Time Lord / Whack-A-Newbie!
- Jan 9, 2010
Granted I was a "NuWho" fan, in that I became a fan around the time Tennant took over as the Doctor. Borrowed the first series from a friend and watched it and watched all that was out of Tennant and got into the show.votemarvel said:Didn't like the episode myself.
The small reveal was spoilt in the press several times over and the big one was hardly a shock.
After all there was only a handful of names that it could have been and only one that would have been familiar to NuWho fans.
That's not a knock against people who became fans with the restart. Just that the last thing a TV show wants with a reveal is for the viewers to go, and forgive the pun, "who?"
I like the Capaldi Doctor but I have a big feeling that a lot of the stories for this season were intended for Matt Smith.
I wouldn't have even known Doctor Who was a thing until it started up again with the new stuff. But of course when I found out it started in 1963, I jumped right into old Who and watched everything I could find or purchase.
Really, the show today would be a lot better if they started bringing more stuff from old Who back.
With what has happened, Missy should have been the Rani, or another Time Lady from past Who. Making her the Master was a non-decision, when they were writing the story, that shouldn't have even been a choice.
I don't give a crap if some new viewers would be puzzled and say "who?" If they want to watch the show and experience the franchise, they better damn well learn the back story and things that could come up from the past.
With this thing of Missy being the Master, that is basically Moffat and anybody that went along with it, crapping on canon and burning it and basically saying, we didn't to write and film Doctor Who, we wanted to do something else so we are ruining your show to do it.