It’s quite disgusting how much Moffat hate I’m seeing before series eight has actually been released. You’re entitled to your own opinion, but when your opinion turns into mindless hate, how different are you from what you’re attacking?
I have never been the biggest Moffat fan and that is for…
Here’s a masterpost full of Moffat crit. It’s not mindless hate. We have been insulted and underrepresented by moffat for years. As a bisexual, I know I will never get visual representation because he has stated back when he was on twitter that he thinks we’re all off having too much fun (a harmful stereotype) and therefore visual representation isn’t needed. This is just one instance where he shoves away the opportunity to be progressive and instead sticks with mostly cishet white people and one instance of him not being a good writer.
I didn’t say all criticism is mindless hate - I was specifying ridiculous conclusions made by recent readers of leaked scripts. Even I have made posts reasoning why I don’t like Moffat’s style. Do I think he is a good writer? He can be. Does he deserve endless attacks online? No, he doesn’t. He definitely doesn’t.
As for the topic of “representation” this is Doctor Who we’re talking about, not government policies. I neither mentioned nor discussed what people have been saying about sexuality or race. And if I did, I would say this: characters should be based on characterisation, who they are, not on skin colour/sexuality. Doctor Who supports every race, sexuality, every walk of life. Do we need to see every race, sexuality, individual walk of life for this to be true? No, because it would be impossible. What it does try and do is show a large representation of the population. Did RTD (who I adore) show every sexuality, race, walk of life? No, he didn’t.
The morals of the show teach people to accept everyone, if it does nothing else. Doctor Who won’t change the world - it’s one tv show among thousands. And I mean all of this with the greatest respect.
do you ever cry because you’ve somehow managed to gain a truly fucking amazing person as your friend? and just think about how fucking blessed you are for their existence and how in some previous life you must have done something fucking amazing to deserve them in this life? DO YOU?