As usual, you may match one and only one of the people below to each fate.
So, who shall it be? Russell T. Davies, who masterminded the return of Doctor Who to our screens in 2005? Steven Moffat, who has written some of the most acclaimed episodes ever? Or veteran Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks (and oh so much more)?
- All current Whoheads are au fait with RTD’s tendency to agitate some segments of the fan population:
Perhaps the timing of this edition of MSC is unfairly positioned with respect to the airing of the S4 Finale here in Oz and NZ, but Naughty Uncle Rusty does seem to rather enjoy wielding his let’s-stir-up-the- fan-nest stick, just because he can. On the other hand, who else could have brought the show back? It’s undeniable that his rapport with the kids whom he still sees as the backbone of the viewing audience is considerable and has been a major part of the new series success, at least as much as all his side-servings of UST. So what do you do with RTD, eh? (Don’t forget his other shows, especially Queer As Folk.)
- The Moff certainly has a way with plots, characters, and creeeeeepy monsters. So far hasn’t jerked the fans’ heartstrings around in quite the same way as RTD, but what will he do once he’s in charge? Exactly how worrying do you find it that he reportedly modelled the Patrick character in Coupling after himself (although how ironic that modelling is meant to be we don’t know)? Do you love or hate his summing up of the Rose storyline’s ending from the Season 4 finale?
You have to give the Doctor credit for dumping a slightly clingy girlfriend…
(The sound is a bit dodgy: the bit about Rose comes in at approx 2:13 (stick with the rest of the vid for hilarious description of going through US customs/immigration to get to the ComicsCon))
- And for those who aren’t fully aware of Terry “Terror” Nation’s awesomeness, he not only created the iconic Who monster of the Daleks (inadvertently creating the BBC’s first ever merchandising spree, and still getting a posthumous writing credit every time they appear on the screen), but he also created two more BBC science fiction series – Survivors and Blake’s 7 – and also contributed episodes to The Avengers, The Saint and even produced 6 episodes of MacGyver. Of course, there is the ever so slight disadvantage that he’s been dead for over 10 years, but let’s ignore that niggling little detail for the sake of hypothesising, shall we?
So, who do you chuck, who do you lasciviously snog, and who do you contentedly end your days with?