The BBC’s greatest ever export, Doctor Who, has a long list of admirers. Steven Spielberg, Matt Groening, Simon Pegg, and George Lucas have each confirmed their love for the man from Gallifrey in one way or another, and now it seems like Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is hoping to take his admiration to a professional level.
When asked by a local New Zealand newspaper, the incredibly named Waikato Times, about his appreciation of the show Jackson stated, “I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt [Smith]’s fantastic. Just name a time and place and I’ll be there!” Of course, this revelation has left Who fans around the world in a dream-like stance of wonderment.
What could Jackson bring to the Doctor’s universe? Is there actually a chance that this could happen!? How would the filmmaker handle such a small budget?
At the moment, this is all just talk between friends, but, if the show’s producers don’t take heed of the Academy Award winner’s desires, then they are certifiable. Matt Smith, the current incarnation of the Doctor, has already endorsed this decision. After meeting him at a US comic convention earlier this year, Smith proclaimed that he would “endlessly” lobby for Jackson to make an episode, in his own country no less:
“I think it would be an absoluetly wonderful place to film Doctor Who. Let’s get Peter Jackson to direct one and go and make it in New Zealand. I would love to, I will campaign endlessly to come over and film there.”
Even though Jackson’s currently got his hands a little full with his adaptation of The Hobbit, you can’t help but be excited by the thought of the Kiwi having fun with the Tardis.