Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Russel T. Davies
Okay, so like I said last time I am hip-deep in Doctor Who. Now, as I move from one Doctor to another, I keep hearing things online about Russel T. Davies being "rubbish" and "ruining Doctor Who". At first I was perplexed, so I looked up which episodes he wrote. When I did, I was astounded. I at least like, at most love, all of his episodes. The worst ones for me were "Voyage of the Damned" and "The End of Time". Why the latter? I prefer the Master from the end of Season 3 much better. The powers and new personality really screwed with me, and I would have preferred the villain I love. Besides that the two-parter is golden. I soon discovered why people didn't like him: Steven Moffat. Moffat did many episodes during Davies's run, and has been in control of the series as a whole since the beginning of the 11th Doctor. so I looked at his episodes too, and I liked all of them as well. Why do we have to pick which one is better? I like them both. Also, I so far am really meh with 11. If this is the direction Moffat is taking the show, I would rather Davies be back in charge. Do I hate 11? No. He is a very different Doctor, but still the one and only. I just prefer 9 and 10 by far. Back on topic. Have all the haters forgotten the three-part finale of "Utopia", "The Sound of Drums", and "The Last of the Time Lords"? Those are my favorite episodes of the show as a whole, along with Moffat's "Blink" and Robert Shearman's "Dalek". If anyone can give me a good reason NOT to like Davies, speak up in the comment section.