- Steven Moffat said: “Fans always look back, but shows have to look forward.
- “There’s a brand new audience of kids for Doctor Who each year and they have to think it’s their programme, not some relic that belongs to their parents.”
- He said: “I’m as obsessed with the show’s past as many in the audience, but I have to resist my impulse and keep everything fresh.”
It is unknown if any Classic Doctor Who monster will return to battle the Doctor during the Steven Moffat Era of Doctor Who. Steven Moffat made no comment on any plans of returning Companions or Villains from the New Series of Doctor Who. Steven Moffat previously stated that to write for Doctor Who is his Childhood dream.