In keeping in with the overall tone of the Tenth Doctor era, Lee often used long story arcs in his series of books – something he doesn’t feel as compelled to do with the Eleventh Doctor.
“When we started working out the Eleventh Doctor stories, we wanted to try and get away from that a little bit and make it a bit more fun and [with] a bit more one-shots, two-shots, and three-shots rather than these long sprawling epics. Not to say we’re not going to do [sprawling epics], but we wanted to have a bit more fun in the same way the fifth season has on TV.”
“There’s a lot of Earth and historical-style stories, but we’re going to take him into space a bit and give him a chance to play around in the stars.”
Where Lee doesn’t enjoy the same freedom as he did with the Tenth Doctor adventures is in his allocation of companions – this time around he has got two prescribed-by-TV companions, and it sounds as he’s looking forward to playing with Rory.
“[Rory] has a sense of humor. He’s got a very dry wit, and it’s great to play with.” added Lee. “The stories we’re doing with this give us a chance to really play with this relationship that Rory and the Doctor have, as well as the relationship between the Doctor and Amy.”
You can catch the full interview on the MTV website – his series of Eleventh Doctor adventures begin in January 2011!