As we reported over a month ago (here), the new Doctor Who credits are based on a fan video made by a chap called Billy Hanshaw.
And now Doctor Who showrunner Stephen Moffat has spoken about why they used credits that were created by a non-staffer as the inspiration for the new series credits: “It was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963,” said Moffat at a Who press conference.
“We got in touch with him, and said, okay, we’re going to do that one.”
You can watch the credits that Billy created below – they are pretty awesome.
Doctor Who returns on Saturday night, Auguast 23rd, on BBC1 and BBC America