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Steven Moffat has written a cool little Doctor Who story for Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration

April 15th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Well, there’s no arguing that Doctor Who has been giving us loads of goodies during the whole lockdown thing.

Alongside the TV watch-alongs, special mini-episodes (here and here), new content (here) and the awesome free audio story downloads from Big Finish (here), we now have an all-new adventure for Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor from the show’s previous showrunner Steven Moffat.

Called The Terror of the Umpty Ums, the story revolves around a little boy called David who who has a dark secret that is revealed when the Doctor gives him advice.

It’s a face-paced, fun little outing for the character and, just as the watch-alongs are doing, it reminds us of how much fun the series used to be under Davies and then Moffat.

Some lines are so well written it’s almost impossible not to hear Whittaker’s voice in your head as you read them: ‘Thought I do a bit of housekeeping, long as I’m here. Love a bit of rewiring, me, and I get bored when I’m asleep. I can’t be doing with all that sleeping, there’s too many planets. What if you sleep and miss a whole planet. Nightmare, yeah?’

This is Moffat’s first time writing for this version of The Doctor, having stood down and handed the reigns to – ugh – Chris Chibnall after Capaldi’s run, but it shows that he still has the touch and with episodes such as The Girl in the Fireplace and Don’t Blink under his belt, we’d welcome him back in a heartbeat to show the current showrunners and writers how Who should be done.

Basically, keep Whittaker and give her stories and writing that allows her to shine in the role.

Anyway, I digress.

So, without further ado, head over to the official site and get it read, you will not be sorry


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….