Doctor Who: Steven Moffat drops dark hint about Christmas special

Steven Moffat

For his last Doctor Who episode as writer and showrunner, Steven Moffat has penned Twice Upon A Time. It’s the Christmas special, of course, that will mark the departure of Peter Capaldi from the show too, as well as the introduction of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor.

Moffat, though, has been chatting about what to expect from the Christmas special at the London Screenwriters’ Festival, dropping some dark hints as to what lies ahead.

“Why would Superman be good? Because kindness stops you being lonely, would be the answer”, Moffat mused. “That’s what that’s about, for Sherlock Holmes”.

“He’s good because for all he protests about it, there are people he cares about. So, kindness is what makes a unit of us. So if you are sane and rational, kindness is by far the best path. There isn’t anything rational about being vile and awful and evil. It’s not actually a good strategy”.

All well and good. Until Moffat then dropped in “prepare for that to be contradicted on Doctor Who on Christmas Day.”

Gadzookz. No further hints were offered, but a dark episode of Doctor Who potentially lies ahead…

Digital Spy