“Steven Moffat: I would do a Doctor Who/Sherlock crossover”… Say What?!

Everyone who’s a fan of Doctor Who and Sherlock has heard, read or wanted a crossover between the 2 shows for a while, and now, while promoting season 8 of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat, writer and producer of both shows, has ignited that fire stating that we would be willing to do it, as RADIOTIMES informs!


“Look I’m going to come clean on this: I would,” said Moffat. “Go speak to Cumberbatch, Freeman, Gatiss and Vertue, OK? They’re all in the way. I’m not the killjoy, it’s that lot. It’s probably not going to happen.” Moffat sympathised with the load groans from the audience: “I know!” he squealed, “What a bunch of killjoys I work with.”

Despite his own enthusiasm for the project, Moffatt can understand why it might be a bad idea. “You know in some ways, I think Mark’s got a point when he says that however good you imagine [the crossover], it would be almost better in your imagination than it would be if the two grand old egotists actually met. They’d just both go off in opposite corners and sulk that there was someone cleverer than them. [Imitating Sherlock/The Doctor] ‘No, I’m not going to do it, he can do it.'”

I love both shows! Two of my favorite shows ever, two of my favorite characters! But really Moffat?! You do understand the concepts of the two shows you run, right?! Because mixing the sci-fi, fantasy and the “impossible and fantastic” that is Doctor Who, with the racional drama that is Sherlock, would never, ever work! So, I only say: THANK GOD FOR THOSE “KILLJOYS”!

7 thoughts on ““Steven Moffat: I would do a Doctor Who/Sherlock crossover”… Say What?!

  1. impossiblegirl123 says:

    I’m confused. I read so many interviews in which Moffat very thorougly explained why a Wholock crossover wouldn’t make any sense whatsoever. As much as I love both shows and always enjoy the crossover videos on youtube, I don’t actually think it would be a good idea to do it in actual life. Bringing the Doctor into the Sherlock-universe would destroy the very foundation on which Sherlock operates: logic.

    • MyTinyObsessions says:

      Couldn’t agree more… I don’t know what came over him to lead him to say such a thing! Luckily, it seems he would be the only one willing to do it… we’re lucky that he’s not the only one behind Sherlock!

      • impossiblegirl123 says:

        Absolutely! When I read that the others were against the idea of doing the crossover, I couldn’t have been more happy. I don’t know what prompted the change in Moffat’s thinking, but, yeah, I agree with you. Thank the stars that he’s not the one who gets to decide this alone.

  2. Shivver says:

    I completely agree with all of you. DW and Sherlock should be kept apart. Sherlock should be kept real-world, and DW doesn’t need yet another sociopath running around in its universe. Let’s keep Wholock the province of YouTube videos and fanfics. (And that’s not meant to be a jab at either, since I’m a fanfic writer myself.)

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