Current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat said that despite the success of the episode, he still feels guilty for reversing the outcome of the said Time War in the 50th anniversary special of The Day of the Doctor.
Speaking in the newest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#487), Moffat said this:
"The Day of the Doctor was a success. Record ratings, awards, rave reviews. By any measure, it did alright. But two years later, I’m still haunted by the guilt."
"I know some of you, including friends of mine, were upset that we reversed the outcome of the Time War. My defence, however feeble, is that given the chance, the Doctor would do exactly that. And it was his birthday, how could I deny him that chance? What could define him more? This man who always finds another way? And there he is, at every moment of his life, proving to himself – literally – that there is always a better path."
"Ah, well. My heart was in the right place, at least. But in this job you always need two!"
I personally had no issue whatsoever with any aspect of the 50th episode. It was a spectacular episode. And even now i'm still extremely excited about the possible involvement of Gallifrey in Doctor Who and what this could mean for the show in the future.
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