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I don't think Moffat can face leaving, hence the interview where he states the BBC had discussed the next 5 years with him, and the interview last year where he said he had an idea for the penultimate episode of series 9 (before series 8 had gone out!)
1 week, 3 days ago on Should Series 9 Be Moffat’s Last?
@TheOncomingHurricane @TonySimmons @LaraHarris @joe4 No don't understand the strawman bit and the bit about me abandoning any pretence
All I want to say is when someone expresses and opinion that they don't like the way the current show runner is producing the show, that he feels the show is too focused on the private life of a companion, and that he feels stories are weak and rushed, he doesn't expect personal abuse by anyone who doesn't share that opinion. Saying something about the show that you don't agree with doesn't make me a 'troll'! My criticism of Moffat is based on his work on the show, its not personal. If you came back and said 'I don't agree with your opinion because.....' I would read your comments with respect and maybe reply with an opposite view. I'm not going to reply to anymore personal abuse on here, i'll reply to objective opposite views however, 'harrumphey' they are(!), but silly personal abuse has no place on here and will be ignored by me from now.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on RTD: It’s Now Impossible For Doctor Who To Ever Be Axed
@TheOncomingHurricane @LaraHarris @joe4 @TonySimmons I read your comments with amazement and amusement! Someone puts a comment on here that doesn't fit in with what you think and he's a troll, 'Outraged of Tunbridge Wells'!! Grow up and appreciate others have opinions that differ from yours
At least RTD knew when to move on and pass over to a fresh pair of hands, that's what kept the classic series going for so long. Seems like the current show runner thinks he's irreplaceable. So after 'winding' up the fans that Clara may leave we now know, after several tedious false starts in Last Christmas, that she's back, along with him as showrunner, for series 9 and the same old one episode stories focused on her and her next big secret. Yawn. Thank goodness we have a fantastic Doctor to carry any further weak daft stories.
@Typo42 "Magic Carrots" Oh no we certainly don't want to see any nastiness in the show do we. That's why Moffatt has turned most classic monsters into nice monsters, nice Cybermen, good Dalek, comedy Sontaran, nice Silurian etc. Saves on all that decent drama doesn't it!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)
It's not great for Christmas Day really is it? We can all trot out the old excuses and people who watched on I player etc but we shouldn't kid ourselves it was a good result.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Doctor Who Series 8 (2014) UK Ratings Accumulator
Well Moffat would say as an intelligent fan you should figure that out. As an intelligent fan I say Moffat isn't interested in details like that and the dreamy weamy thing that became boring after they'd woken up or not for the first few times is as big a cop out as the timey wimey stuff we endure. Another series of one episode shallow yet over complicated stories based around Clara will damage those ratings further. And back off fan girls before you spill your bile on me, it's my opinion, you can have yours and I wont bitch back in the nasty way like I've seen some of you post on here
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
Fingers in ears tra la la, ratings are fine, nothing wrong, everyone still loves Moffats shallow stories and Clara obsessed emotional mush tra la la not listening to anti moffat 'trolls' about ratings drop ;-)
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Christmas Day 2014 Ratings Top 10
Yeah whatever, you carry on if that's what you enjoy
4 months ago on Rate & Discuss Last Christmas
Well said mate, ignore the bitchy fan girl replies here, everyone is entitled to an opinion and they'd be doing the OMG Moff is a genius at whatever he'd put out. That's what I'm getting to hate about these forums, you put an honest opinion on here and you get all the nasty venomous bitching back, wish some of them would grow up
So now instead of timey wimey we have dreamy weamy. It could have been great Alien style base under siege, but was all over the show with no back story on the crabs, all style over any substance, and again too much Clara related emotion. Capaldi was great as normal but like Death in Heaven it just didn't live up to expectation for me.
Web of Fear, Enemy of the World and Ice Warriors DVD, ideal for a winters afternoon!
4 months ago on Merry (Last) Christmas!
I just don't know what the obsession is with gender change, the Doc is a male timelord, so was the Master. Now we have a female Master who wants to kiss the Doctor, and the real possibility that the right on PC BBC will insist in a few years that the Doc changes gender. Of course I'm probably viewed a complete right wing sexist Tory so my views shouldn't count, but I just feel sad that the show could become ruined by a PC agenda. More lead roles for women sure, but the Doc and Master are men, just like the Rani and Romana were women, and should stay that way. Gender changing Timelords was a messy mistake
4 months ago on Female Doctor Poll Results & A Case For
Great article and agree on all points, though rather than a redesign I'd rather see them return more to their classic series look and colouring. But the real way to make them scary is give them a decent two episode well crafted story. Moffat doesn't know how to utilise classic monsters, making them become good and comedy characters or being woefully underused and sidelined in rushed weak stories. Let's see a decent writer do them justice, and a decent director who knows all the camera angles and lighting requirements.
