Tagged Steven Moffat

The Silence of the Weeping Angels

Moffat’s crowning achievement to date was arguably Blink, the Tennant-era standalone that introduced us to some of the most terrifying and inventive modern-day baddies of our age; The Weeping Angels. The genius of the premise, that they are quantum-locked when looked-upon (i.e. statues) meant somewhere in our imaginations we could see our way clear to…

When the Going Gets Dark

Correlate a Venn diagram between Doctor Who and ‘Scary Goings On’ and sitting pretty in the middle of the twin circles of terror and television would be Season 6/32, the perfect combination of all the traits of Who tinged with the futile, melancholy sadness of a Burns unit on bonfire night. Darkness and television have…

Wenger Gets a Transfer!

Arsenal Doctor Who chief Arsene Piers Wenger is to leave the BBC, it has been announced, in order to take up a new position at Film4. Clearly this is disappointing for the series, as Wenger has been involved in some key purchases projects, such as Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, and oversees Doctor Who Confidential;…

Le Moffat dans la France

French Whovians recently received an extremely pleasant surprise when it was announced that Steven Moffat, head writer and executive producer of Doctor Who in its current form, will be paying a visit to la ville d’amour, otherwise known as Paris, in just over a month’s time. The Grand Moff is to hold the prestigious title…

Sherlock and the Doctor in Middle Earth

In the category of ‘as-far-away-from-Doctor-Who-but-still-considered-relevant-news’ another major name has been released for The Hobbit – a Steven Moffat friendly name: Benedict Cumberbatch. The star of the popular show Sherlock, and one time roommate of Matt Smith, had his involvement in The Lords of the Rings prequel project released by co-star Martin Freeman. “I knew I…

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