The Gallifreyan Embassy
Home of the Doctor Who podcast DOCTOR WHO: PODSHOCK
Advertising | Donate | Feedback | New Website | Podshock | Shop | Forum | Media Gallery | Web Resources | Polls
 Gallifreyan Embassy 3.0  
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 301 - 'The Mark of the Rani' is Reviewed
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Featured in Podcastrovalva
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 300 - The Passing of Kate O'Mara, Interviews with Mary Tamm and Janet Fielding
  • NASA New Spacesuit Z-2 Dominates
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 299 - 'The Web of Fear' Reviewed, News, and More
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 298 - 'The Enemy of the World' Reviewed, News, and More
  • Emma Campbell-Jones joins the L.I. Who 2 line up "Best news all day"
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 297 - Classic Interview with Colin Baker, News, Feedback, and More
  • How do you rate the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who? (5=Fantastic)

  •  Topics  
    Home
    Doctor Who News (188/0)
    DW: Podshock (201/0)
    DW Reviews (33/0)
    Torchwood (15/0)
    Sarah Jane Adven... (13/0)
    General News (29/0)
    Embassy News (19/0)
    Editorials (5/0)
    Alien Tech (2/0)

     Extra! Extra!  

    Become a Podshock Supporting Subscriber


     Randomizer  
    Tom Baker's Costume
    Tom Baker's Costume
    Browse Album

     User Functions  
    :

    :


    Lost your password?

     Support Podshock  

    This site and our podcast are free to use and listen to respectively. Though there are costs involved in maintaining and producing both. If you like, please make a donation to help offset these costs and to help ensure that we can continue to bring you both. Thank you so much.

    You can make a one time donation of any amount you like using the above "Donate" button. If you rather make an annual recurring donation of $25 (that is less than 50 cents a week), use the "Subscribe" button below.

    Save big on toys & collectibles at Entertainment Earth! CLICK HERE for Doctor Who, Star Wars, Buffy, Ozzy, Spider-Man, & more!


     Events  
    There are no upcoming events

     Audible UK  

    Dr Who Audio Downloads from audible.co.uk


     DWNY  
    DWNY

     Ads by Google  

     Older Stories  
    Wednesday 06-May
  • In Russell/Moffat We Trust Shirts and More (1)

  • Tuesday 05-May
  • Join Us for Our Second Second Life Meet Up (3)

  • Friday 01-May
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 147 (0)

  • Wednesday 29-Apr
  • Sonic Newsdriver for the Week of the 27th of April 2009 (0)

  • Saturday 25-Apr
  • Who Party 14 Toronto Doctor Who Convention (0)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 146 (1)

  • Thursday 23-Apr
  • Sonic Newsdriver and Hoo on Who for the Week of the 20 April 2009 (0)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 145 (4)

  • Wednesday 15-Apr
  • Three New Producers Announced (0)

  • Saturday 11-Apr
  • Planet Of The Dead Canadian air date confirmed (0)

  • Tuesday 07-Apr
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Recognized as Best Podcast (1)
  • Sonic Newsdriver for the Week of the 5th of April 2009 (0)

  • Wednesday 01-Apr
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 144 (5)

  • Friday 20-Mar
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 143 (3)
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 3 (1)

  •  More News  
  • Police box Tardis pulls the crowds at Boscombe - Bournemouth Echo
  • New role delights Powell - Evesham Observer
  • TARDIS Backpack is Begging to Be Stolen - Chip Chick
  • Easter TV: A Goodbye to Matt Smith - New Doctor Who special on Watch - Northampton Herald and Post
  • Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith - a look back at his best bits - Southwales Evening Post
  • On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs - CNET
  • Doctor Who: Why Matt Smith is the greatest of all the Time Lord actors - Mirror.co.uk
  • 'Doctor Who': Karen Gillan reunites with the TARDIS, sort of - Pic - Zap2it.com (blog)
  • Legendary Time Lord Tom Baker, 80, yearns for Tardis - The Sun (subscription)
  • Kennewick mini library looks like time machine from 'Doctor Who' - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

  •  Notice  

    Doctor Who and the TARDIS are owned and trademarked by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Gallifreyan Embassy and the Doctor Who: Podshock podcast are not connected to the BBC in any way. No infringement is intended.



