Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat

Amy and Rory: Endings All “used up” Says Moff

The new issue of the Radio Times is on sale today (for the week running 6th to 12th October) and features an interview with Steven Moffat who explains why Amy and Rory had to leave the TARDIS.

With the dramatic cover tagline “STEVEN MOFFAT WHY AMY HAD TO DIE”, you might be forgiven for thinking that the RT has missed the point somewhat. But of course, from the Doctor’s perspective, the immutable fact of Amy and Rory’s gravestones means that they are now dead; he can no longer go back and visit them.

Showrunner Steven “The Grand Moff” Moffat tells Radio Times that the companions were ready for a final, proper ending.

It was time to give the story of Amy and Rory Pond and their mad old friend, the Doctor, a proper ending. Something fitting and final. The trouble was, I’d used up all the endings already…”

Doctor Who companions generally leave the series in one of three ways.

Interestingly, both had already left the TARDIS and been married off (to each other) which really only left one more option…,

Read the full interview in this week’s Radio  Times, the cover for which you can see below. Find out more at!


Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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