the lunchbox? Which would be the senior Doctor, which would be the
junior Doctor? [Laughs] I think there’s a problem with it now. We
haven’t got plans but I might deceive in order to surprise. Let’s see.”
I wondered if, as a fan, he would like to see Mark recreate these old missing episodes?
I mentioned to Steven that he stated in a panel at the Celebration that Peter Capaldi could possibly be a grumpy old Scotsman. Is that how you think he’s going to portray it?
“No, not particularly, wait and see. He hasn’t actually really started, he’s done his first little moment and we’re working towards that Doctor but it’s quite a lengthy process and personally I think it’s right to let that process run into the next part of the series as that Doctor finds himself. Matt’s Doctor changed quite considerably during his first series and we shall allow Peter to find himself. So saying he’s a grumpy Scotsman is a gag at the expense of the grumpy Scotsman talking to you now.”
Steven was asked if Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor costume had been picked out yet.
“There is a long standing tradition that that must be done at the heart-stopping last minute. We’re working on it and it’s his usual thing and it will be fine. I loved it when people used to think, ‘Oh look, Steven Moffat has put Karen Gillan in a mini-skirt.’ Yeah what Karen Gillan does is say, ‘Hey Steven what am I going to wear?’ [Laughs]
Obviously, I’m letting Peter and Howard [Burden, Costume Designer] get on with it and yes if they turn up in a multi-coloured harlequin outfit I’m going to say ‘No’! [Laughs] But you know Peter has got strong instincts on clothes. It’s a funny thing the Doctor outfit, it’s completely wrong until it’s right and that usually means it’s slightly wrong. Matt’s just worked when he put that daft bow tie on – which I was totally against – having made that single contribution to that last outfit I thought I’d shut up more.
I then asked Steven if Peter has expressed any interest in directing or writing Doctor Who?
“You know he is slightly preoccupied with a considerable challenge at the moment. I don’t know if you could play the Doctor and direct or write an episode, because directing and writing episodes are major, major tasks, that screw up lives and marriages and holidays, and the actor playing The Doctor works their socks off. It’s not like any other part, or anything else I can think of. There are no episodes on which you’re not major, so I don’t know, maybe someday. But right now he’s focused on one thing – his life long mission to be The Doctor.”
it was my original idea to do it in 3D, I cursed myself regularly. I
was trying to back out towards the end [laughs]. I’d never been a huge
fan of 3D, sometimes it makes you feel ill. But Nick [Hurran, director]
went to see every 3D movie and concluded there was only one good one,
which was Avatar.
[Nick Hurran] found a way to use 3D that is quite beautiful. It is a very
handsome 3D film and is worth seeing in 3D. It is quite beautiful.”
Finally Steven was asked how he thought fans will be feeling on Saturday night after The Day of the Doctor?
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