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Published on July 9th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

From Paris, with Videos

Aurélie Demonchaux, our fantastic friend of the French Doctor Who forum Beans on Toast – who you’ll remember gave us a brilliant little update on all the happenings at the Steven Moffat staring Paris Comic Con – has been busy compiling even more pictures, videos and titbits from this years event.

For those not in range of the TARDIS translation circuits or in possession of a Babel Fish (which will please God); do not worry – not all of them are in French!

Speaking of the difficulties of translation Aurélie has helped clarify a few issues arising from fan questions put to Moffat at the event- the first concerning the ultimate fate of Rory Williams the man for whom Death is a frequent visitor:

“1st question: a fan asked Steven Moffat “Why do you keep killing Rory ?” And Moffat answered “I also keep bringing him back!”. He went on to say that he had only really killed Rory once, actually. Also, there’ll be a “pay-off” for Rory’s repeated deaths. Moffat also implied that, with him being a bit of a “romantic”, we should not worry too much about Rory’s future.”

Moffat was also asked about the origins of kick ass Archaeologist River Song, which he helpfully expanded upon in this fan-filmed video.

Up next is another fan video only this time featuring Moffat discussing the possibility of Captain Jack jumping onboard the TARDIS again and, just what might happen if the Eleventh Doctor jumped into the Torchwood universe.

Finally, not only do we have our lady on the ground Aurélie sending us missives from across the channel but also her friend Aude Boubaker, who has kindly offered Kasterborous her amazing photos of the event – say hello everyone!

Steven Moffat at Paris Comic-Con

Steven Moffat at Paris Comic-Con

Steven Moffat at Paris Comic-Con

Steven Moffat at Paris Comic-Con

Steven Moffat at Paris Comic-Con

A huge thank you to both Aurélie and Aude for keeping us all entertained and up to date with everything from the Comic Con!


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

2 Responses to From Paris, with Videos

  1. avatar Aude_Brownies says:

    I’m really proud that you use my snaps. Thank you!

    Steven Moffat was really nice, funny and chatty. I think that he was really impressed that we understood before the translator translate his words and he made the most of joking.He was also impressed to see that all the audience had watched the first part of the series 6 (BBC 1 is not broadcast on some part of the Old Continent or with some broadcaster)

    At this masterclass, it was not really what I expected: it was more biographical than the explanation of what’s the job of a writer. they came back over his tv show like Press Gang, Coupling, Jekyll, Sherlock and a little bit Doctor Who. He spoke about Tintin (Belgium and Scotland… same battle ;) – Thanks The Moff). And of course I cannot forget the intervention about cosplay in the room… I’m officially called “The Lady Matt Smith” by himself and my lads “the david tennant’s guy”. Brain’s Crash One…

    In the conference about Doctor Who, there was a lot of information about Rory, River and Captain Jack. According to him, people are ready to see a future female regeneration (and the audience agreed with him)

    And at least, I was one of the lucky ones who can have an autograph of Mister Moffat(I drawn lots of it). It was a really exciting moment to talk to the Master himself. Okay, I didn’t said lot of things but the last picture shows you my frame of mind at this moment. Brain’s Crash Two

    Good memories of this Weekend. Can’t forget my first convention…

    the Belgian fan


    • Hi Aude! They were great snaps, how could we refuse?

      Sounds like you all had a great time and it is good to see The Grand Moff so warmly received in France!

      Hope your next con is just as good :)

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