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Moff tiem thoughts

April 6th, 2010 (01:31 am)

Without spoiling anything (so far), I've been thinking and wondering about The Eleventh Hour on and off since transmission. Mainly about how Moffat wrote it.

I think it was a deliberate bridging episode between RTD's style of show and his. Quite a lot of it can be said to have been taken from previous RTD era episodes, but the way it was constructed and built was a lot more solider, with nothing being pulled out of a hat at the last minute for just one. Sorta a greatest hits montage almost, to reassure people that it's still the same show, that this is still the Doctor and his world, before going on to Moffat's version. Just as Matt Smith started out that ep in a very-Tennant way, slowly evolving into his own version, I think Moffat deliberately structured the ep the same way.

The full-on Moffat era starts next week. Geronimo indeed!

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Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: April 6th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)

I think you're probably correct. Moffat certainly appears to have understood the need to build a connection very quickly to those already invested in the show, be they RTD-era fans or previous-era fans. So many knee-jerk air-punching moments!

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: April 6th, 2010 08:07 am (UTC)
ianto

*hyper* I loved it. Totally loved it. Loathe the fact that Karen Gillam is being referred to as *feisty* just the MOST overused word in Dr Who at the moment. I love Matt Smith's Doctor, loved the writing, loved the scariness (even though I hid behind a cushion). SO good.

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