Stick a fork in it, it's done

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    They’ll pull in the delighted SJWs for a couple of episodes and then the inevitable ratings decline will set in. What they NEEDED was some decent scripts, some good stories, which we haven’t seen in far too long, stunt casting. Does the BBC actually want to kill the show?

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    It’s occurred to me, thinking about it the last couple of days, that Stephen Moffat didn’t really understand just how much the continued success of the show owed to Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston.

    There were weakness in the over arching plots and some of the scripts were irrational and silly, but the four main characters were fun and charming and had great chemistry. You could go along with almost anything they did. Youngling loved all of them. She was a full on Dr Who fan who had to be taken up to London to the Dr Who Experience, collected Dr Who toys and trading cards and monthly magazines. Proper little fan girl she was.

    Then Matt Smith left and the magical aura he cast over the show vanished exposing all the failings of Stephen Moffat’s tenure. Had there been a strong under-pinning and good stories then a dour old Dr would have been OK, but there wasn’t. With nothing to distract us from how awful it had become the ratings have apparently been in constant decline. Youngling stopped watching at once, only ever being pulled back for the few appearances of River Song. I stuck it out, giving the new Dr a chance, playing the hopeless optimist, two whole seasons where I got progressively more annoyed, but it took the train wreck of the latest series to finally convince me that I was not going to be rewarded for my loyalty.

    Dr Who now sucks and I have to count myself as an ex-fan, or maybe I could, like with Star Wars, specify a limited window of fandom? A pre-12 Whovian?

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