I thought the story of Rose, which was beautiful, was done. I didn’t want to add to it, and I didn’t feel comfortable adding to it, really. That was always [former Doctor Who showrunner] Russell [T Davies]‘s story. But we did want Billie. And I liked the idea of bringing back the Bad Wolf version. The way Russell ended it in “The End of Time,” by just sort of looping it around, was perfect. I didn’t want to stick another bit of it in. That would be wrong. I just wanted to get Billie Piper, one of the absolute heroes of Doctor Who, back in the show, but without interfering with the story of Rose Tyler. I just thought I might spoil something. I might trip over my bootlaces doing that.

'Doctor Who': Steven Moffat Explains Billie Piper's Role in the 50th | Anglophenia

This article is a fantastic read. Highly recommended.

John Hurt’s Doctor doesn’t use the title, therefore he’s in his 12th body but [Matt Smith is] the Eleventh Doctor. However, there is no such character and never has been as the Eleventh Doctor. He’s just the Doctor, that’s what he calls himself. The numbering doesn’t matter. So I’ve given you the option of not counting [Hurt] numerically as the War Doctor. He’s used up another regeneration, so I expect he’ll be in trouble shortly.
Steven Moffat on ‘Doctor numbers’ | Articles | Doctor Who

Steven Moffat in “The Fiveish Doctors”


Steven Moffat in “The Fiveish Doctors”

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Behind the Scenes of The Day of the Doctor

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These are the highlights from the Eleventh Hour Panel at the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCel London.

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Read the tweet roundup of people who were at the panel with Matt, Jenna and Steven Moffat:

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New photos from ‘The Eleventh Hour’ panel at the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCeL London.

Today is the start of the Doctor Who Celebration at the ExCeL center in London! We’ll be posting updates all weekend.

Here are a bunch of photos of some people who happened to be in attendance. 

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Doctor Who’s STEVEN MOFFAT Answers 3 Questions (by BBC America)

Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, and Steven Moffat introduce The Day of the Doctor

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The new Doctor Who mini episode, ‘The Last Day’ is on iTunes today here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/doctor-who-last-day-mini-episode/id712286444?i=757369588
No time to talk, we’re going to go download it now.

YOU GUISE. 

The new Doctor Who mini episode, ‘The Last Day’ is on iTunes today here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/doctor-who-last-day-mini-episode/id712286444?i=757369588

No time to talk, we’re going to go download it now.

David was so huge as the Doctor, Matt is so huge as the Doctor that both of them contemplated the other I think as the “real” Doctor. You never think of you, yourself as the Doctor, you think someone else is. Matt watched David as the Doctor and loved him and David being a huge fan of Doctor Who continued to watch the show after he left so he considered Matt to be the Doctor. So I think there was a moment where they might have thought they were both frauds in the presence of the other but rather magically and rather wonderfully they got on hugely well - I suppose because they’re the two people that have led that life and can talk about it in detail so most of the time making the special you’d see them in the corner together chatting and gossiping away. As people are about to see it’s genuinely a very funny double act and it really works.

Steven Moffat on having Matt Smith and David Tennant working together in the 50th Anniversary special.

Moffat: David and Matt see each other as ‘the real Doctor’ | Articles | Doctor Who

An Evening With Steven Moffat

In this BBC Cymru Wales event, Steven Moffat looks back over 50 years of Doctor Who.

An Evening With Steven Moffat

In this BBC Cymru Wales event, Steven Moffat looks back over 50 years of Doctor Who.

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After listening to Moffat stating earnestly that the reason she saves him is to save the love of her life even if it comes at a great personal sacrifice, I don’t know how The Doctor could have said anything other than that he loves her.  

He’s a stranger to her but not only is he whispering his feelings in her ear, but he’s behaving as if he’s in love with her.  As much as Amy and Rory were good friends to her, this is a woman who was kidnapped and raised by monsters with a single mission in life — murder.  And here she is face to face with someone who is selflessly fighting for her when, from her perspective, he should have absolutely no reason to. He’s dying and all he’s trying to do is save her.  Help her. Teach her.  All this for no other reason than that he cares.  

How could anyone go through life knowing they have killed the love of their life?  So she saves him.  She’s choosing to believe that her fate is to love him rather than murder him.  Because up until this day, she believed she had no other choice.  Suddenly, she is seeing an entirely different future for herself and she knows the only way to save that future is to save him — the man who loves her and who she will love.  The complete opposite of everything she’s been conditioned to believe.

He’s not an uberfan or anything but he absolutely knew Doctor Who and knew who the Doctors were. On his last day he gave a little speech saying how thrilled he’d been to have been a part of Doctor Who, and how thrilled he was to be the Doctor and that if anyone ever said he was slumming it in Doctor Who he was not. He knows it, but not the way we know it. And rather wonderfully he said he’d always rather fancied being in it, because people always said it was a great, fun show to do – it was a good show, and you get a good script. He said yes with remarkable speed, it must be said. We sent it off to him and thought “How long do we have to wait for someone who feels like a peer of the realm to respond to you?” Twenty-four hours later he said he’d do it.
Steven Moffat Talks John Hurt and The Day Of The Doctor

EXCLUSIVE – Steven Moffat Talks John Hurt and The Day Of The Doctor

SFX has an exclusive interview with Steven Moffat about John Hurt’s time on set for The Day of The Doctor:

SFX: John Hurt is a huge piece of casting for the show. What does he bring to the mix?

Steven: “Well, you get to see John Hurt play the Doctor, which by any standards is incredibly cool.”

Click through for the interview (mildly spoilerish.)




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