Steven Moffat: Doctor Who will go on forever
Steven Moffat believes 'Doctor Who' will "go on forever".
The sci-fi show's former showrunner is confident returning 'Who' showrunner Russell T. Davies, who is back after 12 years away from the series, will make use of the programme's "infinite adaptability to always be the number one predator in the environment".
Steven - who left his post in 2017 after seven years at the helm, before returning to the franchise in 2020 to work on a number of projects during the coronavirus lockdown - said: "I just want it to go on. I want it to not stop.
"I want it to, and I know [Russell’s] going to, make use of its infinite adaptability to always be the number one predator in the environment.
"That’s what I want. I want it to go on forever."
Steven has tipped 'Doctor Who' to go down in history like the stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com at the Radio Times Covers party, he added: "I believe it can [go on forever]. Like the stories of Robin Hood and King Arthur and Sherlock Holmes. Some things always go on."
In June 2020, Steven confirmed he was moving on from 'Doctor Who' after returning to the franchise to pen a short story for Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor, titled 'The Terror of the Umpty Ums', and a number of mini episodes. He decided to mark the end of his stint with 'The Best of Days'.
Steven wrote on Instagram at the time: "Really pleased - mostly because of what everybody else did. Now. Permit me the self-indulgence.
"I planned to leave with The Husbands Of River Song. Then it was The Doctor Falls. And then it was Twice Upon A Time. And then I novelised Day Of The Doctor and that was going to be the very end.
"And then Chris got me to write "Terror Of The Umpty Ums" and Emily got me writing online minisodes.
"But this - THIS - finally ... is ... IT! Bang! Kerpow! I'm out of here! So with that in mind can I just say ... the title is quite perfect. (sic)"
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