The Wormhole wrote:
Having fans in charge hasn't done the revived Doctor Who any harm.
Doctor Who is the exception to the rule. But even then, RTD made sure he had a non-fan as an executive producer who had veto authority, Julie Gardner. Interestingly enough, some of the more fanwanky things done during RTD's era (like seeing Gallifrey or a montage of all the Doctors) were actually Gardner's idea.
Moffat on the other hand has made Doctor Who less accessable to non-fans. Hell, he's even made it a bit too confusing for fans.
Sorry I'm late to the game on this one, but I'm going to disagree with you a bit on the Dr. Who thought... I've never seen Dr. Who more popular (at least here in the states) than it is right now.. Yes, the marketing, both social a traditional has been much more prevailent that ever before, but I see non-geeky kids my daughter's age (15) wearing t-shirts, hats, socks and snapping up the toys and knick-knacks at a feverish clip. These are the same kinds of kids who scoffed at my love of things Who way back in the 80's.
A whole new generation is digging on Doctor Who and I think that bodes well.