While it may still be a hoax, a ruse, a cunning lie Steven Moffat isn’t breaking. For now, all we know of the 50th anniversary special from the man himself is it won’t be a ‘traditional massive reunion’ this time around.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Moffat dismissed the notion of an Eleven (or maybe twelve?) Doctor show:
“You’ll have to watch, won’t you? People say, “Are you going to do the 11 Doctors?” We can’t do 11 Doctors! Three of them are dead!
What we’re not doing is the traditional massive reunion. It’s a different kind of anniversary, and the spine of that is David and Matt.”
What you’ll notice from the statement above is that it isn’t a tacit dismissal of the idea of the eleven Doctors appearing in some capacity; after all who expected a ‘traditional massive reunion’? It would come as no surprise if this were some twisty, hiding-in-plain sight admission that we will be seeing the Doctors together…just not how we expect them to be.
And let’s face it; Matt and David are a stellar double act to base a show around. Now let’s hope they’re given something to really get their teeth into.
If you’re not anticipating something special, then I’d start getting excited around about… now!
(Thanks to DWTV.)