For “Doctor Who” fans on the world of Twitter this weekend, there was a little bit of an unexpected surprise: the sudden exit of show executive producer Steven Moffat from the social-networking site. So what was the reason behind it? That is an issue that is certainly up for some serious debate, and there is a new statement online from his wife that is rather interesting.
Before we get into any sort of deep analysis here, let’s kick things off with the statement:
“For all asking @steven_moffat is well and currently having a family lunch but he’s got a huge amount on and twitter was proving a distraction.”
So what sort of “distraction” is being hinted at here? Ultimately, we have a feeling that the reaction to the Doctor’s stunning decision in Saturday night’s episode played a key role in it. It’s no surprise to anyone that “Doctor Who” fans are among the most passionate out of any on television, and they will voice their opinion if they think that someone is acting out of character. It’s quite possible that the negativity on the site really became too much for him, or just that dealing with all the questions from external parties about it did start to get in the way of its actual work.
This would hardly be the first time that a show’s executive producer has come under fire after a controversial episode. “Pretty Little Liars” showrunner Marlene King had to threaten to block followers over nasty messages they sent her following the season 2 finale, ad we have a feeling “Glee” executive producer Ryan Murphy would have never joined the site at all had he known what was being said about him after the finale in May.
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