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Published on April 29th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Jack’s Coming Back?

Once you’ve had Jack, apparently, you can’t go back. Lord Moffat of Who hopes that one day everyone’s favourite immortal poly-sexual Time Agent Captain Jack Harkness (John Horatio Barrowman) will step back on board the TARDIS.

Speaking to The Gothamist Moffat refused to rule out bringing Jack or any other character back  from the Russell T. Davies era (there’s still a chance, Thomas Kincade Brannigan!), denying that there was a ‘schism’ between the two eras (is there anyone who actually believes there is?)

It was Moffat himself who wrote Captain Jack’s first appearance in the two parter The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances and there is no reason why he wouldn’t want Jack to come back, no more, no more, no more, no more:

“In my head there is a continuing story. There’s no idea that we’re abandoning anything. There is an element that the Doctor moves on from people in a rather scary but inevitable way. He won’t be nearby forever…”

Well no…he’s dead…right?

Doctor Who will return this Saturday for the conclusion to The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in, well, America.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

2 Responses to Jack’s Coming Back?

  1. avatar krumstets says:

    `Lord Moffat of Who’….

    Very Good. :)

  2. avatar 23skidoo says:

    Moffat may have the best of intentions, and I’d love to see it happen, but I frankly can’t see it happening anytime soon, not so long as Torchwood is being co-produced by a rival network to BBC America. While I’ve no doubt BBC America wouldn’t care (as long as the story isn’t basically a Torchwood episode), it’s possible Starz might object. (Likewise, odds are BBCA wouldn’t be very happy if the Doctor appeared on Torchwood.) And except perhaps for the two US episodes, my understanding is BBC America isn’t funding production of DW (someone please correct me on that if I’m wrong), whereas we only have a Torchwood Series 4 thanks to Starz ponying up the cash. That gives them quite a bit of pull to say “Jack stays on Starz”.

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