‘Sherlock’ writer teases his new ‘Doctor Who’ ep

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Due to air next year in the middle of Series 7 Part 2, Thompson confirmed to the magazine that the episode is titled ‘Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS’, Doctor Who TV reports.

The writer recalled showrunner Steven Moffat’s original idea for the story: “‘Would you do one where we see the centre of the TARDIS?’ ‘Er, yeah. Okay.’ Conversation took nine seconds. And then I’m chained to a laptop on and off for the next six months, basically.”

Thompson added: “Steven knows that I’m a pure mathematician and anything involving multi-dimensional geometry gets me excited. (There’s my geek credentials.) So – that was the brief. What’s in the middle? Plus the title. And then I’m sent off to fill in all the blanks… This year I got to indulge my inner fan.”

He teased further: “This episode will be different [to Thompson’s Series 6 episode, ‘The Curse of the Black Spot’] in many ways, not least because the star won’t necessarily be the usual person. You might not even see the star, it might be the guy at the drawing board. It just might be the designer…”

Directed by Mat King, the episode guest stars Ashley Walters (Outcasts), who previously hinted that “…in our episode it’ll be the first time people get to see so much of the TARDIS”.

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