Was Steven Moffat Plotting Doctor Who’s Mid Season Finale Sixteen Years Ago?News
Could Steven Moffat have been plotting tonight's Doctor Who mid-series finale for SIXTEEN years?
Posted 4th June 2011, 8:04pm in TVCould Steven Moffat have been plotting tonight's Doctor Who mid-series finale for SIXTEEN years?
We jest - but only slightly, as this link to a newsgroup posting for January 1995 reveals (credit @notdange).
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In the posting on rec.arts.drwho, titled 'Dr. Who's real name', a poster signing as Steven Moffat writes:
"Here's a particularly stupid theory. If we take "The Doctor" to be the Doctor's name - even if it is in the form of a title no doubt meaning something deep and Gallifreyan - perhaps our earthly use of the word "doctor" meaning healer or wise man is direct result of the Doctor's multiple interventions in our history as a healer and wise man. In other words, we got it from him. This is a very silly idea and I'm consequently rather proud of it."
Sound familiar? While we can't be sure it was the man itself, it's kind of amazing.