(On his "Doctor Who" story "Blink" and how truly amazed he is by its popularity)
Steven: That's been an ongoing astonishment to me; I thought it was good, in so far as you can ever judge these things. I worried about the lack of action because nobody really breaks into a trot in it even the monsters are inanimate objects. I thought: "My god this is just people standing in rooms being semi-urgent".
I'm genuinely surprised and faintly troubled by how popular it was because it means I know nothing. You've overturned every single possible rule of Doctor Who: there's no Doctor in it; the companion is an old-fashioned snob, who's posh and doesn't like the modern world. It couldn't be less like Doctor Who, yet it was a hugely successful show.