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Steven Moffat reveals how he thought the Doctor's 1st kiss was 'wrong' on Who

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Oct 31, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT (Updated)

Did you know that Doctor Who both made history and caused a major uproar in 1996, when Eighth Doctor Paul McGann kissed his American companion Grace Holloway, played by Daphne Ashbrook?

While we’re now quite used to David Tennant's Tenth Doctor and Matt Smith's Eleventh snogging away with their companions (or being snogged themselves), there was a time when that wasn’t a thing you’d see on Doctor Who. At all.

Until the 1996 TV movie, that was.

Even current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was shocked when that very first and rather passionate and (in)famous lip lock between the Doctor and his companion occurred.

"At the time it was a controversy," Moffat remembers. "It was huge, it was on the internet, while we were filming it was released that the Doctor had kissed Grace, and we were all going "Oh my god, this is wrong!"'

Daphne Ashbrook said about that kiss: "I was on my way to the UK and I was very nervous because they weren't too happy about that. There were a few things that we did that upset some people."

What do you think of that Eighth Doctor and Grace kiss now?

(via Daily Mail)