Steven Moffat's 3D headache

Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat is determined for 'Doctor Who' to be the first TV show filmed in 3D, even thoguh the technology is giving him "headaches" because it is so tricky to use.

Steven Moffat is determined for 'Doctor Who' to be the first TV show filmed in 3D.

The showrunner is planning to use the technology for the programme's 50th anniversary episode later this year, and while the process is giving him "headaches", he is determined to use it so the sci-fi drama can set a new record.

He said: "I think it poses every kind of logistical problem!. You can imagine it takes much longer to shoot, every CGI shot has to be done twice ... it's a proper old headache.

"But wouldn't it be awful if some other show was the first one to be 3D - it's got to be 'Doctor Who', hasn't it?"

And Steven also admitted there is more planned for the show's landmark anniversary than has been claimed.

Speaking at the Gallifrey 2013 convention in Los Angeles, he added: "[There's] a lot of different things going on.

"Don't believe the nonsense about one 60-minute film, that is complete nonsense."

Meanwhile, he has also admitted he was apprehensive about writer Mark Gatiss' desire to bring back the Ice Warriors for an episode in the forthcoming new series because he always regarded the martian race as "rubbish".

He said: "It was Mark Gatiss's idea - it was very much his pitch.

"He'd been pitching for Ice Warriors for a while [and] I wasn't tremendously persuaded, I'll be honest.

"I thought they were maybe the default condition for what people thought of as rubbish 'Doctor Who' monsters - they moved very, very slowly and spoke in a way that meant you couldn't hear a word they said.

"[But] it's an absolute cracker of an episode."


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