Karen Gillan on Steven Moffat writing criticisms

Karen Gillan has spoken about criticisms for Steven Moffat’s ability to write for female characters.

Speaking on a panel at the Sci-Fi Expo, Gillan said: “I just don’t understand that because I feel like [with Amy] I had a very rounded, interesting, flawed and layered character to play.”

She added: “And I wore skirts but Steven Moffat had nothing to do with that! He doesn’t care about costumes. So I don’t really understand that if I’ve got to be honest.”

Steven Moffat has defended criticisms that his Doctor Who and Sherlock stories contain ‘plot holes’.
Speaking to BBC Radio 2, Moffat said that he believes clever viewers are able to work things out for themselves and don’t always need an on screen explanation.
He said: “I think people have come to think a ‘plot hole’ is something which isn’t explained on screen. A plot hole is actually something that can’t be explained.”
“Sometimes you expect the audience to put two and two together for themselves. For Sherlock, and indeed Doctor Who, I’ve always made the assumption that the audience is clever.”

Steven Moffat has defended criticisms that his Doctor Who and Sherlock stories contain ‘plot holes’.

Speaking to BBC Radio 2, Moffat said that he believes clever viewers are able to work things out for themselves and don’t always need an on screen explanation.

He said: “I think people have come to think a ‘plot hole’ is something which isn’t explained on screen. A plot hole is actually something that can’t be explained.”

“Sometimes you expect the audience to put two and two together for themselves. For Sherlock, and indeed Doctor Who, I’ve always made the assumption that the audience is clever.”

Steven Moffat tries to imagine a world without Doctor Who, and sets out his vision of the hero that is the Doctor.

Filmed at the Official Doctor Who 50th Celebration, on Sunday 24th November 2013.

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Steven Moffat: “Matt Smith is actually the 13th Doctor.”

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In an interview with the Radio Times, Moffat said: “We’ll find out that Matt Smith is actually the 13th Doctor. Although everyone knows that the Doctor can only regenerate 12 times.”

“The 12 regenerations limit is a central part of Doctor Who mythology – science fiction is all about rules, you can’t just casually break them.”

“So if the Doctor can never change again, what’s Peter Capaldi doing in the Christmas Special?”

The Christmas Special, ‘The Time of the Doctor’ will air on Christmas Day at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Steven Moffat has said ‘The Day of the Doctor’ will be quite “dark” and “serious”.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Moffat said: “It’s quite a dark episode. It’s quite a serious episode. We start to move the Doctor into a place, and you’ll start to see we’ve been moving him into that direction for a while.”

“The question was: what was the most important thing that happened to the Doctor, the day the Doctor won’t forget. It will redefine him.”

“I knew what I wanted to accomplish,” he added. “It is a tremendous challenge to attach 50 to anything. I wanted it to be the show that ensures the next 50 years. And it celebrates the legend.”

When asked how long he would remain showrunner of Doctor Who, he said: “I honestly don’t know. I have no intentions to leave.”

'The Day of the Doctor' will air on Saturday, 23rd November at 7:50pm on BBC One.

Steven Moffat has said ‘The Day of the Doctor’ will be quite “dark” and “serious”.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Moffat said: “It’s quite a dark episode. It’s quite a serious episode. We start to move the Doctor into a place, and you’ll start to see we’ve been moving him into that direction for a while.”

“The question was: what was the most important thing that happened to the Doctor, the day the Doctor won’t forget. It will redefine him.”

“I knew what I wanted to accomplish,” he added. “It is a tremendous challenge to attach 50 to anything. I wanted it to be the show that ensures the next 50 years. And it celebrates the legend.”

When asked how long he would remain showrunner of Doctor Who, he said: “I honestly don’t know. I have no intentions to leave.”

'The Day of the Doctor' will air on Saturday, 23rd November at 7:50pm on BBC One.

Steven Moffat has said there will be “at least” 13 Doctor Who episodes in 2014.
In an interview with Broadcastnow, Moffat said there would be “at least” 13 episodes in 2014. He also spoke about the difficulty of juggling his current workload on the show.
He said: “There’s always a point in production, usually half-way, maybe two thirds, through a series when you realise you’re juggling at least one aspect of each show at once: maybe a press launch for one, another in the edit and I might not have written the last one.”
“You wake up in the night thinking about 13 emergencies, each of them equally calamitous. As a lifestyle choice, it’s questionable.”
“One of the hardest things for me to do is work out when I’ll have time to write,” he added.
“A whole week can disappear when I haven’t had a moment to sit down. I was amazed recently when I got a script ready in time for the tone meeting.”
Doctor Who will return with the 50th Anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’ on Saturday, 23rd November on BBC One.

Steven Moffat has said there will be “at least” 13 Doctor Who episodes in 2014.

In an interview with Broadcastnow, Moffat said there would be “at least” 13 episodes in 2014. He also spoke about the difficulty of juggling his current workload on the show.

He said: “There’s always a point in production, usually half-way, maybe two thirds, through a series when you realise you’re juggling at least one aspect of each show at once: maybe a press launch for one, another in the edit and I might not have written the last one.”

“You wake up in the night thinking about 13 emergencies, each of them equally calamitous. As a lifestyle choice, it’s questionable.”

“One of the hardest things for me to do is work out when I’ll have time to write,” he added.

“A whole week can disappear when I haven’t had a moment to sit down. I was amazed recently when I got a script ready in time for the tone meeting.”

Doctor Who will return with the 50th Anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’ on Saturday, 23rd November on BBC One.

Steven Moffat: Five reasons why TV is better than the cinema.
"Television is better than the movies. Yes it is – it’s just better," Steven Moffat said at a Radio Times-sponsored event at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Here are Steven Moffat’s five reasons:
1. "You don’t have to walk so far to see it."
2. "You can choose your chair."
3. "There aren’t other people."
4. "When you want to go to the loo in the middle you can just pause it!"
5. "If you like it so much that you want to watch it twice, you can’t go up to the cinema protection room and say ‘Pop it on again, will you?’"

Steven Moffat: Five reasons why TV is better than the cinema.

"Television is better than the movies. Yes it is – it’s just better," Steven Moffat said at a Radio Times-sponsored event at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Here are Steven Moffat’s five reasons:

1. "You don’t have to walk so far to see it."

2. "You can choose your chair."

3. "There aren’t other people."

4. "When you want to go to the loo in the middle you can just pause it!"

5. "If you like it so much that you want to watch it twice, you can’t go up to the cinema protection room and say ‘Pop it on again, will you?’"