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Moffat Explains Series 7 Delay

Steven Moffat has explained the reason why Series 7 of Doctor Who is moving to Autumn 2012.

“The truth behind the delay next year is: why are we killing ourselves and risking compromising the show, in order to go out in the middle of summer? I’m sick of it. I’m sick of standing in the blazing sunshine, with a barbecue fork in my hand, knowing that Doctor Who is coming on any minute,” Moffat says the 2012 edition of The Brilliant Book (via Den of Geek).

He added: “Six o’clock on a sunny Saturday is the middle of the afternoon, whereas six o’clock on a winter or autumn Saturday is dark and exciting”

Moffat also said that Amy and Rory will be back in Series 7, but apparently they’re not in the 2011 Christmas special (rule number 1, Moffat lies). More River Song is “Dependent on Alex Kingston”.

A little further ahead, Moffat teases that the 50th anniversary will be “Epic, huge, massive, indulgent… all your treats at once…I guarantee you it’s going to be the best year ever to be a Doctor Who fan. We’re going to be in production for longer than ever, just to do everything that we intend to do”.

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