Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Doctor Who Series Seven Scheduling Steven Moffat Speaks

Private Eye are claiming Doctor Who is heading for a 2012 hiatus, but the BBC has stated that Series 7 is a done deal. But they haven't actually said when it'll appear, so SFX asked Steven Moffat what's going on.

Here's what the Moff had to say:
"Okay, here it is – the best answer you can have. I don't know. If I did know, I wouldn't tell you. When I DO know, what I know will change, so I won't really know then either. And then it will change again, so I still won't really know. And if, secretly, I'd really known all along, I'd still be telling you I don't know, because everything I said I knew, could be wrong, so I'd never really have known in the first place.
I should point out that Private Eye is a humour magazine, and anything originating from there is to be taken with a large pinch of salt! Of course, other sources are asking this too, but Private Eye is the most obvious. Ultimately, I have faith in Series 7 for 2012, and understand that this creates free publicity for Private Eye. :)


Paradox said...

I doubt they're going to skip a 2012 season, that would be a little ridiculous. I've been hearing more rumors though that Series 7 would be pushed back to autumn next year. It would work well for 2013 if that were the case. They could air an episode on November 23, exactly 50 years since the show premiered.

YoungLink said...

Thanks Moffat... :P

Antony said...

Why is this question being asked? Are some out there worried about the ratings?
Are people forgetting it is only a couple of years ago we had the DT Specials?
I have no doubts it will be a full "proper" season for 2012.
So will 2013, if only because it is the show's 50th anniversary.
What we should be asking is, when are we going to get the Doctor Who movie?

Steve H said...

I think you don't understand Private Eye. It's both a humour magazine and a serious comment magazine and the two are usually clearly separate. The piece about Doctor Who was in the section on serious media news. They may have got the story wrong but they don't just make this stuff up for a laugh.

I'd be far more willing to believe Private Eye than the Doctor Who press office. Which is more credible, after all? That season six was split into 2 because of budgetary problems or because the BBC wanted to make sure that children were never more that a few months away from their next Doctor Who fix?