Published on November 16th, 2013 | by Drew Boynton6
Mashable: JJ Abrams Should Have Moffat “On Speed Dial”
Secrets. Everyone has them. Heck, sometimes I like to wear a top hat and pretend I’m the mayor of the potato people. But Doctor Who‘s secrets seem bigger than everyone else’s…and impossibly harder to keep.
Which is why Mashable‘s Chris Taylor wrote a column on Thursday commenting on Doctor Who‘s amazing ability to pull off some epic reveals, especially in our internet-obsessed information age. He compares it to something as ground-shaking as Apple unveiling a new unheard-of product, or Facebook suddenly buying Twitter:
With the release of The Night of the Doctor and it’s historic reveal-within-a-reveal, Taylor says that showrunner Steven Moffat should get all of the credit he deserves:
And he continues his praise of Moffat (and the Who crew), and thinks that filmmakers like George Lucas and J.J. Abrams could learn a thing or two from the wily Scotsman:
Moffat, fully aware that spoilers are a fact of life in the social media age, delights in throwing fans a constant stream of curveballs. Perhaps J.J. Abrams should have him on speed-dial…
So, Kasterborites, here’s just some of the recent hits on the Moffat Secret-o-meter: Jenna Coleman appearing months early as the ill-fated Oswin Oswald, The Day of the Doctor trailer revealed at Comic Con and then kept off the internet, “Introducing John Hurt as The Doctor”, classic Doctors in The Name of the Doctor, the final fate of The Ponds, and now Paul McGann.