Wednesday, 23 June 2010

season fnarg five or 31

Ok im bashing Mr Moffat a bit i know, but as we are on the end thought id share ,
Is RTD a executive producer still ?

I did like the Pandorica opens but talk about a leaf out of RTD book
I liked it as CGI was minimal and the effect piratical and at last real life tangible monsters 
how sad all RTD ones, tho gos to show what i originaly said  the realy bad theory of over reliance on CGI in a story budget 
But what's going on with Moffat he is not up to his usual excellent standard and the other writers "Dull as dish water "
 I think Matt Smith is a fabulous Doctor and Karen Gillan is a magnificent companion, but Steven Moffat has fallen into some of the same problems that the new WHO faced under RTD. Whereas RTD would cover the problems with GRAND EMOTIONAL MOMENTS, Moffat goes for something much less sappy and tries to make the story carry the day, and that's a problem because his stories -- which are, after all, Moffat's strongest point -- are not up to his usual extraordinary standard.

Exhibit A: once the Doctor, River, and Amy get under Stonehenge, did you notice how the episode pretty much stops dead for a while? The show goes from racing forward to stalling like crazy until the bad guys show up. The Cyberman attack doesn't happen for an actual reason. It happens to kill screen time. (Nicely done and very effective tho)

A Cyberman under stone henge in Roman times eh ?, why surely this should raise a few questions , there's a dismembered arm again walk right by nothing said why / if the audience is asking questions then so should they,
 the Doctor explains the Cyberman in a throwaway line (a sentry! dismembered by Celts!), which is a trick Moffat is relying far too much on. It's a problem, because the explanatory throwaway line is what DOCTOR WHO lives on; that's how the Doctor explains the rules of the game every week. But Moffat isn't just using the throwaways to set the parameters that the show operates on. He's using them *after* his situation unfolds. He's not using them to establish the set-up, but to justify the payoff. This engenders a "bullshit" response in the viewer, by which I mean "me." 

It doesn't make the slightest bit of sense. And that's the problem.

The plot hole thing is the most annoying. For whatever reason, Moffat enjoys having people do something that is really really stupid and should not work, and it works, and the writer only later provides a reason that explains why it worked, or why it happened. The Cyberman is a case in point; another is the Doctor's  stupid RTD-esque, 10-esque, glory-hogging, shouty speech to buy half an hour; 
you know what I was thinking when I saw that? "IF I WERE A DALEK SHIP, I WOULD SHOOT HIM FROM ORBIT NOW." It turns out later that the Daleks want him alive, to put him into the Pandorica, so they have a semi-plausible reason to not shoot him; but at the time this feels so stupid that when it is explained it comes off more like the writer tapdancing over a plot hole. My rule of thumb: if the audience notices something is weird, the *characters* bloody well should. (See: Cyberman.)
it doesn't feel like an Eleven Story; it feels a lot like a Ten story, then this whole season has felt like a Ten season.
 Moffatt's doing an RTD thing for the finale, but, , RTD moved on and I'm glad he did. I want to see Moffatt being more Moffat. In particular, I like the way he handles emotional moments much better than RTD's trademark soppiness and soap opera I like his more cerebral approach. but part one of this finale felt too much like him doing things the RTD way.much like the whole seaon i hope next season is far better and something new 

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