” The only thing we enjoy more than making people stars is tearing those stars out of the sky afterward.” Old showbiz saying.
THE INTERNET, FAN CULTURE, AND CREATORS: A BLESSING WE SHOULDN’T TURN INTO A CURSE – by Alanna Bennett
Steven Moffat enrages a lot of people. It’s simple fact. When you take over one of the most popular sci-fi franchises of all time and replace a beloved showrunner, the change is bound to stir up some feelings no matter what you do. This is made double true when among the changes to the show are issues that lend themselves easily to Internet ranting (read: most things, but most particularly those involving female companions and the like). This is madetriple true when you are the type of showrunner who likes to interact—some would say tease, some would say torture—your fans on said Internets, metaphorically poking them with a long stick and frequently reminding them how often you are going to make them cry.