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Published on March 11th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

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The Grand Moff Speaks

Steven Moffat - Doctor Who Executive Producer and lead writerDigital Spy have been granted time with The Grand Moff himself recently, and in a feature they call Wholapalooza (…) they feature this week a snippet of their interview with the Doctor Who chief writer himself, Steven Moffat.

Kicking off with the first appearance of Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor, Digital Spy quiz the Executive Producer on how long it took to write.

Matt’s first scene? you mean the one that appeared in The End of Time? oh I think it took me about ten minutes if that…!

Russell [T Davies] sent me the rest of the script…I just added on some fun banter for Matt!

A lesser man might have said “I’ll write it”. Russell said “no, you must write it”

Moffat was also asked if he “obsessed” over writing those few lines – chances are he probably felt at the time that he did, but things have since changed…

There are plenty of things for me to obsess over in Doctor Who, plenty more difficult things to worry about, trust me!

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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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