by Catriona Mills

Moffat's Women (Via Tor)

Posted 30 January 2010 in by Catriona

This never has been a link blog, but sometime I come across things that I really want to share, and this is one of them.

Thanks to a link that Matt Smith tweeted today, I’ve come across a series on Tor.com about Steven Moffat’s women.

My deep and abiding love for Doctor Who is no surprise to anyone reading this blog—or, if it is, hit the link to “Doctor Who” on the right there.

My deep and abiding love for Steven Moffat is no surprise, either.

So how could I not offer these links?

I suspect the series is incomplete: after all, Steven Moffat also created River Song.

But here are the first three parts:

Nancy.

Reinette.

Sally Sparrow.

(On a side note, I spent some time while reading these wondering if the writer had ever watched Press Gang. If you grew up on Lynda Day, you tend to expect strong women from Steven Moffat—and he hasn’t let me down yet.)

Share your thoughts [4]

1

John wrote at Jan 30, 11:29 PM

I followed Matt’s Tweet to the Sally Sparrow post.

I wish I’d written that…

2

Catriona wrote at Jan 31, 12:50 AM

I rather wish I’d written the series in total! I’m a feminist and a Steven Moffat fangirl, so why did such a thing never occur to me?

I found some of the framing argument a little circular: it’s not, I think, either Steven Moffat’s fault or a problem with the show in general if some fans on the Internet think “I’d bone her” is an appropriate analysis of a female character.

But other than that, I found them fascinating.

3

2paw wrote at Feb 3, 11:27 AM

I am just up to season three of Press Gang, watched it when it was first screened, and apart from a few things (fashion, computers and giant mobile phones!!) it holds up so well. Damn. Magazine!!

4

Catriona wrote at Feb 3, 10:17 PM

Hi, 2paw, and welcome to the blog!

I adored Press Gang when it first aired, and when we re-watched all five seasons the year before last, I was amazed at how well it held up (except, as you say, for the fashions etc.).

(Nick thought it held up so well that he refused pointblank to re-watch the episode where Spike was in the record store, since he was still traumatised from its original airing in 1990.)

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