This is just gonna inflate moffats ego so high like it’s not already gonna fall out his ass
The Doctor hardly needs the TARDIS anymore; he can travel all over time and space just by jumping through the plot holes Moffat leaves.
why is moffat hated so much? (can this be lengthy? [if you can]) :)
Hello nonny! Sorry this took so long to answer!
Well everyone has their own reasons for hating Moffat. They generally end up being for the same reasons which indicates that the complaints are fairly solid. Still, I can really only speak comfortably as to why I don’t like him so I’ll stick with that. Also, I can really only discuss why I dislike his writing on Doctor Who because I don’t watch Sherlock.
First of all, I hate that he has removed consequences from Doctor Who. It’s rather sad that he can’t see the poignant part of the line, “Just this once, everybody lives.” It’s particularly sad because he wrote the two-parter that line comes from: “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.” This is a fairly obvious point and I’m certainly not the first to mention it but it gets me every time. The line itself is particularly meaningful in context of the Doctor and the show at the time. It comes from the Ninth Doctor - a war torn, broken man who has not just been exposed to so much death for 900 years, but has been the cause of countless deaths, including those of his own people. That is what makes the Doctor at the time we pick up with him in 2005 who he is. Or at least, that’s largely what he thinks of himself. The Doctor has taken lives - for the greater good on most occasions - but he has taken them nonetheless. The Doctor who loves life and people and the universe considers it the ultimate victory when everyone gets to live. Why is it such a victory? Because he has known the consequences of death. “Everybody lives” is not the norm, or at least, it wasn’t. When Nine shouts it, you feel why it’s such a victory for him. When Ten in “New Earth: cures The Flesh, he is so completely ecstatic that they lived and not just that - he cured them. They now get to have some sort of life. Life after all the deaths. Being reminded of the death throughout the series makes you feel the importance of the lives that were saved. Now, however, deaths are few and far between, and the status quo is retcons and reset buttons. Take away the regularity of death or the appearance that the Doctor is surrounded by it and we are left with victories that feel shallow in comparison to what once was.
Second of all, I hate the way Moffat writes the Doctor, with the exception of the two-parter mentioned above. In my opinion, he completely fails to understand the character of the Doctor. He writes him as the suave hero, dashing from place to place flirting with almost any woman he comes into contact with as he swaggers back to the TARDIS. The fact that Moffat writes the Doctor this way is incredibly telling because it shows his failure to see that the cocky, swaggering personality is a front that the Doctor puts on. Does he know that he’s impressive? Absolutely. He is. He’s a genius. He walks around with the confident air of someone who believes that he knows the difference between right and wrong - he’d have to believe that in order to interfere in the lives of other people the way that he does, but that attitude is tempered by his humanity, most often brought out by his companions - hence why he needs them. This, again, is where we get into the contrast that highlights the different aspects of his nature. On the one hand the Doctor is a hero, saving people and interfering because he clearly believes he has a right to do so. Consider his attitude in “School Reunion”: “If you want to take it up with a higher authority, there isn’t one.” That is however counterbalanced by “The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.” In this episode, it really hits him - and us really - how much he doesn’t know, how finite he is. The Doctor is not the be-all-end-all of the universe. He’s reluctant to believe in the creature in the pit because it doesn’t fit the rules he’s created for himself. Think about it though, what is more human than that? The sort of arrogance that comes from believing we are right in our ways of thinking because of the guidelines we have set up in our minds to suit us. No matter what our beliefs, the fact of uncertainty is something we all face - even the Doctor. The Doctor is one man of one species in the entire universe that has taken it upon himself to protect the universe. That’s heroic and terrifying and it makes him unique and brave but what makes the Doctor such a fascinating character is that he’s this alien and now the last of his kind (relatively speaking) that travels in his stolen time and space machine to save people and explore new worlds as a limited, finite being.
Thirdly, I hate that he treats Doctor Who like his show. It in no way belongs to him. He was given the privilege of writing for such a massive show but he is so arrogant as to spend his time writing self-praising finale episodes of all things such as we were given in “The Time of the Doctor.” He writes convoluted plots that are completely obvious he should have given more thought to but instead leaves it to the dedicated fans to sort out the inconsistencies and form connections where he was too lazy to make any. He ignores previous canon or rewrites it completely to suit his own writing desires. That might work if he were writing fanfiction but he’s actually writing for the show and Mr. Moffat, I’ve read much better fanfic than the consequence-free, self-serving train wreck that was the 50th anniversary. The Christmas Special was basically a slideshow of “look how many awesome things I made while I’ve written for this show” instead of focusing on giving Matt Smith and fans a proper goodbye to the Doctor we’ve been watching for 3 seasons. The 50th was all about re-writing canon and erasing the consequences and character established when the show returned in 2005 in order to fit where he wants to take the show in the future. He even had to create an extra Doctor and classify a metacrisis as a regeneration so that he could answer the 13 regenerations question ahead of its time. He could have easily left that to the next writer who actually had Doctor #13 but he just had to have it for himself as if writing for the once in a lifetime 50th anniversary of the show was not enough.
Naturally, I also hate the way he writes female characters. Whether it be belittling historic figures such as Madame de Pompadour and Queen Elizabeth I or making the Doctor crack jokes about the limitations of his female companions because of their gender, I am most definitely not amused. Reducing almost every woman on the show to starry-eyed, love-struck women in the face of the Doctor is completely ridiculous and unrealistic. In turn having the Doctor flirting with so many women, making creepy advances - wanted or not - particularly while he’s so-called “married” is disturbing. There’s endless flirting and sexual innuendos galore and every time a woman appears on screen I have to worry about the Doctor lusting after her which I do not want to see. Finally, let’s not forget the “my life revolves around saving/killing the Doctor ala Clara and River. No longer do we have fleshed out companions who have specific backgrounds and family/friend connections that tie them, the Doctor, and us back to earth and reality to give us that nice contrast thing I’m obviously quite a fan of. Others have articulated much more clearly than I could the issues with Amy’s family and the complete failure to explore her relationship with them once she has a family again and the use of Clara largely as a plot device to the point where my descriptions of Moffat companions and other female characters sound as vague as when he tries to describe them himself.
There’s honestly so much I hate about Moffat and his writing and what he’s done to Doctor Who and I could go on longer than I have energy for so I’ll just stop there :)
Hope that was a satisfying enough answer but if not there are others who can better articulate their issues with him.
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.