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Old 05-06-2011, 01:52
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http://groups.google.com/group/rec.a...&q&hl=en&pli=1

Or just planning his scripts a long way ahead
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:55
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This has probably been at the back of his mind all this time!

Haha I love the second comment down - "If only the Doctor Who writers could be so imaginative.." They are now!

Personally, I thought it was an absolutely brilliant idea, particularly as in some places 'doctor' means 'warrior'. Loved it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:55
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I love the first reply

"Good stuff.. I really like it... If only the Doctor Who writers could be
so imaginative.."
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:07
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wow if only he had known that 15 years on he would be working on Doctor Who
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:00
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thats a bitter blow for the "he made it up as he went along" brigade
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:14
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Obviously Steven Moffat is himself a time traveller and only yesterday went back to leave that message in the 90s.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:37
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Has there ever been a more typically Moffat phrase than, "This is a very silly idea and I'm consequently rather proud of it."?
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:55
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hate to be a party pooper but is it actually THE Steven Moffat.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:01
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hate to be a party pooper but is it actually THE Steven Moffat.
I'm normally quite sceptical of these things but it's all very coincidental if not the real Moffat.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:12
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Wow, The Moff really has been working on this for years. That's from before I was born!
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Old 05-06-2011, 16:59
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It's really him

if you go on his profile you can see all of his posts. pmsl

Steven Moffat
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More options Feb 10 1996, 11:00 am
What on Earth (or elsewhere) is the fuss about the Dr snogging
his companion? Nowhere in the series does it *ever*
state that the Doc is asexual (it's purely an assumption on the
part of the fans) and the fact that he has a a grandaughter might
lead the pedants among us to conclude otherwise (and no it wasn't
a term of affection - that's just another assumption and an
entirely baseless one at that.)

We know that humans and Time Lords are mutually sexually
attracted (Susan and Whats-his-name, Leela and Thingummy, The
Doctor and that-Aztec-woman) and that the Dr favours bimbos in
mini-skirts (what, you think he was choosing them for their
brains?) The most you could conclude from watching the show is
that he's a little reticent about involvement (not surprising
when your inability for commitment extends to your entire home
planet!)

So if the Doc's vow of celibacy is a fan assumption which flies
directly in the face of established continuity, why would you
think a new series would pay any heed to it?

Steven Moffat

P.S. I mean, the guy has one snog in thirty years of saving our
planet and you're all complaining! You utter, utter bastards!!
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.a...92a114c24c9d95

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Why all this fuss about canon - and, indeed, continuity - in a
show about a man who changes history for a living?

Steven Moffat

While you're here, is it to early to ask if you've go the OK for
a third series of Joking Apart?"

It's almost certain that BBC2 don't want us back. As an
experiment one single episode (series 2, ep 1) is going to be
transmitted on BBC1 and if this goes down well (however they
calculate that) there's a chance of a third series on BBC1. This
one-off broadcast should take place within four weeks.

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Moffat has been a fan of Doctor Who since childhood.[41] His first professional contribution to Doctor Who was a prose story, "Continuity Errors", which was published in the 1996 Virgin Books anthology Decalog 3: Consequences. In 1999 he scripted the parody Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, which aired as part of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day charity telethon. The co-producer for that year's Comic Relief telethon was Moffat's then-new wife, Sue Vertue.[42]
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:15
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Wow! rec.arts.drwho! I'd forgotten about that!
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:43
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Is that real?
(And weren't forums a bit slow and plain-looking in 1996)
EDIT: And that forum/group is still going? Look at the recent posts on it, there's one from this morning! I don't know which surprises me more!
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:20
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Is that real?
(And weren't forums a bit slow and plain-looking in 1996)
EDIT: And that forum/group is still going? Look at the recent posts on it, there's one from this morning! I don't know which surprises me more!
It's from Usenet email lists, before forums really existed, the contents have been archived for all eternity (they'll be in The Library in the 51st century). The list still exists, if you want to sign up and discuss Doctor Who in another place other than this forum.

And we've been discussing this already, here: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1486869
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:33
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It's from Usenet email lists, before forums really existed, the contents have been archived for all eternity (they'll be in The Library in the 51st century). The list still exists, if you want to sign up and discuss Doctor Who in another place other than this forum.

And we've been discussing this already, here: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1486869
Thanks but I already have another one, I'm just surprised it lasted that long
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:42
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Moffat has been a fan of Doctor Who since childhood.[41] His first professional contribution to Doctor Who was a prose story, "Continuity Errors", which was published in the 1996 Virgin Books anthology Decalog 3: Consequences. In 1999 he scripted the parody Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, which aired as part of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day charity telethon. The co-producer for that year's Comic Relief telethon was Moffat's then-new wife, Sue Vertue.[42]
Not the first time SM has been using ideas he's had a long time ago. Checkout the short story "Continuity Errors" mentioned above. The basic plot is the same as
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Look at the time this thread was started it was already being discussed here
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