Published on December 21st, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds
Moffat Quits…or Not
Perhaps a familiar figure whispered just five words into The Mirror’s ear: “Oh, doesn’t he look tired?” and that was it?
Moffat quits! Doctor Who will kill me says boss! More to follow…
…Or less depending on whether or not you just think its Moffat admitting that he’s human or like The Mirror, who have reported and since been rebuffed by the shows head honcho, whom it quoted as saying was going to die of a Who related stress disorder unless he quit the show, you’re just going to run with it anyway.
While no one is denying that stress would be a major factor in leaving a show like Doctor Who – Moffat himself has often spoke of toll taken by the ‘relentless’ schedule and the baffling death threats he has received from moronic non fans of the show – it seems that The Mirror have just ran riot with this and previous quotes from Moffat about his workload.
The most opened ended (and therefore most important) quote in The Mirror’s article is this:
“I haven’t got a plan but I am definitely going to be handing it to someone else.”
Which is like saying: “When I leave the bus someone will have my seat.” It isn’t a statement of intent – it’s just plain fact. One day he will leave and then someone else will replace him. It doesn’t mean the moment has been prepared for (so to speak).
Moffat has even taken to Twitter to rebuff the claims offering a one worded response (not that word!) to a fans tweet about the rumours that he’s soon to leave:
Well, at least that’s all sorted now!
Hopefully that moment won’t be too soon – after all, he’s never lacked any ambition or ideas when it comes to writing the show and, like any lifelong fan in such a privileged position; who wouldn’t want to put those into action for the fiftieth anniversary regardless of the noise that comes with the job?