Steven Moffat explains why they 'can’t do 11 Doctors' for Who's 50th

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Jul 16, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

Are you still angry stricken disappointed about the glaring absence of any classic Doctors for Doctor Who’s 50th-anniversary special?

Yeah, yeah, we are, too. But Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is finally giving an explanation as to why the special won’t boast all those classic Doctors we know and love, saying that there will not be a “traditional massive reunion” for this special.

Speaking to EW magazine, Moffat said:

“You’ll have to watch, won’t you? People say, “Are you going to do the 11 Doctors?” We can’t do 11 Doctors! Three of them are dead!
“What we’re not doing is the traditional massive reunion. It’s a different kind of anniversary, and the spine of that is David and Matt.”

The Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special will star Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, David Tennant and Billie Piper as well as the awesome John Hurt. It’ll air on Saturday, Nov. 23.

(via Doctor Who TV)