Nobody’s perfect, not even a world-saving Time Lord from Gallifrey – and Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi apparently wishes fans of his sci-fi drama would remember that, expressing frustration at certain viewers’ criticisms of the series and head writer Steven Moffat.
“The fact of the matter is any show that’s making 12 episodes a year, with these budgets and under these circumstances, not every [episode] is going to be fantastic,” he said. “And certainly not every [episode] is going to be to everyone’s tastes.
“Fandom is so rich and diverse that you’re absolutely guaranteed to be disliked by a whole pile of people somewhere.
“But I think he’s done amazing stuff,” Capaldi concluded.
“To push the envelope of what Doctor Who can be, while hanging onto it, is hard, especially when it’s so successful it becomes a victim of its own success, because as a kind of brand it’s encouraged to do the same thing.”
The same, but different – not a bad slogan for Capaldi and Moffat’s final days together on Doctor Who, before they Vworp off into the sunset.