‘Doctor Who’ showrunner claims to have ‘fumbled’ season 9 premiere

Doctor Who -No showrunner in the world of television is perfect, but for Steven Moffat, he seems to be especially open about some of his misgivings … even if we don’t agree with him all of the time. Take, for example, some of the new comments from “Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat suggesting that he may not have done the season 9 premiere of the show in the best way possible.

Speaking in an interview with Doctor Who MagazineMoffat explains his reasoning with the following:

“First episodes are tough, and I feel as though I slightly fumbled it last year by not having a ‘new thing’ in The Magician’s Apprentice … It was the same Doctor, same companion… You want to persuade people to tune in because a brand new thing is happening.”

The funny thing here to us is precisely just how much of this feels ultimately like revisionist history. For example, how much would he feel this way if season 9 had scored stronger ratings? We say this because we actually enjoyed the season 9 premiere substantially more than the season 8 premiere even if it did lack a “new thing”; however, it just didn’t bring the same numbers to the table. We’ll have a chance to see precisely what happens in season 10 when there is a different element to the show in Bill, the new companion played by Pearl Mackie. That certainly counts as a new twist to the show that could offer up at least a minor shakeup.

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