So we are on the cusp of Doctor Who Series 7 and what does Matt Smith go and do… he starts talking about Series 8!
The current Doctor is about it take on cyborg cowboys, dinosaurs and more Daleks than you can shake a Sonic Screwdriver at, but despite all that being as yet unseen by fans, Smith seems keen to get the ball rolling on the series that will mark the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi series.
Talking to The Sun, Smith said that head writer and current show mastermind Steven Moffat has already been talking ideas for the next series.
“His first episode sounds great,” the actor said. It hasn’t been written yet but the idea is as brilliant and as mental as you’d expect from Steven. So there’s a lot to look forward to. When Steven was going to pitch the next season to me not long ago, he said, ‘Are you ready to cry?’”
He also promised that fans will not be disappointed by the 50th anniversary celebrations when they finally arrive.
“We want to do 50 years – and everyone that’s been associated with the show – justice,” he added. “We want to go, ‘Look, world, here is Doctor Who. It’s 50 years old, a science fiction show, still going and going from strength to strength’.
“Steven will do something brilliant. He’ll do something grand, or maybe something very simple, but he’ll come to it as a fan.
“He’ll go, ‘What would I want to see?’”
The 7th series of Doctor Who is expected to debut on the 25th August.