Top Doctor Who Writers Since 2005


The Top Ten

1 Steven Moffat

Honestly, I am disgusted that Moffat is number 1. The show has been in decline ever since he took over. He consistently disrespects the history of the show by messing with the continuity and his characters are generally much less interesting than Russell's. If he stays for much longer the show is doomed.

Episodes Include: The Empty Child, The Girl in the Fireplace, Blink, The Eleventh Hour, The Angels Take Manhattan, etc - Badwolf

Sure Moffat wrote the Empty Child, Blink and Silence in the Library, but these day, his stories are either boring or just unwatchable.

Also of head writer of Sherlock, so he's good

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2 Russel T. Davis

He should be number one. - 2storm

His plots are yuck.

Episodes Include: Rose, Badwolf, Utopia, Midnight, The End of Time, etc - Badwolf

Russell T Davies was a much better writer and showrunner than Moffat. His stories were more emotional and generally more coherent.

3 Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films.

Episodes Include: The Doctors Wife, Nightmare in Silver - Badwolf

Those are great episodes and why does he look like Bruce Dickinson? - lntxp01

4 Mark Gatiss

Episodes Include: The Unquiet Dead, The Idiots Lantern, Victory of the Daleks, Night Terrors, Cold War, etc - Badwolf

5 Toby Whithouse

He has written some really fantastic episodes. A Town Called Mercy is criminally underrated, and The God Complex is not recognized often enough for its brilliance.

Episodes Include: The School Reunion, The Vampires of Venice, The God Complex, A Town Called Mercy - Badwolf

6 Paul Cornell

Episodes Include: Fathers Day, Human Nature - Badwolf

7 Richard Curtis

Episodes Include: Vincent and the Doctor - Badwolf

8 Robert Shearman
9 Gareth Roberts

Episodes Include: The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp, The Lodger, Closing Time - Badwolf

10 Matt Jones

Episodes Include: The Impossible Planet - Badwolf

The Contenders

11 Tom MacRae

Episodes Include: Rise of the Cybermen, The Girl Who Waited - Badwolf

12 Neil Cross

Episodes Include: The Rings of Akhaten, Hide - lukestheman4

13 Matthew Graham

Episodes Include: Fear Her, The Rebel Flesh - lukestheman4

14 Helen Raynor

Episodes Include: Daleks in Manhattan, The Sontaran Stratagem

15 Stephen Greenhorn

Episodes Include: The Lazarus Experiment

16 Chris Chibnall

Episodes Include: 42, The Hungry Earth, Dinosaurs On A Spaceship, The Power of Three - lukestheman4

17 James Moran

Episodes Include: The Fires of Pompeii - lukestheman4

18 Keith Temple

Episodes Include: Planet of the Ood - lukestheman4

19 Simon Nye

Episodes Include: Amys Choice - lukestheman4

20 Stephen Thompson Stephen Thompson Stephen Randall Thompson is an American professional mixed martial artist and former professional full-contact kickboxer who currently fights as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Episodes Include: The Curse of the Black Spot, Journey to the Center of the TARDIS - lukestheman4

21 Michael Moorcock Michael Moorcock Michael John Moorcock is an English author of science fiction and fantasy. He is best known for his series of books centering around the fictional character Elric of Melniboné.
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