“He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing… the fury of the Time Lord… and then we discovered why. Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden. He was being kind…”—Son of Mine from Doctor Who Series 3: “The Family of Blood”
“When Moffat took over from Davies as Doctor Who’s head writer, he was in Hollywood, having been contracted to write three Tintin films for Steven Spielberg. He walked out on Spielberg – what a thing to have on his CV! “I felt really guilty. Far from swaggering out of the building saying, ‘I don’t care about your damn movie’, I felt haunted with guilt because I was the villain. I’m glad they used some of my script in the first film. Steven was lovely about it. He could have sued me.”—
“There will never be a better time to be a Doctor Who fan, I absolutely promise you that,” says showrunner Steven Moffat on the topic of the series’ forthcoming 50th anniversary in 2013.
When quizzed about Doctor Who’s return later in 2012, Moffat did his utmost to encourage fan speculation by saying that there would be “at least” 14 episodes (including the Christmas special) in series seven.