Last year, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat said Peter Jackson - the director of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies - was "serious" about directing an episode of the BBC1 sci-fi show. That is, as long as he got to keep a Dalek...
As a follow-up to that conversation, one year on, Steven Moffat has just revealed that - jokes aside - a Jackson-directed Doctor Who episode will "probably happen". He said:
I think it will probably happen at some point. I mean, he can do what the hell he likes – he owns New Zealand! I think he’s sincere in his ‘Doctor Who’ fandom, to say the least. He’s a nice guy, he quite often drops me a line after a show goes out. He’s into it – it’s just “Can you make it work?” I think he would also like us to go and make it in New Zealand! And I’m like “Okaaay… I’d rather we just flew you to Cardiff!
With Peter Capaldi now at the helm of the TARDIS, perhaps the time has finally come?
Watch this (adventure in time and) space.
Do you want PJ to direct an episode of Doctor Who?