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Neil Gaiman Hurls a 'Doctor Who' Slam Moffat's Way

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | October 9, 2014 | Comments ()

By Cindy Davis | Trade News | October 9, 2014 |


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I may be sitting in a boat all by myself out here, but I’m pretty disappointed with Doctor Who Series 8. And as much as it pains me to criticize a show I love so much — especially when Peter Capaldi is giving his all — I think it’s clearly time Moffat vacate the TARDIS. Let it go, concentrate on Sherlock’sdevastating” Series 4, and let somebody have else have a go. You gave us darling Matt Smith, and jazzed up the Doctor’s world with Alex Kingston; for them, I’m grateful. But these episodes you’re foisting upon poor Twelve, they’re reducing Capaldi’s Doctor to the careless, angry object of Clara’s rage. But I digress…my point here is that it’s high time for some new showrunner blood, and wouldn’t it be cool if the blood we smelled was that of an Englishwoman? I believe Neil Gaiman would be down with such a plan.

Answering a delightful fan question on his Tumblr page, the author and executive producer of HBO’s Starz Channel’s upcoming American Gods series threw a backhanded slam Moffat’s way:

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That’s right, people, since Moffat took over the Who-reins, there hasn’t been a single, female-scribed episode. To be fair, the series doesn’t exactly have a better pre-Moffat history; since its 2005 reboot, there’s only been ONE (Helen Raynor), and prior to that, barely a handful. It’s a damned shame. I’m curious to see if Moffat responds.


Hey, at least there are a couple of female directors headed our way (Sheree Folkson, Rachel Talalay)…

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Cindy Davis, (Twitter)



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