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thefourthman wrote:The problem with your argument, PDH, is that from all the material in specials and behind the scenes stuff, it is very obvious that Moffat is a fan and very concerned with the legacy of the show.
I don't see how that suggests that he feels the need to address this. He might do - I'll repeat that I'm not saying he won't - but if he does it will be because he's found an interesting angle (like how Smith 'died' in the Impossible Astronaut and the season was about how he got out of that). It won't be out of a sense of obligation because he isn't obliged to solve a problem most of the audience don't even know about.
RTD's flippant response in SJA was his way of dealing with it and I would say that he was at least as big a fan as Moffat. It has been a guiding principle of the new show that they don't get bogged down in residual continuity issues from the original series.