ameretrifle wrote:rmsgrey wrote:Moffat's taken some aspects of the show back toward what they used to be in the old series
This is the first time I have ever heard his direction characterized that way. Could I ask exactly which aspects you mean?
The most obvious is the move away from the "Lonely God" to the "madman in the blue box" - the deconstruction of the Doctor from "whole armies have turned and run at the sound of his name" - the predator of the Daleks, the Oncoming Storm, the great warrior - to an eccentric kindly old man bouncing around time and space in a blue box and somehow always turning up somewhere where he's needed.
In the old series, the Doctor wasn't the most powerful single being in the universe - other Time Lords were out there, and collectively exercised authority over him, and there were other, more powerful beings - the Black and White Guardians, the Eternals...
Russell T Davies unashamedly saw the Doctor as a superhero - this semi-mythical being who was on first name terms with the people running the galaxy. A recurring theme in Moffat's run has been that the Doctor setting himself up as the public face of truth, justice and the Doctor's way just means his enemies get better organised - the Big Bang, Demons Run, Lake Silencio, Asylum of the Daleks - all consequences of his making himself too big.