Doctor Who Executive Producer Steven Moffat

Steven’s Chats with Russell

As extremely well-known Doctor Who fans, you would expect Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies to chat from time to time, and recently the current showrunner has revealed that he chats via email with his predecessor.

Doctor Who Executive Producer Steven Moffat

In fact, it seems to be quite a regular thing. The Grand Moff revealed to Vulture that Russell (and indeed David Tennant) has reverted to being a fanboy now that someone else is in charge of Doctor Who.

We e-mail quite a lot. He always sends me something after each episode. He just reverted to being a fan. As did David [Tennant]. I had dinner with David a few weeks ago and I was showing him photographs on my iPhone of the monsters this season and he was getting all excited about it because we’re all fanboys.

More to the point (and anyone who has experience of RTD or has read The Writer’s Tale might have guessed) the man who brought back Doctor Who likes to share his opinions on episodes with Moffat. As an example, The Angels Take Manhattan:

He sent a glowing e-mail. He said he was crying and all that so he was pleased with it I think.

Former Doctor Who Showrunner Russell T Davies

Well, he wasn’t the only one!

We wonder if Russell also writes to other showrunners?


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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