Friday, 19 April 2013

Has Moffat Gone Too Far?

The final episode poster for Series 33 Part 2 has been reveled.

At the end of the last series, Dorium Maldovar:
“... on the Fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no creature can speak falsely or fail to answer, a question will be asked - a question that must never be answered....Doctor who? Doc-tor WHO?...."

Has Steven Moffat about to ruin the greatest science fiction show in the world by revealing the name of the Doctor? 

The whole point of the show is that we never trully know exactly who IS the Doctor. The show wouldn't be Doctor Who any more but do we want the next series to be called Doctor Rassdvortelundar (see what I did there by blending Rassilion and Romana's names together). Somehow, I do not believe that Moffat is going to reveal his true name as such. What would be the point of that? 

Fans have been creating posters and youtube videos on this very topic ever since Dorium Maldover asked the question, the first question, a question that must never be answered ....  


At the end of the day, to reveal the character's name, which is probably not penned by the original creators of the show Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber and Donal Wilson. The concept was for the Doctor to be a mystery, an enigma.  Where would the fun be if we were to hear new companions, people he just met ask, Doctor Bob ...? No, I can not see it.

Why the upset? Hark back to the Tom Baker era and  no one batted an eye lid when Drax in the Armageddon Factor revealed his nick name at Time Lord Academy was Theta Sigma.

It is obvious that Steven Moffat is playing with us and there are many, far too many so called Whovians out there who take the show far too seriously. Fandom for Doctor Who has gotten to the point of sheer ridiculousness. I have loved the show since I was 4 year old and not once, have I taken it to the point where hatred so severe towards the head writer is of that to Moffat. Let us just wait, watch and see what develops before slinging mud.

I may have drifted a little but hey ho.

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