Published on May 4th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds0
Director Metzstein on The Crimson Horror
From his stand-out use of close-ups via monitors in that debut episode to the spine-tingling staircase ascent to the TARDIS in The Snowmen, his keen eye and economy have made him a perfect fit for the anything can happen world of the Doctor.
Recently, the director of this week’s The Crimson Horror sat down with Doctor Who TV to discuss marshalling the Doctor, the difference between this and other shows and just what’s in store in the finale, The Name of the Doctor.
One of the boons for any TV buff working on The Crimson Horror would be the presence of genre TV royalty in the form of Dame Diana Rigg and her equally accomplished daughter Rachael Stirling; so what was it like to direct the pair?
It’s that mixture of interesting character arcs and ‘big dramatic scenes’ that makes Doctor Who such a unique programme; so what is it like to direct an episode:
Something not hemmed in by limitations will be this year’s go-for-broke finale The Name of the Doctor; and, unsurprisingly, Saul isn’t just about to spoil the party…in fact, if he dares utter a word upon it, he could face legal action!
For the full interview, head over to Doctor Who TV. Catch The Crimson Horror this evening on BBC One and BBC HD from 6.30pm and on BBC America at 8 ET.