Peter Jackson May Direct 'Doctor Who' Episode, For A Golden Dalek

Director Peter Jackson expressed an interest in directing an episode of the BBC's long-running time travel drama, Doctor Who, to Entertainment Weekly. The Hobbit director said he'd direct an entire episode with just a golden dalek for pay even though he's known to already have two daleks. The Kiwi filmmaker said "They don't even have to pay me, but I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-coloured Daleks. They must have a spare one."

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Peter Jackson Directing A DW Episode: Is It Too Much To Hope For?

However, there has now been a development to Jackson's aspirations: it seems that DW writer Steven Moffat has given a one-off episode the nod. During a recent Q & A event in Edinburgh, the showrunner addressed Jackson's request. "He's serious about it. We talked at The Hobbit premiere - he just wants a Dalek. So we'll give him a Dalek and he'll direct an episode. I think he'd like to us to go to New Zealand. I think it's entirely possible," he said via Blogtor Who.

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Capaldi: Keeping His Scottish Accent.

Is it on then? The showrunner probably has his hands full at the moment, with a  Harry Potter author JK Rowling short story reportedly commissioned and organising the transition from 11th timelord Matt Smith to his recently announced successor, Peter Capaldi. "I can't confirm that..., right now," said Moffat mysteriously when quizzed about JK Rowling's involvement in the series.

At the same Q&A event, Moffat also addressed the questions regarding whether Scottish actor Peter Capaldi would drop his accent as fellow Scotsman and 10th Doctor David Tennant did. "I'd be very surprised if he didn't," replied Moffat.

Steven Moffat Jenna Coleman Matt Smith
[L-R] Matt Smith, Jenna Louise Coleman & Steven Moffat Preparing For Big DW Changes.

The prospects of an episode set in New Zealand is certainly an exciting onne and if we were Moffat we'd already on a plane to the other side of the world with Capaldi, companion Jenna Louise Coleman and a golden dalek in tow.

British comedian Frank Skinner had said he hoped having an older Doctor would reduce any sexual chemistry between the Doc and his companion: "I hope it will stop Steven's temptation to make it all flirty between The Doctor and the companion," to which Steven Moffat replied "Yeah, 'cause older blokes - they just don't ever flirt with girls, do they?"

Peter Capaldi will take over from Matt Smith in the Christmas regeneration episode but Peter Jackson getting involved as a director? Watch this space!


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