Steven Moffat talks about the return of two-parters for Doctor Who Season 9, Peter Capaldi, and Missy

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Apr 23, 2015

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has offered up a recent interview with Digital Spy in which he discussed how the ninth season is shaping up (I gather it's shaping up quite nicely), Peter Capaldi’s performance as the Twelfth Doctor (Moffat calls it "stunning"), Clara’s (Jenna Coleman) role and everyone’s favorite murdering psychopath Time Lord Lady, Missy. Moffat gets the ball rolling with Capaldi's performance as the Doctor this year:

"The thrilling thing about it is you are getting to see that second series Capaldi performance which is quite stunning actually. There is something that happens when the part becomes theirs. It happened with Matt, it happened with David. He’s just on amazing form at the moment."

Moffat also talked about bringing back two-parters this season (something that was sorely missing during season eight last year), saying: "It’s more about messing around a bit with how much of the plot will be done in 45 minutes." As for what Clara's journey will be like this year -- after suffering the tragic loss of her true love Danny Pink (Samuel Pink) and actress Jenna Coleman almost quitting the TARDIS --- here's what Moffat said: "It’s very pronounced. She continues to complicate."

Of course, the discussion turned toward The Master, aka Missy, played by the wonderful Michelle Gomez, who is set to return in the season nine opening two-parter: "The Doctor’s best friend is a murdering psychopath," Moffat quipped. "What are we going to do with that!" Indeed. Are you looking forward to seeing how the Doctor will continue to deal with Missy in season nine?

(via Doctor Who TV)

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