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Sighs ok I have lots of feelings right now so here they are

 

Ok I was really quite glad to hear that Matt Smith was leaving because I don't like him that much and am eager to see a new Doctor...

 

But now I realize that it wasn't Matt Smith who I disliked (though imo he can never compare to Tennant), and it wasn't Matt who made me stop liking the show. It was Moffat. It was his writing and his weak characters and his abuse of power as a writer.

 

He's a good writer, no doubt. But he has changed DW so much that I literally could not even watch it anymore.

 

I was excited that Rose and 10 would be back for the 50th anniversary but now I'm just worried that it will all be a great disappointment. I don't think I trust Moffat with Rose and 10, my favorite characters from the entire show, the two people who made me fall in love with Doctor Who.

 

Moffat is doing anything he can to bring up the show's ratings/reviews/what have you. Playing with the thought of revealing the Doctor's name, for one thing. And what's going on with John Hurt as "8.5" or the so-called 'real 9'? Moffat is pretty much "rewriting DW history" (not my words but the words of someone with views similar to mine on the subject) and it makes me glad that I decided to stop watching the show after Tennant left.

 

I tried to like Matt Smith and maybe I could have grown to like him if he'd been given the potential - and I could have tried to like the new companions, or all the changes to DW, but Moffat.

 

Now I'm kind of sad to see Matt Smith go, because he'll never reach his full potential on the show because of Moffat.

 

...I just have too many problems with Moffat. He is sexist*, he is overpowered, he is messing everything up.

 

Overall it boils down to me really really hating what Moffat has done/is doing/will do.

I know that change in a show is inevitable. Especially in a show like Doctor Who.

But Moffat has ruined what Russel T Davies left him with. RTD had strong characters and plots and he made me love the show. I couldn't muster any emotional attachment to 11 or Amy or anyone who came along under Moffat's writing. And that is why I stopped watching.

Arghh

 

I don't expect anyone to agree with what I'm saying and in fact I expect a lot of people to strongly disagree, but I don't care because this is just how I feel and I wish Moffat was the one leaving, not Matt Smith.

 

*Moffat being sexist is another issue in itself but let me just say that I hate him and I hope to god there will never be a female doctor as long as Moffat is part of the show.

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This article sums up my opinions, for the most part, regarding what I want to see in the next Doctor. http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/change-my-dear-51120.htm

 

Although I disagree with a few minor points, and I feel like a female Doctor would be awkward, I agree with wanting a regeneration (and companions) that harken back to the Classic series. An older-looking, grandfatherly Doctor instead of a romantic interest, a bigger variety of companions... *sigh* It's unlikely, but it's what I'd like to see. smile.gif

 

TBH, I'm not really liking what I'm hearing from Moffat (and some from Smith) regarding the 50th Anniv and where the show goes from there. But I know Moffat is trying to generate hype so he's probably rather exaggerating, but still. :/ I really don't like being negative, especially for a show I love as much as DW, but that's the impression I'm getting. Hopefully it all turns out well!

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I started watching the show last August thanks to Tumblr and basically it's the only TV show that's ever held my interest for so long. Or, like, at all.

 

I'm kind of wishy-washy when it comes to favorites and preferences. I loved all 3 New Who Doctors (sorry, don't have access to the classics) pretty much equally. Don't even ask me about companions, because I can definitely find something I love in all of them. Admittedly, Moffat's companions took longer to win me over, but I found Amy and Rory to be really amazing in the end.

 

I am in love with River Song though, and I ship her with Eleven over anyone. I'm not blind, I do recognize the flaws in her character and Moffat's writing (And RTD's writing, for that matter). But I really can't help myself. That scene at the end of TNTD made me turn into a big mushy blob of screechy fangirl (the worst kind).

 

The only character I can't say much about is Clara. I don't hate her, just throughout the entire season I felt like she was too 'perfect', and the ending of TNTD is along the lines of what I imagined she was. She doesn't have much substance other than being the Doctor's savior and all that, which is one of the flaws in Moffat's era. I'm sure she'll get to me in the end though, just like all of the other characters on this darn show.

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I found this disturbing but hilarious biggrin.gif

Oh my gosh. laugh.gif I will never be able to get that image out of my mind now!

 

Argh, can't wait until Sunday. I'm both excited and nervous. I don't think I'll be able to tune in for the announcement, so I'll have to check online for the news afterwards...

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Hmmm...bookies are thinking Peter Capaldi. I haven't really liked/rated him before.

 

Could get interesting...

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Favorite episode: The Name of the Doctor, Vincent and the Doctor, Blink, Rose

Favorite companion: Jack, Donna, River, and Clara

Favorite Doctor: Eleven

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Less than 24 hours.

 

I'm hunkering down for the censorkip.gif storm that will more than likely come up when the special starts, but I'm excited despite that.

 

I think a rewatch is called for, everything from Library to now. Damn I wish I had Netflix

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http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/08/02/peter...op-taking-bets/

 

And... on Peter Capaldi’s IMDB page, he is listed as playing a W.H.O. doctor in the movie World War Z. Of course, the W.H.O. is short for World Health Organization, but it still makes for an interesting coincidence given all the speculation. tongue.gif

He was in Torchwood. (Dr. Who fans will have watched this spin-off series) Where he killed his family and then himself, thinking that Captain Jack couldn't save the day.

 

Just makes things more intriguing if he gets the job. Can't say I'm completely happy about it, but it'll make a change to have an older doctor.

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Currently watching "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor". Looking forward to see who it will be.

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Currently watching "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor". Looking forward to see who it will be.

Snap!

 

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So it is Peter Capaldi. Good luck to him.

Yes. smile.gif I think I might actually like this "new" Doctor.

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pETER CAPALDI

 

SCREAMING

 

i honestly don't know him

but by the looks of it

i think he's worth giving a chance

i think i already like him more than matt smith

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I'm usually upset and not liking regenerations but this time I'm really looking forward to a new "Who".

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I like that he's older, for one thing. Matt Smith was just too young looking, his character too whimsical and immature to convince me that he was really the wise, 900+ year old Time Lord he's supposed to be.

 

Capaldi seems much more mature, in general, and I'm really really excited to see how he turns out in the show.

 

I hope Moffat will do this new Doctor some justice.

 

Also I think Capaldi is very handsome ahem but maybe it's just me

 

But I'm so excited ohmygosh

I couldn't watch the special so I was on my phone violently refreshing tumblr until I found out who it was. And where I live, 90% of people haven't even heard of DW. Nobody in my family watches it. So I was very alone in my excitement.

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I like that he's older, too - and he came across okay on the show, so here's looking forward to seeing him in action.

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I had a feeling it would be him, based on something I read a few days ago. I like that he's older; I'm definitely excited! I became a DW fan after Matt had taken the role (end of his first series), so this is the first regeneration that I'm experiencing without knowing what comes next. tongue.gif

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