Thursday, May 29, 2008

Doctor Who's new Executive Producer

Russell T Davies is leaving Doctor Who after this season. He's the one credited with making the new show a hit, as well as the spinoff "Torchwood", and there's been much nail biting over whether the show will survive the new guy. But I just found out that Dr Who writer Steven Moffat will be taking the helm.

Moffat wrote all the good "hide behind the couch" episodes since the show came back. He wrote the two parter "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances" with the little boy in the gas mask who keeps calling for his "maaaaaaah-meeeee". He wrote "The Girl in the Fireplace" with the clockwork robots. And he wrote the truly terrifying "Blink" with the statues that move when you're not looking at them. He also wrote the bit where Doctor 10 (David Tennant) and Doctor 5 (Peter Davidson) met. He's probably best known as the creator and sole writer for the British version of "Coupling".

Hearing that Moffat is taking over Doctor Who is kind of like hearing that Joss Whedon was doing Wonder Woman. You just don't need to hear anything else about it. It WILL work. (Yes, I know Joss Whedon is off the project. If that's how the producers are thinking then clearly it has "FAIL" written all over it.)

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