In the new Doctor Who Brilliant Book 2012 (out this Thursday) Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat reveals the reason why he thought it would be best for Doctor Who to move to the Autumn.
“The truth behind the delay next year is: why are we killing ourselves and risking compromising the show, in order to go out in the middle of summer? I’m sick of it. I’m sick of standing in the blazing sunshine, with a barbecue fork in my hand, knowing that Doctor Who is coming on any minute, six o’clock on a sunny Saturday is the middle of the afternoon, whereas six o’clock on a winter or autumn Saturday is dark and exciting!”
He went on to reveal that Amy and Rory will NOT be appearing in this years Christmas special. But remember rule 1, Moffat lies. Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill were seen on set a couple of weeks ago! Steven also teased us about the upcoming 50th anniversary in 2013:
“Epic, huge, massive, indulgent… all your treats at once…I guarantee you it’s going to be the best year ever to be a Doctor Who fan. We’re going to be in production for longer than ever, just to do everything that we intend to do”.
It’s starting to sound like the series moving to the Autumn is a good idea, the sound of sitting in by the fire in Winter sounds far more appealing than sitting inside when there’s barbeques going on outside in the sun! What do YOU think?