08 More On Chibnall’s Earlier Writing…from The Difficulties and Delicacies of Writing the First Female Doctor in 50+ years [Video] [Doctor Who]

It was great to be able to attend this year’s SD WhoCon in San Diego and present this lecture on “The Difficulties and Delicacies of Writing the First Female Doctor in 50+ years” in which I discuss how successful I think showrunner Christopher Chibnall was in making that transition.

It gave me a chance to talk about the creative work of a showrunner/screenwriter while also reconnecting to some friends we had met at this same convention some 3 years ago – and to talk about one of my favorite subjects – Doctor Who!

08 More On  Chibnall's Earlier Writing...from The Difficulties and Delicacies of Writing the First Female Doctor in 50+ years [Video] [Doctor Who]

Transcript:

I tend to teach Broadchurch. I think it’s one of the best mini-series that I’ve ever seen. I always think something’s really good if I can’t guess the ending because yeah then you’re like okay you got me because I’m really looking at every single moment and if I don’t know then you have done some very good writing and I really love that. I think of course looking at the fact that Olivia Coleman before she won her Oscar and now her Emmy for The Crown recognizing a powerful actress a little bit earlier than other people did and bringing her forth and of course because of Broadchurch, we get to Jody right and I just — she — in the midst of this terrible tragedy was as strong a person as she could be. She wasn’t just in a corner weeping and crying and all that. So I think he’s always treated women intelligently and respectfully.

 

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