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Who Bids Adieu to Amy and Rory

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?Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has announced that companions Amy and Rory will be leaving the show midway through the seventh season. Moreover, he’s said the couple will have a “heartbreaking end” when they depart.

Ahem.

Dear Steven Moffat — I like you. You’ve written some excellent episodes of Doctor Who and your Sherlock series is one my favorite TV shows ever, even though it only has three episodes at the moment. But if you screw over Amy and Rory, I will destroy you. Who fans already had to go through the nightmare of the Donna Noble’s ridiculously (and needlessly) sad ending, and I refuse to go through it again. Amy and Rory — oh, especially Rory — deserve better than some horrific, tragic fate. You and the rest of the Doctor Who team have done well in remembering that Who is a family show, meant to entertain adults and children simultaneously, but you seem to be skewing more to the adult side of things. Kids don’t tune into Doctor Who every week to bawl their eyes out, and neither do I.

So fucking watch it.

Best,
-Rob

Thanks to Canadian Scott and everyone else who sent in the tip.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.