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pyroviles said: I want to know the long version of your post about moffat fucking up TDoTD. I'm on the exact same page as you are on the subject but I want to read your view on it :)
Right, so the poster wanted to know why is it OK for RTD to destroy Gallifrey, but not OK for Moffat to bring it back, and I explained that it wasn’t the act of bringing back Gallifrey that was so wrong, it was doing it by inserting his own version of events in another writer’s work.
In this post, I’ll delve into all the ways TDotD did it wrong (and that’s where it’ll get long, but you asked for it hahaha), but first:
Why destroying Gallifrey was a good decision
First, as a curiosity, here’s what Steven Moffat said in 1999 when questioned on how a hypothetical return of Doctor Who should be carried out:
"I’d chuck out all gratuitous continuity because it’s dull — and all that yawn-inducing Gallifrey rubbish with it. I don’t care where the Doctor came from or why he travels around the universe — I just want him out of those TARDIS doors and having adventures. Us kids want Narnia, not the wardrobe."