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February 20th, 2013 70 comments

Gallifrey One 2013 Steven Moffat interview

Gallifrey One 2013 – Steven Moffat interview

Interview with Steven Moffat, conducted exclusively for the Gallifrey 2013 convention in Los Angeles, where it was screened on Sunday 17 February….


70 comments

  • xylok emperor

    March 1st, 2013 - 4:28am

    series 7B episode 1 title comfirmed as “the bells of St Johns” and a new teaser image for series 7B has been released aswell.

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  • Mike Coller

    February 25th, 2013 - 3:43pm

    My son spends 24/7 writing about Dr Who, namely a Dr Who Jnr, son of Dr Who as he explains it, weiting stories about what he could get up to, any idea’s on how i can explain to him that he can’t write stories on Dr Who Jnr as Dr Who or anything to do with Dr Who is c/w protected.

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    • Anonymous

      February 25th, 2013 - 4:12pm

      Did you know that will hartnel pitched an idea for the production team called the son of dr who which was about the doctors son but he was evil. The idea was scrapted

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 25th, 2013 - 4:24pm

      Seems to me that his writing up harmless fantasy stories about having adventures with the Doctor, so I wouldn’t worry about it.

      For all we know, your son might grow up to be a famous writer, writing Doctor Who novels one day πŸ˜‰

    • Anonymous

      February 25th, 2013 - 7:24pm

      Writers like RTD ans Stevan Moffat started out like that. If your worried about copyright don’t be as DOCTOR WHO ONE said its just harmless fun as long as he does not profet or sell those storys the BBC don’t care. Sadley there are reall good fan scripts sent into the BBC but there never looked at

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 25th, 2013 - 8:29pm

      Cheers Anonymous πŸ˜‰

      Anonymous is quite right, after all, look at the various Doctor Who fan’s who produce those Doctor Who Action Figure Adventures on YouTube, has the BBC ever tried to stop children from producing their own Doctor Who stories using action figures ? . . . . absolutely NOT . . . . cos they don’t care, so they won’t care if your son is writing his own fan fiction.

      Fan fiction is a part of life for many Sci-Fi fan’s. Deviant Art for example features all kinds of fan fiction if you look it up.

      If anything, I’d say it’s best for your son to continue to create his own Doctor Who stories, so that when his older, and maybe ends up working on Doctor Who in the future, then he can look back at the stories his writing now for inspiration for stories that might some day end up on screen πŸ™‚

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    February 25th, 2013 - 8:32am

    I don’t know if anyone will agree with me about this, but Ive come across an American actor when I was looking at the London MCM Expo website called Raphael Sbarge who looks like he could play Peter Davison’s 5th Doctor for an 11 Doctors story IF it was to happen. Look up on Google –

    Raphael Sbarge Once Upon a Time

    And then check out the picture of him wearing glasses and holding an umbrella. He does sort of look like the 5th Doctor wearing his glasses in my opinion.

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    • Sebatron

      February 26th, 2013 - 11:02am

      Wow you are right!

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 27th, 2013 - 8:12am

      Cheers Sabatron πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    February 23rd, 2013 - 8:11pm

    Cant wait hopefully there will be the 11 doctors with most of the companions and all the monsters

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 24th, 2013 - 8:09am

      Aint gonna happen mate. That’s just a fantasy that sadly will never become a reality. I wish fan’s would get over the idea and just accept it will never happen. The first three actors to play the Doctor are dead, whoever could play their Doctors obviously won’t be that convincing, the Baker Doctors are sadly overweight and look nothing like they did in the 70’s and 80’s, and Christopher Eccleston want’s NOTHING to do with Doctor Who these days, yet it seems no one ever listens to him.

      And please, don’t tell his changed his mind, cos Ive found no proof on the Internet that says otherwise. Every interview involving Doctor Who with Chris, he always says he does not wish to return, yet still, no body listens carefully to what he is saying, except me offcourse.

