Mark Gatiss, writer of The Unquiet Dead and Cold War, has been touring Brazil. Not just for fun though: to spread the word about Doctor Who and that other BBC One hit, Sherlock!
And in a Q&A panel, Gatiss has revealed that he’s not quite sure what’ll happen when the Doctor’s race, the Time Lords, come back:
Every time you go back to Gallifrey, it starts to make the Time Lords a bit too domesticated. I know that’s why Russell T Davies came up with the whole idea of the Doctor being the last one because eventually if you see them so often they become a bit like a bunch of MPs, whereas if you talk about them as this amazing, powerful force, they’re much more exciting.
Mr. Spitty (aka Rassilon) seems more dictator than PM in his last guise. But yes, the Time Lords can be a bit stuffy – though that is a perfect reason why the Doctor ran away. There are some great stories featuring those two-hearted beings with no dress sense and dreadful hats; I’m thinking The War Games and The Deadly Assassin in particular. So would Mr. Gatiss like to write for the Time Lords…?
I don’t know if I would want to do one. I think the way the Time Lords were represented in The End of Time and The Day of the Doctor was very exciting because we’re seeing them in a crisis and they’re trying to come up with different ways of saving themselves. But I suppose if the Doctor ever does find Gallifrey again, then we might find out more. Who knows…
Of course, if Gallifrey does come back, the Time War might begin once more…
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(Via Doctor Who TV.)