You can have your opinions about Moffat, which I do not share, but I was talking about apreciating RTD’s era whithout having to start whining about how much Moffat sucks or whatever.
Honestly, I think that kind of attitude is what makes people assume that because you love RTD you must be a Moffat hater and that is just wrong. I love both writers, and I’ll admit that there has been a downgrade in the quality of the show but the show is still good!
If you don’t like it don’t watch it, as simple as that.
P.S. I would like you to read this article about Steven Moffat’s “sexism”
Also when you say “ disregard for the 50-year history of the show he’s writing for" what do you mean? can you give an example? and don’t say something like "because Gallifrey is back and that was a vital point in the show" because let me tell you that Gallifrey was there in classic who, it wasn’t until new-who that we learnt that Gallifrey had disappeared.
Whoa, this is like an unholy trinity of Moffat defences.
People are welcome to say what they like on gifsets, and if you don’t like the commentary you’re allowed to just reblog from the source instead. No one is forcing you to read that commentary, so just stop.
Isn’t fun being told “don’t like, don’t read/watch/play/consume”?
Oh, and two things: kindly don’t cite that article as a defence against accusations of sexism. Firstly, it was written by a dude, which does dampen its credibility (men are capable of writing/speaking eloquently and fairly on issues of sexism, but it’s not as common as you’d think). Secondly, it takes a Watsonian approach to a Doylist argument, which makes the writer look either oblivious to the real issues or obfuscating the point. And he equates women being badass to being feminist, which is silly because it’s characters being fully fleshed out that make them “strong characters”. (He also ignores that Madge saves the day because she has an operating uterus, not because of any interesting traits she has, which is painful to the extreme from a feminist viewpoint.)
It’s defences of against claims of homophobia are equally ridiculous, because it’s assuming homophobia is about “no characters who aren’t straight allowed” instead of “shitty representation of characters who are queer”.
Also, the article uses the “but I have black friends” defence, so uh. Kindly don’t cite it. It’s a horrible piece of debate that doesn’t confront the issues people actually bring up.
As for disrespecting 50 years of canon, I would argue that writing a gag that turns the noise the TARDIS makes from the sound of time and space itself to the Doctor leaving the brakes on is a little disrespectful. Especially when in Classic canon all TARDISes made that noise. And because Moffat has said the joke was written to fill time, which makes the screenwriter in me yodel in agony.
Bringing back Gallifrey the way that he did (the Doctor never destroyed it in the first place, he claims!) completely undermines only the last eight years of canon, but it still bites. And since we’re talking about “The Day of the Doctor”, can we talk about how there was a bit of lipservice paid to Classic!Who (and Tom Baker made a frankly incomprehensible appearance that just frustrated me because conversations between characters shouldn’t lock people out like that one did), but Moffat couldn’t be arsed to write a story that actually celebrated that canon and allowed the classic actors to come back and play their roles? (Hell, the one non-Moffat companion who appeared didn’t get to play her role, that’s just mean to fans who came back for her.) Like, he invented a whole additional regeneration that locked Paul McGann out of the Time War and when he responded to the positivity around “Night of the Doctor” actually said “wow people must like the twist” instead of “whoa the fandom went apeshit for the Eighth Doctor” (which is what actually happened).
I’ve rambled on for long enough, though. I hope I didn’t come off too confrontational, because I respect your viewpoint on the relative virtues and vices of Moffat’s era. I just happen to disagree like whoa.