Plus ça change, plus c’est la même Doctor Who. Or is it? “I finally saw a completed episode last night,” says Steven Moffat, who, in a useful Americanism, is the venerable sci-fi series’s new “show runner”. “Everything, every single thing you see and hear is new: new man playing the part; new girl; the theme music’s the same but it’s been rearranged; different titles ...”
The full interview with The Guardian is here.
Making it happen means going boldly, and with a "Geronimo!" that appears to be a catchphrase of the new Doctor. Moffat is reluctant to plunder Who's history without good reason – "The more you back-reference, the more it feels like a sequel and the sequel is never as good as the original" – but that isn't to say that the past is another galaxy. "Old favourites can return, provided you can do something new and exciting with them. There are no past characters coming back in this series, but I imagine that kids would love to see Captain Jack meet the new Doctor."
There full interview with The Times is here.