‘Doctor Who’ exec Moffat: ‘I keep asking Russell T Davies to return’

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Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that he regularly tries to persuade Russell T Davies to return to the show.

Russell T Davies was Doctor Who‘s showrunner between 2005 and 2009.

Speaking to Ed Stradling at the Gallifrey 2013 convention in Los Angeles on Sunday, Moffat discussed if there was any prospect of Davies writing for Doctor Who again: “I do keep asking him! Seriously! Can you imagine I don’t? Are you kidding? Like a shot! He’s the best writer breathing in terms of television. The offer is continually made and I’m getting nowhere. I think he did his duty for Doctor Who so maybe he wants a nice long rest from it.”

Moffat also discussed his apparent reluctance to bring back The Master: “I think there’s a danger with giving the Doctor an arch enemy like that. It’s sort of limiting; it’s a little bit cartoony. I did think [Russell T Davies] sort of ended that story [in ‘The End of Time’] and ended it rather brilliantly. It’s certainly not off the table, no.”

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