Friendly reminder that current show runner Steven Moffat and former show runner Russell T Davies are friends and worked together for years.
Friendly reminder that current show runner Steven Moffat and Big Finish Executive Producer Nick Briggs are friends, The name “Big…
Yeah it’s well known that Moffat is on good terms with a lot of folks on the production teams past and present. I mean hell I’m not a big fan of some of his works in recent days myself but I don’t despise the guy sure he’s a good bloke in real life and if I met him I’d probably invite him for a pint but still doesn’t excuse problematic elements that have went on under his run.
RTD had problematic stuff in his run of the show as well but people focus on Moffat since he’s the current show runner and the one in charge, therefore making more sense.
I do dislike Moffat because his story arcs have been all over the place post series five, coming off as lost with time travel but with a floppy conclusion.
Then you have characterization being hit and miss as well. I mean Moffat is very good at creating set pieces and when he tries his best he can write a damn good story as well but characters are his weakest point in my opinion.
Then you have the more problematic stuff like how he writes women, issues of representation etc. Of course I’m not really equipped to talk on that one too heavy and it’s a can of worms I’d rather not get into since everyone is on one side of the fence over it but there are entire blogs and pages that where created to discuss such as http://stfu-moffat.tumblr.com/
You also have him caught kind of making some questionable remarks and coming off as a bit of a smeghead http://www.hollywood.com/news/celebrities/55026975/steven-moffat-sexist-quotes
However one thing I do dislike are people that hate moffat for hates sake rather than criticizing valid points, I do have some friends that just rubbish an episode of doctor who under the grounds that “Moffat wrote it” and when challenged they can’t give a good reason for why they disliked said episode just because hating Moffat is the internet cool thing to do.
And of course people putting words in other folks mouths and making crap up, which in a sense gives real critics of moffats work a bad name.
Myself I see the issues but I don’t hate the man, I loved his work during the RTD run, I thought his first series as show runner was a breath of fresh air after the tired 2009 specials and was one of the strongest in the revived series since series 1.
But pointing out problems with a show doesn’t mean someone hates it, in fact it’s healthy to criticize something out of love for that work and knowing it could be just a little bit better. In fact being a fan shouldn’t make someone a blind zealot who must pick up a sword to defend the glorious infallible show runner and anyone that dares to criticize is not a true fan and must be put down. At the same time don’t just hate something for hate sake either.
It’s not just moffat, people criticized RTD for some of his floppy scripts during his run and how in his last few series he was starting to go downhill and going further back people criticized JNT for his direction with the series during the 1980s, not out of hate mind you but nothing wrong with calling problems with a work of media out when they arise.