    • booboo

      February 24th, 2013 - 8:56am

      you don’t know what they will do and it wont be much of an anniversary if some if not all are included in some way

    • Anonymous

      February 24th, 2013 - 10:23am

      Well in time crash because two doctors were together the 5th doctor aged prahaps that can be the explanation for tom and the others getting old. Plus we have pretty much perfected CGI so we can use CGI to animated the fiest three doctors. As for chris well at the end of rose the TARDIS leaves but just a second later it returns wirh the doctor explaineing that it is a time machine well what happond impertween. They could just do what they did with tom bakee in the five doctors

    • the astronaut of death

      February 24th, 2013 - 3:24pm

      I hope the 10th doctor returns

    • Eamon UltimateCliffhanger

      March 10th, 2013 - 1:22am

      Recasting the Doctor’s would be hard but i had to do it i’d pick:
      1: William Hartnell – David Bradley
      2: Patrick Troughton – Daniel Radcliffe
      3: Jon Pertwee – Ian McKellen
      4: Tom Baker – Benedict Cumberbatch
      5: Peter Davison – Rupert Graves
      6: Colin Baker – Rupert Grint
      7: Sylvester McCoy – Mark Sheppard
      8: Paul McGann
      9: Christopher Eccelston
      10: David Tennant
      11: Matt Smith

      Luckly i’ve actually meet Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann and Mark Sheppard and soon going to meet Peter and Colin!

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    February 22nd, 2013 - 6:17pm

    So the Ice Warriors ARE being brought back ? Or to be more accurate, being “Revitalised”.

    I told myself not o believe it until I saw concrete evidence, but there you have it. Hope they’re atleast green, and Mark Gatiss hasn’t buggerd them up as he did the Daleks, but from what Moffat has said it looks to be a success ❗

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    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2013 - 7:01pm

      The NDP are great

  • Anonymous

    February 22nd, 2013 - 4:52pm

    Amy asks if the doctor has children and the doctor does not awnser. We all know he has children so why is that ment to be so mysteryous

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  • Anonymous

    February 22nd, 2013 - 4:50pm

    Im just saying that dr who should return to the classic formula, with violance, horror multipul storys and more mystery to the doctor. Plus saying that the doctor has no childen is dtupid because we know he has children

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  • Anonymous

    February 22nd, 2013 - 1:32pm

    The new series of doctor who is not very good. The writeing is terrible and it is to comedic. The companions are pompus and rude, the story lines are complicated and the doctor is less mysteryous. I want dr who to return to the classic fotmat with violant storys, horrific monsters and the cartmel masterplan

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    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 22nd, 2013 - 1:41pm

      Hey, some people actually enjoy the writing. I might not be to huge a fan of the RTD era (Though it was still good when the writers were thinking straight), the Steven Moffat era has introduced my favorite Doctor, my favorite Daleks, and my favorite episode. The storylines make you think. I like storylines that make you think than give a rushed, tacked on explanation. The Doctor is perfectly mysterious. The mystery of his name is even greater now. Actually, he’s more mysterious now than in the Classic Series because we don’t have other Time Lords to tell us about his past. If the Silents aren’t horrific, than I’m a goldfish named Colin.

    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2013 - 3:20pm

      When amy asks if the doctor had children he does not reply. We all know he had children. He has mentiond it hundreds of times and of course theres susan you know his granddaughter. When I mean I want mystery back into the doctor I mean things like is he more than just a time lord is id god or something you know the doctor being master of his own destiney like the seventh doctor

    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 22nd, 2013 - 4:05pm

      It’s been proved he’s more than just another Time Lord now, what with the question and all that. Maybe RTD took away some mystery about the Doctor, but Steven Moffat seems to be giving it back. And I agree about the Seventh Doctor being great because of the level of mystery he had.

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 22nd, 2013 - 4:39pm

      Anonymous – Don’t like it ? stop watching it then πŸ˜›

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      February 22nd, 2013 - 6:11pm

      I disagree with Anonymous apart from the bit about it bring more violent.

