Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Moff Talks Series 7B and 50th Anniversary

"The Doctor's greatest secret is in jeopardy..."

The Radio Times managed to nail the Moff down at last night's Radio Times covers party and get a quote or two regarding the upcoming series 7B together with the 50th Anniversary:
Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat has been talking about what viewers can expect from the new series, which is set to resume on Saturday 30 March on BBC1.  
Speaking at the Radio Times covers’ party, Moffat teased: “We’ll be up in the air, we’re under the water, we’re on a fantastic alien planet, we’re back in time, we’re forward in time, and the Doctor’s greatest secret is in jeopardy.”  
The upcoming eight episodes - which see Matt Smith teaming up with new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman - will include instalments written by Moffat, as well as Luther creator Neil Cross, Neil Gaiman and Mark Gatiss.  
In November, Doctor Who will, of course, celebrate its 50th birthday and Moffat was also asked about whether he was apprehensive as regards the forthcoming anniversary: “You can’t do this job if you’re nervous all the time. So, seriously, I’m mostly excited, a little bit nervous and aware of trying not to let people down.”  
When probed about how big the event would end up being, the writer replied: "Pretty big. But, you know, I don’t want people to get bored just yet. So let’s just wait and get our next eight episodes out of the way before we start talking about it.”
It makes sense, doesn't it?  Let's get the next eight eps over and done with before focussing on the 50th Anniversary.  After all, we don't want the Anniversary to "overshadow" what promise to be eight absolutely cracking episodes.  Who's to say that these episodes don't lead into the November celebrations anyway?