Published on June 22nd, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
SFX online have listed their top twenty people working in science fiction, which, as well as some of the hottest Hollywood names you can shake a stick at, contains a couple of well known faces associated with Doctor Who.
The â€œHot 20â€ contains names such as Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), James Cameron (The Terminator, Avatar), Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Family Guy), Joss Whedon (Angel, Firefly) and Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner).
In amongst these titans of America (Chris Nolan is English, yes, but works primarily on Hollywood films) are two of our favourite faces. At number twelve is Doctor Who Executive Producer Stephen Moffatt, known locally as â€œThe Grand Moffâ€. SFX commented on the new head honcho:
â€œDoctor Whoâ€™s new showrunner picked up the baton from Russell T Davies in predictably confident style, as Matt Smith took a few short minutes to make the Time Lord his own. Having used the RTD era as a blueprint and melded his own storytelling sensibilities to it, Moffatâ€™s Who-niverse is one of the most exciting places on TV â€“ a good thing, then, that weâ€™ll be going back there in 2011.â€
Further up the ladder at sixth place, is none other than the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. Labelled as â€œTime Lord in residenceâ€ (which should be an official title given to him by the Queen, surely?), SFX describes Matt and why he has proved himself worthy in the role:
â€œFaced with the chilling prospect of following the utterly squee-drenched David Tennant, Smith clearly realised that the only possible option was to blow the nationâ€™s socks off. His magical, magnetic, mad-fingered turn in this yearâ€™s Who has elevated him from unknown gamble to Saturday night hero (and unlikely saviour of the tweed industry, to boot). Never underestimate the starmaking power of that old blue box.â€
These placements are thoroughly well deserved by the two, and hereâ€™s hoping that theyâ€™re continually recognised for their outstanding achievements in Doctor Who for years to come!