      Cybermen ripping out the spinal chord of the person they kill and the Doctor employing his unfathomable Timelord fighting skills would be very much welcomed πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2013 - 7:05pm

      when amy asked the doctor if he had children he did not awnser. Of course he has children he has mentiond it hundreds of times and he has a grandaughter so why did he lie?

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 23rd, 2013 - 8:09am

      Anonymous – Well I’m sure the answer to your question is so obvious that you wouldn’t have needed to ask – their all dead πŸ˜›

      Plus don’t forget, the Doctor lost everyone on Gallifrey [“There all gone now . . my family . . my friends, even that sky”] and the Doctor is a very private person, which I myself and a lot of people can understand, cos sometimes I lie in order to protect myself for some reason or other cos if you miss someone who for example is dead that you loved so much and your never going to see again, then obviously it hurts.

    • the astronaut of death

      February 23rd, 2013 - 1:15pm

      all the doctors are different and some are less mysterious than others and there have been many times when we see that the 11th doctor is mysterious .

  • Anonymous

    February 22nd, 2013 - 9:33am

    I feel that the new series of doctor who is to comedic and americanized. Its not scary any more and the companions are so pompus and full of them selvs. I want doctor who to return to the days of violance and horror like in the classic series

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    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 22nd, 2013 - 1:37pm

      It’s supposed to be a family show, and if it feels Americanized, that’s because Moffat is trying to appeal to American viewers. The only companions I recall being pompous and full of themselves were Rose and occasionally Donna. Doctor Who is a family show, and while it would be nice to have slightly more violent episodes, it is still a family show.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      February 22nd, 2013 - 6:15pm

      I doubt that Moffat is trying to appeal to americans, he certainly wouln’t change the style of the show just to get americans to like it, Doctor Who is successful partly because of it’s british style, specially in America ! The favourite Doctor was Tom Baker in America, was that because he was “AMERICANISED” ? πŸ˜›

    • the astronaut of death

      February 23rd, 2013 - 1:19pm

      I don’t think the show is to American actually I think the doctor who movie was very American and torchwood was also Americanise and now I think where heading up to the 50th I think we will have it back to 95% British and 5% alien

  • Anonymous

    February 21st, 2013 - 11:02pm

    John simm is the worst master. He’s to goofy and jokey. Antony Ainley IS the best master

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 22nd, 2013 - 8:01am

      Their both good πŸ˜›

    • John Smith

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:40am

      Yeah. Antony Ainley was my favourite Master, probably cos he was the one I remembered the clearest during my early child-hood. John Simm is alright but I would like to see him back for a third and final time.

    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 22nd, 2013 - 1:27pm

      I really actually enjoyed nearly all the Masters. I’m not sure about Geofforey Beavers because I haven’t watched The Keeper of Trakken in years, but Peter Pratt was amazing in the role. I’ve seen three stories with Roger Delgado, and he’s quickly becoming my favorite Master. Anthony Ainley was pretty good too, Derek Jacobi should’ve been around for longer, John Simm wasn’t the best but was pretty entertaining. Eric Roberts is the only one I don’t like.

    • The time lord

      February 22nd, 2013 - 7:49pm

      Roger Delgado Is the best

  • Anonymous

    February 21st, 2013 - 6:51pm

    If the master does return I hope he is played by Benadiced comberbach and I he is more like the Antoniy Anley master but without the short beard

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 21st, 2013 - 8:15pm

      No thanks, I can’t stand him. I’m avoiding the upcoming Star Trek film ‘Into Darkness’ just cos of that guy . . .. . well, him and the fact that it looks boring, I’d rather watch the Wrath of Khan or First Contact anyday.

    • Anonymous

      February 21st, 2013 - 9:11pm

      Why do you hate the master so much I mean did he bite you or something. Plus in my opinion Antoney Anley is better than john simm

    • thedaleksdeath

      February 21st, 2013 - 10:26pm

      I think his on about Benadiced Cumberbatch not the actual Master

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 22nd, 2013 - 8:04am

      I do like the Master, but I don’t see why fan’s keep wanting him back when they know all about his backstory now to why he became evil, the man was a victim since the age of 8, and now that he had redeemed himself, his now resting in peace, so why can’t fan’s just leave him alone ?.

