Doctor Who, Series 6: Moffat’s going on a killing spree. Again.

QUOTING THE SUN, AS TWEETED BY IAN WYLIE:!/ianwylie/status/54921726479446017

DOCTOR Who boss Steven Moffat has left sci-fi fans in a froth by saying one of the show’s key characters will die at the start of the new series.

The show’s chief executive promised to kill off the Doctor (Matt Smith), his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), her husband Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) or the mysterious River Song (Alex Kingston).

He told Doctor Who magazine he’d been having trouble coming up with a way of getting viewers excited about the new series and decided killing one of the cast in the opener, The Impossible Astronaut, was a sure-fire way of keeping fans’ interest.

He said: “We’re not lying, we’re not cheating. One of those four people is going to die.

“The Doctor’s darkest hour is coming. Shows like Doctor Who should have big colourful, memorable moments that make you go, ‘What the hell?’ Well, this is one of them.

“It’s hard to create shock in Doctor Who when we’ve already blown up the universe a couple of times. What do you do next?”


Apparently, if one of the four is to die, that someone has to be brought back later, simply because there is footage of all four in later episodes in the trailer.

I don’t know how I feel about this. We’ve had that last series with Rory and Amy, and, well, Amy’s gonna shoot someone, so, um.. again? Really, Moffat? That Thing that Brings Whomever Back better be a damned great plot twist, then, or I’m gonna get bored.

He said this, too:!/steven_moffat/status/54930576846753792


  1. Another stupid question: how do you embed the tweets?

    btw, is this totally stupid or a clue for Series 6:
    “The Doctor too has been fatally wounded several times throughout the show’s history – but USUALLY escapes death thanks to his ability as a Time Lord to regenerate.”
    I’d vote for the former, there were a couple of controversial lines in the article.



    1. Well, that is, again, a WordPress thing, I don’t know whether it works on blogger, but here, you just have to take the status url of that tweet, and put it into a separate line into the text, then it’ll automatically embed. I think it’s a WP thing.

      Yeah, well, I’m still not sure about any of it.



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