Steven Moffat: I want Doctor Who “to go on forever”

Steven Moffat might not be the showrunner of Doctor Who anymore, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t wish the show well. In fact, he wants the BBC sci-fi that he oversaw between 2010 and 2016 “to go on forever.”

Moffat helmed the show for the tenure of both Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor and Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor and has also been responsible for writing some of the best-loved episodes of the modern era of the show, including Blink, which saw The Weeping Angels introduced for the very first time.

Moffat took over the show from Russell T Davies who was responsible for rebooting the show for a new age in 2005, and has of course returned to running the show now.

Speaking of his love for Doctor Who and its potential to keep going and growing, Moffat told Radio Times: “I just want it to go on.”

Continues Moffat: “I want it to not stop. I want it to, and I know [Russell’s] going to, make use of its infinite adaptability to always be the number one predator in the environment.”

He added: “That’s what I want. I want it to go on forever. I believe it can. Like the stories of Robin Hood and King Arthur and Sherlock Holmes. Some things always go on.”

Fans of the show are surely going to agree, and with all the exciting news that has surrounded the show as it enters its 60th anniversary year, it feels like at the moment Doctor Who has a lot of momentum.

With a BBC and Disney deal signed to make Disney+ the streaming home of Doctor Who, bigger budgets, talk of spin-offs and lots of special guests on their way this year… it’s fair to say things are looking good for Who. -and that’s before Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson arrive at the end of the year to take up the roles of the Fifteenth Doctor and his companion Ruby Sunday for season 14 and beyond.

Doctor Who will next be on TV in November 2023 with three special episodes starring David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Yasmin Finney, Neil Patrick Harris and many more.

It looks like the show will be going on for a fair amount of time yet… perhaps even forever!