There’s a difference between a female character who exists in a story and has a romantic relationship with a male character versus a female character who exists in a story to have a romantic relationship with a male character
rose tyler vs river song
i hate pears
This was probably the most in-your-face reference yet of Doctor Who.
AND I LOVE THEM FOR IT.
I never knew how much I needed this moment until today
Galliday looks ridiculously fun. Definitely going if I can next year! Did any of you ask Mary Poppins if she’s a Time Lady?
Steven Moffat’s dismissive attitude toward women somehow seems to help his career.
this article is so so important please read it
holy shit, though. wow.
OH.MY.GOD. it has EVERY QUOTE. WITH A LINK. this article must’ve been burning in this writer’s mind for ages…well done.
True story: when I initially pitched this article, my editor thought I was joking and squelched it, and I went back and screamed at him a lot until he understood there is NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT THE RAGE-INDUCING EFFECTS OF STEVEN MOFFAT and let me write it, haha.
(Also, since a lot of people have been questioning the veracity of the quotes, I just want to say that everything in “” in the article is a word-for-word quote that comes from either a video/radio or print interview by Moffat, or a tweet from his now-deleted twitter, or a line one of his characters says. Every other link is tied to arguments about the narratives of his series, so yes, it’s all as verified as we could possibly make it.)
moffat is the devil incarnate and needs to get the fuck out of the entertainment industry
oh god he’s so gross and makes me so mad
his writing has to be one of the clearest examples of “I can’t even bother to hate women really I just don’t see them as people” I’ve ever seen
Now it teaches them that life’s not fair and everyone you love dies
or ends up on a beach in another dimension
or that if you just become famous enough, your writing doesn’t have to make sense anymore
Peter Davison, Colin Baker & Sylvester McCoy give the TARDIS the full ‘you’ve redecorated’ treatment in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot [x]
I very much enjoyed Day of the Doctor!
Disappointed at some things, but there was actually…nothing to really complain about! It’s sad that saying that is astonishing, but eh. It’s basically how I review Who episodes nowadays.
It didn’t have much of the traditional Moffat over-the-top. Well, I mean, it was, but in a different way. It brought back a lot of the moral ambiguity and social commentary from the Davies era.
I liked John Hurt’s portrayal too! I was almost certain I wouldn’t like him. He was a lot more warm and genuine than I thought he would be. He still felt like the Doctor.
The inclusion, and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of Old Who really made it for me, though. I felt like the whole thing would be just a Moffat-pat-on-the-back special, but it wasn’t just HIS stuff that saved the day.
When they messed with things, they didn’t pull a Clara like “SHE WAS THERE ALL ALONG! WHOOOO~”. They explained why nobody else remembered things or why certain characters still act the way they did and just…they handled that a LOT better. They didn’t retcon years and years of the show for one episode. They explained it so well and I’m so happy.
There was a lack of crude jokes and woman-hating humor. Thank GOD. It was nice to see the genuine clever humor that I have loved in previous years of the show.
I’m trying to make this as vague as possible in case it gets through any spoiler tags! But yeah, wonderful episode. Really enjoyed it. Fun and clever, and the Tennant parts felt like Tennant episodes. It made my heart happy.
ok but like no one was expecting you mcgann
I’M SO GLAD THEY BROUGHT BACK SOME CLASSIC WHO STUFF
EVEN IF JUST A MINI-EPISODE
That was quick! An Extended “Day of the Doctor” trailer with more of your favorite characters and catchphrases.
The one they showed at ComicCon!!!!!
AH YES HERE IS THE ONE
THIS IS THE GOOD ONE