Paul McGann (Mr. Eighth Doctor himself) kicking Steven Moffat: The actual best gif ever.
lord steven in a nutshell
Steven Moffat : Peter Capaldi’s Previous Who Appearances Not Ignored…
The Adler-Sparrow House
steven moffat is probably out there masturbating to the sounds of our tears
Moffat strikes again
my fav ontd headline in a long time
If Joss Whedon is king of the nerds, then Steven Moffat is fandom’s evil overlord. He may not be a household name in the U.S. (yet), but in the world of Tumblr, things are a little different.
Along with MTV’s cult hit Teen Wolf, Tumblr fandom is ruled by Superwholock, the catchall tag for Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock. Teen Wolf and Supernatural both rely on the ever-popular topic of hot guys battling the undead, but Sherlock and Doctor Who have longevity on their side. Sherlock brings with it more than a century’s worth of Sherlock Holmes fandom history, and Doctor Who is the world’s longest-running sci-fi show. And both are helmed by Steven Moffat.
Still wondering how a middle-aged Scottish sitcom writer came to be the idol of Tumblr users across the globe? Let us count the reasons.
1) He writes fanfiction for a living.
While Doctor Who is something of a cult favorite in the U.S. and overseas, it’s mainstream family viewing in the U.K. Three generations have grown up with the show, and Doctor Who has now reached the point where most of its cast and crew are lifelong fans of the show. Basically, its writers are filming fanfic of a TV series they watched as kids. And what’s Sherlock if not a modern-era fanfic of the Sherlock Holmes stories?
2) He’s the inmate who took over the fandom asylum.
Moffat’s participation in the early days of online fandom is public knowledge, so it’s easy for today’s fans to see a little of themselves in him. If you do some digging, you can still find his old Usenet posts from the ‘90s—including one thread where he discusses a Doctor Who backstory idea he then wrote into an episode over 15 years later… [READ MORE]
All his promises about revealing the Doctor’s biggest secret may just ruin the show for me.
What if he reveals the Doctor’s name? Will the name of the show have to be changed? I’m seriously not too keen on Moffat’s constant teasing of this. I love when Moffat trolls us, but I’m worried he’ll go too far with this. Yes, he’s showrunner and loves playing God. (Moff knows, I worship him like one…) Yes, he’s a master troll and is the man responsible for the two best shows on the planet. But he can also break your heart. He kills off beloved characters and messes with our minds on a daily basis. But revealing the Doctor’s name after 50 years of mystery and secrecy… that’s not just trolling. That’s series suicide. A knife in the heart of Whovians everywhere.
Please, keep the Doctor’s name a secret, Moffat. I never want to know his real name. I will always know him as The Doctor, and will always prefer it that way.
It’s a great Q&A. Blogtor Who has audio of the event here.
On March 1, Steven Moffat was a guest of Trinity College, Dublin and took part in an interview and Q & A session - listen to it in the player below. In it he talks about Press Gang, Sherlock, Tintin and, of course, Doctor Who.
When asked about the return of River Song in the upcoming series, Moffat said, “Yes. She will certainly be in this series,” whilst also saying, when prompted, “Is there more to come about, as it were, Trenzalore and the battle in the Doctor’s future that led to the attempts on his life in the past? Is that what you’re asking? Yes.”
On the possibility of Russell T Davies of writing a story for the show, the current showrunner said, “He won’t write one for me.” The writer also states that he would happily have a Neil Gaiman story every year, discusses the lack of female writers on the show and outlines what he thinks would happen should The Doctor and Sherlock ever meet. The topic of a female Doctor also arises - “more people are saying yes - which I find fascinating.”