A live Doctor Who episode? According to frequent Who writer Mark Gatiss, it almost happened.
Speaking at the Paris Comic Con, the Sherlock co-creator revealed that former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies once considered doing a live Doctor Who episode.
“I seem to remember Russell harbouring a desire to do a live Doctor Who. ‘Forty-five minutes to save the world!’ I remember David [Tennant] blanching when he was telling me about it, even though we'd done The Quatermass Experiment… It's possible. It would probably have to be a very contained thing where the Doctor was trying to get out of a lift or something.”
However, asked by fellow site Blogtor Who if they’d consider doing a live Sherlock episode (which is 90 minutes long and contains lots of prattle for main star Benedict Cumberbatch to remember), Gatiss replied: "Ooof, not for Sherlock! I'm going grey just at the prospect! Absolutely not.”
What do you guys think? Would you love to see a live Doctor Who episode? Do you think it could be feasible, or do you believe that the fact it’s sci-fi and (usually) has lots of techno-babble it could turn it into a bit of a misfire? But we guess that if ER could do it (and twice on the same evening, at that), Doctor Who could do it, too.
(via Radio Times)