Again, I have to ask, are people watching the same show I am?
He *does* fuck up the lives of his companions but that’s not a Moffat thing. That’s a Doctor thing. He acknowledges it in Let’s Kill Hitler “There must be someone left in the universe I haven’t screwed up yet.”
The Doctor gets them trapped in parallel universes. He gets their families kidnapped and enslaved. He is forced to wipe their memories. He gets their children kidnapped and brainwashed by fanatical groups out to murder him. He gets them killed. And he knows it. He knows how dangerous he is for the people he loves, the people who choose to come with him on adventures. He keeps asking them to join him so they can see all of space and time and have impossible adventures. That’s all very noble, but he also asks them for the profoundly selfish reason that he simply does not like being alone. The Doctor is not a perfect man. He was never intended to be and never shown to be. Not in the RTD era. Not in the Moffat era.
As to the OP’s point that the RTD era Doctor “helps the Companion realize how great they are” whereas the Moffat era Doctor does not: you’re right. A large part of Rose’s story and Donna’s story was realizing that they are amazing, strong, brave people capable of great things. (Donna doesn’t get to remember all this which still makes me extremely angry). That’s not part of Amy story. It’s just not. She has her insecurities and her foibles but the Doctor doesn’t help her overcome them. She slowly overcomes them herself. RTD isn’t better than Moffat. Moffat isn’t better than RTD. They’re two men simply telling different stories about the same man and I can’t understand why that’s so hard for people to see.
I was very, very surprised to see no reference to Green Brain Comics under the Michigan tag. Their staff should be commended for being respectful and making the overall shopping experience a comfortable one.
Main thing is that it’s what a small business’ environment should be like—clean, well-lit, and organized. Really diverse selection too. In addition to new and old issues of the main american comic titles, they have an impressive inventory of international titles, indie comics, and even an ashcan (small comics) rack.
The store is situated in one of the older buildings in that part of Dearborn, yet the store is on the same level and there are no steps to negotiate. The foyer is rather constricted because of where the stairs to the record store above start, but the rest of the store is pretty comfortable with its generous aisles. The only other access issue I can think of is that the parking lot would pose a bit of an issue for specialized vans.
All rumors are rumors, which means we don’t know. Some are more plausible than others, though that doesn’t make them true. Some are probably total bullshit. We can’t really know yet.
The most trustworthy rumors tend to come from the trades (Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap and Deadline Hollywood.) Then there are the smaller sites like Latino Review, which have mixed records but have been known to get things right. (Not everything, but some things.) If a site has no track record (and with sites reporting only SW/Episode VII stuff, that’s most of them) we just have to wait and see.
This is why I emphasize not taking any rumors particularly seriously. Even if there’s a grain of truth, some things are coming second or third-hand and there’s a lot of guesswork involved, like a game of telephone. For instance, before The Phantom Menace was out, we ‘knew’ Brian Blessed was playing a leader of some sort: Guesses had him playing the father of Natalie Portman’s character. And from that assumption, folks were also assuming he died somewhere in the film, making Portman Queen. He turned out to be Boss Nass.
The closer we get to the film, the more we’ll see leaks related to merchandise being out in the wild (which is happening with Rebels right now) and the more we’ll know. Though I doubt the guessing will stop.
In any case: Be mindful of rumors. Seek out their original sources. And remember, if it’s not on StarWars.com, it’s a rumor, full stop.