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Published on November 25th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Michael Moorock’s Passion for Who

Author of the recently released The Coming of the Terraphiles (a Doctor Who novel more epic in scale then any before it) Michael Moorock has revealed his passion for our favourite television series and his thoughts on the lead character.

Doctor Who - The Coming of the TerraphilesSpeaking to The Quietus, Moocock revealed that he felt a female Doctor was a huge possibility to happen in the future; he also had an idea of who should play a female version of the Time Lord:

“I think Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond, would’ve made a good Doctor Who, so it’s a shame she didn’t get the job. It could’ve been the other way around, you know.”

Well, better the way it is now in the show than have it as Karen as the Doctor and Matt as Reed Pond (now wouldn’t that make an interesting episode…). Moorock also mentioned that he had followed the show from its very beginnings, watching William Hartnell parading around as the First Doctor, but wasn’t a fan of some of the Doctor’s other  incarnations…:

“I liked Patrick Troughton better [than Hartnell], because he was sort of fey and he started to bring that oddness into the character. I didn’t like Jon Pertwee, because he was again a bit too posh, and I really liked Tom Baker…I sort of knew him; I met him once or twice, usually in a pub, and usually drunk out of his skull on 50 valium and a pint of scotch, and ad-libbing like f**k. And it’s wonderful to watch the shows and know that all the other actors are just completely at sea because he hasn’t given them their cue line, he’s just come up with actually a better line, usually.”

So there you have it. Yet another renowned science fiction author is a follower of Doctor Who. Did you have any doubt that he would be?

The hardback version of The Coming of the Terraphiles is available from Amazon for just £8.49, while the Kindle ebook version is £8.07.

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




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