Moffat created the War Doctor because he could never imagine the 8th Doctor destroying Gallifrey.
Are you sure about that, Moffat?
Are you really sure?
Moffat’s lying like normal. He’s a spin-doctor. A PR puppet of corporate mediocrity. He created “The War Doctor” because he originally wanted Eccleston. And when Chris was too busy filming THOR 2, instead of doing what talented writers do and write around that by using McGann (or a completely different story), his ego and BBC execs insisted on having a “name” in that role and created the absurd “War Doctor”. A character so “dark” he….shot a wall with a gun. And that’s it.
That’s why the 8th Ann—……”50th anniversary”….episode was an absolute fucking waste. Pure hype, spectacle, and hollow nonsense designed to market merchandise to tween girls still drooling over their masturbatory boy-toys, than anything actually related to the history of the franchise. Totally embarrassing baby-drivel, centered on a guest-star playing a supporting character as relevant as The Valeyard, Richard Hurdnall, or Peter Cushing. None of the living Doctors. None of the guys who spent years dedicated to the show as it’s star. Nope. Just a quasi-famous old actor not connected to the show’s history at all. Moffat’s pet-doctor and BBC’s "Hey look he’s famous! Wow!"-PR stunt-casting.
Season 7 and the “50th” anniversary: Worst Doctor Who since the late 80’s.