Doctor Who Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on location in New York

Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

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Moffat Recalls Good Times with “my mate Matt”

In a touching tribute to the departing Matt Smith, Steven Moffat has told Doctor Who Magazine that, one day in the future, he and Matt will work together again.

Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on location in New York

In the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#462) Moffat pays tribute to Matt Smith and all the mad adventures the pair have been on:

These have been the maddest few years of my writing career – so many ridiculous adventures, so many things I thought I’d never do – and I could not have shared them a with a kinder, more considerate, more entirely supportive friend than the man I completely refuse to call Smithers.

We’ve been to so many insane press launches, we’ve looned about New York, we’ve dropped in on a specialist Doctor Who bar to watch the show with some (fairly surprised) fans, travelled the country in a special Doctor Who bus (well he did, I just dropped in occasionally!) and shown the new Director General of the BBC how to fly the TARDIS. And we’ve spent a fair amount of time looking at each other, and wondering how the hell any of this happened, and how we ended up here.

Moffat went on to say, he hopes one day to work with Smith again:

Out there in the future, Matt’s finale is to be written and made and a new Doctor is to be summoned. Soon I’ll be lying on my sofa, in an agony of indecision again. Beyond that, someday I’m sure I’ll work with Matt again, and we’ll laugh about old times. But I don’t want to think about that right now. I want to think about the best of days…

I will never forget a moment of it – me and my mate Matt, making Doctor Who.

Enough to make a grown man cry. Or that might just be the hay fever…

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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.




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