      It’s Cumberbatch I can’t stand, just looking at him irritates me, and what kind of surname is Cumberbatch anyway ? something that rhymes with Cucumber –

      Benedict Cucumberbatch !!:P

    • John Smith

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:42am

      Benedict Cumberbatch?! Ahhhh, I don’t know. I think that I’m happy with him as the face of Sherlock and whoever he’s going to play in the New Star Trek Movie.

  • crazy guy

    February 21st, 2013 - 10:59am

    i just read some rumors that kind of tie in with ones we have hear before that the eye of harmony is seen in journey to the center of the tardis and in the finale we see river songs gravestone and there was some more but i don’t want to spoil it too much

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 21st, 2013 - 3:09pm

      I thought the Eye of Harmony [or rather the Tardis’ link to the Eye of Harmony back on Gallifrey] would no longer be inside the Tardis.

      Cos considering that the Eye of Harmony itself no longer exists since Gallifrey is destroyed, and the Tardis’ link to the Eye of Harmony seen in the TV Movie surely no longer exists either, then the only way for the Doctor to now refuel the Tardis herself is that rift in Cardiff as seen in Series 1 [Boomtown] and Series 3 [Utopia].

      But since you just mentioned that this is a rumour, it may not be the Eye of Harmony in the Tardis.

      As for River’s Gravestone, I doubt it, cos since her body burnt up when she sacrificed herself inside the Library, there would be no body to bury, so a Gravestone would be a bit pointless, since she’s ment to live on in that virtual world.

    • the astronaut of death

      February 21st, 2013 - 3:52pm

      i hope the finali dose not show us the last of river song remember waht she said when she last saw him a new jacket or hair cut a river has not seen his new look yet

    • crazy guy

      February 21st, 2013 - 6:08pm

      i know that it is a rumor but i belive this as the website it was on normally get their facts right and they do watch the filming of doctor who when they can

    • booboo

      February 21st, 2013 - 6:12pm

      and spoil things for people who dont want to know by spreading it around everywhere which people just post without a thought for others

      Does anyone ever think that some people might not want to know this stuff and just enjoy the episode

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 22nd, 2013 - 8:05am

      Truth is BooBoo, some people just can’t keep things to themselves, it’s called gossiping, and gossip is a word I hate a lot, it does nothing but bad, especially in relationships.

    • John Smith

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:44am

      I don’t want to see River’s gravestone! As much as I hate to say it… Time CAN and probably WILL be RE-WRITTEN.

    • crazy guy

      February 22nd, 2013 - 11:10am

      well actually they put a link up so you could see it if you wanted to and its not like these are major news

    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 22nd, 2013 - 1:29pm

      I heard a rumour we would find out what happened to the Eye of Harmony. If so, I might be even more excited for Journey To The Center Of The TARDIS than The Last Cyberman.

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    February 21st, 2013 - 8:55am

    Personally, I wish fan’s would just get over the Master already. His dead now, and we all know his backstory on why he became evil, ALL because of Rassilon, it was Rassilon who turned in an innocent 8 year old boy into a heartless Psychopath as part of a plan to return Gallifrey and the Time Lords to the Universe out of that Time Lock, and the Master offcourse re-deemed himself, he turned good again, he saved his old friend-turned-enemy-turned-friend the Doctor, and then fired blasts of energy at Rassilon, sending himself, Rassilon and the other Time Lords and Gallifrey back into hell and died with them as a good man who redeemed himself, so he had a happy ending, so I wish fan’s would let him rest in peace [R.I.P. Kochei/The Master 1971-2010].

