For a man who refuses to talk about the plot details of his various TV shows, Steven Moffat doesn’t mind chatting to the press. Not that we’re complaining, because there are no shows we love hearing about more than Sherlock and Doctor Who..
And so to Moffat’s latest musing, which BBC America were on the end of recently. While over in America filming a New York episode, the showrunnner explained that it is the Doctor’s companion and not the Doctor himself who is the star of the show..
âThe story of Doctor Who is always the story of the companion, itâs always their story,” said Moffat. “It was Rose Tylerâs story, itâs Amy Pondâs story – the story of the time they knew the Doctor and how that began; how it developed and how it ended.”
Current sidekicks, Amy Pond and Rory Williams – aka Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill – are set to leave the show in the fifth episode of the new series (with one expected to pass away) with Jenna-Louise Coleman (above) debuting in the Christmas Special.
âThe story begins again, not so much with the new Doctor, but with the new companion,” Moffat continued. “It is their story. The Doctorâs the hero, but theyâre the main character.â?
âI thought about the Doctor travelling on his own and it always faintly depresses me,â? added Moffat. âIâm not sure what he does on his own but I donât think it would be healthy. Heâs far too old and heâs seen too much.â?