Steven Moffat Declares Himself The DOCTOR WHO God

Russell Davies never would’ve gotten away with this:

This week’s issue marks The Doctor’s first appearance on an Entertainment Weekly cover (because they’re hopelessly xenophobic and behind the times)

‘Doctor Who’ exec producer Steven Moffat talks Time Lord film rumors: ‘That was all some weird fantasy’ – by Clark Collis

Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat has told EW that, contrary to rumors, are no current plans to turn the British sci-fi show into a movie. According to Moffat, “That was all some weird fantasy.” You’ll find a full transcript of Moffat’s thoughts on the subject below.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What’s the word with the Doctor Who film?
STEVEN MOFFAT: There isn’t a film. That was all some weird fantasy going on somewhere. Look, we hopefully will do a Doctor Who film someday. It will be absolutely run by the Doctor Who production office in Cardiff. It will feature the same Doctor as on television. It will not be a rebooted continuity. All of that would be insane. So that whole proposal was not true, did not happen. I can say that with authority because, as far as the BBC is concerned, I’m the voice of Doctor Who. So if I say it, it’s true. The BBC own Doctor Who and, for the moment, I run it for them. So I can assure you definitively that was all nonsense — not the idea of making a film, we’d love to make a film, but the idea of a rebooted continuity, a different Doctor. That’s writing the book on how to destroy a franchise. You don’t behave like that with it. Not ever.

So is David Yates not involved?
I don’t think he was ever signed to it. I never signed him, so he’s not.

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Does Steven Moffat have a small penis? Does he think he does? ‘Cuz every time we read one of his pronouncements we get a certain (very tiny) impression…

Marvel ALL WINNERS SQUAD Begins Its Assault…On Viewers

There’s funny, and there’s not funny. Guess what’s not funny:

Click and go to the video, but be prepared for the commercial that plays first – another sign of Marvel’s total misperception of the market

This is a joke, right?

Wait, let’s put it another way: This better be a joke.

Or, to be more critic-like:

Over the years, no company has proven itself more inept at self-parody than Marvel. Here, in the first episode of its new ALL WINNERS SQUAD animated interweb series, Not-So-Mighty Marvel upholds its tradition.

Oh, Howard, we are sooo sorry.

Jim Henson’s MUPPET SHOW Pitch Up for Auction

…And we’d love to be able to buy it. (Or maybe a Porsche.)

Lisa Henson & brother Brian Henson – the Jim Henson Company’s sibling honchos

Henson’s early sketches of The Muppets up for auction – by Piya Sinha-Roy

A handwritten pitch and drawings for the television pilot episode of “The Muppet Show” by creator Jim Henson are among items being sold at an upcoming sale of Hollywood memorabilia, auction house Nate D. Sanders said on Monday.

The collection of illustrations, which includes an original Polaroid of Miss Piggy and Henson’s handwritten pitch of story ideas, marks the early stages of development for the lovable characters including Kermit the Frog that have become an American pop culture staple.

“The photos and sketches showed Henson’s vision as he created one of the most popular shows of all-time,” auctioneer Nate Sanders said in a statement.

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What’s that you say? This is one of the dullest announcements about what should be exciting stuff ever written? You got that right, brother. Think of all the television greatness we would have missed if Henson’s pitch had been written like this.

There’s a lesson here, and you know what it is.

Speaking of Pitch Meetings…

by Larry Brody

 

Doug Molitor workin’ that webcam

My friend Doug Molitor is:

  1. One of the most honest, decent human beings I know
  2. One of the most talented people I know
  3. One of the funniest people I know

So if you ever get the chance to work with him, well, you’ll be very glad you did.

Among Doug’s many fascinating ventures is a video column at Funny Or Die.Com. And The 12 Worst Things You Can Say In a Pitch Meeting is one of his best:

 Thanks to Doug Molitor

LEVERAGE Showrunner Dean Devlin is a Man of Honor

…TV fans know him as the creator/showrunner of LEVERAGE, but Dean Devlin also has a couple of dirty little secrets:

He and director Roland Emmerich have been trying for over a decade to bring sequels to their smash hits INDEPENDENCE DAY and STARGATE to the screen.

And, most amazing secret of all:

“Many years ago, I was actually hired to write the sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY. And I wrote a sequel. And they paid me a boatload of money to go write this thing.

And after I wrote it, I read it and I gave them back the money and I said, ‘look, this is an okay movie I just wrote. But it’s not worthy of the sequel to Independence Day.’

And I literally gave back the money. And afterwards I said, ‘You know what? I’m not even going to try anymore.’ And it was only about a year-and-a-half ago that Roland called me up and said, ‘We should try again.’”

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Unbelievable, no?! Dood’s a disgrace to the WGA and its struggle for fair pay.

And, it would seem, a hell of an honorable guy.