‘Doctor Who’ writer Gatiss on the return of the Time Lords

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Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss has discussed how he feels about the Doctor eventually finding Gallifrey.

Steven Moffat launched the new story arc in last year’s 50th anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’, with the Doctor on a quest to locate his home world.

Gatiss told the audience at a recent Q&A panel in Brazil: “Every time you go back to Gallifrey, it starts to make the Time Lords a bit too domesticated.”

He explained: “I know that’s why Russell T Davies came up with the whole idea of the Doctor being the last one because eventually if you see them so often they become a bit like a bunch of MPs, whereas if you talk about them as this amazing, powerful force, they’re much more exciting.”

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Asked whether he’d like to write an episode featuring the Gallifrey, Gatiss commented: “I don’t know if I would want to do one. I think the way the Time Lords were represented in ‘The End of Time’ and ‘The Day of the Doctor’ was very exciting because we’re seeing them in a crisis and they’re trying to come up with different ways of saving themselves. But I suppose if the Doctor ever does find Gallifrey again, then we might find out more.”

He teased: “Who knows…”

Series 8 is currently filming in Cardiff and will begin airing on BBC One in the autumn.

> Here’s everything we know about Series 8 so far.

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