Moffat: ‘Doctor Who’ 50th will ‘change the course of the series’

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Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the show’s upcoming 50th anniversary special will “changes the way [the Doctor] thinks”.

Speaking to SFX magazine in the latest issue, out today, Moffat teased: “We’ve got to set the Doctor off in a brand new direction. It’s chapter two of his life. Now something happens to him that changes the way he thinks and the way he will adventure from now on. You can celebrate an anniversary in many ways – I think the most productive one within the narrative is to say ‘This is where the story really starts. This is where he finds his mission, he finds his destiny.'”

The writer explained: “We’re not fibbing – this one is going to change the course of the series. And it’s very rare in Doctor Who that the story happens to the Doctor. It happens to people around him, and he helps out – he’s the hero figure who rides in and saves everybody from the story of the week. He is not the story of the week. In this, he is the story of the week.”

Moffat also recently confirmed that Christopher Eccleston will not be appearing in the special.

‘The Day of the Doctor’ will air on Saturday 23 November simultaneously across six continents and at least 75 countries at the same time as the UK broadcast on BBC One.

> Find out all the latest info on ‘The Day of the Doctor’ in our news summary.

[Source: Doctor Who TV]

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