The Atlantic: “How Doctor Who Betrayed Matt Smith”
I just reblogged this article but, ugh, this needed it’s own post. It is bad fanfic. It’s embarrassing, in a way, and infuriating in every other. I don’t care who you are, writing a franchise is not about you, it’s about the integrity of that property and what you bring to it.
I think Moffat needs to just step away from Who, he’s kind of ruined it.
So I’m reading a Doctor Who book, Only Human. And Jack is in it. They were in a situation and needed a distraction so:
and I was just like “Oh you”
of course. buT THEN THIS
THEN HE GRABBED WHAT
“Rose is open, honest, heartfelt, to the point of being selfish, wonderfully selfish. Martha is clever, calm, but rarely says what she’s really thinking. Donna is blunt, precise, unfiltered, but with a big heart beneath all the banter. But we come back to what I was saying ages ago about turning characters. If Rose can be selfish, then her finest moments will come when she’s selfless. If Martha keeps quiet, then her moments of revelation - like her goodbye to the Doctor in Last of the Time Lords, or stuck with Milo and Cheen in Gridlock - make her fly. Donna is magnificently self-centred - not selfish, but she pivots everything around herself, as we all do — so when she opens up and hears the Ood song, or begs for Caecilius’ family to be saved, then she’s wonderful.”
- Russell T. Davies on companions