I wish i could be excited for this, i really do. I love Doctor Who; i think The Doctor is one of the best Sci-fi characters ever invented and I’d rather journey around in the TARDIS rather than the Millennium Falcon, The Enterprise or Battalestar Galactica. But there is one major reason why i just can’t get excited for this season: Steven Moffat. He is, by far, the worst show runner the series ever had. There are better people to talk about the more problematic aspects of his work, but for me his run has mostly just been boring. The fun and excitement of the show just left once he took over. The sad part is, he has a quote that is a perfect summation of why i love Doctor Who, but he has never done anything with his time on the show that proves he believes it. He said once:
“When they made this particular hero, they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an x-wing fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And the didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray, they gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts. And that’s an extraordinary thing; there will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the doctor.”
I love that. I love that idea and understanding of the character. But i hate Moffat’s time as show runner and to be honest, i think i’m just going to skip this season, and probibly every other until he leaves.