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Published on November 5th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Are 9 Year Old Moffat Quotes Relevant?

Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine in 1999 – alongside Russell T Davies, Gareth Roberts, Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat was quizzed on several elements of how Doctor Who would work when it returns.

These answers were revisited earlier this year in the same publication, and in hindsight proved telling with regard to RTD’s Doctor Who era.

As such, certain editors have taken Moffat’s contribution to this round table as gospel, particularly on the circus that is the chosing of a new Doctor:

"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."

Very interesting indeed… but relevant?

Who knows?

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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