Ever since Doctor Who time warped back into our lives 10 years ago, the series has been on a near non-stop adventure. It has recaptured the minds and hearts of fans both new and old. Along the way, the show has grown in its viewership worldwide, making Doctor Who a true global TV Series. But will it stay that way?
Many have wondered whether the show will do a full feature film, possibly one doing a spin-off of the series. Current Doctor Who showrunner Stephen Moffat has given an answer to these thoughts.
Basically… it’s a ‘no’.
“How do we do it without leaching from the television series, which we’re not allowed to do because Doctor Who is public funded?” Moffat said in an interview with Daily Express.
Moffat goes on in more detail about the idea of the “spin-off”:
“If it’s going to be a different Doctor, are we going to try and sell two Doctors at the same time? I know there’s been loads of Doctors, but there’s only been one at a time. You don’t have a James Bond on TV and one in the cinema.”
His last response is interesting as he cites James Bond as a formula for which to model a franchise after. This is not the only successful model for which to build your characters around. We’re actually going to get two versions of certain characters in both TV and movies. In one case, The Flash will have not only a movie (and an appearance in Justice League), but also has a currently very successful TV series. It’s not impossible to pull off.
What does the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi, have to say about this?
Simply, “would be fun”.