Doctor Who’s STEVEN MOFFAT Answers 3 Questions (by BBC America)
Standing in front of the stage where only minutes before Peter Capaldi had been revealed as the Twelfth Doctor, Moffat appeared amazingly relaxed considering the situation but also somewhat excited that he could finally talk about one of the most highly prized secrets of the year.
He revealed that Peter Capaldi was not a name he had expected to be thinking of following Matt Smith’s decision to give up the Tardis but one that he kept on coming back to. Moffat even consulted his Sherlock producing partner Mark Gatiss who affirmed his belief that Capaldi would have what it takes to step into television’s longest running science-fiction franchise.
Calling the man best known for his role as government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker “famously brilliant,” Moffat said he had everything that matters to take control of the TARDIS: “He’s got that look, he has those Doctor eyes.”
Watch the highlights now and get all the scoop from stars MATT SMITH & JENNA COLEMAN, Executive Producer & Lead Writer STEVEN MOFFAT, producer MARCUS WILSON, writer MARK GATISS and “An Adventure in Space and Time” star DAVID BRADLEY.
Discover why STEVEN thinks The Doctor would be shocked to find out there’s a show about him, and what other Doctor Who characters MATT & JENNA would want to play.
Plus, find out MARK GATISS’s favorite memory from season 7, and whether they’ll ever shoot more episodes in America.
If you expected Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Sue Vertue to give up the goods on how Sherlock survived his multi-story plummet in Season 2′s finale, I have a skyscraper in London to sell you.
During their first-ever panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday (July 18), the trio were predictably coy about the plot point that has engendered months of feverish speculation. But they feel that all of the hullabaloo over Sherlock’s fall is misplaced. “There really are only a few ways you can fall off a roof and survive,” said Gatiss. “It’s not black magic.” No, the true can’t-miss moment in the premiere will be when Sherlock and John Watson finally reunite, which Moffat calls a “showstopper.” Set to air some time in 2014, Episode 1 of Season Three will be called “The Empty Hearse,” a play on Doyle’s story titled “The Empty House.”
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2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors. This month, it’s Seventh Doctor SYLVESTER McCOY!
Don’t miss the Premiere of the seventh DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Seventh Doctor story “Remembrance of the Daleks” Saturday July 27 at 7/6c only on BBC America.
Take an in-depth look at the seventh incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord - who played the part from 1987 to 1989 and reprised the role in 1996’s “Doctor Who: The Movie.” With exclusive interviews with lead writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, Seventh Doctor companions Sophie Aldred (Ace) and Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), and McCOY himself, examining the darker side of the Seventh Doctor, viewing some of his surreal adventures and discussing his most scientific foe, The Rani.
Then, in the Seventh Doctor story “Remembrance of the Daleks,” the Doctor and his companion Ace arrive in 1960s London, where they are caught up in a fierce battle on Earth between two violently opposing factions of Daleks, who will stop at nothing to destroy one another.
2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors. This month, it’s Fifth Doctor PETER DAVISON!
Take an in-depth look at the fifth incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, played by the youngest actor in the part until current Doctor Matt Smith debuted in 2010. With exclusive interviews with lead writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, Season Six guest star HUGH BONNEVILLE (Downton Abbey), Fifth Doctor companions SARAH SUTTON and MARK STRICKSON, and DAVISON himself, examining one of the most dramatic departures from the series to date and discussing the return of the two popular foes, the emotionless Cybermen and the ever-deceitful Master.
"I was probably the first Doctor who’d actually watched the series when he was growing up."
Then, in the story “Earthshock,” a conference to unite military powers against the Cybermen is about to take place, but the Cybermen plan to interrupt it and destroy the Earth. The Doctor must race against time to stop his enemies at any cost…
Don’t miss the Premiere of the fifth DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Fifth Doctor story “Earthshock” Sunday May 26 at 8/7c only on BBC America.