Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Doctor Who Executive Producer

The BBC announced yesterday that Steven Moffat will take over from Russell T. Davies as showrunner and lead writer for Doctor Who in 2010. Davies has guided the series from its return in 2005. Moffat wrote some of the most popular and award-winning episodes of the series, such as "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances" and "The Girl in the Fireplace," which were honored with Hugo Awards in 2006 and 2007, and the nominated episode "Blink" for the 2008 awards. Moffat's episodes are always interesting to watch and take the program in new directions that haven't been explored before in the series. "The Empty Child" introduced Captain Jack Harkness, who would later go on to lead the Torchwood team in Cardiff, Wales, investigating alien invasions. "The Girl in the Fireplace" had the innovative concept of a spaceship linked to Reinette's life in 18th century France, and a love interest for the Doctor. "Blink" took the concept of a Doctor Who story told through the perspective of a new character further than in the second series' "Love & Monsters." In "Blink," Sally Sparrow took on a time-travel mystery with some unexpected help from the Doctor. I look forward to seeing what Moffat will do with the fifth series of Doctor Who.

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