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The Daily Beast: "Doctor Who’s Global Takeover" (Interview with Steven Moffat)

Once a cult series, British sci-fi drama Doctor Who has become a global phenomenon, and new audiences are embracing the 900-year-old alien time traveler--now played by roughly 29-year-old Matt Smith--with alarming passion. (Witness the rock-star welcome Smith and co-star Karen Gillan got at July’s Comic-Con.) Doctor Who, under head writer Steven Moffat, who replaced Russell T. Davies last season, returns for the second half of its sixth season in the U.S. and the U.K. on Saturday.

Over at The Daily Beast, you can read my latest feature, "Doctor Who’s Global Takeover," in which I sit down with Moffat in Los Angeles to discuss the shocking identity of River Song (Alex Kingston), criticisms of “bad girl” companion Amy Pond (Gillan), and rumors about next season.

Doctor Who returns Saturday, August 27th for the second half of Season Six, kicking off with "Let's Kill Hitler," at 9 pm ET/PT on BBC America and at 7:10 pm GMT on BBC One.

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HipHopAnonymous said…
Great interview. I was particularly heartened to read that next year will be less arc-intensive.

As much as I love Moffat's work, I would be lying if I said that his run thus far has entirely lived up to my expectations, which were admittedly lofty to say the least.

While Series 5 was mostly about Matt Smith demonstrating his brilliance as the 11th Doctor, Series 6 has felt a bit overly ambitious at times. So I'm really looking forward to a renewed focus on just telling quality, standalone stories. Which is something that Moffat excelled at beyond just about every other writer during Davies' tenure.

And more SHERLOCK as well. 2012 can't come some enough.

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