I received some alarming news from my brother this afternoon. Apparently, it was Mark Gatiss who came up with the idea for the multi-coloured Daleks!* I could hardly believe it when I heard because I hate the multi-coloured Daleks with a hatred that burns as intensely as the sun. Okay, maybe not that much (as I reserve that degree of hatred for this series' "Hi, I'm Amy Pond and this is The Amy Pond Show" opening), but I sure hate them a heck of a lot. I'm trying to give Mark Gatiss the benefit of the doubt. I mean, maybe he had a cold and overdosed on his medication, or maybe he hit his head on the way to the writers' meeting. Unfortunately, the only thing running through my head at the moment is "Mark Gatiss, how could you? Mark Gatiss, you bastard!"
I think I can eventually move past this. Mark Gatiss already has a Get Out of Jail Free card for co-creating Sherlock and playing Mycroft Holmes so brilliantly. However, my patience for Steven Moffat is growing seriously thin. I'll watch the rest of this series because of his Sherlock credit, but I don't know if I'll be tuning in after this. I'm pretty sure I won't be buying the DVD because the only way I see this series redeeming itself is if some old school Daleks show up to exterminate all of the multi-coloured Daleks and Amy gets killed in the crossfire. I'd want Rory to stick around, of course. He and the Doctor would need to cry on each other's shoulders after all. And the comfort sex could be completely subtext. I'd be okay with that.
* Yes, I realize that many of you probably knew this already, but I only just ordered the fifth series of Doctor Who (and that was because it was on sale at Amazon.ca). As it is, my brother waited about nine months before watching the special features on his set.