Doctor Who has brought us some of the most creepy and menacing enemies in pop culture. This attempted to humanise one.
As buzz builds up around the episode and the casting, there will be pushback on the decision to cast a trans actress in a cis role.
Under Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, the classic show has taken a more thoughtful turn. It’s an intriguing approach, but it comes with a dark side.
This is the older, wiser, more tired and sad Doctor they have been building up to over recent years, played by an actor with the gravitas and experience to pull it off.
Clearly, the writers aren’t mature enough to handle writing a relationship between two grown men, which makes one wonder if they’re mature enough to be, er, writing television at all.
Where women in sci fi are quietly moving backwards into silent, shiny sexiness, Buffy understood that people are always shifting and full of secrets and parts you can never unravel.
The question is: can Steven Moffat pull his head out of his arse long enough to write some decent television?
It’s time for a genuinely new Doctor and an infusion of fresh production talent to the show.
Moffat didn’t just insult women this season: he also made dull television, and that’s simply unforgivable.
I wasn’t aware that Doctor Who/Twilight crossover fic was making its way into the writers’ room, but apparently it has.