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RTD VS Moff

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Question: Whose style do you prefer
Russell T. Davies - 4 (44.4%)
Steven Moffat - 5 (55.6%)
Total Voters: 9

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« on: January 07, 2013, 02:25:52 am »

I in no means intend for this thread to become a competition or slanging match about who is better at their job, because I think both have done amazing work on the show and have tackled it with very different approaches, but now that we have had a couple of years of both I was wondering whose style you prefer?
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 02:30:07 am »

While I think that Steven Moffat is the better writer of the two, in terms of tone and overall story I think that RTD bags it for me. While his plots may have been a bit weaker, his characterisations seem stronger and I like the subtleties he used while seeding in overall arcs. Moffat is an amazing storyteller and come up with some wonderful plots for his stories but I wasn't keen on the direction his first two series took (though this latest one is shaping up brilliantly). Both have their strengths and weaknesses and I am enjoying the show as much as I ever have, but I think at times Moff has made it a bit too confusing and self involved and that's why I have chosen RTD.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 11:55:31 pm »

I've gone with Moff. I think that RTD had awesome ideas and great overall arcs, but I just prefer Moffs episodes. They are both great though in their own ways.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 08:10:05 am »

Moff by a mile. I thought that the arcs and many of RTDs plotlines were illogical and aimed for the wrong kind of humour (e.g., the awful Big Brother/Weakest Link spoofs). RTDs strengths were in the characters and dialogues, rather than the actual stories. Moff has a far greater appreciation of what makes a good sci-fi story.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 11:25:59 am »

I think both are great writers but I prefered RTD's era (despite prefering Moff's Doctor) so I went with him.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 12:52:02 am »

This really is a tough one because they are both so different in their writing and approach to running the show. Totally different. I like them both, but for very different reasons. In the end I chose RTD, but I've no real reason for why other than the fact that he stands out to me more than Moff when I'm trying to decide. I think both are great though.

Could I be any more on the fence? Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 12:02:49 pm »

For me it's Moff. I don't dislike RTD's stuff though.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 12:46:22 pm »

I've gone with Moff. While I don't like how he has these 'blink and you'll miss it' plot arcs and I think some of his stories have very weak endings, the bulk of what he does excites me more than what a lot of RTD's stories did.
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 04:35:19 pm »

Both are great at what they do, but Moff does more that I like and so my vote went to him.
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 11:45:02 am »

RTD for me. I prefer his style.
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