Newswire: Steven Moffat says you can’t have that Doctor Who movie you apparently want

Despite having control over a character whose adventures and powers transcend time and space, there are some things not even Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat can do—namely, make the movie that people are apparently constantly badgering him about, despite the fact that Doctor Who is a show scientifically designed for ideal viewing from the privacy of a dimly lit basement.

Moffat addressed the problem in a recent Entertainment Weekly interview, where he cited reasons both financial and practical for why you’ll never live your dream of seeing the TARDIS on the big screen. “How do we do it without leaching from the television series—which we’re not allowed to do, because Doctor Who is public-funded?” he asked, referring to the show’s BBC financing, which comes largely from British TV license fees and legally couldn’t be diverted to the production of a motion picture.

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