"When I think of the Moffat era compared to the RTD era, I have a different parallel in mind. I see RTD’s approach as akin to the Pertwee era: a heavily present day Earth-based run, with a Doctor who is quite human in his behaviour and characteristics; a trio of main companions that are fairly ordinary females from this era and an assortment of recurring characters. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it but while it has a few gems, it is not my favourite era of the show because it’s too constrained and too predictable. Then everything changes as, in both worlds, we get a significantly younger and more ‘alien’ Doctor, much more unique companions and much less recurring characters. It’s also much less modern day Earth based, with stories that can be basically anywhere in space and time. The ‘of the times’ approach does date, but I always thought that of the two eras, RTD’s was always much more that. I think with Moffat’s reign the consistency is very much in the inconsistency every week you can get any story, set anywhere in space and time, and that for me is quintessentially Doctor Who."