Anonymous asked: In no way does it erase the last seven years. The consequences for the doctors are all there. But the Time War was shit anyway-- a huge mistake on RTD's part. So getting the Time Lords back is a blessing to the show. Moffat sucks in several aspects as a writer but at least he's repairing the shit RTD left behind.
Let me educate you, Nonny, even though you sent this nine hours ago while I was sleeping, and thus I doubt you’ll see it. What you call “shit” and a “mistake” on RTD’s part? Was literally the only reason the show was allowed to come back on the air. Having the Time War and getting rid of the Time Lords was an agreement that RTD made with the BBC so that they would agree to put Doctor Who back on the air, so that new viewers could get into the show without having to struggle too much with 40 years of Time Lord backstory. The show we have now would not be here without that Time War, so I’ll thank you not to call it a ‘mistake’.
Let’s just disregard the fact for now that it was highly disrespectful for Moffat to rewrite RTD’s big plot like that. Instead, now I’m going to make some assumptions here, but maybe you think bringing the Time Lords back is a blessing because of how Eleven acted in the 50th. How he called Gallifrey ‘home’, how he looked so excited at the idea of being with his people. I don’t know if you’ve seen Classic Who or not, but let me tell you, Gallifrey has never been the Doctor’s ‘home’. Earth has always been his true home. The very first season of the show, 50 years ago, began with him banished to Earth. Earth has always been where the Doctor was happy, where he found the people that made him happy, where his true family has always been from. The Time Lords? Are dicks. They have always been dicks, who never understood the Doctor, who banished him and forced him to regenerate and took away his TARDIS and stranded him on Earth. They were even bigger dicks during the Time War, contrary to how they were portrayed in yesterday’s special, all you have to do is watch End of Time to see that.
The only understandable reason for Eleven to be so happy at the idea of going back is that in 400 years he’s somehow forgotten that the Time Lords were great big jerks who never made him feel welcome, who never understood him, who rarely wanted him around, and that the frozen time he’s trying to go back to is when they were literally at their very worst, just as bad as the Daleks. So unless Moffat actually plays it that way, and does it well, than it is very, very far from a blessing. (And even then, it’s still disrespectful, at least in my eyes.)
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