30 Day Doctor Who Challenge
Day 13: What is your favorite/scariest Moffatism?
Reboot Seasons One Through Four Never Happened
This is a biggie. With the 11th Doctor, we don’t see any mentioning really of events from the RTD era with the exception of River Song (But oh wait, who wrote the Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead, oh yeah, Moffat). Sure you shouldn’t over play old worn out story arcs, but at the same time you shouldn’t act like they don’t exist. The 11th Doctor’s behavior doesn’t in any way reflect the actions of his 9/10 predecessors. 10 reflected 9 in the beginning but then slowly changed into his own doctor. You get none of that from 11. He is loud and annoying and unlike any of the previous doctors. If the time war really bothered him, he sure isn’t showing it.
It was awesome when RTD brought back the classic dales and cybermen, and everyone loved the little nods to the classic series. Moffat seems to be trying, with the appearance of the Great Intelligence and the Zygons, but I feel like he should mention the RTD era a few times. He has the weeping angels and a hologram. RTD brought back iconic villains and one of the most loved companions from the classic series, Sarah Jane Smith. While I know she is no longer a viable option, why can’t Jack or Martha show up? Doesn’t the Doctor still have Martha’s phone? Why can’t she call him up one more time? Whatculture.com phrased it well, “But when the universe begins to feel so far removed from the canon of the Doctors we have known and loved before, all us angry fans will have a common enemy: the current Doctor; in this case, Matt Smith’s smarmy sullen Eleven, who treats Amy like Rose 2.0, and who leaves us all wondering if he has some sort of prolonged regeneration amnesia.”