Thanks to Digital Spy, for the interview and text below:
Moffat said that this is something he has purposefully reintroduced to the series, telling Radio Times: “The only thing that was missing when Doctor Who came back this time was that there weren’t enough cliffhangers. Do you remember in the old days? The music crashing in just as the Doctor finds out… well, I love that.
“Plus it encourages the audience to come back. So we are bringing the cliffhanger back in force.”
The Doctor Who showrunner also defended himself over criticism that the series has become too complicated since he took over from Russell T. Davies.
“Well, you have to pay attention,” he said. “You can’t watch it when you are dong the ironing. And you certainly can’t watch it when you are tweeting.
“You have to sit down and focus, and a child audience certainly does that.”
Moffat also confirmed that he has no plans to bring back perennial Doctor Who adversaries the Daleks any time soon, claiming the villains have been overused since the show returned in 2005.
“We thought it was about time to give them a rest,” he explained. “They are the most famous of the Doctor’s adversaries and the most frequent, which means they are the most reliably defeatable enemies in the universe.”