Moffat on Master Rumours, Story Arc

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In all the excitement yesterday we missed this other little Steven Moffat interview from the Radio Times.

First, Moffat was quizzed about the rumours suggesting that Benedict Cumberbatch is being lined up to play the Master.

“People really do sit in rooms and make that stuff up,” he said. “Look at the filming schedules for Doctor Who and Sherlock – those two shows tend to shoot at the same time. We’d have a problem and there’s only so much I can arrange.”

But as usual, he didn’t rule it out either adding: “But who knows what could happen in the future…”

Moffat also spoke a little more on how big the story arc for Series 7 will be this time: “This time we’re moving closer to stand-alone stories. At this point, we’re not planning any two-parters. So, every week is going to be like a different mad movie.”

“We went quite ‘arc’ last time and we’re going stand-alone this time around. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t those things creeping in. You’ve got to find a way to make the last episode special, and by God that worked ratings-wise last year. We don’t want to abandon that idea.”

And finally he ended with a small tease: “Watch out for the title of episode two. I think that’s a belter. It’s one of my favourite titles ever.”

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