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Whithouse and Chibnall writing for Who in season 7…

February 9th, 2012 by Marc Comments

The new series of Doctor Who, dubbed season seven, much to the hatred of long-time fans, is due to start filming on February 20th and as is usually the case, the fans are feverant for rumours and news… well, here’s a little bit of news.

The first two guest writers have been anounced and at least one of them we at FTN are excited about.

The first guest announced is Chris Chibnall. Chris looked after the first two seasons of ‘Torchwood’ and wrote the Cyberwoman episode, so far so meh – although I actually really liked the second series of ‘Torchwood’. There,  said it. And it’s out there now, so I can never deny it. However, Chris also wrote for ‘Life on Mars’ (the good UK version), so it’s not all bad. Recently he wrote for ‘Camelot’, but we all have to eat.

 The second announced writer, deep breath, is Toby Whithouse, the creator of the superb ‘Being Human’ (again, the UK one. The good one). Whithouse also created the recent time-passer ‘No Angels’. Whithouse is no stranger to Who, having written the superb episode ‘Shool Reunion’ – the one that touched every fan on the planet by re-introducing Sarah-Jane Smith and last season’s dark and sophisticated ‘The God Complex’ –  clip posted below.

Interestingly, Starburst are speculating that this could put Whithouse in the frame with Mark Gatiss as the successor to Steven Moffat at the helm of new Who, especially as this is his third year returning as a writer. We at FTN believe it’s most likely already Gatiss’ job come the day, but Whithouse could certainly do great things too. Either way, either man would be a great choice in out opinion.


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….