Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine in 1999 – alongside Russell T Davies, Gareth Roberts, Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat was quizzed on several elements of how Doctor Who would work when it returns.
These answers were revisited earlier this year in the same publication, and in hindsight proved telling with regard to RTD’s Doctor Who era.
As such, certain editors have taken Moffat’s contribution to this round table as gospel, particularly on the circus that is the chosing of a new Doctor:
"Although I loved Peter Davison and Paul McGann, probably the best two actors in the role, I don’t think young, dashing Doctors are right at all. He should be 40-plus and weird-looking – the kind of wacky grandfather kids know on sight to be secretly one of them."
Very interesting indeed… but relevant?