5986282/community-show…
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captnpower Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its story telling by comity. when something becomes popular it stops being a story and becomes a product. so it is no longer written but instead it is marketed, and that's why you get all the knockoff version of shows that worked marketed for other audiences. :P all you can do is keep looking for those mostly unknown gems that haven't made it past the line where they became marketable :P i feel sorry for the writers of those shows, probably feels like your selling your first born just so you can do what you love.
that video is funny.
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EstrangeloEdessa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
YES THANK YOU.

I've been getting more and more bored with Doctor Who ever since the RTD era ended. And mostly it was because I hated Matt Smith as the Doctor -- and one of the biggest things I hated was how he suddenly had to be flirting with Every. Single. Female. On. The. Show. And I was so happy when I learned that the 12th Doctor would be played by an older character, because I assumed it would put an end to it. But no. Nope. First thing he does is flirt with a dinosaur. And then there's a Big Dramatic Moment when he says to Clara, "I'm not your boyfriend."

Excuse me? NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON EVER THOUGHT HE WAS. 

And it look like this is just something I'm going to have to get used to for as long as I want to watch this show, because it's never going to go away. Every female character will be the Doctor's new girlfriend. Every lesbian couple's dialogue will be them talking about how lesbian they are. Every minor mystery will be The Most Important Mystery the Doctor has ever come across. 

Stupid Moffat. 
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
The "I'm not your boyfriend line" was one of the few lines that actually hit with me, because it sounded like Capaldi was personally apologising for all the forced flirting and awkward sexual jokes up until now. I just heard it as "I'm sorry, audience, I'll try to act my way through this dialogue."

If nothing else, I'll just pretend that this doctor's catchphrase is "FUCKITY BYE"
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HekateLesedi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
*riotous applause*
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Linabuns Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but the dinosaurs that go vroooom on the spaaaceshippsss noooo

just kidding : P to be honest the tennant seasons were my absolute fave, and i didn't even mind the dr before him, but after that i couldn't get used to it. at all. 
they even tried to bring back the weeping angels and it did not really work the second time around. 
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Fun fact: Steven Moffat actually invented the Angels. He was the writer of Blink, so he was bringing back his own creation once he became showrunner.

Also in this season's premiere he was referencing another episode he wrote back in David Tennant's era, "The Girl in the Fireplace"  I won't go into too much detail to avoid spoilers, but it's made very, very obvious. Almost painfully so. Like the director was like "SEE WE ARE AMKING A REFERENCE SEE? SEE?"
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Linabuns Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh yeh, i know what episode you're talking about. 

my favourite ep though, out of all the episodes is a creepy one that takes place on a plane. :O
it was intense!
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
That would be Midnight, my favourite episode as well. And it was so low-budget. It was just David Tennant and some supporting actors in a box. No explosions, no CG, just acting.
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Linabuns Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah that could have seriously been a movie all on its own lol! 
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KidHitler Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this
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gvardianangel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree.

The Tennant-era (and even before Tennant!) the stories really touched my heart- my mind. It made me think and have a different perspective on the world. It completely changed me. I miss the Doctor Who that was funny, unique, and gave you something to think about. Even if the things that changed me... were the most weirdest and nonsensical things. But that was Doctor Who. It was serious in a weird, light sort of way. It was brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

But now... Doctor Who's getting to be kind of boring. Sure, there are a few jokes here and there and some plot twists... but it's not the same. I couldn't even finish the Season Premiere because I got so bored! I liked the actor though- he did his best. 
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RobynRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
The RTD stuff usually had a moral-of-the-day thrown in to their stories, even if they were really hammy ones.

Like the Atmos plot arc where the cars were polluting the earth, or the TV station finale of the first series where they were sucked into reality TV shows. Or my favourite low-budget episode, Midnight, which was about prejudice and group-based fear.

Moffat's stuff seems to focus on larger plot arcs, but there aren't really "morals to the story" (pollution is bad, enslaving a peaceful race like the Ood is bad) it's much more morally ambiguous, especially with Matt Smith's doctor willing to commit murder, and even genocide multiple times.
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