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It seems that in any fandom that’s been around for more than ten years, there is an insidious and very annoying subset who bemoan everything new and go “I want it to be exactly the way it was in ___!”
Listen, folks. It’s fine to be dissatisfied with the way the show is currently. It’s fine to feel irritated with the writing, the pacing, the casting, the art, whatever it may be. And if you find those things off-putting and disappointing because you miss the show it used to be, and may not even watch it anymore.
It’s okay to not like things.
What’s not okay is expecting writers, artists, actors, and such to churn out the same thing day after day, year after year, with no change. That kind of stagnation is poison to a fandom, and if you want Transformers to be EXACTLY like G1 or Disney movies to be EXACTLY like they were in the 1990s, you don’t understand what goes into a creative process. You clearly don’t understand that audiences in 2014 are demanding different things than audiences in 1985, and that creators must serve those demands or die on the vine.
It’s why newspaper comics suck. Because there’s no change, no growth, no new plots, nothing. Garfield has been eating lasagna and whining about Mondays since the 80s… and doing nothing else. No growth, no change. I think most people hate Garfield.
So stop bitching about Nu Who and Classic Who being differently flavored. Nu Who is doing well financially - exploding even - because it does things that Classic Who didn’t. And if you have a problem with new people liking your beloved science fiction series, then you need to go sit in the corner and leave those of us who just want to watch a doofy (and it IS doofy, I mean really…) series about an blabbermouth alien fighting evil salt shakers watch it in peace.
Go sit in the corner, eat your jelly babies and rewatch Curse of Fenric or something, and stop telling those of us who like NuWho (and even like RTD and Moffat both!) that we aren’t true fans.
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