To draw a quote from the great Benjamin Franklin and throw it into an entirely unfamiliar context, it is the first responsibility of every [fan] to question [the showrunner]. We as Whovians, however, may have taken this axiom to a whole new level. There’s no way to be a fan of Doctor Who with access to the Internet, and not hear (at best) the lamentations of how Stephen Moffat is ruining the show in often completely contradictory ways, or (at worst) the cries for his curly head on a pike. But how can Moffat be “running the show into the ground”, when it is simultaneously at the height of its global popularity?
This week, we play devil’s advocate (some might quip “devil’s marketing team”, in this case) and take on the unenviable task of actually trying to defend Steven Moffat and his contributions to the program. Things are likely to get heated here…proceed to the comments at your own risk.