I've been a fan of Doctor Who for over 30 years. In this time I've seen the Doctor change faces, personalities, companions, sonic screwdrivers, TARDIS desktop themes, title sequences and a slew of show runners. Steven Moffat while not being my absolute favorite has not been that bad (he's no Terrance Dicks but at least he's not John Nathan-Turner). Moffat weaves story arcs through a season like no other before him. He's created a Doctor Who that should be carried over to international audiences on the big screen. Think of the majesty of a big budget well written Doctor Who movie -- the possibilities!! However, when it comes to the subject of a Doctor Who movie Moffat just answers the question of will we ever get one?
"Okay, explain to me how it's going to work. And nobody has an answer."
Really? Are you telling me that you can't figure this one out? That none of the millions of Doctor Who fans that bombard the internet with their self indulging ideas for Christmas stories and season finalies have ever had an idea for a way the movie could work? He cites the James Bond franchise canon.
"You don't have one James Bond on television and one in the cinema"
Well, Steven your argument MIGHT have merit if a) James Bond had a TV show and b) HE WAS A TIMELORD WITH A FREAKING TIME MACHINE!!!!! Not that I believe a word of that Moffat malarkey but just so it's on the record that SOMEBODY threw this out there for you, here is just one of the many ways you could EASILY make a Doctor Who movie while keeping the continuity of the series and not needing to take time off...
1) Cast a new "movie" Doctor and make him let's say 6000 years old. How about he's the 18th doctor so you are so far removed from the current series that it in no way interferes with whatever convoluted story arc you're currently hatching. Then you don't have to worry about Peter Capaldi regenerating into Johnny Depp or Edward Norton because that's still 6 other guys away. (I know you all want it to be Benedict Cumberbatch but let's just for the sake of argument throw Americans a bone for a second.)
2) New Doctor, new TARDIS, new companion, new sonic -- classic enemies! The companions nowadays last almost as long as the Doctors, but for the most part Daleks and Cybermen haven't changed much, so they could be that common thread that sews the two universes together (unlike Peter Cushing's wacky Dalek-a-gogo movie) and keep in mind that The Master, or even, dare I say the less scary time traveling biophysicist The Rani can always pop up with new faces and fit the canon as well. The TARDIS has changed interiors a million times in the past 2000 years of whovian canon so it would only make sense that 4000 years later it'd look completely different, a Hollywood makeover may suit it well.
3) Um, more David Tennant and Matt Smith, please? Yeah, he's a time traveller and he tends to run into himself occasionally so in something as monumental as a film adaptation I'm sure we can squeeze them in somewhere. Hell, throw in Capaldi for a minute or two and if Christopher Eccleston wasn't completely interested in doing things nobody wants to see he could get a cameo as well.
It's not that complicated and it's sure to be the kind of movie that people cosplay in line overnight to see the premiere of. Maybe you hate fans Steven Moffett, maybe you dont want to be the visionary that brings Doctor Who to Star Warsian heights (they have shows and movies at the same time set in different time periods by the way) and that's fine but the fans are thirsty for this. They lust after a new outlet for their favorite time traveling super hero to explode into mainstream America to bring the final shred of credibility to an already adequate franchise because that's just what Doctor Who is... Adequate. Just heed my warnings Steven, that while you may have the ball in your court at the moment, you miss 100% of the shots that you don't take. Sooner or later there will be a Doctor Who movie and you don't have to sell out the franchise to get one.