Was I the only one who felt like Moffat was using Clara to rebuke what he thinks of as “fangirls?” He made her shallow enough to be upset about the Doctor’s “wrinkles” and then had Matt Smith call her up to say “As scared as you are of the new Doctor because he’s so OLD AND NOT ATTRACTIVE LIKE ME, please give him a chance, because he’s scared too, and I promise you it’s still the same! Don’t be so shallow!” To me, that smacked of Moffat talking to his audience. He thinks women are quitting watching the show because Matt Smith was “OMG SOOOO HOTT!!1111” and because we can’t get turned on my Capaldi. But, no, women are quitting watching because you can’t stop insulting us. Case in point.
He’s just farting way above his ass and I’m so tired of his nonsense. I like Peter Capaldi, but I can’t watch a Moffat-run show anymore. He needs to go.
DON’T YOU THINK HE LOOKS TIRED?
YES THAT IS EXACTLY HOW I FELT. It was so annoying! And implying she was shallow to be so affected by the Doctor’s regeneration when OF COURSE she’d be disconcerted, humans don’t go around regenerating, she doesn’t understand it. Compare her reaction to Rose when Nine regenerated into Ten - she was also disconcerted and felt like she’d lost the Doctor (even though he was younger and attractive to her), but she wasn’t judged as shallow for this, but the narrative and other characters were sympathetic to her.
Also, the Doctor’s personality changes when he regenerates, so it isn’t shallow to think he isn’t the same man or to be scared, because he is a different person.
It’s really cruel to judge your female fans like that. It reminds me of the fake geek girl idea, that women aren’t real Whovians, they just watch because they fancy the Doctor so they should be judged. When actually many women like Doctor who (and many more used to before it became so misogynist).
I’ve noticed Moffat talk through Doctor Who a lot. In The Time of The Doctor, when the Daleks say "The rules of regeneration are known", Eleven’s response is "Did you mention the rules? Tell me the truth if you think you know it. Lay down the law if you’re feeling brave! But Daleks - never, ever tell me the rules!" which I definitely read as Moffat almost attacking those who dared complain about his ~#super amazing#~ plot twist of The War Doctor and the effect it would have on The Doctor’s regenerations. I could speculate further but I’m pretty sure on that one.