Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat reassured fans alarmed by a Comic-Con trailer that suggested an upcoming episode would have the time-traveling doctor helping Adolf Hitler. In the clip from the upcoming midseason premiere, Hitler seemingly thanks the Doctor for saving his life.
“I think we can unequivocally say we’re against Hitler,” Moffat told critics at the Television Critics Association’s press tour about the episode, titled Let’s Kill Hitler. “I think the worst thing you can do to that awful man is take the mickey out of him on Doctor Who. Don’t worry, we’re not going to save Hitler.”
Writer Tom MacRae, who [like Matt Smith is from Northampton] has written an episode called The Girl Who Waited for the hit BBC programme, which is due to take to the screens again in the autumn.
He had previously written two episodes of the show when David Tennant was playing The Doctor, but told the Chron that writing for his friend, Northampton-born actor, Matt Smith, added a whole new dimension to working on the programme.
He said: “It’s wonderful writing for Matt, he’s such a fantastic actor and a genuinely lovely guy.
“He’s about the same age as me, we’re from the same town and we’ve got a lot of friends in common, so it was great to work with him.
“And as The Doctor, I admire him so much. I’m a huge fan of what he’s done on the show, I would say he’s ‘my Doctor’.”
Mr MacRae’s episode will be screened later this year and will revolve around the Doctor’s assistant, Amy Pond, played by Scottish actress, Karen Gillan.
“It’s a real tear-jerker of an episode and it’s very much focused on Karen.
“Her acting in it is amazing. I know she’ll break the viewers’ hearts in two when they watch it, it’s so emotional.”
That’s MATT F***ING SMITH. I saw him as we were leaving the Summit Comic-Con party and totally freaked out! My cousin went up and got him to take a picture with me! =] I also got a hug and a kiss on the cheek =]] Karen Gillian was next to him but she was talking to someone so i didn’t want to bug her =[
Hopefully I can make the panel on Sunday! So excited!