One of the main complaints about Steven Moffat’s writing is that his plots get too convoluted and complex, but it seems for the new series of Doctor Who, he may be taking a simpler approach to things. Talking in Entertainment Weekly, Moffat has stated;
“Yes [there are over-arching plotlines], but at the same time 90 percent of every episode is a stand-alone adventure.”
Personally, I love the ‘Monster of the Week’ style episodes, so this really excites me. Regarding the settings of the upcoming episodes, Moffat has told us;
“We’ve got quite a lot of Earth stuff this time. But it’s proper variety, and I think I’ll not tell you what’s going to be on the roller coaster in advance.”
The first episode of Series 8, Deep Breath, airs in cinemas and on BBC on August 23rd.