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Published on June 15th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

Moffat’s Mega-Monster Madness!

Steven Moffat has announced that he’s come up with a new monster for Series 7 of Doctor Who and has promised that it will deliver the scares that we’re all expecting.

Writing on Twitter, the show runner Tweeted:

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We’ve already got the return of every Dalek ever, a strange looking cyborg in the Wild West, Weeping Angels, the departure of Amy and Rory forever, a trip to New York and the arrival of a new friend for the Doctor in the form of Jenna Louise-Coleman and that’s only the first six episodes!

Moffat has been responsible for creating not only some of Doctor Who’s creepiest monsters (gas mask zombies, clockwork killers, Weeping Angels, the Silence and the Headless Monks) but also some of its most wonderful episodes (The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace, Blink, The Eleventh Hour and Let’s Kill Hitler) so if anyone can invent a creature for the show that’s guaranteed to send you hiding behind the sofa, it’s him.

Since the first half of Series 7 is already in the bag, it would be not unreasonable to presume that the monster he’s come up with will be for the 2013 batch of episodes but whether he’ll be writing the episode itself or has given it as a brief to another writer will have to wait to be seen.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One later this year.


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6 Responses to Moffat’s Mega-Monster Madness!

  1. avatar Paul Mount says:

    Let’s Kill Hitler???? Seriously????

  2. avatar Krumstets says:

    Maybe its for the Christmas episode. But judging on past form that won’t have much content anyway,let alone scary monsters.

  3. avatar Jason W says:

    I would substitute Let’s Kill Hitler with Silence in the Library or Sherlock.

  4. avatar CastellanSpandrel says:

    I like Let’s Kill Hitler a lot! It’s probably the weakest one on the list, though.

    But I’m glad A Good Man Goes to War wasn’t listed as one of the most wonderful episodes – or ‘The Wedding of River Song’ either, both of which somehow managed to better The Girl Who Waited and the God Complex in this year’s DWM season poll. Meh – horses for courses.

  5. avatar Gareth says:

    Lets Kill Hitler is the worse episode that Moffat has ever done. Total rubbish from beginning to end with the worse Doctor Who story title ever.

  6. avatar CastellanSpandrel says:

    Why did you think it was rubbish, Gareth? Not criticising you for your view, just curious. Vent yer spleen for us!

    I thought it was just a good, fast-moving, fun episode to kick off a ‘season’ with. The Hitler stuff was admittedly peripheral – maybe I just liked the tying up of the loose ends.

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