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Thursday, 3 October 2013

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A round-up of the latest news regarding the future of Doctor Who:

Steven Moffat has commented in an interview with Nerd³ that the past appearences of to-be Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi in both Doctor Who and Torchwood will not be ignored and possibly create a story arc for the next series, read on for further details from Moffat's interview:

"We are aware that Peter Capaldi’s played a big old part in Doctor Who and Torchwood before and we are not going to ignore the fact."

" remember Russell [T Davies] told me that he had a big old plan as to why there were two Peter Capaldi’s in the Who universe: one in Pompeii and one in Torchwood. When I cast Peter and Russell got in touch to say how pleased he was, I said, ‘Okay, what was your theory and does it still work?” and he said, ‘Yes it does. Here it is…’"

"We’ll play that one out over time. It’s actually quite neat."

He adds: "The face is not set from birth. It’s not like he was always going to be one day Peter Capaldi. We know that’s the case because in The War Games he has a choice of faces. So we know it’s not set, so where does he get those faces from? They can’t just be randomly generated because they’ve got lines. They’ve aged. When he turns into Peter he’ll actually have lines on his face. So where did that face come from?"

Peter Capaldi will make his Doctor Who debut in this year's Christmas special on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Continuing on from his interview with Nerd³, Moffat said that his "probably done" writing anymore episodes of Doctor Who featuring the Weeping Angels, but hasn't ruled out any other writers using them in future stories:

"I’m probably done to be honest on what you can do with the Weeping Angels. But other writers have to have a go. There’s only so many times you can think, ‘Right, it’s a chase scene and statues’. How many times can the lights flicker? What happens if a moth sees them? Is the alien invasion cancelled at that point?"

However, Moffat reveals another Doctor Who writer recently pitched a new story starring the Lonely Assassins: "It’s not going to happen but a very good Doctor Who writer pitched a great idea for the Weeping Angels the other day and I was very excited about it."

"We had a long phone call about it and I went away thinking, ‘That is going to be brilliant!’ And about two days later he admitted he wasn’t going to have time to do it. Hopefully we’ll get to it in the next year."

Alex Kingston who played River Song in Doctor Who has recently teased that the character might make a return to the show in the future, despite what writer Steven Moffat has previously said on thinking the character's story is "done".

Speaking in a BBC America video, she said: "I look forward to sharing more of [River] with you in the future, but… spoilers!"

Rumours have suggested that River will appear in current Doctor Matt Smith’s final episode this Christmas, although could the character also carry over to Peter Capaldi’s era.