Steven Moffat has admitted that he is terrified about writing the upcoming ‘Doctor Who’ 50th anniversary episode.
Scottish television writer and producer – also responsible for BBC’s Sherlock – succeeded Russell T Davies as lead writer and executive producer of the hit sci fi show when production of its fifth series began in 2009.
In 2013 the Doctor turns 50 and fans are already building up to the occasion. It’s a lot of pressure for Moffat and he revealed that he’s nervous about writing the planned special celebratory episode.
He told The Sun:
”I’m writing the 50th anniversary episode right now and it’s half exciting and it’s half absolutely terrifying. I feel tremendous pressure not to let people down. So that’s very hard.”
”You can’t please everybody all the time and it’s a mistake in a way to try. But you don’t want anybody to feel let down by a big anniversary episode.”
Matt Smith is currently playing The Doctor, but it has been hotly rumoured that many familiar old faces will return for the one off later this year.
Speculation has revolved around Billie Piper – who has insisted she will not be back – and David Tennant, who has been much more coy.
Speaking on The Jonathan Ross show last week the star said:
“I’ll tell you how terrified they [the BBC] are. In make-up tonight, this lovely lady came in, who I never met before, and went ‘I’m from the BBC,’ and I went, ‘oh, hello, nice to meet you!’ And she said ‘I’ve been sent to say that anything about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary must not be mentioned on television.’ That’s how scared they are! I don’t know anything, I’ve got nothing to tell ya, and they’re sending out spies to shut me up from telling you things I don’t know!”
John Barrowman is hoping he’ll be written into the episode and wants to see Captain Jack Harkness making a comeback and recently hinted: ”I haven’t been asked. I would love to if they ask me.”
‘Doctor Who: The Light At The End’ will air in November. Are you excited? What would you like to see? Leave your comments below….