Well we’re here again, another Doctor Who Christmas episode, or at least the trailer and a prequel clip (or minisode).  We’ll, I hate to say it, but Moffat, if you value Doctor Who at all, please stop writing.  Somehow Moffat has been able to ruin all things from the Classic-Who era.  Since when are the Silurian’s crime fighters in the Victorian era?  I had hoped for that to be a one off thing in “A Good Man Goes to War.”  Even worse, the Sontarans need to get out of the series for a very long time.  They were kind of useless in the Classic-Who era, but now they are just laughable, especially the one they decided to somehow bring back (from “A Good Man Goes to War”) to life.

That’s another thing, Moffat’s time travel nonsense doesn’t even make sense at this point.  It’s like he couldn’t care less about River and the Doctor having opposite timelines and how that ever happened.  I can only imagine the same nonsense will happen with Oswin/Clara, which is a shame, as Jenna Louise-Coleman seems like a fun companion, and I really don’t want the show to become a show based on the companions again like it has been with the Amy and Rory Show.

As for the Christmas trailer, what is there to expect?  With the exception of “Voyage of the Damned” there really hasn’t been one worth watching again.  I guess that isn’t the fault of anyone (well, the Cyber-King is someone’s fault, and they deserve to be fired from the show) as it is the nature of Christmas episodes to be lighter, but still, having a Sontaran and Silurian is just making it annoying.  They were barely in the Classic series, but now I suppose due to budgetary reasons we’re stuck with them forever and for what seems to be very little reason.

On the plus side, I absolutely cannot wait for Jenna Louise-Coleman to be on the show.  Just watching the preview clips with her and Matt introducing the trailer and minisode was entertaining.

So, looking forward to the rest of the season, all I want is either for Moffat to abandon his broken story arcs for the past few seasons or at least finish them (oh I don’t know, how about why the Silence were after him, what the point of the Silents were, and why someone is trying to make a TARDIS  for two episodes now, just to name a few).  At this point, leave them be and start new.  Stop with this time traveling stuff that ultimately makes no sense and relies on people forgetting what happened and noticing how it doesn’t make sense.

Most importantly, at least let Matt act seriously again.  They’ve made him far too goofy to the point that it’s getting aggravating.  Also, get rid of the writer of “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” and “The Power of Three,” both of which were horribly written episodes that either had no closure or just didn’t make sense.

Also, stop trying to make each episode a blockbuster-esque movie, all it does is cram a bunch of stuff into a limited time frame and it all ends up feeling rushed and allows for little development.  Bring back to the two-parters, they’re not bad when used properly.

So yeah, it sounds like a lot of complaining, but for a long time fan of the show, I just don’t understand what Moffat is trying to prove, and hopefully with the new companion we’ll start to see the show get back to normal.  In the meantime, here’s the trailer and minisode: