"what are they going to do, fake suicide at each other?"
remember at the end of series two where he pretended like he wasn’t sure there was going to be a third series
and then two seconds after the finale he tweeted “haha gotcha we commissioned it months ago”
this is nothing new Moffat lies pass on the word
This scene is seriously the cutest thing ever.
#Remember when there was a non-human person who hadnt talked to anyone of her species in decades #And her only companion was the man she loved and who ignored her or bossed her around and was rude to her #And Martha met her and the Doctor and Jack were busy doing ‘important shit’ #But Martha was the one who took the time to chat with her #To learn more about her language and culture #Who befriended her #Encouraged her to open up and joked with her and made her laugh #And then because of that discovered what they needed to know BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE#remember that #Remember that time Martha Jones was better than you #God bless Martha Jones
The nice thing about this is that it wasn’t a one-episode thing. It’s consistent writing and characterisation: every time they land somewhere Martha goes off to fraternise with the locals, human or not. She’s always genuinely interested in them and sympathetic.
(like compared to how current-era characterisation happens: “oh right amy likes art didn’t we mention that? but oh never mind it won’t come up in any other episode after this.” “of course clara has personality look she likes making souffles! but you can forget about that because it won’t come up again”)
Watch the Sherlock mini-sode ‘Many Happy Returns’ NOW.
The first thing I thought of was “Blink”. The responding DVD seems to be a Moffat thing…
Oh, it is. He uses the same trick in Jekyll as well, and I seem to remember something similar in Coupling as well.
I’m starting to suspect Moffat as a writer is just a bag of tricks and very little content
moffat’s companions’ lives are all so strangely ungrounded in reality and i think it’s a good example of his very weak writing. in day of the doctor we see clara teaching - no explanation, no mention of it in the episode, and no build up to it. although obviously this was a (really lovely actually) nod to canon, it’s not the first time this has happened; amy just “became” a model in one episode and was never shown like this again (after her first job was as a kissogram). it’s impossible to imagine this happening with any of russell t davies’ companions, who all had lives incredibly minutely planned out; rose and mickey found their path to success obstructed by class boundaries and working manually, donna worked a succesion of uninspiring office jobs and even well off martha was shown physically working very hard to achieve her medical degree.
this ability to skip through professions as well as change locations and dump family just grounds the idea that moffat’s companions are strange, non-human, undeveloped creatures. their lives, trials and tribulations don’t matter outside of the doctor, and it’s like they’re a succession of barbie dolls; “i can be a model! i can be a teacher! i can be an archaeologist!” with an awful lot of pluck, a cheeky grin, and no substance whatsoever
it also demonstrates that steven moffat has probably never had to get a job outside of television
The only sort-of exception I can think of is Rory, who was a nurse and it showed. Ever noticed how when someone went down, Rory was the first to go to his knees and check up on them? And his little black nurse’s bag that got one (one) mention? And I’m so angry about that because he’s a nurse, that’s like one of the most stereotypically female, caring jobs there is, and they gave it to the male character and I fucking rejoiced. All I wanted was Rory being interested in new healing methods and bonding with the alien health care people and having discussions with the Doctor about how medical science evolved and generally being the carer of the team.
But instead they focused on the whole cool Roman soldier thing and gave him a sword.
Paul McGann (Mr. Eighth Doctor himself) kicking Steven Moffat: The actual best gif ever.
… i think i just found my favourite reaction gif
Charley, C’rizz, Lucie, Tamsin, Molly - Friends, companions I’ve known, I salute you.
You’re all canon.
Why am I not surprised Moffat ignored the implied-bisexual implied-kinky male companion?
"the master can’t come back he’s dead, he must’ve died in the time war!!!"
You must be new.
So I’m guessing there will be no anti-Matt Smith version of the Master, (unless they shoehorn him into the last few episodes) so that means a middle-aged guy Master to have homo-erotic tension with Peter Capaldi (and Peter Capaldi is good at homoerotic tension, just watch TTOI).
Except I’m a little scared Moffat’s going to do a female Master.
'Cause Moffat has dropped hints he’s “nearer the end than the beginning” in his writing career for Doctor Who, so they’ll need a new showrunner. Toby Whithouse is already familiar with Doctor Who, having written four episodes ( A Town Called Mercy, The God Complex, The Vampires of Venice, and School Reunion).
And he was the main writer for Being Human. And Being Human, for me, excelled in two main areas: hilariousness
(And the Real Hustle Scene, which really has to be seen to be believed)
and heartwarming friendship moments.
Also he looks like this:
He likes interacting with fans as well - I refer you to the Being Human Blog.
But most importantly, he understands what it’s all about. Case in point:
"In the company of horrors, I learned about friendship and loyalty, sacrifice and courage. Humanity isn’t a species, it’s a state of mind. It can’t be defeated, it moves mountains, it saves souls. We were blessed as much as we were cursed. In this little enclave of the lost I witnessed the very best of being human."
QED. Hire the guy already.