Doctor Who’s Matt Smith was interviewed yesterday by American website Vulture.com, and he had plenty to say about working with David Tennant for the 50th Anniversary special as well as dropping some tantalising hints about how showrunner Steven Moffat intends to finish the story of the Eleventh Doctor in this year’s Christmas special.
Vulture asked Matt how he got along with David, and whether both their incarnations of the Doctor got the chance to fly the TARDIS.
Our first scene was on the TARDIS! It was me, David, and John [Hurt] actually, and we were flying the TARDIS. I remember saying to Dave, “Dave, I don’t want to hog all the flying duties.” Literally, you have those conversations. Seriously, I went, “Do you want to fly it for a bit?” We all flew it. He flies his…Bizarrely, if you look at previous Doctor Who stories, they tend to be quite grouchy with each other, but I think Ten and Eleven actually like each other. David and I do in real life as well, and our Doctors are quite collaborative.
When asked if any of Moffat’s notoriously convoluted stories and timelines left him confused, Matt explained his point of view and suggested that his Doctor’s final hour would see him return to Trenzalore, where he also confronted Dr. Simian in the finale of Series 7.
It’s my job to make sense of it and to make sense of it for you. Hey, look, I guess some people find the writing and the storytelling complicated sometimes, but I say to that, “Isn’t that better than it being really easy?” Isn’t it better if you’re like, “Okay, I just saw that — what did I just see?” Eventually Steve peppers it back — you think now we’re going toward the Doctor’s final hour, which is toward Trenzalore. Steven mentioned that in season five. Season five! The Silence was mentioned! He peppers this brilliant storytelling all the way through, and for my money that’s a much more interesting way to write. Aren’t all the layers what we fans of sci-fi want? I’m like, Cool, throw it at me. Is it complicated? Yes. Are we going back in time? Yes. Are we going forward in time? Yes. Are we meeting a character we’ve met in the future? Yes. Is she my wife? Yes.
It seems that just as many have speculated, the Eleventh Doctor will indeed fall at Trenzalore.
[Source: Doctor Who TV]