Published on April 13th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett
Steven Moffat “Ups the Stakes”
Exciting times are nearly upon us, weâ€™ve got a brand new series of Doctor Who that starts in little over two weeks and to add to that weâ€™ve got some massive storylines for the TARDIS crew that promise to shake up their entire world forever.
From the off, things are different as we start the initial run of Series 6 with a two parter rather than the standard single episode. And according to Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven Moffat, itâ€™s the equivalent of a series finale with all the explosive twists and turns that the story takes.
Talking to the Radio Times magazine, Moffat commented on The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon and how he wanted to â€œup the stakesâ€ in terms of what viewers would be given this year as Doctor Who started itâ€™s two part run:
“I said to our genius director Toby Haynes, ‘Start like it’s the finale’, and my God, that’s just what he’s doneâ€¦I’m not sure Doctor Who has ever felt bigger, bolder or madder.”
As has also been talked about for this year, we face a massively huge cliff-hanger on episode seven that will â€œchange everythingâ€ for the Doctor. What this will be remains to be seen. Will we find out that River is the Doctorâ€™s wife? Is Amy is an android? Will the Doctor decide that heâ€™s rather forget about all this time travelling malarkey and sign on instead? All the Moffat had to say was this:
“Our heroes will set out on the long road to the deadliest secret in the universe, and when it stares you in the face, you might just discover you’ve known about it all along.”
Oh, just you wait and seeâ€¦.
Doctor Who returns to BBC One on April 23rd 2011. The new issue of the Radio Times with exclusive Doctor Who material is available in newsagents now.