Lots of news came out of the Radio Times Covers Party at the weekend, including a chat with Steven Moffat about the expectation surrounding Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.
Over the past few weeks, some quarters of fandom have expressed disappointment with what they appear consider to be an inadequate set of plans for the big event, later this year.
Moffat is aware of the expectation from fans, however, and is determined to not let anyone down.
You can’t do this job if you’re nervous all the time. So, seriously, I’m mostly excited, a little bit nervous and aware of trying not to let people down.
But, you know, I don’t want people to get bored just yet. So let’s just wait and get our next eight episodes out of the way before we start talking about it.
As well as describing the 50th anniversary event as “pretty big”, Moffat also enthused about Series 7b, which continues in the Spring, kicking off on the Easter weekend, Saturday March 30th.
We’ll be up in the air, we’re under the water, we’re on a fantastic alien planet, we’re back in time, we’re forward in time, and the Doctor’s greatest secret is in jeopardy.