stoprobbers asked: also hasn't moffat repeatedly referred to Capaldi's Doctor as the Twelfth Doctor? I'd say "pick a story and stick to it" but that's, like, anathema to his very existence.
I don’t make it a habit to listen to a lot of what the man says straight from the horse’s mouth, as it were, so I can’t quote chapter and verse on that. I know that the press and marketing and everyone has been referring to Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. For some time now, Moffat has been tittering into his sleeve about the regeneration numbers not being accurate, the Doctor himself not knowing how many regenerations he’s had (which I find a bit rich since I’m assuming that he can count to thirteen), and how we’ve all ~~missed something in counting regenerations (spoiler alert: no one missed anything if you literally just made up an extra Doctor that no one else knew about until last month).
I am honestly never as hard on showrunners as I am on Moffat (they’re just doing their job, I get it) but the man just invites it by being such a smug, insufferable dickhole about absolutely everything.
Anonymous asked: Doctor Who Magazine seems to have confirmed Eleven is actually not Eleven and is in fact the last possible Doctor, meaning Moffat IS counting Ten II and John Hurt's Doctor as legitimate regeneration's of the character. It's pretty obvious Moffat wants to cover the numbered limit issue, and intends to have Capaldi be the fourteenth Doctor and beginning of the new regeneration cycle. Just curious as to what your thoughts are?
it’s so egotistical that he’s counting a fake regeneration and introduced a brand new unknown regeneration JUST so that he could be the one to get his hands on the ‘last doctor eva!’ story before he stands down as showrunner
it’s clearly never been his plan all along since he has teselecta!eleven regenerate and eleven somehow magics regeneration energy up out of nowhere to heal river’s wrist. i mean… they could have just said when river gave him all her regenerations in LKH, that will last him for ages, but no, moffat has to be the one to do this story before he leaves
he even retconned the time war and brought the time lords back JUST SO THEY COULD GIVE HIM A NEW REGENERATION CYCLE OUT OF GRATITUDE. it was never needed! that’s the only reason they’ve been brought back.
why he showed Twelve/Peter Capaldi, and showed eleven aware of Twelve in the 50th, who knows man. and also tom baker as a future doctor????? EVERYONE HAS JUST SEEN TWO FUTURE DOCTORS SO NO ONE WILL BUY THAT ELEVEN IS DYING FOR REALSIES?!
the Doctor having to fight all his worst enemies at once!!!
the Doctor’s timey-wimey ~preordained~ ‘death’ (that will somehow be written around)!!!
'The X of the Doctor' title!!!
references to this being the Doctor’s ~darkest day~ or hour or whatever!!!
I have definitely never seen an of this before and it will definitely be a very original and new and not at all repetitive episode
Let’s just ignore it. Let’s ignore everything that Moffat (re-)wrote. Let’s treat his storylines with the same (dis-)respect he treats Classic!Who and RTD!Who and just declare them non-canon. Just like that.
SEVERE MOFFAT CRIT AND POTENTIAL CHRISTMAS SPOILERS UNDER THE CUT
Defending Moffat in the Moffat Hate tag is like defending Robin Thicke at a feminist club, or Vladamir Putin at a LGBT alliance meeting.
you know what the first thing i learned in my literature class that i took a couple of years ago was? that the worst thing you can do to your story is writing an “it was all just a dream” sort of resolution. that was the first goddamn thing we learned.