Saturday, 2 May 2009

Moffat Take Over

At the end of this year’s specials, Steven Moffat will be taking over, from Russell T Davis, as head writer and executive producer for series 5. Moffat has been a fan of Doctor Who since his childhood.

In 2004 Moffat was signed to write for the revival of Doctor Who. Moffat has contributed to every series with him and RTD being the only writers to do so. His first contribution for the first series was the Hugo Award-winning two-part story "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances".

For the two following series, Moffat wrote an episode for each; series 2-"The Girl in the Fireplace" and series 3- "Blink", which won the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form and was nominated for a 2006 Nebula Award. Moffat was voted best writer and his story "Blink" was voted favourite story in the 2007 Doctor Who Magazine readers’ poll.

He wrote a two-part story for series four in 2008, titled "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead". In March 2008, Davies said that he often rewrites scripts from other writers, but "doesn't touch a word" of Moffat's episodes.

So Moffat has defiantly got the awards to show for himself and personally I have enjoyed every one of his stories, with "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances" being one of my favourite. He has the talent but only time will tell to whether he can take up the job with flying colours.

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