First of all, he won a BAFTA. And I’m going to get right to the point because you mentioning Russell and David are very irrelevant. Funny how you sit there and make hate answers on TV shows and singers. Wow. Don’t you have better stuff to do?
There are no gaps in his continuity, my dear, you just fail to see other reasons because your brain is clouded in hate. You can hit a weeping angle, but if you haven’t noticed, DW is not about just hitting stuff and running away. Of course you can just bring sledgehammer and try to destroy a stone that is so ancient — ”are as old as the universe (or very nearly), but no one really knows where they come from.” Yes, I’d like to see who’s brave enough to do that. So you want the Doctor to hold a sledgehammer and go around smashing weeping angels. Ah yes that’s sun. Might as well call it Doctor Friday the 13th. As for the ‘Apple Problem’… Actually, hold on, Steven did not write The Eleventh Hour nor The God Complex so check your facts. At first the Doctor didn’t like a lot tastes because he had just regenerated — his taste buds are new and it feels weird. Brush your teeth then immediately eat an apple after that, it will taste bad. Years have gone by and the Doctor was okay with apples. Haven’t you ever hated something then liked it later? Yeah thanks. It’s called the teselecta and how’s that of any relationship to the ‘Apple problem’?
Ha… Sweetie, I think this link might be useful. You blame the writer for something you don’t understand? How logical.
THE TARDIS DOESN’T REGENERATE. OMFG. Okay the TARDIS redecorated for the Doctor because the Ponds left and the old TARDIS reminded him of the Ponds. Hell, I lost my friend not very long ago and I don’t dare step into his room because I know I will probably break down. His family changed the whole house and they still cry everyday just walking past his room. You want him to stay in the yellow console and remember Amy and Rory all the time? He will never move on if that’s the case. The TARDIS understands him and frankly it’s his and he decided to change it.
Can you do a bit of research before you ask a question? God, google is for free you know. “Weeping Angels that were converted from ordinary statues appeared as they did before being taken over, and other Angels resembled stone statues of winged, humanoid women in chitons. Baby Angels resembled cherubs — naked, infant-sized versions of adult Angels. Baby angels possessed the same traits as the others, but when they weren’t seen, their footsteps and giggles could be heard.” The weeping angles have a different way of reproducing, they can turn someone into a weeping angle if they like. And you know what just because he created something that doesn’t mean he has to know everything about it. That doesn’t make him a bad writer. How do Dementors reproduce? Or is J. K. Rowling a bad writer??
I am so tempted to insult your intelligence but I think I already have. This is me insulting your intelligence. There’s something called Google, but here’s the answer to your question: “The Angels can do so many things. They can bend time, climb inside your mind, hide in pictures, steal your voice, mess with your perception, leak stone from your eye… New York in 1938 was a nest of Angels and the people barely more than farm animals. The abattoir of the lonely assassins! “In those terrible days, in that conquered city, you saw and understood only what the Angels allowed, so Liberty could move and hunt as it wished, in the blink of an eye, unseen by the lowly creatures upon which it preyed. Also, it tiptoed.” So they can alter the perception of many people. The timeline was all scrambled and that’s how they were able to control it.
THE SHOW IS ABOUT TIME TRAVEL. So you can bet your sweet ass that they can go back in fucking time and save someone. Fucking hell he’s not the only that brings back characters. A LOT OF OTHER WRITERS DO AS WELL. FUCKING CLOSED MINDED. HAVE YOU FUCKING WATCHED SUPERNATURAL??
How is it odd that somethings happen to characters? No, Sally does things. She goes to the house again and he takes the tape with her and choose to get the TARDIS back. YES SHE FUCKING DOES THINGS. The Doctor shushes people all the time! HE SHUSHED ROSE IN “FEAR HER” DIDN’T HE?? How’s shushing offensive? And no the Doctor was a bitch to Martha for a bit, he kept saying ‘stop it’ and ‘you’re not replacing her’ so no it is not out of character that he shushes her. And in the 19th century it’s a lot easier to get married so yes having no one in there and just been zapped back in time, she only found that guy and got attached to him. THEN SALLY AND LARRY FOUGHT THE WEEPING ANGLES TOGETHER AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONLY ONE THAT BELIEVES HER AND CARES FOR HER SO YES OF COURSE SHE’LL BE HIS GIRLFRIEND. FUCKS SAKE.
