Moffat Calls Yates’ ‘Doctor Who’ Movie “a heathen thing to do”, Plus, Could This Season be the Last for The Ponds?
I feel as if we’ve been inundated with Doctor Who new as of late. I’m sure its due to everyone’s excitement over the upcoming Christmas special, “The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe” (airing Christmas Day at 9/8c on BBC America in case you’ve recently awoken from a coma. –Oh, but if you’ve been in a coma you probably didn’t see any of season six? It was epic, sorry you missed it. It’s on DVD now, someone should buy it for you this Christmas. Put it on your list now.)
Anyway, we’ve all heard the nasty rumors David Yates has his sights set on a Doctor Who movie. To which Steven Moffat responded, “Nuh-uh, girlfriend,” followed by some aggressive snapping and hip sashaying. Wait, no, that’s not what happened. But I know you secretly liked imagining it. Moffat called Yates’ movie, “a heathen thing to do” and “heresy.” Yeah, he really did; like a good old fashioned writer-director smackdown.
David (Yates) was talking a little out of turn, there; a very, very brilliant director but no the film as described by him, of course we’re not going to do that—a film that contradicts the television series, it would be a heathen thing to do … I would be ‘beheaded’ to do such a thing!
It would be wonderful to do a Doctor Who film, but when and if we did—and hopefully we will be doing it—it will be very much an offshoot of the television series and we’ll be part of it, and it will star the television Doctor, of course—anything else would be heresy!
Okay, not quite smack talk. Those Brits are too classy for that. But I’m happy to hear Moffat is firmly against a Yates-directed Doctor Who movie, at least the one how Yates was planning.
But let’s not sing praise to the all holy Moffat just yet. He has also been involved in something I deem “heresy” and “a heathen thing to do.” The Ponds’ days in the TARDIS are numbered. NOOOOOOOOOO!
I guess we all must admit we saw this coming, especially since The Doctor’s dumped them before. And I know companions come and go, but Amy and Rory are, well, Amy and Rory. Somehow Matt Smith‘s Doctor seems incomplete without Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. Here’s what Moffat had to say for himself,
Amy and Rory will be rejoining us next series and joining the Doctor back in the Tardis, but the final days of the Ponds are coming – and during the next series. I’m not telling you when and certainly not telling you how. But that story is going to come to a heartbreaking end. There are only so many more adventures with the lovely Amy and the lovely Rory. So that story, next series, during the series will be over. And then the Doctor is going to meet a new friend – and I’m not going to tell you anything about he, she or it!.. Who knows? It is Doctor Who. There’s a universe of people to choose from.
While the idea of a new companion, or “friend” as Moffat says, is exciting, what the fuck, dude!?! “A heartbreaking end,” for the Ponds!! WHY? Haven’t they been through enough!? I hope he’s only referring to the fact of them leaving as heartbreaking, not that he’ll be putting them through any more hardships. I just don’t think I could take it, man.
What do you think about this latest round of Who news?