“Santa is written in properly, in a science-fiction way, into Doctor Who. Nick is ideal. He’s what Santa should be in Doctor Who land.”
“He doesn’t play the son of Doctor Who or anything, he plays a scientist.”
“scary, tense and claustrophobic… It’s The Thing meets Miracle on 34th Street. It’s certainly the strangest bloody thing I’ve ever written.”
Moving away from the festive special, Steven discussed the return of the Master, as played by actress Michelle Gomez, saying:
“I’ve already asked her to come back. The Master is never dead, no matter what happens to him or her. She’s entirely unzappable!”
“A full-size, operational [Cyber]Brigadier. With remote control. That would be very cool.”
“My Santa is cross, mean and curt as well as cheery and funny. He’s got a little bit of Robert de Niro in Mean Streets. And he has a history with the Doctor, it’s not talked about explicitly but they have a beef with each other from way back.”
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