HAHAHA I love the sexist part. The show is about the Doctor lol so yes we only see the side of the females with the Doctor?? HE DIDN’T FUCKING WRITE THE ENTIRE SHOW. Have you seen classical who?? No you obviously haven’t because if you have then you wouldn’t put this in because in the classical the companions also don’t have much of a life outside the TARDIS and the Doctor. IT IS ABOUT THE DOCTOR. OK. I don’t understand you.
Again, Moffat didn’t write the freaking doomsday not the Rose stuff. And guess what? Some people don’t like Rose. BIG SURPRISE? The fandom is literally turning EVERYTHING to Rose relating stuff. The doll is ROSE. I now dislike Rose because of the fandom and how tasteless it has all become.
Uhm what? You’re calling Madame de Pompadour a professional sex provider? Are you fucking sane? “Jeanne Antoinette was intelligent, beautiful and refined. She spent her younger childhood at the Ursuline convent in Poissy where she received a good education. At adolescence, her mother took personal charge of her education at home by hiring tutors who taught her to recite entire plays by heart, play the clavichord, dance, sing, paint and engrave. She became an accomplished actress and singer, and also attended Paris’s Club de l’Entresol (formed in 1724 and suppressed in 1731). The greatest expense of her education was undoubtedly the employment of renowned singers and actors, such as Pierre Jélyotte, much of it paid for by Le Normant de Tournehem; and it may have been this in particular that sparked rumours of his paternity to Jeanne Antoinette.” Uhm may I ask from where you’re getting your lovley facts? The Doctor isn’t going around the universe for sex… Just because the Madam caused a little disturbance in the Ten/Rose ship you all hate her. She is a great character that should be respected. Oh so you expected the Doctor to just leave someone who is pleading for his protection to die? Yes it does sound like the Doctor when he goes back to save her. In Cold War he was ready to sacrifice himself and Clara’s life in a heartbeat. Yes he would risk it and RTD knows so which is why he was okay with the episode.
- Omfg but that’s what goes on in reality. She was intelligent but her co-worker’s comments and such made her insecure! There are people like that in life! GET THE FUCK OVER IT.
- Ok I obviously can’t click that link but he’s sexist because he favors women? So I’m sexist now because I like men? The man can’t have his choice about it? So if he cast any girl you’ll all be like ‘oh she’s not pretty.’ ‘oh I don’t like her’ Every human has prefers and prejudices. So you’re telling me that you’ve never made some choice or made fun of a girl? Are you an angle? Do you forget that Steven is a human?
- Now you’ve crossed the line really. So RTD’s characters are white? Dude, he had only two African American character and they were both bitched at by the Doctor. Did you forget about Mels??
- Moffat responded with, “Asexuality isn’t a a boring LIFESTYLE, just less dramatic in this case. As happy is less dramatic than sad. Apart from the cake”. Name me one TV show that people like about asexual characters. I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST ASEXUAL. But this is how society operates, hell, you can’t wait to see how River will react with Clara. You love sexual tension in TV. So I can say being straight is boring. Will I get in trouble for that? No because it is ok to say that about heterosexuality and not asexuality right? Don’t you think you’re being a hypocrite here?
- And regarding bisexuality, he meant that as a joke. No sense of humor?
- Oh and how would the man know if a follower is dyslexic? Don’t we insult people’s spellings if they’re wrong? I see it happening all the time. Besides, I’ve never heard about that so provide your source if you want people to believe you.
- Woah woah hold on there. There was only one female character in there before Clara and she was Amy… Amy’s from Scotland and it’s really believable that she would behave like that. Besides that, he wasn’t the only one that wrote her lines? Are you for real. And what’s ‘chinboy’ and such’s got anything to do with that? You’re laying out things that don’t make a connection? Amy is a great character. She was developed and loved by the Doctor. I dare you to create a lovable and a unique character as she is.