     Steven Moffat to be Executive Producer and Head Writer    
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Tuesday, May 20 2008 @ 12:40 PM EDT
     Viewed:  5,271 times  
    Doctor Who News

    BREAKING NEWS:

    We have been expecting this announcement for some time now. Today the BBC has announced that Steven Moffat will be taking the reins from Russell T Davies becoming the Executive Producer and Lead Writer for Doctor Who starting with the 2010 series (what they are calling "series 5"). This announcement comes right on the heels of of the news of Steven Moffat winning a BAFTA for his Doctor Who story Blink.

    Many viewers are familiar with Steven Moffat writing for Doctor Who since it's return to television three years ago. With such celebrated stories such as The Empty Child and The Doctor Dancers in 2005. Followed by The Girl in the Fireplace in 2006 in which Moffat was recognized with a Hugo Award. As previously mentioned he has just been awarded a BAFTA for Blink in last year's series.



    Congratulations to Steven Moffat, we are sure that our beloved series will be in good hands. This is a position that Moffat has been seeking for some time now. "My entire career has been a Secret Plan to get this job. I applied before but I got knocked back 'cos the BBC wanted someone else. Also I was seven," stated Moffat.

    BBC Press Release:
    BBC Press Office - Steven Moffat to be Doctor Who Lead Writer and Executive Producer




     What's Related  

     Story Options  
  • Printable Story Format


  • Steven Moffat to be Executive Producer and Head Writer | 5 comments | Create New Account
    The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
    Steven Moffat to be Executive Producer and Head Writer
    Authored by: Ken on Tuesday, May 20 2008 @ 01:01 PM EDT
    In Moffat We Trust

    ---
    "There comes a time, Timelord, when every lonely little boy must learn how to dance"
    Steven Moffat to be Executive Producer and Head Writer
    Authored by: daveac on Tuesday, May 20 2008 @ 05:20 PM EDT

    That was a quick switch Ken!

    Cheers daveac - who agrees!

    ---
    daveac on TalkShoe - GE, Sci-Fi, Digital Spy & WTA, Dave C on WineLoversPage & ning cooperda on AV Forums, dac100 on YouTube & PhotoBucket - dac on Tiscali
    Steven Moffat to be Executive Producer and Head Writer
    Authored by: K Kochanski on Tuesday, May 20 2008 @ 09:38 PM EDT
    YAY YAY YAY, dancing time :D

    ---
    Admiral Kristine Kochanski
    G.A.B. Saffron, Moonstone, Burnt Orange Team Leader
    http://www.gabtraders.com

    "O brave new world
    That has such people in't"
    Steven Moffat to be Executive Producer and Head Writer
    Authored by: daveac on Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 10:11 AM EDT

    Louis has got an 'AfterShock' out on this news already - great work guys!

    Cheers, daveac

    ---
    daveac on TalkShoe - GE, Sci-Fi, Digital Spy & WTA, Dave C on WineLoversPage & ning cooperda on AV Forums, dac100 on YouTube & PhotoBucket - dac on Tiscali
    Steven Moffat to be Executive Producer and Head Writer
    Authored by: silvanthalas on Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 10:28 AM EDT
    Ken, you mention in this Aftershock about keeping things in perspective, but when you get down to it, RTD's writing, imo, has been ridiculously uneven, and on top of that, some of the concepts RTD has allowed make me want to scream (much of LotTL, for example).

    I'd also think it's premature to assume that Moffat is going to step into the job in the same manner as RTD. For example, while RTD has written several episodes a season, Moffat may stick to just one or two.

    To be bluntly honest, Moffat is a much better writer than RTD, and I expect that to be reflected in the scripts down the road after Moffat takes over.

    ---