The Doctor Who panel at the recent San Diego Comic Con celebrated 50 years of Time travel with the Doctor with an audience Q&A.
Hosted by Craig Ferguson, a self-confessed Doctor Who fan, the panel included Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Jenna-Louise Coleman, David Bradley, Marcus Wilson and for the last time ever (sob!) Matt Smith.
Moffat came up with the most enigmatic and rewarding comments when talking about the impending 50th anniversary special starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and john Hurt and suggested that the end of a long game is approaching in the episode:
There are certain things we’ve been setting up for a very long time and they will be resolved in the 50th anniversary.
After being asked about John Barrowman’s involvement in the special, something that was denied by the actor himself, Moffat intrigued the audience and indeed the entire world when stating:
lied my arse off for months.
But what exactly about? Barrowman’s involvement? It does seem rather odd that the actor stated he was talking to the BBC regarding Doctor Who and then did a complete U-turn to say he would be having no involvement.
So, if Moffat has got Barrowman involved and then asked him to deny this, what else could we expect in terms of surprises? It’s clear that Christopher Eccleston won’t be involved but could there be a fleeting appearance from another Doctor that we don’t know about?
Rule number one: Moffat lies. But that makes the reveal when you’re watching his episodes all the more satisfying.
(Via Radio Times.)