- A bit on River Song: “Powerful Character and Actress
The character of River Song
comes from appears to have been inspired by Bernice Summerfield, a character from the Doctor Who novel series New Adventures who gained her own fan following. After the BBC pulled the rights for Virgin Publishing to feature the Doctor, Virgin produced Bernice-only novels, which readers devoured. Bernice Summerfield was created by fan fiction authors and is not owned by the BBC.
The actress who plays River Song, likewise, has her own career independent of the Doctor Who universe. Alex Kingston played a doctor on the popular American television show E.R. When she came to play the part of the Doctor’s companion, she had, in fact, never seen Doctor Who and therefore had no awe of the Doctor. It shows. She is also older than most of the Doctor’s companions, which helps counter the age discrimination too frequent in television adventure shows. Can an older woman be sexy? Yes!
Powerful in the Gaps Between the Action
Like Bernice Summerfield and Alex Kingston, River leads a life independent of the Doctor. She is an archaeologist, the leader of a team. Although she travels with the Doctor, she also parts from him to have her own adventures, and then returns to him. Who even knows what she gets up to in the meantime? It’s best if we never find out, if the show always leaves that open, because it means that she is not dependent on the Doctor for adventures.
River Song’s ending is also ambiguous, leaving space for a number of different stories and a wide variety of character development – ample fodder for fanfiction writers to take her anywhere.
Powerful in the Show Itself
Finally, River Song is a powerful character in the show itself.
In “Silence in the Library,” River first appears, with her team, in the middle of one of the Doctor’s adventures. He has just realized that he is surrounded by the “Vashta Nerada,” a race of aliens who live in the shadows and devour. River bursts in, and he shouts out an order that he expects to be obeyed: “All of you, turn around, get back in your rocket and fly away!”
She laughs in his face.
Then she calls him “pretty boy,” a term that many women will recognize as sexist. Like the word “babe,” it’s both complimentary and disempowering. Therefore, it’s a reversal of stereotypical gender roles.
She summons him into her office and proceeds to show him her superior technology, a Sonic Screwdriver that’s better than his, and her superior knowledge, a book, shaped like his TARDIS, with details of his future adventures.
As the adventures proceed, she sensibly follows his lead when his experience is greater than hers, but also acts on her own when it seems appropriate.
Then she whispers his name in his ear. This is possibly the most shocking thing any companion or enemy has ever done. In fairy tale, myth, and fantasy, knowing someone’s name can give you ultimate power over them. And, central to the Doctor’s identity is the lack of his name. “Doctor Who?” people often ask. The question is never answered. We’ll never know it. But she does.
In the climax of the show, when the solution suddenly becomes clear, she sees it first. One of them has to die. Paradoxically, if he’s the one who dies, she’ll never have adventured with him. Experiences will be stolen from her. So she chooses to sacrifice herself - not only to save the world, but also to protect whatever personal growth has occurred during her time in the TARDIS.
But, of course, he’d never allow it. So she knocks him out and handcuffs him to a pillar.
When he comes to, he insists that he die instead.
“What, I’m not allowed to have a career?” she asks him, insisting on her right to adventure in her own way.
Next, they have an interchange that reverses the stereotypical male and female roles. She reasons with him calmly, and he dissolves in tears.
Then she wins the argument with persuasion, the Doctor’s most effective superpower. She wisely sees that handcuffing him to a pillar is not enough to stop him, because he has the ability to travel in time afterward and counter her actions. So she persuades him not to.
Then she proceeds to sacrifice herself and save the world.
If the story ended here, it would follow a too-common precedent of strong women having to kill themselves. However, the Doctor finds a way to “save” her, transmitting her essence into a computer. In her “afterlife,” we see her meeting her team, reading books, telling stories, and taking care of children.
