Posted Oct 04 2012 - 11:40 AM
But Moffat isn't half as clever as he thinks he is. Granted, stuff like Blink and The Empty Child were great, but his first arc with the Pandorica and the 'the universe has ended but we're still here for a convoluted reason', 'we can reboot the universe with light' stuff was all silly. It was only 'clever' because it used rules that he'd made up, if that makes sense. Not to mention that he brings stuff up and then seems to forget about it and never answer it. Like the end of series 5 - the voice in the TARDIS, the people who'd been to Amy's house, how and why the different bad guys were working together (just a shot of the Silence influencing them all together would've been good). Then he thows in stuff like Amy and Rory's divorce, and makes River Song their childhood friend, which would've been fine if that'd been set up in The Eleventh Hour. And he pointlessly makes River a regenerator, has a lazy 'mind control' plot with her to follow on from her 'I killed the best man I ever knew' thing from Series 5, which we should've been led to believe was the Doctor BUT in the end should've been her dad, Rory.
He just sets stuff up and either leaves it hanging or resolves it quite predictably. Take the Angels episode this season, you knew from it having Angels in it and it being Rory and Amy's last episode that what happened was going to happen.