In an interesting chat recently, Steven Moffat reveals that not only did Matt Smith and David Tennant get along superbly during the filming of The Day of the Doctor, but that Smith had also concocted a way for both Doctors to have a few more adventures together!
They got on like a couple of old women. They just stay in the corner and gossiped the entire time. By the end of it, Matt told me that he’d worked out a plan that they’d both continue in Doctor Who: ‘do five individual episodes each and three together – would that be ok?’
While we can all agree on how incredible that would have been, Moffat didn’t go for it.
It was a nice plan. I think if I had said yes they’d have gone for it.
Oh, my! Smith is my doctor and Tennant is just barely behind him. Had Moff said yes and all the details worked out, not only would we have kept Matt for another series, we’d have gained another series with David Tennant, who a great number of Whovians regard as the best Doctor. Before fans of 10 and 11 begin organizing a mob, we must take into consideration that Steven Moffat probably has his reasons for continuing the course he’s charting for Doctor Who, a course that couldn’t account for a Smith/Tennant season long arc. So instead, we’re marching towards a regeneration and the arrival of Peter Capaldi. That is exciting in itself, but I cannot help but wonder what could have been.
Dear readers, would you have been keen to see a double act series of Smith and Tennant? Did Moffat make the right call here? Sound off below!
(Via Radio Times)