Up until now, River has taken power mostly in stereotypically male ways - punching out the Doctor, calling him “pretty boy,” and so forth. But when she becomes a caregiver of small children, she is taking power in stereotypically female ways. She’s transmitting culture to them in the form of story. And so she is also a role model for parents of all sorts. The job of parent is too often given short shrift, not seen as “real” work. But it is one of the most challenging jobs of all, and it’s an exciting adventure all on its own.
All the same, if the story ended here, it would follow another too-common precedent of women’s stories: ending in “domestic bliss,” ending “happily ever after.” The Doctor would have trapped River inside a giant computer, eternally taking care of children - “put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well.”
But it doesn’t.
Something extremely interesting has happened. When River left her body, she became an artificial intelligence. She has been transformed into - what? She’s no longer human (if she ever was to begin with) and therefore no longer a woman. She’s broken the gender binary. She’s made of bits now, ethereal, not dependent on a physical existence - which means that she may someday have the option of being transmitted somewhere else. And in the meantime, she has access to the most enormous library in the universe.”
- ok lol 51th century is weird ahahha. yeah that makes him a bad writer ahaha.
- That’s really pathetic… What do you mean ‘classical Moffat disappointment’?? Of course you expect no one to question that because the almost the whole fucking fandom is finding it cool that hate on Moffat. It’s trending now. The reason behind them hearing the dead girl’s thoughts was because she was bullied by them. They called her stupid and pretty and they didn’t want anything to do with her then when she was gone they were all sad. He’s sending us a message that you’ll regret something and you can’t do anything about it afterwards. He also showed us a lovely side in Donna being the only one that showed her some decency. Well yes of course they have fucking advanced technology??? I MEAN LOOK AT ALL THE FUCKING ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY WE HAVE NOW AND IT’S ONLY 21ST CENTURY.
- Ok you can call someone’s imagination bullshit. That’s very open-minded. Nice.
- Have ever heard of something called soft science fiction?? Writers can make whatever the fuck they want! THEY ARE NOT STRAINED BY TODAY’S SCIENCE. ALL OF DW’s science is wibbly wobbly. For God’s sake if you’re gonna pick on every scientific thing ever then you should just not watch DW because guess what, we don’t have time travel.
- Oh lazy writing? IT’S FUN. IT’s meant to make people fucking smile because it’s Christmas! So is it very not possible for Matt Smith’s doctor to do that?! So he writes nice things he gets hated. He write sad things he gets hated. Cool.
- Time travel involves paradoxes! HE IS NOT MAKING AN EDUCATION PROGRAM. IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR ENTERTAINMENT. And when we reach the science of time travel and he is proven wrong then you can judge him. It is imagination and just because what you imagine doesn’t fit what he imagines you can’t call him a bad writer.
- No no no no. You don’t need anything behind your science fiction writing. Every writer has a different method and you only need your imagination and ideas. And you not providing example of what you’re accusing him of proves how much you don’t know what you’re talking about.
- DON’T GET ME STARTED ON FUCKING MATT SMITH AND HIDE WAS NOT WRITTEN BY STEVEN. FUCK’S FUCKING FUCKITY FUCK.
- Ohh hold on there, so your opinion of Amy ok. It’s okay to call a woman ‘bitchy whiny’ and so on. You want her to be perfect? Like a Mary Sue? PEOPLE HAVE OTHER SIDES AS WELL. WE ARE NOT ALL NICE. You just called her all of those names, what does that make you?? Really? She loves Rory will all her heart and I’ve had a friend that I was sometimes awful. I had fights with him and I called him names but I loved him so much.
- Why was dinosaurs on a space ship a terrible episode? Because you said so?
- Hahaha lol. Steven is a Whovian. He loves Doctor Who. And how do you /know/ that he’s gonna reveal the Doctor’s name? Got a TARDIS?
- Basically you just insulted everyone that ships Whouffle.
- I think I’ve made my points. Thank you all very much.
This will probably not get notes because hating Moffat is cool. Whatever.
P.S. his name is Steven not Stephen. Don’t you think it’s a little childish to make fun of someone’s name?