On March 1, Steven Moffat was a guest of Trinity College, Dublin and took part in an interview and Q & A session - listen to it in the player below. In it he talks about Press Gang, Sherlock, Tintin and, of course, Doctor Who.
When asked about the return of River Song in the upcoming series, Moffat said, “Yes. She will certainly be in this series,” whilst also saying, when prompted, “Is there more to come about, as it were, Trenzalore and the battle in the Doctor’s future that led to the attempts on his life in the past? Is that what you’re asking? Yes.”
On the possibility of Russell T Davies of writing a story for the show, the current showrunner said, “He won’t write one for me.” The writer also states that he would happily have aNeil Gaiman story every year, discusses the lack of female writers on the show and outlines what he thinks would happen should The Doctor and Sherlock ever meet. The topic of a female Doctor also arises - “more people are saying yes - which I find fascinating.”
why is Moffat ‘fascinated’ with the idea that people want a female doctor? is it THAT improbable?
Because if you listened to the interview, you’d of heard him say, that only a few years ago, 100% of people is asked would of said no, they wouldn’t want a Female Doctor. He’s more Fascinated that it’s changing, that perspiration are shifting and that people are becoming cooler with the idea that the Doctor could become a women.
It’s not a negative fascination.
And I think if everyone is being honest, it is rather fascinating that peoples opinions are changing in the way they are and at the speed they are.