4 months ago on 51 Years Later: 5 Ways to Make the Daleks Menacing Again
Er, I am criticising Moffat, hence the sarcasm. If criticising him was a crime I'd be in deep trouble
4 months ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
Honestly how dare fans criticise. I mean that episode about trees growing from nowhere whilst that kid ran around waving her hands in the air and then all the trees being burnt away without any people or humans being damaged was perfectly clear. You just listen to the sycophant Moffs a genius type of fan Steve.
Yes! And in the same episode we could have a male Rani who turns out to be the Docs Great Uncle! And maybe Sergeant Benton helping them as a comedy Cyberman!
4 months, 1 week ago on “Jack & River Returns Would Have to be Seismic” – Moffat
Mmmmm, more like leave them wanting something with a bit more substance over style
Oh yeah, he was the one who wrote that story where the Cybermen were woefully under used and blown up at the end. Bit like Death in Heaven but without St Pauls.
4 months, 1 week ago on No Series 9 Story for Neil Gaiman
No it contained a huge red herring, with no pay off. Sorry but in my opinion it isn't genius, it's lazy writing. Clara like Moffat now needs to move on, she's been shredded in the Docs timeline, advised him what Tardis to steal, comforted him as a boy, been there through every regeneration we know of, saved Gallifrey, died a few times, boyfriends become a Cyberman who saved the world, it's too much!!!
4 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Explains “Clara Who”
You don't need to mislead to avoid giving spoilers. The thing with the key was a dream, and the 'Clara never existed' was a throwaway line to the Dr Skarosa Cyberman who we never actually see again! Sorry but that's not genius, just a big build up to nothing
What irked me was the big build up that all was not as it seemed with Clara, Missy saying my Clara, previews of DIH showing her saying Clara never existed, and then it all turned out to be nothing. There's a difference between teasing and misleading. But like the pic of a 60s Dalek in the Asylum and then we never see them.
Not worried about the darkness, in fact bring it on. No it's the poor story telling, loose threads, obsession with Clara and poor use of classic baddies that gets me. Still Moffs a genius, he knows that so alls ok
4 months, 1 week ago on Moffat on Criticisms that Doctor Who Is Too Dark
Sadly, looks like we'll be getting plenty more unexplained baffling and disappointing Moffat moments for the foreseeable future
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Capaldi Needed to “Slap the audience awake” – Moffat
Great piece of analysis. Throughout his era it's been one unanswered question after another. He has great ideas, but just doesn't know how to craft a story that brings everything together and gives a clever conclusion that isn't a timey wimey cop out. And to say intelligent fans will fill in the gaps in laughable. He really now is outstaying his time on the show, like most other Producers did after a few years on the classic series, he should move on and give someone else a go. He won't though because as recent comments show, he's his biggest fan and thinks he's as big as the show. Thank goodness that we at least have Capaldi to carry weak story's
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Steven Moffat: An Era of Forgotten Things
Oh god, so sychofantic. He may have ideas, but doesn't know how to craft a decent story
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Says He’s Not Running Out of Ideas Yet
He really is his biggest fan. Maybe he's too quick solving the narrative problem, hence the gaping plot holes and unanswered questions that he sometimes forgets to answer. But of course, how could I forget, intelligent fans help him out with these! He's outstaying his time and the show could become stale. Fortunately we've had a fantastic actor take on the lead role who carries weaker stories, but we need some real sci fi injected back into the show, what's Eric Saward up to these days?
Totally agree too. I'm sick of no background to stories, poorly crafted stories, stories that rely on the fans to plug the gaping holes, and too much focus on companions home life. Also sick of classic monsters being made nice, friendly Silurians, funny Sontarans, good Dalek, and now a Brigadier Cyberman! We've got a great Doctor and a potentially good regular nemesis in Michelle Gomez, now let's have a new showrunner and decent writers.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Problems with Death in Heaven
Only two from the 26 year run of the classic series???
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Doctor Who: Fifty-One Favourites (Part 1)
Not another feisty young female companion pleeeaaassseee! When we've done with Clara's back story in about 10 years lets have an older companion or someone from another era, or an alien? Or is that stretching the writers too far?
5 months ago on Jenny: A Future Companion
Roger Delgado is the original and best, but Anthony Ainley was my Master, as in he was the one playing him when I was a kid watching Who, and he'll always be my favourite! I was so hoping for another incarnation similar to return, with wit and charm but evil. As much as I love Missy, I cant think of her as the Master
5 months ago on Face-Off: The Masters (Classic Era)
Sycophantic schmaltz. I would run through each monster trick and story featured above but it wouldn't be favourable and I'd get hate mail replies from other members of the Moffatt appreciation society. He's done some decent stuff in Who, but stories lack depth or decent conclusions that you can understand, monsters lack back story, and tricks are mostly timey wimey cop outs. His biggest credit is putting Capaldi in the role. Time for him to move on now and give another showrunner a chance. Now let the backlash begin!!
