Missing those occasional crossovers between Torchwood and Doctor Who? Worried they may never happen now that Steven Moffat's the Doctor Who show runner? Well, don't worry—because according to Russell T Davies, the two series crossing over again is MORE than a possibility.
That's what the Torchwood show runner revealed recently in an interview with IGN, where Davies spoke openly about him and Moffat making sure to exchange notes in order to keep track of what's happening in the Whoniverse (which includes Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures):
Steven [Moffat] knows the plot of The New World. As a courtesy, I sent him a synopsis and said, "Is that going to clash with anything you're doing?" We both have enough awareness of each other's worlds to avoid that. And I still executive produce The Sarah Jane Adventures in Britain. I'm still working on that, and that works in synch with Doctor Who. So we are still very much aware of each plans, without spoiling each other's news. We're very careful to make sure that we behave within the Doctor Who world, while still being completely free to tell our own stories.
Davies also claims that the huge reinvention of Doctor Who during series five has not hindered the possibility of a crossover, and that Steven Moffat would LOVE to have Captain Jack (John Barrowman) return to Doctor Who—even though there's a new Doctor in town, with Matt Smith now running the TARDIS, and even though Jack had somewhat of a closer relationship with his predecessor:
Well, Steven said he'd love to see Jack in Doctor Who. So if Steven says that, Steven will make it happen, I would think. That's not inside information, but I bet one day it will happen. I'd love to see it. It would be marvelous.
We also think it would be marvelous, since the last Doctor Who/Torchwood crossover took place during "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End" (if we don't count Captain Jack's short appearance in David Tennant's last opus as the Doctor in "The End of Time: Part 2") in series four. Far too long ago, in our opinion, though we also understand that less can often be more. (We don't want to get sick of crossovers, either.)
Captain Jack has already appeared on Doctor Who quite a few times over the years (the character first appeared in the series-one episode called "The Empty Child," written by Moffat himself) and both Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) also later made an appearance on Doctor Who. And though Martha Jones (the Doctor's companion from series three) appeared in three episodes of Torchwood, the Time Lord himself never made an appearance on the spinoff. Maybe it's about time he did.
What do you think? Would you love to see another crossover between the two series? Do you think it's still possible—or even relevant?