Russell T. Davies Squashes Hopes Of His Return To Doctor Who

If you want to split a community of Doctor Who fans right down the middle, the fastest way to do it is to ask their opinions of Steven Moffat. Although many American fans found the reboot as Moffat took over the reins from Russell T. Davies, and David Tennant transformed into the Matt Smith incarnation of the Time Lord, Davies is generally agreed to have brought Doctor Who back to modern audiences.

So as fan frustration continues to mount with Moffat, series 8, and the Christmas episodes, as Inquisitr reported last week, it’s really no surprise that when Russell T. Davies was interviewed about his current projects, someone asked him if he’d return to the helm of Who.

According to British site RadioTimes, Davies was sent a “very lovely email” asking if Davies wanted to do something around the upcoming 10th anniversary of Doctor Who‘s return to BBC One.

I just said no, to be honest. A program can’t have its 50th [anniversary] and then its 10th. I think that’s just confusing. It’s marvellous and glorious; let it carry on.

Davies was also asked if he would consider writing an episode of Doctor Who.

Wouldn’t that be nice? The lovely Steven invites me every year to come and write one. And I love him and I love them and I love watching it, but here I am, moving on. I love Doctor Who with all my heart but nothing is more important to me than my own stuff.

Rob Leane at Den of Geek calls it a shame that Davies has fondly severed ties with the show he helped to resurrect.

particularly as it would be very interesting to see Davies’ take on Capaldi’s Doctor.

Davies’ current project is called Cucumber, Tofu, and Banana, and is described as a three-pronged project that examines modern gay life in Britain. A fitting project for the man who has not just Doctor Who, but the seminal classic Queer as Folk on his resume.

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