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 21st, 2013 - 8:57am

      As for the Ice Warriors, yeah I agree, they are rubbish. I must be the only fan who doesn’t want them to return. They don’t look like Warriors in the slightest, and they sound so boring they sound as if they’ve smoked far too many bad Cigarettes.

    • Anonymous

      February 21st, 2013 - 6:49pm

      But I like the master he’s a cool villian. I mean yes he’s not like the joker or lex luthor but he is the perfect match for the doctor. Personaly I think that if he does return than he should be played by benadiced comberbach. PS sorry about spelling

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 21st, 2013 - 8:14pm

      No, he should remain dead, theres no need to bring him back, we know why he became the Master, he was a victim all along, and now that victim has been laid to rest.

      And as for that Benedict Cumberbatch – no thanks, I can’t stand him.

    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 21st, 2013 - 10:24pm

      I agree with DOCTOR WHO ONE (Not about Benedict Cumberbatch, because I don’t know who he is), the Master should stay dead. The End of Time gave him a good send-off. The Master is dead, and he should stay dead.

    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 21st, 2013 - 10:28pm

      As for the Ice Warriors, I kinda liked them, and I think they could be incredibly creepy with a larger range of movement, but I’m mostly just happy they’re bringing back another Classic monster.

    • thedaleksdeath

      February 21st, 2013 - 10:28pm

      Benedict Cumerbatch is the guy who plays Sherlock Homes but Steaven Moffet

    • Anonymous

      February 21st, 2013 - 10:56pm

      The master should return I mean who else could make a better arch nemesis( other than davros). The john simm master was not very good

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 22nd, 2013 - 8:08am

      Cheers Dalek the Supreme, finally someone who agrees with me !! πŸ˜€

      John Simm’s Master was awesome, but now the Master is deceased forever and has redeemed himself for the evil man he became because of Rassilon, his now resting in peace, and god I wish fan’s would leave him too.

      Davros may as well be viewed as the arch-nemesis of the Doctor now.

    • John Smith

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:49am

      I really don’t want the Master to go! He’s been the essential Doctor Who enemy since the 70’s onwards. His body slowly decayed and he found a way to come back, he got slowly disintegrated and STILL he found a way to come back, he was executed by the Dalek’s and he wriggled his way into a human body, he got shot by his own wife and once again, CAME BACK! What does that say? The Master always finds a way TO COME BACK!

    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 22nd, 2013 - 1:32pm

      Thanks! My only regret is the Master will never encounter my favorite incarnation of the Doctor (Matt Smith). And Davros should definately return. Actually, to be honest, I’d love to see an episode where he returns, but is somehow possessed by Fenric. Unlikely, but one can always hope

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 22nd, 2013 - 4:41pm

      BRING BACK DAVROS !!!!!! πŸ˜€

      But please guys, let the Master rest in peace.

  • Eamon UltimateCliffhanger

    February 21st, 2013 - 4:14am

    ‘Don’t believe the nonsense of the 60-minute film, that’s complete nonsense’ GREAT, you have no idea how happy i am to hear that! Thank you Moffat thank you

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    • John Smith

      February 21st, 2013 - 8:28am

      YAY! I seriously hope that Steven does a 90 minute one or multiple specials leading up to one big finale on the 23rd.

    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 21st, 2013 - 10:26pm

      John Smith, if that happened, I would travel to Great Britain just to give Steven Moffat a big hug. Provided the specials were well written of course. If not, I would go there and kill him. Not really, but you catch my meaning πŸ˜‰

    • John Smith

      February 22nd, 2013 - 10:51am

      DalekTheSupreme, I hope you have enough money to pay for a plus 1! if things go the right way that is!

    • DalekTheSupreme

      February 22nd, 2013 - 1:34pm

      Yep! Unlikely, since I don’t have a lot of money, unfortunately. In fact, I probably don’t even have the money to go myself. Oh well, I can always show my support (If the specials are good) by re-watching the special again and again and again! πŸ˜€

  • doctorwholew

    February 20th, 2013 - 8:25pm

    LOL “the big bang”

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