History Creator / StevenMoffat

9th Apr '18 11:26:26 PM BurnoodTakedown
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** Despite the incredible terror Moffat invokes in his stories, [[spoiler:he doesn't kill his characters that often. In fact, if you're watching a Moffat episode, most of the characters there might not die - even if they do encounter a FateWorseThanDeath]].



* SpiritualAntithesis: In a few interviews, he has said that he considers ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' to be this to his tenure on ''Series/DoctorWho'', with his take on ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' essentially a dark {{Foil}} of the Doctor. ''Doctor Who'' is about an immortal alien time traveler's relationships with his beloved friends who keep him "down to Earth", whereas ''Sherlock'' is about a human detective who shuns emotions and friendly relationships. Where the Doctor is an omnipotent being who's afraid of losing touch with his "human" side, Sherlock Holmes is an ordinary human who wants to prove to the world that he's something better than human, or, as Steven himself put it, "The Doctor is an angel who wants to be human; Sherlock is a human who wants to be a god."\\\

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* SpiritualAntithesis: In a few interviews, he has said that he considers ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' to be this to his tenure on ''Series/DoctorWho'', with his take on ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' essentially a dark {{Foil}} of the Doctor. ''Doctor Who'' is about an immortal long-lived alien time traveler's relationships with his beloved mostly-human friends who keep him "down to Earth", whereas ''Sherlock'' is about a human detective who shuns emotions and friendly relationships. Where the Doctor is an omnipotent alien being who's afraid of losing touch with his "human" side, Sherlock Holmes is an ordinary human who wants to prove to the world that he's something better than human, or, as Steven himself put it, "The Doctor is an angel who wants to be human; Sherlock is a human who wants to be a god."\\\
8th Jan '18 3:23:21 PM ClintEastwood
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'''Steven William Moffat''', OBE, (born 18 November 1961) is a British award-winning writer and executive producer known for his work on ''Series/PressGang'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', and ''Series/DoctorWho''. Given the events he's also put into Doctor Who, he is also both an ''enormous'' troll and a ''massive'' arsehole. Occasionally those are good things. And, quite often, mutually exclusive.

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'''Steven William Moffat''', OBE, (born 18 November 1961) is a British Scottish award-winning writer and executive producer known for his work on ''Series/PressGang'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', and ''Series/DoctorWho''. Given the events he's also put into Doctor Who, he is also both an ''enormous'' troll and a ''massive'' arsehole. Occasionally those are good things. And, quite often, mutually exclusive.
21st Dec '17 3:27:23 AM moloch
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* CanonWelding: According to producers at Audioplay/BigFinish, Steven was in charge of the push to bring newer monster and characters to the classic (audio) series. Up until 2015, Big Finish were not allowed to use characters from the 2005 revival series. Due to Moffat, we'll now get encounters such as the Eighth Doctor meeting River Song, and the Fifth Doctor fighting the Weeping Angels!

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* CanonWelding: Moffat was a big part of the push to erase the imaginary line between the new series and the old one. According to producers at Audioplay/BigFinish, Steven was in charge of the push to bring newer monster revival-era monsters and characters to the classic (audio) main BF series. Up until 2015, Big Finish were not allowed to use characters from the 2005 revival series. Due series, but thanks to Moffat, we'll Moffat (and Creator/RussellTDavies) Big Finish can now get encounters such as have modern monsters meet early Doctors, and the New Series novel line can use classic supporting and spin-off characters, so the Eighth Doctor meeting River Song, and the Fifth Doctor fighting can meet the Weeping Angels!Angels and the Twelfth team up with [[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield Benny Summerfield.]]
21st Dec '17 3:22:12 AM moloch
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* MythologyGag: Clara, played by Creator/JennaColeman, ''may'' have been named after [[Creator/ElisabethSladen Elisabeth]] ''[[Creator/ElisabethSladen Clara]]'' [[Creator/ElisabethSladen Heath Sladen]], who passed away in 2011. Considering she is the first new companion to appear since Lis's death, and that Moffat doesn't believe in coincidences...

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* MythologyGag: Clara, played by Creator/JennaColeman, Creator/JennaColeman and the first new companion to appear after Lis Sladen's 2011 death, ''may'' have been named after [[Creator/ElisabethSladen Elisabeth]] ''[[Creator/ElisabethSladen Clara]]'' [[Creator/ElisabethSladen Heath Sladen]], who passed away in 2011. Sladen]]. Considering she is he named the first new companion to appear since Lis's death, next character and that Moffat doesn't believe in coincidences...her almost-girlfriend [[Creator/WilliamHartnell Bill and Heather]] it starts to look a lot less like coincidence.
27th Nov '17 4:20:06 PM nombretomado
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His credits for the TV series proper include the HugoAward-winning episodes [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]] (also won a UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}) and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]]. His two-parter [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]] was nominated as well, only to lose out to Creator/JossWhedon's surprise hit ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.

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His credits for the TV series proper include the HugoAward-winning UsefulNotes/HugoAward-winning episodes [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]] (also won a UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}) and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]]. His two-parter [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]] was nominated as well, only to lose out to Creator/JossWhedon's surprise hit ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.
27th Oct '17 5:19:53 PM dlchen145
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'''Steven Moffat''', OBE, is a British award-winning writer and executive producer known for his work on ''Series/PressGang'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', and ''Series/DoctorWho''. Given the events he's also put into Doctor Who, he is also both an ''enormous'' troll and a ''massive'' arsehole. Occasionally those are good things. And, quite often, mutually exclusive.

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'''Steven William Moffat''', OBE, (born 18 November 1961) is a British award-winning writer and executive producer known for his work on ''Series/PressGang'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', and ''Series/DoctorWho''. Given the events he's also put into Doctor Who, he is also both an ''enormous'' troll and a ''massive'' arsehole. Occasionally those are good things. And, quite often, mutually exclusive.
22nd Jul '17 2:53:29 PM TropesForever
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21st May '17 12:59:12 PM needsanewhobby
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Regularly used, but for suspense/horror rather than comedy. A great example in "The Empty Child", where they are listening to a tape recording of the child speaking. After a while the characters notice that there is a ticking sound caused by the tape flicking off the reel after it has finished playing... but the sound's still going, and only then do they realise the child is in the room with them.
18th Apr '17 4:09:52 PM Discar
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->''There's something really cool about scaring children. Traumatize a generation, that's what it's all about.''
-->--'''Steven Moffat'''

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2nd Feb '17 2:49:17 PM JamesSwann
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'''Steven Moffat''', OBE, is a British award-winning writer and executive producer known for his work on ''Series/PressGang'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', and ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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'''Steven Moffat''', OBE, is a British award-winning writer and executive producer known for his work on ''Series/PressGang'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', and ''Series/DoctorWho''. Given the events he's also put into Doctor Who, he is also both an ''enormous'' troll and a ''massive'' arsehole. Occasionally those are good things. And, quite often, mutually exclusive.
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