The show is a big part of Doctor Who’s brand but the programme’s co-creator Russell T Davies has warned that it is “dangerously overhyped” with patients taking “superdrugs”.
The series is set in the future and deals with the mysterious Time Lords who are part of a mysterious alliance of Time Lords, including a Time Lord called “the Doctor”.
While the episode that has been labelled the “epic” version of Doctor WHO was written by a young, inexperienced writer who was given a lot of time and free rein to explore the themes of the show, he told TalkSport that he has always wanted to tackle more complex issues.
I have always wanted the Doctor to have a complex past that I didn’t see coming. “
I always wanted this show to be about the human condition, and I wanted to take on issues of race, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, and how those are integrated into the show.”
I have always wanted the Doctor to have a complex past that I didn’t see coming.
The only problem is that people have a preconceived notion about him that they don’t know about. “
The Doctor is just a character in the show that is very simple.”
The only problem is that people have a preconceived notion about him that they don’t know about.
“And it’s very difficult to put that into a show, because it’s really difficult to set up an audience in a world that’s not going to be familiar with this person.”
But he also admitted that he would like to take more risks, especially with the future version of the Doctor.
“This Doctor, he’s been around for a long time.
I think it’s a good idea to go back and explore him,” he said.”
That’s the way you’ve got a lot more freedom and you can explore more complicated issues.”
He also said that he had never seen the show as a whole before.
“What I’ve watched as a viewer has been really good, it’s been a bit like watching the last five years of Doctor who,” he added.
“When you watch Doctor Who, there’s a sense of continuity, there are always new things going on, and it’s just amazing what people are able to do with a story that’s just really good.”
Doctor Who airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Fridays.