A Town Called Mercy v.s. The Doctor’s Daughter
A GREAT EXAMPLE OF MOFFAT’S INCREDIBLE SHOW RUINING SKILLS
… Okay, I have never been one to defend Moffat’s show-writing abilities, but:
- This episode was written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Saul Metzstein. Neither of which are Moffat.
- These parallels (or, really, lack-there-of) are purposeful. It’s not discontinuity based on bad writing. It’s showing the dark path the Doctor’s going down. He’s meant to be waving about a gun and throwing the other doctor over the barrier, because he’s losing his sense of morality, patience, everything, really. He’s tired. He’s broken. He’s guilt-ridden and drowning in his own self-hatred, so much so that he genuinely doesn’t know. It’s not bad writing - it’s character development.
Me, who has breakdowns over the stupidity of this show, had zero complaints about this episode.
It’s a different doctor, and he’s older, and he doesn’t even know what he’s doing anymore
I haven’t seen gifs of this in ages and it is so funny how mad ten looks omg
#i can predict the amount of takes this took for them to do before they even got past the 3rd gif #i mean look at the second to last gif you can see billie is trying not to laugh and then she’s just like WAIT NO STOP #and davids just so very close to laughing aswell in his own way but he likes this because he can be so stupid #and billie has to like be quiet and nice omg #10 your david is showing #i predict this took at least 5 takes to even stop them laughing I BET
How to Pick Up a Fangirl: Cosplay as the Doctor. Perfectly.
if he did Donna would see it on television, recognize him and thus her mind would burn up.
Eleven has realized this and thus he’s now carrying it to save her life.
He’s got it under control.