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Doctor Who is Under Your Bed

A superb interview with Steven Moffat appeared in The Guardian today, in which the Executive Producer and chief writer of Doctor Who discussed a variety of things, from the horror of a world without the BBC to what he would do to if someone demanded he created a monster to sell toys.

Steven Moffat with his first HUGO. That is why he is in charge of Doctor Who.Many Doctor Who fans were delighted with the recruitment of Moffat as the replacement for Russell T Davies because of the Blink writer’s fundamental relationship with Doctor Who. This is exemplified in the interview, in which he describes his version of the show as having a “storybook quality.”

“For me, Doctor Who literally is a fairy tale. It’s not really science fiction. It’s not set in space, it’s set under your bed. It’s at its best when it’s related to you, no matter what planet it’s set on.”

It’s always good to see and hear interviews with Moffat – he’s often grumpy and a bit sarcastic, but you can genuinely see his affection for Doctor Who.

In case you have forgotten, Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor joins Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond in The Eleventh Hour on Saturday, 3rd April…

Christian Cawley


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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