So, we got the trailer for Doctor Who Series 9 yesterday (here) and, yes, it’s great. Well, now the SDCC Doctor Who Panel is over and we have a few small things to report…
The panel was made of The Doctor, Peter Capaldi, companion Jenna Coleman and showrunner Steven Moffat along with The Master/The Mistress/Missy Michelle Gomez, while the trailer and new release date (September 19th if you don’t already know) were the big part of the show, they did touch on some of the other areas that the fans are pondering.
While they talked about the Doctor/Clara relationship: “There’s a freedom, I think. It’s our glory years. It’s really adrenaline-fueled. It’s all about pushing the adventure right up to the edge,” Capaldi said, “Clara teaches him how to interact with humans a little bit more… to make him a bit more of a welcome party guest,” it was more the talk of Missy and a possible female Doctor that got the fans, and us, interested.
With Missy returning, Gomez talked a little about her character this series and how she’s ‘different': “There’s a slightly different dynamic to her. There’s something slightly different to her.” Could this be related to the clip in the trailer where she and Clara are together? Is Missy more of an ally this year? Hmmmmm…
The age old question of ‘could the Doctor be a woman?’ came up and Moffat drew attention to the answer that was, frankly, in plain sight: “My opinion is fairly obvious from the show. I think I’ve expressed myself about this as clearly as you could … some people are not reading the subtext, because it’s too subtle,” he looked at Gomez here, we’re told, “I’m sure it will happen at some point. I think it’s just about casting the right actor.” We reckon it’s only a mater of time until
One final fan-pleasing bit… a member of the audience asked Capaldi if there was any particular character he’d like to meet as the Doctor to which he replied: “I think he’d like to see his granddaughter.”
Well now, wouldn’t that be a thing.
UPDATED: Check out the panel below: