Ben's just this guy, y'know.
Thinking about it. I’m neither pro nor hate Moffat. I dislike all the shitty things he has said. There are quite a lot or problematic things surrounding his work no doubt. But I just don’t get the huge truck loads of hate he is getting for promotional material. On set improvs by Matt and Jenna, the script and episode leaking.
He has justified criticisms (maybe a little hate if your so inclined) but tumblr has also giving him a fair amount of unjustified hate to the Nth degree. (some posts actually wishing death on him.)
This is all a tired ramble, and probably a stupid unpopular opinion. I suppose it’s easier to say I enjoy the non shitty aspects of his work, I will call out the shitty sexist misogynistic things he says, but I’m certainly not going to act as though he is the devil incarnate. (That spot goes to Frank Miller. Who is 100 times worse than Moffat.)
like, i’m still not over the fact that the doctor let the entire asylum of the daleks blow up without a second thought. a planet that contained sentient, compassionate, emotional daleks, including those who actually still believed they were human. and then he returned to the tardis twirling around and repeating “doctor who???” like he didn’t just witness the deaths of hundreds of living individual beings.
Hey you know what?
THOSE DALEKS WERE NOT COMPASSIONATE. THEY WERE INSANE AND UNSTABLE, AND WERE TRYING TO KILL THE DOCTOR, AMY AND RORY.
THE ONLY DALEK WITH ANYTHING REMOTELY RESEMBLING COMPASSION WAS OSWIN.
AND NEWSFLASH - THE DALEKS ARE EVIL. THEY DO NOT DESERVE SAVING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
> Doctor commits genocide of “insane” and “unstable” Daleks
> Including Oswin, a sentient Dalek, who saves his life
> Shows no remorse about it
> Is seen dancing and laughing 2.5 minutes later
> “they do not deserve saving under any circumstances”
First of all, while I don’t agree with that statement, never ever once do I say or even imply that the Daleks should’ve been saved. I objectively realize that is the only choice the Doctor/Oswin had if they wanted to be saved. But the fact is, once the Daleks had been destroyed, the Doctor has no reaction about it.
The Doctor — who is meant to be a hero and a healer and someone the audience should look up to and respect — simply doesn’t care that he’s just murdered an entire planet of Daleks who were, frankly speaking, not a threat to anyone but possibly other Daleks until the Doctor got involved at all. When Nine spent an entire episode angsting and stewing over killing who he thought was the last Dalek left alive and Rose called him out on it, he repented what he was about to do — you know why? Because murder should never be easy. Even if the Doctor is an anti-hero, I want to see him feel guilt and shame over something like this. I’m talking about Ten in Water of Mars, when the decision to destroy a creature that was threatening an entire space station nearly drove him mad with power. A creature we can all agree was an active threat and a danger, and even though the Doctor knew what he did was inappropriate, there were consequences.
Where was the consequence of the Doctor having to destroy thousands of Daleks? Where was the remorse the Doctor felt over Oswin having been killed as well? Where was his angst and guilt and regret? Where was his inner monologue about becoming a god, about resembling the other Time Lords, about already having resigned his species into a Time Lock, about knowing what it feels like to have blood on your hands and losing companions and —
You know what. I’m not rehashing it all now.
'doctor commits genocide'
'the doctor murdered'
'the doctor destroyed'
'having to destroy'
Wow. Very good objective analysis here too. Showing clear ability to read and analyse the te-
What actually happened and who was responsible:
Daleks: Fired the Doctor at planet, blew Asylum up when force field was lowered.
Oswin: Lowered force field, which let missiles in and Doctor, Amy and Rory teleport out.
Doctor: Uses teleport, fails to save Oswin because carrying a Dalek while running for your life will get you killed.
Apparently escaping something that’s blowing up without rescuing another inhabitant is now genocide or murder. Something to bear in mind when escaping a burning building.
You clearly have no capacity for text comprehension.
BONUS: The decision to destroy a creature is not what drove Ten mad with power, not just because he didn’t decide to do it (IF the flood were destroyed, it was Adelaide Brooke’s decision to use Action Five that did it). That would be saving Adelaide’s life and meddling with time.
I just applied one of those spray on plasters. Self immolation would have been less painful…
My addiction to big finish is getting worse. What’s this storm warning for a pound? Frick yeah!