Moffat promises "best ever entrance into the TARDIS" for 50th

In an interview with industry publication Broadcast, Steven Moffat has been talking about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, 3D, the show's return in 2005 and the "controversy" surrounding the Comic-Con trailer earlier this year. Read the full article HERE.

Talking about the upcoming special the current showrunner says: "A big episode is not the one where you say ‘it’s big’. A big episode can be anything that moves the plot along. My main thing was that as much as we celebrate the past, we can change the narrative. You can’t tell a story by being frightened about it."

Discussing the 3D elements of The Day of the Doctor, Moffat says they were in his "mind from the start" and that its unique dimension will offer, "the best ever entrance into the TARDIS".

Outgoing producer Marcus Wilson adds that the 50th Anniversary special is "the future of what we can do. When I read a Doctor Who script, I want it to contain impossible ideas. When I read this one, I was going around the office saying: ‘how the hell am I going to do this?’."

Regarding Peter Capaldi, the writer commented, "We couldn’t have had another quirky young man because Matt had nailed the part. Peter’s already a bit of a national treasure, an incredibly skilled, fine actor. As most people have realised, the moment you think of him in the part, you find it hard to think of anyone else. Every time I was at a TV do and Peter was there, he’d come over to talk about Doctor Who and he was the first to congratulate Matt. I started thinking: what if that genius actor might actually say ‘yes’?"

On the return of Doctor Who in 2005, Moffat stated that what producers Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner did was "astonishing". And finally, Steven spoke about The Day of the Doctor trailer which was shown earlier this year at Comic Con in San Diego and seemed to upset some UK "fans", stating: "Comic Con has a history of screening exclusive material. I understand if people are feeling eager – but don’t you think it would have been a little bit early for everyone to see it? We were creating a buzz about it among the people who’d slept out all night for it."

Broadcast magazine is out tomorrow, you can visit their website HERE for the full article. 

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