Apr. 8th, 2010

purplecat: The Tardis (Doctor Who)
The Eleventh Hour clearly had two related functions to play. Firstly it needed to introduce us to the characters of the new Doctor and Amy Pond and that constrained it to a certain style of story in which plot is backgrounded in favour of back-story and interaction. However it also needed to set out Stephen Moffat's stall and to demonstrate what would be different and what would be the same about his tenure at the helm. Given Moffat's reputation as an intricate plotter, those two functions would seem to be somewhat at odds with each other.

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purplecat: The Tardis (Doctor Who)
The Eleventh Hour clearly had two related functions to play. Firstly it needed to introduce us to the characters of the new Doctor and Amy Pond and that constrained it to a certain style of story in which plot is backgrounded in favour of back-story and interaction. However it also needed to set out Stephen Moffat's stall and to demonstrate what would be different and what would be the same about his tenure at the helm. Given Moffat's reputation as an intricate plotter, those two functions would seem to be somewhat at odds with each other.

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