Writer Jamie Mathieson has revealed that he has “massive folders full of Doctor Who ideas”.
Speaking exclusively to CultBox in October, Mathieson commented: “I would love to [return next year]; that would be great. I had a great time working on it. I’ve heard tales of writers finding it quite hard – I mean, there were a lot of rewrites on both of these episodes, but I’m quite happy to do that. Any time Steven Moffat comes in and says ‘I’ve got a great idea for your episode, it should be this way’ and you go ‘ah brilliant, that’s much better’. And he does that a lot!”
He explained: “That’s the great thing with being in a writers’ room with Steven Moffat. A problem that’s been troubling you for a week, he’ll come in and go ‘it could be this way’ and he’s fixed it and you’re eternally grateful!”
Mathieson added: “If my computer ever gets hacked, there’s massive folders full of Doctor Who ideas! I’m a massive nerd, so I’ve been thinking about aliens and robots and ghosts since I was about 5 – there’s a whole life of me thinking about this kind of stuff.”
Asked if a future episode could see the Doctor return to Brighton (home of Mathieson and CultBox), he joked: “Haha I think if I did then people would see it as incredibly self-indulgent. I’d have him land right outside my house for no good reason. And of course it would be a beach in Wales doubling up for Brighton!”
Doctor Who returns later this month with ‘Last Christmas’.
Season 8 was released on DVD and Blu-ray last week and Season 9 begins filming in January.
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