2 Doctor Who Writers Reveal The Episodes They’ve Got Planned For Season 10
Big Who news: two screenwriters for the upcoming season of Doctor Who are sharing some insider info about the episodes they’ve been working on for spring 2017. Both Jamie Mathieson and Rona Munro have written Doctor Who adventures in the past. Mathieson penned 2014’s ‘Orient Express’ and teamed up to write ‘The Girl Who Died’ with showrunner Steven Moffat in 2015.
Munro’s Who legacy stretches all the way back to the original show, with a 1989 episode called ‘Survival’ which starred Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy. She’s written the ninth episode in the new season, titled ‘The Eaters of Light’.
“Writing ‘Survival’ was my dream job,” Munto told the BBC, “but it was a mournful time in the show’s history. This has been a very different experience. There’s more of everything; people, resources, confidence, success… but the same constantly renewing and indefinable wonder that is Doctor Who. When I was very small and watching the First Doctor, I had a special cushion known as ‘Rona’s Doctor Who cushion’. I would hide my face in it when the Daleks or other monsters appeared on screen! ‘The Eaters of Light’ is my version of other stories that have haunted me for almost as long.”
Mathieson is equally excited to be returning, telling the BBC: “I’m back baby, and beyond stoked to be once again putting words in the mouths of the TARDIS crew. So what can I tell you? Well, my episode this year is very, very scary. Like, seriously so. ‘Let’s go behind the sofa and just stay there until it’s over’ scary. It’s got more shocks and tense scenes than anything I’ve ever written. And that’s coming from a man who once wrote an episode of My Parents Are Aliens. It’s also a taut thrill ride, a gag fest, a pitch black satire and, for the first time I’m writing for Bill and Nardole!”
We’re over 2016. Bring on spring of 2017, already.