Day 20: Favorite Writer
Honest to God, its Russel T. Davies. He wrote some of my favorite episodes of series 1-4 (as well as some of my least favorite). The episodes of his that I liked had such charm that those are the ones I inadvertently always go back to in selective rewatches. I know he wrote some pretty atrocious episodes as well, but I like that. He’s more rounded, he makes mistakes, and its always nice to be a fan of someone’s “art” (for lack of a better word) when you know what they produce on a bad day.
A couple special mentions, though:
Matt Jones, who wrote The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit. These two were the best episodes of series 2, in my opinion.
Gareth Roberts, who gave us The Unicorn and the Wasp, The Lodger, and Closing Time…..all episodes I love and adore.
Richard Curtis. To my knowledge, he only wrote Vincent and the Doctor, but my God was that a wonderful episode. Mad props.
Neil Gaiman, author of The Doctor’s Wife. Again, another single-episode writer who blew everyone away with his brilliance. If only guys like him wrote more episodes of Doctor Who.
And of course, I must mention Steven Moffat. I don’t like the guy. I think he’s way too arrogant and full of himself than is beneficial for anyone, and I also think he’s pretty overrated. But, he is a talented writer and I will give credit where credit is due.