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Peter Jackson Wants To Direct ‘Doctor Who’

By / 03.22.13

When you’ve been in this blog game since the 1940s like I have, you get a lot of people telling you how “You just have to watch this!” and then you make a list of a million different movies and TV shows before falling asleep with a bag of Funyuns. But of all the shows that I “have to watch, bro”, Doctor Who has been the one that I’ve really wanted to give a shot, because of Karen Gillan, Kylie Minogue, Michelle Ryan and now Jenna-Louise Coleman (above).

Director Peter Jackson, though, has watched plenty of the BBC’s hit series, enough that he is openly begging to direct at least an episode of the show.

Jackson is a diehard Who fan who has been watching the 50-year-old series almost since it began broadcasting and who first expressed his willingness to direct an episode last year. In the EW article, he reveals that he met current Who executive producer Steven Moffat over Christmas and assured him he wasn’t joking. “They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson writes. “But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint).” Jackson already owns two used-on-the-show Daleks — the most famous of the Doctor Who monsters — which you can see in the photograph above.

When EW asked Moffat himself about the offer, the exec producer declined to comment on whether the Doctor Who budget could accommodate Jackson’s request. “You’d never get any information like that out of me!” Moffat said, tongue planted in cheek. Speaking more seriously, the exec producer claimed he was open to the idea of Jackson directing an episode of the show. “We’re theoretically on board for anything” he said “provided we’ve got a great story.” (Via EW)

God, just have sex already. But seriously, this should happen, and not just for one episode, but for multiple films, and they should all star Jenna-Louise Coleman because she is wonderful. Maybe Karen Gillan is in them, too, because she’s also wonderful. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that Coleman should be in a bunch of movies because she seems nice.


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