Doctor Who is wonderful fun for those who love to follow the Doctor’s adventures in time and space. But it isn’t perfect. Even showrunner Steven Moffat acknowledges that the show could use improvements. According to iNews, Moffat said, “I don’t think it’s as good as it could be.”
And the solution requires more Benjamins.
Moffat says that, despite Who’s success, it’s not well funded compared to other shows of its caliber. And it has the same funding as shows with lower production values. “I want more than three monsters on screen at a time,” he said.
The joy of onscreen sci-fi frequently includes effects, props and costumes that need to be created each week, and the bulk of the budget goes to items that aren’t reusable (except infrequently). It’s sad that Moffat’s storytelling is limited, but it’s not at all surprising.
And speaking of storytelling, when asked about Who's complicated plots, Moffat also told iNews, “I’ve never met anyone who finds Doctor Who ‘difficult’. Hand on heart, if you think Doctor Who is difficult, then Breaking Bad is really going to confuse you.”
Now, that’s one hell of a story.