More pics HERE

On March 1, Steven Moffat was a guest of Trinity College, Dublin and took part in an interview and Q & A session – listen to it in the player below. In it he talks about Press Gang, Sherlock, Tintin and, of course, Doctor Who.

When asked about the return of River Song in the upcoming series, Moffat said, “Yes. She will certainly be in this series,” whilst also saying, when prompted, “Is there more to come about, as it were, Trenzalore and the battle in the Doctor’s future that led to the attempts on his life in the past? Is that what you’re asking? Yes.”

On the possibility of Russell T Davies of writing a story for the show, the current showrunner said, “He won’t write one for me.” The writer also states that he would happily have a Neil Gaiman story every year, discusses the lack of female writers on the show and outlines what he thinks would happen should The Doctor and Sherlock ever meet. The topic of a female Doctor also arises – “more people are saying yes – which I find fascinating.”

See pictures from the event HERE


  1. 85 minutes? I applaud your journalistic integrity in giving us (presumably) the unedited whole of the interview – but could we have a summary please? For those of us with short attention spans? Thank you ever so.

  2. I'm curious as to whether that's Moffat saying he wouldn't allow RTD to write an episode, or RTD not wanting to write one while Moffat's in charge, or some mix. It seems a shame…

  3. I quite liked the interviewer. He had a stutter, but he said as much himself. He was relaxed, affable, asked good questions – he did a good job! Good ninety minutes. Might've needed a spot of compression, levels all over the place, but good ninety minutes.

    Anonymous 1:55 AM – Moffat asks every year. Russell says, "No, you don't need me." Moffat thinks Russell's one of the best writers in the world, Russell wrote it for five years and said pretty much everything he wanted to say. It is a shame – I'd LOVE to see what Rusty would come up with in the once-a-year Moffat slot – but I totally get where both writers are coming from. It must be wonderful to finally watch it as a viewer.

  4. I'd be really interested to see a female doctor – not for feminist reasons, but I'd love to see what would happen if the dynamic got flipped. And plus, what would she be like?

  5. I don't want there to ever be a woman doctor! I just want the doctor to stay a sexy, incredible MAN.

  6. not sure why that poster put "i'm a girl but" haha. Well i'm a guy but would a female Doctor make much difference? It'll be a shock but no more of a shock than Hartnell to Troughton in my opinion. It's just a new dynamic in the same way it always is. Acting is what matters not genitals.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.