In a recent interview with the Sun, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat opened up a bit about keeping plot points secret when it comes to filming Doctor Who and Sherlock. In regards to keeping how that other iconic British hero escaped apparent death a secret, he said:
We had crash barriers, behind which stood ranks of solemn women staring at what we were doing. All we could do was ask people: ‘Please don’t give it away’. That said, I’m endlessly leaving around my bag of ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ secrets.
This is hardly a secret to us Whovians; after all, we caught spoilery glimpses of the unknown War Doctor months prior to the 50th Anniversary special, which in turn sparked all of that Doctor 8.5 speculation.
Also, the man himself has admitted to “lying his arse off” to keep fans in the dark prior to the episodes airing on television. Of course, in an age where every phone, smart or dumb, has a camera and can get to Twitter faster than Matt Smith can say, “bow ties are cool!”, it’s near impossible to keep everything under wraps when these shows are filming (especially outside!). As Doctor Who and Sherlock continue to garner massive popularity internationally, this problem will only continue to compound. After all, we already have day one set pics for Capaldi’s debut series! Let’s hope Moffat can continue to keep us guessing and keep the big moments under wraps until their ready to be aired.
Series 3 of Sherlock is currently being aired on BBC One and Series 8 of Doctor Who began filming this week, for a fall release date that is TBD. Do you appreciate Moffat’s efforts in secrecy? Let us know down below, dear readers!
(Via Irish Examiner)