Steven Moffat, writer of Doctor Who and Sherlock

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…

Christian Cawley


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+.

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