‘Doctor Who’ Movie Could Damage The Shows Brand

"What are we going to do? Shut down for a year and make a movie?" Moffat Asked

For years now there has been talk about a ‘Doctor Who’ feature film, but to date that is all it has ever been and could well all it will ever be.

In a new interview about the UKs biggest selling science fiction adventure series. Executive producer Steven Moffat took time to discuss the ongoing series revealed his thoughts on long discussed plans for a separate movie franchise.

It was a subject that came up during last Friday’s TCA’s and when it was broached Moffat was immediately uncomfortable with the idea of there being a movie version of the character, which would embody its own universe, which would be separate from the television show.

“What are we going to do? Shut down for a year and make a movie?” he asked. “Does everyone really want that? One movie instead of a whole series?”

The writer is also strongly opposed to any efforts to make a Doctor Who movie with an actor other than Peter Capaldi playing the Time Lord.

“I think that would just be incredibly damaging to the franchise,” Moffat argued. “I’m totally in the Capaldi camp.”

US fans will soon get the chance to see Doctor Who in cinemas nationwide at a 3D screening of the two-part series eight finale ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’.


Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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