Straczynski Wants to Write Who!

Babylon 5 creator, J. Michael Straczynski, wants to write an episode of Doctor Who (well, who doesn’t?!) – and even knows what story he’d tell!

The BAFTA-nominated scribe is keeping all the details to himself, however, saying:

“I would love to write a Doctor Who episode someday; I’m a huge fan. I’m curious to see how the new guy [Peter Capaldi] does, I love what Matt Smith is doing so I’ll give the new guy benefit of the doubt. I do know what [my] story would be. But honestly? Steven Moffat is doing such a great job on that show. That and Sherlock, the writing that this guy does is so far beyond the pale. We need to kill him as soon as possible to stop looking bad by comparison. I do know what it is but I’m not going to tell you.”

Straczynski is prolific, having written 92 of the 110 Babylon 5 episodes (including an unbroken 59 episode run), as well as animation, film and comics (Thor and Superman: Earth One). He’s also released a Screenwriting 101 book, The Complete Book of Scriptwriting, as well as the 2001-07 run on The Amazing Spider-Man with artists, John Romita Jr. and Mike Deodato Jr. – which I can’t recommend highly enough!

Seriously. It’s good. Properly good.

Would you like to see an episode written by Straczynski? Or would spelling his name just get on your nerves? (It’s easy once you get the hang of it.)

(Via Bleeding Cool.)


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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