Just a friendly reminder to all the moffat haters out there rallying for an RTD comeback that RTD’s attempt at a doctor-lite episode resulted in ‘love and monsters’ whereas moffat’s resulted in ‘blink’. So ponder that
Friendly reminder that Moffat’s attempt at building a compelling love interest for the Doctor resulted in the ultra-polarising River Song, whose story is pretty much exclusively tied to the Doctor, while Rose Tyler still dominates in favourite character polls and has a brilliant, compelling, and beautiful story arc that has her romance with the Doctor as only one component.
Friendly reminder that while the Daleks were overused as RTD finale material, none of those episodes were as awful as the shitpile that is “Asylum of the Daleks”, and none of the RTD Daleks were as massively out of character as the idea of a parliament of Daleks.
Friendly reminder that “The Name of the Doctor”, one of the most hyped episodes of Doctor Who ever, pulled 70% of the audience numbers that “Journey’s End” got.
Friendly reminder that while RTD was fond of thematically appropriate deus ex machina ending for finales, Moffat’s finales make no sense and their reprecussions for the rest of the show are never displayed.
Friendly reminder that the predestination paradoxes of RTD’s run still allowed characters their free will, while Moffat’s predestination paradoxes remove a character’s free will.
Friendly reminder that RTD’s run on Doctor Who, while never ideal, featured more women, POC, and non-heterosexual orientations than Moffat’s run.
Friendly reminder that Eleven’s appearance on The Sarah Jane Adventures (written by RTD) was amazing and in-character, while “The Girl in the Fireplace” is disgustingly out of character for everyone involved.
Friendly reminder that “The Parting of the Ways” was an infinitely better close to a story arc than “The Wedding of River Song”.
Friendly reminder that the favourite episodes of series 5 and 6 (“Vincent and the Doctor” and “The Doctor’s Wife”) both only make passing references to Moffat’s series arcs, similar to the references made to the series arcs of RTD’s run.
Friendly reminder that when the Doctor lost Rose, he spent series 3 grieving the loss and was pretty obviously suicidal. When Amy and Rory lost their baby, they had no emotional reaction at all. Especially Amy, who was in an extremely traumatic situation with no apparent emotional reprecussions.
Friendly reminder that Moffat’s main female characters are all basically the same scaffolding with different decorations, while RTD’s heroines were distinct.
Friendly reminder that RTD’s run spawned two spin-offs based on beloved characters, with a potential third about Rose Tyler nixed by RTD himself, while nothing of the sort seems to have happened in Moffat’s run.
Friendly reminder that if you’re gonna try and post pro-Moffat posts on the “moffat hate” tag, you’re gonna find some pushback from people who’d rather you just leave us alone.