Steve Moffat Talks Doctor Who Anniversary Specials

It’s two years until Doctor Who turns fifty, yet the BBC are already in talks about how they plan on marking the anniversary. Steven Moffat, the man in charge of proceedings, has suggested that instead of simply one special, he is considering multiple shows in celebration.

“Why talk in the singular?” He told The Scotsman. “The plans are at an early stage, but we have some very clear ideas about some of the things we’re doing, and I think Doctor Who fans and kids will think it’s the best thing ever. We’ve got a load of very big plans – the mere fact that we’re talking about it two years before the event should tell you how seriously we’re taking it.â€?

Purists of the programme will also be pleased to hear that Moffat has quashed recent rumours of a big-screen Hollywood adaptation, which some have speculated might be completely dislocated from the TV series.

“It’s completely inaccurate!â€? said Moffat. “There’s nothing there. I mean it would be lovely, yes. If anything, the only good bit about this is that it might actually focus our minds on thinking that we actually should do a film”.

He went on to explain that the very idea would be a disaster: “It’s not going to be a different version of Doctor Who with two different doctors at the same time. Of course not, we’re not that silly. That would be no way to run a franchise, would it?â€?

He did not rule out the idea completely however, “I’d love it to happen, but that version you heard was just a guy getting cornered on the red carpet and not really being on-message.â€?

When asked about his future, Moffat seemed as enthusiastic as ever, but confessed that he “doesn’t have a plan.”

“I’ll probably have to stop at some point or I’ll die,” he joked. “And dying would be bad. But my main concern is not so much how long I do it, but that I absolutely, definitely am going to be handing it on to somebody else. I want it to be in great shape, and some day I want somebody else to come in and knock my socks off with what they do with it. You don’t want to be the last person in the relay race, do you?â€?

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