Well Moffat delivered on the promises he gave last year. Series 8 was a complete departure from his usual style. No more timey-wimey and the associated jargon, no more talking really fast, hoping something good happens and then taking the credit, no more bow-ties, NO MORE! What we are left with is the same man stripped of the facade of being a hero, a madman and a savior. Yes we are left with an Idiot, with a blue box who is there to help but is no longer burdened by his legacy, who knows what it is to be the last of his kind. In the twelfth Doctor we finally do have a 100% rebel Time Lord. Series 8 was an absolute delight and a fresh take on the life of the Doctor. Oh Moffat! You did great, but, alas, we know that you won't run the show forever. So here are 5 possible candidates for the next showrunner, straight from my personal fantasy land.
Well, well. What can I say about this man that hasn't already been said? The creator of Star Wars. I think he would bring tremendous amounts of his creative genius to the show. C'mon now, a Star Wars - Doctor who crossover is every man's wet dream. Just imagine the possibilities. I am pretty sure he can take the show where no other show has gone bef--- What Star Trek? Oh Sorry, I always get those two mixed up. I am pretty sure he can take the show to a galaxy far far aw-- What TARDIS? Oh! Anyway, I think he can do something great with the show. Who's up for a Jedi Doctor?
Avatar. Alien. Terminator. You name it. The man radiates perfection. This storytelling veteran is known for his tight work-ethic and undisputed attention to detail. In Terminator we can see the glimpses of an untold Cyberman Story, maybe the one we all have been waiting for since the show's revival. And in Avatar and Alien we can witness the true depth of his imagination. I am telling you, this man can make some really cool monsters. And Of Course! We have already seen his ability to entangle any complicated plot with an epic and tragic love story *cough...Titanic...cough* which can make even stones cry a river.
Ah! the man who revived Star Tre--- What? Oh sorry, that was Star War--- What? Both? Really? Yes! This man is an absolute visionary. He has all the right qualities we need from a proper new showrunner. I say this not because of the whole Star Wars/ Star Trek business but because of the awesome shows he has helped create/co-create like Lost, Alias and most of all Fringe. Fringe is some of the Best sci-Fi out there after Doctor Who. If you haven't watched it, you need to do it right now. Why? Because it's one of those shows which knew how to create an enthralling mix of drama and sci-fi. All in all, this guy has a neat résumé for the job.
Okay we all know what's coming. Yes I am talking about FIRE-(Yes, it's so awesome that it needs to be in caps)-FLY. My God, what a show that was. This man seriously knows how to put a crew together and make some amazing stories. Can you imagine the TARDIS landing on Serenity(A Type-40 TARDIS meets a Firefly class spaceship). I personally weep at the mere thought of it. Okay sentimentality aside, this guy really know how to create engaging sci-fi and fantasy. Remember Buffy - The Vampire Slayer, yeah well, this guy created it. Another extremely strong candid--- What do you mean he also made The Avengers? *Jaw Drops*
INTERSTELLAR, need I say more? No? Okay now I surely will. This guy is totally and properly mad and I say that in the most respecting way possible. I believe this guy can give even Moffat a run for his money when it comes to creating mind-boggling stories. Non-linear storytelling is this guy's forte and I think there is no other like him. Following, Memento, The Prestige, Inception, Interstellar, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Nolan nailed it all. Watching his work has been an absolutely euphoric and rapturous experience for me. And it's not only the stories, he knows so much about the human psyche as well. Every one of his stories makes you question something, whether it be dreams, success, right and wrong... and the list goes on. He is my number one candidate for the next showrunner.
Ridley Scott (Bladerunner)
The Wachowskis (Cloud Atlas, The Matrix)
Steven Spielberg (Minority Report)
Richard Curtis (About Time)
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) *please don't judge me*
I know that these choices are unlikely to come true but.....
“The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.”
So these are my top 5 totally insane picks for the next showrunner. What are yours?