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Re: Rate "The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe"

Post by The Browncoat Cat on Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:15 pm

I think I understand why I preferred The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe so much more than Series 32. It was because it was small scale and simple.
When he was writing for RTD's version of Doctor Who he had to keep things small scale because he was only writing a few episodes a year. There was someone to telling when he was going over the top.
When he became show runner, he had to plot out the whole series and because he is head writer for his favourite show off all time, with nobody to tell him when to stop he loses his usual professional good judgement and all sense of proportion. Plots and story arcs get more and more convoluted and silly.
But the Christmas Special is different. It is only on for an hour, it has to be accessible to people who don't usually watch Doctor Who. So he keeps it small. Keeps it simple, approaches it like he used to approach writing for the RTD era. The result is sublime Doctor Who.
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Re: Rate "The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe"

Post by lucy_who on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:58 am

I thought it was delightful. Messy, flawed, overblown in parts, undercooked in others, but overall quite delightful.
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