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Published on June 22nd, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Moffat’s Power!

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.

Doctor Who showrunner Steven MoffatThe “Hot 20” 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 “The Grand Moff”. SFX commented on the new head honcho:

“Doctor Who’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, Moffat’s Who-niverse is one of the most exciting places on TV – a good thing, then, that we’ll be going back there in 2011.”

Further up the ladder at sixth place, is none other than the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. Labelled as “Time Lord in residence” (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:

“Faced with the chilling prospect of following the utterly squee-drenched David Tennant, Smith clearly realised that the only possible option was to blow the nation’s socks off. His magical, magnetic, mad-fingered turn in this year’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.”

These placements are thoroughly well deserved by the two, and here’s hoping that they’re continually recognised for their outstanding achievements in Doctor Who for years to come!

The full article can be found at SFX.com.

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 “Hot 20” 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 as “the Boss”. SFX commented on the new head honcho:

“Doctor Who’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, Moffat’s Who-niverse is one of the most exciting places on TV – a good thing, then, that we’ll be going back there in 2011.”

Further up the ladder at sixth place, is none other than the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. Labelled as “Time Lord in residence” (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:

“Faced with the chilling prospect of following the utterly squee-drenched David Tennant, Smith clearly realised that the only possible option was to blow the nation’s socks off. His magical, magnetic, mad-fingered turn in this year’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.”

These placements are thoroughly well deserved by the two, and here’s hoping that they’re continually recognised for their outstanding achievements in Doctor Who for years to come!

The full article can be found at SFX.com

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One Response to Moffat’s Power!

  1. dean4 says:

    It’s not just Christopher Nolan who’s English. Ridley Scott is English, and I think I’m right in saying that Joss Whedon was born/spent his childhood in England and is a self-declared anglophile! (Hence there being so many English characters, performers, references, etc in Joss’ work.) I’m not a huge patriot – but just thought I’d comment as I think the British are quite well represented in that list, and indeed in Hollywood and sci-fi generally!

    D ;-)

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