Both the upcoming fourth season of The BBC’s “Sherlock,” and the recent season of “Doctor Who” see the two shows taking darker turns than previous years. Even so, fans have long clamored for some sort of crossover of the two as both are owned by the Beeb and both run by executive producer Steven Moffat.
Speaking about the idea with Entertainment Weekly recently, Moffat says he’s up for it but the cast members and the other executive producers persuaded him out of it:
“My instinct – and this is probably from years of doing Doctor Who – is I’m just such a tart. If people want to, we should give it to them. But I got persuaded by Mark, Benedict, [executive producer Sue Vertue] and Martin saying, ‘Look, it will never be as good as they think it’s going to be,’ and then I say, ‘Yes, but we’ll just bang it out and make it as good.’ ‘Yeah, but you can’t give everybody everything they want all the time.’ I’m in the camp of giving them everything they want. But I think they’re sane and right and I’m just a tart.”
In related news, visual FX artist John Smith has created a tribute to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the revival of “Doctor Who” which took place late March 2005. Rather than merely cutting together clips, this is a specially crafted trip through key moments in the lives of Eccleston, Tennant, Smith and Capaldi’s runs as the Last of the Time Lords.