Tagged Steven Moffat

Operation: Platinum Age, Part 2

Continuing Elton Townend Jones’ appraisal of Series 5/Season 31… Fortunately, The Hungry Earth has put things back on track. It’s been clear throughout the season that Moffat has been the strongest writer for the new regulars, but he also seemed to lack the equivalent of himself that Russell T Davies had. Perhaps Chris Chibnall will…

Moffat Pilot Snuffed

Digital Spy reported this week that the pilot episode of Steven Moffat’s planned BBC drama Sherlock is not set to air.  The programme itself, which will star Martin Freeman as fiction’s most famous mystery-solver and co-created by another Who veteran, Mark Gatiss, intends to entertain its viewers over a three-part run this summer, but the…

Operation: Platinum Age, Part 1

New contributor Elton Townend Jones surveys Doctor Who, Series 5/Season 31… At the close of The Hungry Earth, the Eleventh Doctor is peering down on the deliciously volcanic subterranean metropolis of Homo Reptilia. What happens next won’t be known for another week, but with five episodes to go before we can safely get back on…

Moffat – Showrunner Or What?

As already reported here, this August Steven Moffat will be at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival to give a masterclass to budding TV types. So far so great but it does lead me to ask: What is Steven Moffat’s actual job? According to the Television Festival’s own website its “new Doctor Who showrunner,…

Doctor Who at the MGEITF

The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival has started gearing up for its ninth annual Channel of the Year awards and to get the ball rolling, they’ve announced the nominees – and Doctor Who is included. BBC One is up for terrestrial channel of the year whilst BBC Three is in the non terrestrial category. Doctor Who itself…

Moffat’s Scottish Agenda?

Journalist, TV critic and die hard Who fan Paul Whitelaw has written an open letter to Doctor Who head honcho Steven Moffat pleading with him not to let the ‘Scottish Agenda’ get in the way of the nations favourite program. Whitelaw’s comments poke fun at the media’s current predilection for “agenda setting” in Who. What…

The Hungry Earth Reviewed

Gosh, that was jolly good. I’d been looking forward to this story for ages, ever since I caught my first glimpse in the series preview trailer of what I thought at the time would be a Sea Devil – a scene which will be in next week’s closing part of this two-part story with the female…

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