Steven Moffat

A Look At New Season of Doctor Who

The new season of Doctor Who premiers on BBC and BBC America April 17th.  The trailers look really good.  Watch above.

Steven Moffat is taking over this season which gives me hopes for the season.  Watch a video of him talking about the next season.

BBC and iTunes did the smartest and most evil promotion for this season of Doctor Who.  They gave out for free a 9 minute long promo clip of Doctor Who.  It was a great preview of the new Doctor in action and some set up for his next companion... maybe.  This clip helped to put aside my concerns of how well the new doctor would work that I ended up subscribing to the entire season on the spot.  The feel was much more of a Peter Davidson Doctor.

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Doctor Who U.S. Airdate

Then new season of Doctor Who is scheduled to air on BBC America April 17, 2010.  This season will start with the Matt Smith doctor with Steven Moffat as the head writer. I can't wait to see how Matt Smith does.  I'm expecting a more physically delivered performance from him based on the small sample of him as the Doctor at the end of The End of Time.

(via Variety)

SF News Bites: Doctor Who By Neil Gaiman, Spider-Woman Enlists With Avengers

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Doctor Who By Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is penning an episode for Steven Moffat's Doctor Who.  The episode is to air early in Season Six.

-- it's quite possible that I might have written an episode. And if I had, it would originally have been called, 'The House of Nothing,' but it definitely isn't called that any more."

That rocks!  I can’t wait to watch the episode.

What do you think the episode could be about with the working title The House of Nothing?

(via DoorQ)

Spider-Woman Enlists With Avengers

Spider-Woman: Marvel announced she will be joining the Avengers team when the comic re-launches as part of their new Heroic Age line up of comics.

(via SciFiPulse)

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Matt Smith, The 11th Doctor Who

eleventh_doctorMatt Smith has been tapped to replace David Tennant in 2010 as Doctor Who.

Lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat said "The Doctor is a very special part, and it takes a very special actor to play him. You need to be old and young at the same time, a boffin and an action hero, a cheeky schoolboy and the wise old man of the universe. As soon as Matt walked through the door and blew us away with a bold and brand new take on the Time Lord, we knew we had our man. 2010 is a long time away but rest assured the Eleventh Doctor is coming - and the universe has never been so safe."

The BBC posted an interview with Matt.

I am not sure how I feel about his casting.  He will be the youngest Doctor, replacing Peter Davison who is one of my favorite Doctors.  I trust Steven Moffat.  He has made a lot of great decisions about the series, and I trust that he will do what is best for the series.

(via BBC)

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A 9 Year old Moffat Clue?

Is this a glimpse of the future disguised as a past from the past?  9 years ago, Steven Moffat said:

"Although I loved Peter Davison and Paul McGann, probably the best two actors in the role, I don't think young, dashing Doctors are right at all. He should be 40-plus and weird-looking - the kind of wacky grandfather kids know on sight to be secretly one of them (Doctor Who - Online Magazine & Fan Site)."

Let's choose to ignore the Paul McGann thing, I agree about Peter Davison, and I would add Tom Baker to that list.  Since he in in charge of the series now, if Steven Moffat still believes this, it rules out all of the names who have been rumored to be the next Doctor Who.

Doctor Who to Regenerate in 2010

David-Tennant David Tennant is leaving Doctor Who after the new season.

David Tennant comments "I've had the most brilliant, bewildering and life changing time working on Doctor Who. I have loved every day of it. It would be very easy to cling on to the TARDIS console forever and I fear that if I don't take a deep breath and make the decision to move on now, then I simply never will. You would be prising the TARDIS key out of my cold dead hand. This show has been so special to me, I don't want to outstay my welcome.

"This is all a long way off, of course. I'm not quitting, I'm back in Cardiff in January to film four special episodes which will take Doctor Who all the way through 2009. I'm still the Doctor all next year but when the time finally comes I'll be honoured to hand on the best job in the world to the next lucky git - whoever that may be.

"I'd always thought the time to leave would be in conjunction with Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner who have been such a huge part of it all for me. Steven Moffat is the most brilliant and exciting writer, the only possible successor to Russell and it was sorely tempting to be part of his amazing new plans for the show. I will be there, glued to my TV when his stories begin in 2010.

"I feel very privileged to have been part of this incredible phenomenon, and whilst I'm looking forward to new challenges I know I'll always be very proud to be the Tenth Doctor (BBC)."

This has to be one of the worse kept secrets in scifi.  It will be a loss to the series and if I might be cliché, an end to an era.

No one has effected the franchise as much as Tennant since Tom Baker took on the role.  I am not sure what they will do to follow him, but I am sure it will be change.  If I had to predict there next move, I would say they will cast someone unexpected for the role such as the first non-Caucasian or a woman.  Might I recommend a regeneration mishap that causes the new Doctor to look like Martha Jones?

I know that is a bit crazy.  Who would you like to see as the new Doctor?

Very Best of Coupling

Coupling is a situational comedy that aired on BBC2 from 2000 to 2004. The brilliant writer Steven Moffat put together a story that involves a couple Susan & Steven, their best friends Sally & Jeff, and their ex-es Patrick & Jane. The chemistry and interaction between the six characters is absolutely fabulous. The first three seasons are a must own, in the forth season they had to replace the character Jeff and the show lost some of the magic. Best Character: Jeff Murdock who has captured a wonderful balance between cute and neurotic, insightful and disturbed is best summed up as...

Best friend to Steve and co-worker to Susan, whom he has dated once. Jeff's constant sexual frustration, ridiculous stories and fantasies about women and sex make up a major part of the comedy. Jeff is terrible at talking to women, often stumbling and unintentionally making up lie upon lie in an attempt to avoid looking stupid. These always backfire on him. He is known for a fondness for the word "breasts", often muttering it during conversations. From tidbits he occasionally lets slip, it appears that his problems can largely be traced back to his eccentric and domineering mother. (via Wikipedia)

Best Episode: "The Girl with Two Breasts" in season one, Jeff is flirted with by an Israeli girl who doesn't speak any English. Writer Steven Moffat really took the show to a new level in this episode where he shows the situation from an English speaking perspective then rewinds and has us see the same situation as if we spoke Israeli and didn't speak any English.

Best Line: From "The Man with Two Legs" in season two.  "I've got the key to the gates of paradise, but I've got too many legs!"

Best Rant: From "Her Best Friend's Bottom" in season two.  Steve finally has an opinion about furniture and goes on the attack against couch pillows showing them to be nothing more than lazy, chubby, pets for couches.

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