With the door left wide open for the Time Lords and Gallifrey to return on Doctor Who with the events of “The Day of the Doctor” and “The Time of the Doctor,” will they actually be back for Peter Capaldi’s tenure?
Mark Gatiss, Sherlock co-creator and showrunner extraordinaire and frequent Doctor Who writer, has shared his thoughts on whether the Doctor will find Gallifrey.
Speaking at a recent Brazil Q&A panel, Gatiss said:
“Every time you go back to Gallifrey, it starts to make the Time Lords a bit too domesticated. I know that’s why Russell T Davies came up with the whole idea of the Doctor being the last one because eventually if you see them so often they become a bit like a bunch of MPs, whereas if you talk about them as this amazing, powerful force, they’re much more exciting.”
Gatiss also elaborated on whether he’d like to pen a story that would feature the Doctor’s home world:
“I don’t know if I would want to do one. I think the way the Time Lords were represented in The End of Time and The Day of the Doctor was very exciting because we’re seeing them in a crisis and they’re trying to come up with different ways of saving themselves. But I suppose if the Doctor ever does find Gallifrey again, then we might find out more. Who knows…”
Do you guys agree with Gatiss’s assertions that both Gallifrey and the Time Lords are better off being heard of and not seen, or would you rather see Gallifrey found by the Twelfth Doctor?
(via Doctor Who TV)