As the world of television stands today, Doctor Who and Sherlock are probably two of the only things on the tube worth watching (whenever they happen to be on, that is). Fans have put forth their own hopes and dreams that perhaps, since Steven Moffat is one of the big boys involved in both series, the two main characters might meet up, even if only for a few seconds. At a London Comic-Con roundtable interview with Matt Smith, collider brought up the subject. Below is a bit of what Smith had to say about it:
I think Mark and Steven kind of hate the idea of Doctor Who and Sherlock ever meeting.
…I’m not averse to it. I’m kind of open. I’m like yeah, because I just think they would find each other so remarkable.
But to further clarify his opinion on the matter:
…how can Doctor Who walk by in Sherlock Holmes?
…he’s fictional. Doctor Who could, but it’s just nah, it’s you know—and The Doctor with Watson, he’d be like, “Cheer up mate. It’s not that bad, I know you’re really clever, but there’s an alien over there, let’s go and talk. He’s got wiggly bits on.”
Maybe if the two shows actually start to tank, producers will be so desperate that they’ll grab a cross-over to save their ratings, but until then it’s not likely to happen.
Thanks to collider for the interview bits.