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Moffatism   Leave a comment

I’ve admitted to mixed feelings about Steven Moffat. I think he’s written some of the best and some of the worst episodes in all of New Who. I think he’s put his foot in his mouth on occasion. I also think he’s gotten better – more relaxed, more thoughtful, more humorous in interviews and other interactions with fans. Running this show must be a brutal if exhilarating job, and he’s done at least decently by it.

This interview, shared by Paul Cornell on his blog, shows the latest Moffat. He loves Doctor Who, loves his exhausting, herculean job, mocks himself and his fellow fans, acknowledging their shared passion for the ridiculous. He’s got heart and humor. I’ve never been able to say I like him, and I’m more than ready for a new showrunner, but he’s contributed a great deal to the show. I appreciate his hard work and his point of view, even if I don’t always agree with it.

Good luck, Chris Chibnall.

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Posted June 28, 2017 by Elisabeth in Cool Stuff, Writers and Writing

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Katy, Katy, Katy   Leave a comment

This interview with Katy Manning is a few years old, but it’s every bit as delightful as she is.

I may have mentioned before, Jo Grant is my favorite classic companion. In spite of her reputation as a scatterbrain, she was competent in her own way, courageous as anything, fiercely loyal, irrepressible, and generally a delight to be with. A quintessential companion, she was the perfect complement to Pertwee’s dashing Doctor, ready to give her life for him and his work without reservation. The actress herself is no less charming. I posted before about our enchanting encounter at Anglicon; when someone described her recently as “human sunshine,” I found it the comparison most apt. Nothing could bring Jo Grant down, and nothing stifles Katy Manning either.

She returned briefly to the world of modern DW with Matt Smith and Elisabeth Sladen on The Sarah Jane Adventures. I’d love to see her on the show proper; I’m sure Peter Capaldi’s Doctor could show her an adventure worthy of Jo Grant.

"Hang on tight, Jo!"

“Hang on tight, Jo!”

Posted September 24, 2015 by Elisabeth in Classic, Companions, Cool Stuff

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A word from the Doctor   Leave a comment

io9 offers some lovely conversation with the Doctor and his associates: Peter Capaldi says…

Posted July 17, 2015 by Elisabeth in Cool Stuff

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Fun from ComicCon   Leave a comment

Here are a couple of highly entertaining interviews with some of our favorite people, courtesy of The Mary Sue:

Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat

Peter Capaldi

Enjoy!

ETA Jenna Coleman!