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Steven Moffat Teases Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode As Movie-Length

Steven Moffat, the executive producer of Doctor Who, has confirmed that the 50th Anniversary episode of the show will be “well over an hour”. This comes after various reports and rumours that the special would be just one hour in length.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said:

“I think you could call it movie-length, yeah. I mean, I’m saying that with a slight hint of vagueness because I don’t know the finished running time. [Laughs] It’s certainly well over an hour.”

He goes on to explain what it was like having Matt and David together:

“They really loved each other and had a huge laugh together. And of course they’ve been through this experience that only the two of them can talk about, really, in the modern world. They are the two people that have played that part at a time when the series is this big. They spent the entire time just sitting together talking animatedly.”

He then explained how the 10th & 11th Doctors react to each other:

“They’re quite a fun pairing, I would say. There’s a bit of the normal joshing of each other but they’re both such enthusiastic Doctors. While they might be sort of competing slightly, they’re both standing there saying, “Oh god, it’s so cool, there’s two of me!” So, it’s very different. I think the other one that worked brilliantly was Jon Pertwee and Patrick Troughton. They were incredibly funny together. This is very different from that but it’s a sublime double act.”

Finally, he had this to say about John Hurt’s Doctor:

 “You get a whole new Doctor played by a proper screen legend.” 

[Source: Doctor Who TV]