Published on September 16th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley
Dear Steven Moffat…
Dear Steven “The Grand Moff” Moffat, @steven_moffat
I like you, really I do, and I’m so delighted that you are the current Doctor Who showrunner. I’ve been enjoying your work since I was at school with Press Gang, since my late teens/early twenties with Joking Apart (one of the few shows I could enjoy with my sister) and throughout the reborn Doctor Who.
(I scratched my head at Chalk, however, and didn’t really “get” Coupling, but loved Curse of the Fatal Death, so I’m sure we can come to some agreement here.)
Over the past few days and weeks it has become increasingly clear that you are doing a massive disservice, not just to the legion of Doctor Who fans out there but to fans of the amazing all-round entertainer, singer, dancer, actor, presenter John Barrowman.
To be honest, I’m over-stating things there slightly. I’m only describing him as I hear his fans do. To me he’s Captain Jack Harkness and that bloke who suddenly left Live & Kicking, and I can’t bear the oceans of cheese I find myself swimming in when he starts to sing.
However, he’s clearly desperate to appear in the 2013 Doctor Who 50th anniversary special as his endless touting on TV, radio and video clips on websites over the past couple of weeks demonstrates.
Here at Kasterborous we love Captain Jack, particularly the version of him that you introduced us to in The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances. His Torchwood persona might be a little dark and there may be some accusations that he hasn’t been well used in Doctor Who since becoming immortal (except perhaps in Utopia) but Barrowman clearly wants to be a part of whatever you have planned.
So we would like to ask you, website to Moff: would you let Barrowman know, one way or the other? We’d like him to appear, as we say, but a “no” is fine, just as long as he SHUTS UP GOING ON AND ON AND ON AND ON ABOUT NOT BEING ASKED!