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Published on August 12th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Moffat and Gattis Tweet

How do the general public keep up with their favourite celebrities and what’s going on in their day to day lives? Social network website Twitter off course! And how do Sci-Fi fans keep up with their favourite Sci-Fi actors and writers? Um…exactly the same way actually…

Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss is a regular on has highlighted some Twitter updates from the last week that were written by our favourite people. “Tweets of the Week” come from favourites such as Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek), Eliza Dushku (Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) comic scribe Mark Millar, film Director Wes Craven and musician David Arnold.

But for Doctor Who fans the stand out “Tweets” come from Doctor Who Gods Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis, who coincidently Executively Produced BBC’s Sherlock together recently.  The Grand Moff Tweeted:

“Writing, spaced out on jetlag. That ought to work for Doctor Who. Doesn’t”.

And co conspirator Gattis left this:

“I hate the rain. It makes me blue. But there’s something to be said for lashing rain. Cosy. May have to watch The Curse of Peladon”.

Its heart warming that they both mention Doctor Who and how it seeps into their daily lives, as we all know it does?

Anyone out there follow their Tweets as well? Or do you have someone even more interesting from the world of Doctor Who that SFX haven’t mentioned?


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3 Responses to Moffat and Gattis Tweet

  1. avatar Carn says:

    Rain makes me happy. It’s the damn sun that causes me a lot of problems. Glad it ain’t been warm lately. My fan died from overuse.

    Anyways glad that Sherlock is coming back despite being totally underwhelmed by the portrayal of Moriarty. (seems like the most recent incarnation of the Master we must put up with annoying prat rather than an intimidating suave evil genius type)

  2. avatar Charlie says:

    I follow these two as well. Great fun. Peter Davison was the voice in the Planetarium in the last episode of Sherlock, as revealed by Gatiss on Twitter.

  3. avatar Rick714 says:

    Have not seen the new Holmes yet but I think it’s a flaw to have the Master or Moriarty younger than middle age. Younger guys like Tennant, Smith and Davison can pull off the Doctor no problem but a role like the Master or Moriarty needs that Delgado touch and sophistication. Never did like Ainley and Simm did a nice job as a psychopath but didn’t really sing as a proper “Master” to me. Same would hold true for Moriarty, considering the Master was based on that character. A shame that circumstance never allowed the final, climactic battle between Pertwee’s Doctor and Delgado’s Master. They indeed might have killed him off and never brought him back. Maybe.

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