Published on March 3rd, 2011 | by Christian Cawley
Grand Moff’s Comic Relief
Type PHWOARTY and all that aside, Moffat’s interview with the SFX website reveals that there are two episodes on the Comic Relief: Funny For Money telethon on Red Nose Day (March 18th).
â€œTwo episodes. Two mini-episodes. Very, very small episodes â€“ maybe eight minutes in total, so thatâ€™s around four minutes each. Itâ€™s not a spoof. Itâ€™s in the style of the ones that weâ€™ve done for Children In Need, so itâ€™s taken seriously as a proper bit of Doctor Who â€“ funny, but not a sketch. A little miniature story. Oneâ€™s called â€˜Spaceâ€™ and oneâ€™s called â€˜Timeâ€™, so theyâ€™re Space & Time. And thereâ€™s a moment with two Amy Ponds in it. If youâ€™re a red-blooded male surely thatâ€™s enough! Youâ€™ve got Amy Pond flirting with herself.â€
When challenged, Moffat admitted that Amy-on-Amy action wasn’t just his personal fantasy – but everybody’s! (GET OUT OF MY HEAD, MOFFAT!).
â€œA moment of life aboard the TARDIS. But obviously life about the TARDIS instantly gets you into terrible jeopardy, and all of causality is threatened. As Iâ€™m sure it is every day when they get up and have their coffeeâ€¦â€
Featuring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill – not to mention a TARDIS inside the TARDIS – the “proper bit of Doctor Who” is likely to cause fans to have a bit of a pre-Series 6 fangasm when the short episodes air in two weeks time…