Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Steven Moffat on 50th anniversary: "We can't do 11 Doctors"

'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary - official image

Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat has revealed that the show's upcoming 50th anniversary will not feature a "traditional massive reunion".The 51-year-old quipped that an 11 Doctor story is impossible as not all of the actors are alive to take part.

 "People say, 'Are you going to do the 11 Doctors?' We can't do 11 Doctors! Three of them are dead!"

Matt Smith and David Tennant will star as the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in the 50th anniversary special alongside John Hurt, Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper. Moffat added:"What we're not doing is the traditional massive reunion. It's a different kind of anniversary, and the spine of that is David and Matt."

Composer Murray Gold warned that a twist in the episode could prove "controversial" and divide fans. "There's a thing they've done in it, which might be controversial," he said. "It's interesting though."

Gold added that he will be sad to see the "brilliant" Matt Smith leave Doctor Who, following the actor's announcement that he will depart the BBC sci-fi drama at Christmas.

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