There’s a great interview with Russell T Davies on the WalesOnline website, where the big man has a warning for all Doctor Who fans who can’t keep their curiousity in check.
It’s a simple message, one that we wholeheartedly agree with:
â€œIf you want to go online and look for all the spoilers then go ahead, but I know for a fact you are depriving yourself of enjoyment, which I think says a lot about the online experience. It ruins it when you know too much.”
Russell is of course set to move on from his Doctor Who Executive Producer/head writer role following The End of Time, Part Two on New Year’s Day (although of course he’s been working on other projects for months) but I would wager his patriarchal position within Doctor Who will continue for many, many years.
He’s certainly excited about what’s to come at Christmas and New Year – hardly surprising given that it is quite literally The End of an Era.
â€œI feel like Iâ€™m on top of a secret and I want everyone else to join in. I want the kids to see it, I want the fans to see it and I want the families to sit down and see it.â€
â€œWe do like keeping secrets. You should always watch it without knowing whatâ€™s going to happen and watch it unfold, brand new in front of you,â€ he says.
â€œMy favourite moment on the job is when a new script arrives and I get to read it, turning the pages and experiencing it for the first time ever. And it should be like that for the audience.”
How long is it ’til Christmas…?