5 months, 1 week ago on Moffat’s Best Monsters, Tricks & Stories (So Far)
Ah Capaldi is my hero! Can't he be showrunner too :-)
5 months, 1 week ago on Capaldi Hoping for New TARDIS
Please not Courtenay, or the Blue woman. How about an older companion with an older Doctor? And not one whose story overshadows every episode!
5 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Mulls Future Companion Not Being Another Earth Girl
Oh yes, bring back Tegan, as grumpy and sharp as Capaldi, would be perfect!
Death in Heaven was another Doctor Who sound bite, Steven Moffatt decided he wanted Cybermen at St Paul's, dead people coming back as Cybermen, female Master, Danny as a Cyberman, and wove it all together to make the Finale. What I think he fails to do is craft a decent well told story. Dark Water was great and credit for that, the water falling away to reveal Cybermen was iconic, Clara trapped in a room with a Cyberman, great cliffhanger, Missy gradually revealing who she is, fantastic. But this was much the same with the superb Utopia. When the reveal is made and the players are in place, we then get a weak second half that doesn't live up to the build up. The Cybermen were wasted, Missy was wasted, arcs built up over the season were once again concluded with throwaway anticlimactic lines, and far too much focus was put on emotional stuff. And as for the Brigadier Cyberman, oh please! We now have a friendly Silurian, a funny Sontatan, a nice Dalek and Brigadier Cyberman somewhere out there! I just felt disappointed after the episode. Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez were superb and I'm sure she'll be back and soon! But I'm now sick of Clara's story. Can we please just have a normal companion back in the Tardis without any huge complications. Hopes for season 9, more 2 parters, better thought out stories, The Master back, monsters being nasty and evil again, and Steve Moffat to hand over the reins.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Death in Heaven Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions
Yes it was a blue effect and the same as when she transmatted from the plane. I reckon she went back to her Tardis
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Death in Heaven
We just get a great dramatic dark epic to round the season off, then we're back to silly funny fairy tail rubbish. I'll stay hopeful, but I bet it's like most of the other Christmas specials, sugary and forgettable (barring ttotd)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Christmas Special Plot Hints
Sounds like a typical soppy Christmas letdown
Watched it again today and noticed that when The Doctor and Clara initially go off with Dr Chang, that camera pans to Missy in front of the tombs and the music used for the Master in Utopia is played. Also, just noticed the name on the tomb in Dr Changs office is the founder of 3W Dr Skarosa! Is Skarosa some sort of clue or a red herring!?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on 12 Great Moments From Dark Water
No he hasn't, The Master didn't fancy the Doctor, and none of The Silurians fancied Victorian house maids
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: The Missy Reveal
What's all this repeated rubbish about not bringing back The Rani because people won't remember her? Does that mean we can only see characters come back who a casual twenty something fan would remember?? This show has a rich 50 year history, it can dip into its past and reintroduce some of the fantastic villains and characters that were in its first 26 year run. Not many other shows have the scope to do that. The idea we can't as some fans won't remember them first time round is a ridiculous reason not to!
How dare you have an opinion that goes against some of the militia of fans on here! Personally I like the music and if a female Master means Michelle Gomez is back next season I can live with that as she's superb like Capaldi. But I do think we need a new showrunner for season 9
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Rate & Discuss Dark Water
Yep I think there's going to be a twist next week, but whatever the outcome, please keep the brilliant Michelle Gomez in place at her charmingly evil best to meet the brilliant Peter Capaldi again at his most grumpily heroic best!
I just wonder if all is not as it seems. I wonder if Seb will actually be The Master, maybe not at the moment but by the end of the next episode. One thing is for sure, Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez are the best Doctor and Master since Pertwee and Delgado! Hope both are around for many seasons to come
Please please please don't be an offshoot of the Doctor or Clara. Please be either the Rani or another wicked evil but charming female Time Lord who will plague Capaldi over the next few series!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Recapping the Mysterious Missy
I so hope all this Valeyard stuff isn't right. Will be gutted. Would like to see the Valeyard back but played by a man. And want to see The Rani back and played by Michelle Gomez!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dark Water – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
Would have been even better to have had an updated version of 'Space Adventure' as used for them in the Moonbase and Tomb!
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Dark Water Clip
I really hope she's more than a cyber planner, an older Clara etc. And def hope she's not a sex change Master. I soooo hope she's The Rani but if not at least another evil female Time Lord who'll be back in the future to do battle with Capaldi's Doctor. Must say she's a great actress, perfect mix of humour, charm and menace like we had with Delgados Master
Yes but the pay off to the Moffats build up has sometimes been disappointing, trailer did look good though so optimistic, just pleeeaaassseee don't let Missy be River or a totally different looking Clara
6 months ago on Next Time: Dark Water