Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Talks Season 7

At the first official Doctor Who Convention of the new era in late March 2012 in Wales, stars and creators, including showrunner Steven Moffat and executive producer Caroline Skinner, gathered to give Whovians updates on all things TARDIS.

Teasing the upcoming Season 7 Moffat told reporters: “There’ll be utter heartbreaking tragedy to knock about, silly fun … But if you’re laughing one minute, expect to be crying in five minutes.”

But Moffat generally adhered to his spoiler-averse reputation and stuck to his maxim of, “If you want to know what happens in Doctor Who, watch it!” However, both he and Skinner were more forthcoming in panel sessions where they and more members of the “Doctor Who” cast and crew took questions from attendees.

And, in a masterstroke that underlined the value they place on the knowledgeable and engaging Whovians, the pair even presented the world premiere of the Season 7 teaser trailer during a panel session when many reporters were sequestered away in another room.

What did Moffat have to say about new spin-off shows? Is there any chance of a Sherlock and Doctor Who crossover? What big-name U.S. star would the casting director really like to head to Who? And just what does Moffat make of Community’s Doctor Who spoof, Inspector Spacetime? Find out below!

Here’s what I was able to get straight from The Moff’s mouth for HuffPostTV:


Doctor Who: Season 7 Scoop

This is my report for The Huffington Post from the Doctor Who Convention held in Cardiff, Wales in March 2012.

Caro Skinner and Steven Moffat were holding their cards pretty close to their chest and dodging reporters as much as they could, but they did unveil the first Season 7 trailer to the packed crowd of enthusiastic and knowledgeable Whovians.

Check out my full report for HuffPostTV.

Doctor Who: Matt Smith Not Leaving!

With Doctor Who 7 looming (huzzah) it seems like a good time to revisit the past ahead of what promises to be a tumultuous season.

Back in March 2012 I had the pleasure of interviewing Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan for The Huffington Post.

I sat down with them at the frankly awesome Doctor Who Convention in Cardiff, Wales on March 24 and 25 to talk about all things Whovian.

Smith chatted about his future as the Eleventh Doctor, the timing and manner of Amy and Rory’s departure in Season 7, and what he would like to do next. Plus, he revealed the cast’s nickname for Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.

The stars weighed in on the Doctor’s new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and Smith threw down the gauntlet to Who wannabe, Helen Mirren. Click over to HuffPostTV for all of the scoop.