January 21st, 2012

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"There is a clue everybody's missed": Sherlock writer Steven Moffat interviewed

Steven Moffat sandwiched between Benedict as Sherlock (left) and Matt as the Doctor (right)

So, Steven Moffat, writer of Sherlock and Doctor Who, what really happened when Holmes plunged to his death last Sunday? We have all, he says, missed one vital clue ...

There is an excellent interview with Steven Moffat in the Guardian which covers both Sherlock and Dr Who. It is very long and detailed and deserves to be read in full. Follow the link:

Selected highlights:
- Sherlock will be back for a third series of three 90-minute episodes, hopefully before the year is out
- Moffat believes the popularity of the two shows suggests reports of dumb Britain are exaggerated
- Moffat suspects Sherlock has overwhelmingly the same audience as Doctor Who
- Moffat has been accused of sexism in his writing. "I was called a misogynist because I was reducing women to mothers. 'Reducing women to mothers' – now there is possibly the most anti-women statement I've heard." "River Song? Amy Pond [two leading Doctor Who women characters he created]? Hardly weak women
- Moffat says, Sherlock is true to the original's spirit. "Ours is an authentic version of Sherlock Holmes"
- "I write the kind of stuff I'd like to watch"
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The Strange Case of the Missing Crown Jewels

Absolutely no story whatsoever, just HAD to have this photo on the com!

Photo credit: http://mudcore.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/bbc-sherlock-s02e03-the-reichenback-fall/

Those eyes - scare the HELL out of me!

With many many MANY thanks to captivebird follow the link to see where many of the germs of The Reichenbach Fall plot originated (including the Moriarty court case and the crown jewels):
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Stunning Doctor Who Image

This is very old, but I have only just found it. Another one of those, I found this and it is way too good not to have on the com moments! I love Matt Smith's cheeky smile in the image - that to me sums up the 11th Doctor ie a bundle of fun!

Photo credit: http://www.denofgeek.com/television/392180/doctor_who_bbc_releases_david_tennant_to_matt_smith_image.html

Again, very old, but I have only just discovered it. An interview with Matt Smith following the announcement that he had been cast as the new Doctor. It shows very clearly where the Doctor's quirkiness comes from ie Matt himself!

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor:

Selected highlights:


Matt Smith portrays the Doctor as an energetic, eccentric and lively soul who possessed a sense of arrogance and a short temper. While the Doctor was usually cheerful and full of manic energy, traits he shared with his previous incarnation, he also had a darker side and was capable of becoming furious if his loved ones were threatened. The Doctor was also less forgiving and more aggressive than his previous incarnation showing considerable hatred towards his arch enemies, the Daleks. The Doctor is also notable for his self loathing, claiming that he was "a stupid selfish man" and even saying that he hated himself more than anyone else in the Universe.


The Doctor's outfit is a brown tweed jacket with elbow patches, bow tie, braces, rolled up trousers and black boots. He frequently refers to his affection for bow ties, often proclaiming "Bow ties are cool."