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Published on February 8th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Moff: Pond Departure “Heartbreaking”

The Grand Moff has spoken – to the University Observer, the widest-read student publication in Ireland – and he’s happily teasing that the departure of our beloved Ponds is going to be something that will touch the hearts of all viewers.

Steven Moffat, writer of Doctor Who and SherlockWith Doctor Who entering full production shortly and two of its stars moving on, it seems appropriate that an interview which seems to focus on Sherlock and Moffat’s early career as a writer should at least touch on the subject of their final episode.

“I’m writing that right now… It will be quite heartbreaking. I think you’ll be in trouble watching it.”

Personally, it sounds wonderful – and sad at the same time. Could Kasterborous’ editor have to reach for the comfort of his favourite plush Dalek when watching the episode?

We’ll see – after all, we don’t know when it will be aired yet. And neither does the Moffinator:

“We just had our official day commencing pre-production on Doctor Who, so as for knowing when it’s actually going to be shown is a little bit optimistic. But we’ll definitely show it, and I’m pretty sure it will be the autumn.”

If you’re a fan of Sherlock, the rest of the interview is worth a read too…


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

2 Responses to Moff: Pond Departure “Heartbreaking”

  1. avatar gavinio says:

    Given the apathy I feel towards the charcter of Amy Pond I doubt I’ll feel anything other than relief! I just think Karen Gillan has been wasted as an actress – especially in her first series. What I do hope for is that she goes the same way as Katarina, Sara Kingdom and Adric – I think every generation of kids needs that kind of loss so they can talk about it years to come! I mean as an adult I now hate the character of Adric but as an eight year old his death was really upsetting and it’s still talked about today as being one of the defining moments of the Davison era.

  2. avatar Matt Adams says:

    I can’t see Moffatt killing off companions. It would be too upsetting for the younger viewers, and we’d end up with a terribly traumatised Doctor, which would not make for good TV.
    No, what I predict is a timey-wimey related event which results in Amy and Rory being in a position to raise Melody from a baby, and thus be unable to stay with the Doctor.

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