The Pressure of Who

Up until The Eleventh Hour was broadcast back in late March, Doctor Who lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat was feeling the pressure, according to The Mirror.

Doctor Who executive producer Steven MoffatDescribing the worry that fans would dislike the new series as “extraordinary pressure”, The Grand Moff eventually found respite as the show finally aired.

“The pressure lifted in another sense quite recently,” he said. “When Matt Smith’s first episode went out and Matt and Karen became the toast of the nation, I thought, ‘Well, that’s a relief’. Because up until that point I was thinking, ‘Well, I could be a novelist at the end of the year’.”

It’s probably not the sort of pressure anyone should have – I can’t imagine working on something for 18 months or more only for its intended fanbase to noisily denounce it.

Thankfully, the pressure brought the best out of Moffat, and the result is a very enjoyable and intricate series of Doctor Who, which sadly comes to an end tomorrow.

The Big Bang airs at 6.05pm on BBC One and BBC HD on Saturday, June 26th.

(Via Digital Spy)

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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