Great meetup last night! We didn't seem to need any discussion topics. :)
This question, though, does get me a little worried when I think about it. There are several repeat writers to pull from. All of them have their merits, but none of them have been as strong as Moffat, IMO.
Mark Gatiss is so close to Moffat that it seems like it would be him. However, except for "The Unquiet Dead", I honestly haven't enjoyed his work in Doctor Who very much. His other stories go from downright poor to so-so at best.
Gareth Roberts has some great stories under his belt, but they are all very comedic in nature. I haven't seen him show a wide enough range that I would feel confident with him as showrunner.
So perhaps my vote might be for Toby Whithouse, who has written stories that have a good mix of humor and drama like "School Reunion", "Vampires of Venice", and "The God Complex". Plus, he's written for Torchwood, and he's created a hit series of his own, Being Human. I'm not sure if he has the production background, but he could certainly take on the head writer role.
From: Patrick Sloan <[address removed]>
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Subject: [drwho-121] Discussion: Who AFTER Moffat
I want to plant a little seed(s) for your discussion tonight at Panera and here online...
Where should the Beeb look for it's next showrunner for Doctor Who?
Mark Gatiss? Nicholas Briggs?
Also, I could live with an RTD penned story now and then, kind of like Moff "returning the favor" so to speak. Seeing what we've seen and knowing what we know, do you think he could write well for Matt's Doctor? (Whether he actually would agree to do it or not is another topic altogether)
cheers! I'll be back in action soon. I promise.
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