In case it hasn’t been made abundantly clear, I’m a big ol’ Doctor Who fan. I love the reboot. I think what Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat have done is pretty darn incredible. While I’ll never forget my first doctor (Nine), it’s Ten and Eleven that I could watch day in and day out and be as happy as can be.
And as happy as can be is, just how happy I was when I heard rumblings that they might be bringing the Doctor to the big screen. Nearly shivering with anticipation and glee and then…
In a move sure to polarize fans, Yates says that the film version will not tie into any incarnations of the series.
“It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena,” he says. “…Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch.”
Excuse me, what now?
So Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat revitalize the show, build massive amounts of fan momentum behind their story lines/interpretation…enough so that there’s even this chance for you to make a movie, and your solution is to throw it all away and “start from scratch”?!?!
You know that momentum I mentioned? Way to slam on the brakes, buddy.