Ed you are not wrong, although you missed out taking something mundane and making it scary - Moff does that all the time too - but RTD did his own shopping list of features as well. The interchangeable "mothers-in-law", the same season structure 4 times in a row, the same finale rewritten 5 times, culminating in The End of Time, the Lonely Angel/God Doctor - in fact you could easily say that The Moff's Godlike Doctor is inherited directly from RTD.chap with wings wrote:See, I have been saying this about Moffat for ages, here is the Moffat shopping list:Shaving Foamasi wrote: Bearing in mind that the Doctor just got the Vashta Nerada to let him get everyone out of the library just by them finding out who/what he is (the same trick he pulled in The Eleventh Hour) and has used the timey wimey thing in Blink & Time Crash, it's no real surprise that the finale ended up as it did.
1: A strong female character
2: a young girl
3: Bits out of sequence (read "Timey Wimey")
4: A monster who isnt really a monster
5: a repeating catchphrase
6: a godlike Doctor
7: Everybody Lives.
So do these apply to The Pandorica Opens/Big Bang?
1: Check - River Song
2: Check - young Amy
3: Check - all the messing about with the Vortex manipulator
4: Check - Rory the Auton
5: Check - Dalek saying MERCY
6: Check - The "Hello Stonehenge" sequence
7: Check - the ending, actually an uber everybody lives, because Amy's parents come back to life as does The Doctor
It just comes down to whether you purposely let these things get in the way of you enjoying the episode in front of you. The only one that grates for me is the "everyone lives" motif. Just let someone die for Chrissakes!