Sorry Folks, there won’t be a Sherlock / Doctor Who Crossover
We know that many a Moffat fan will solely be waiting for the day that his BBC creations Sherlock and Doctor Who crossover, but according to the legendary BBC writer, that just isn’t going to happen.
As show boss on both Sherlock and Doctor Who, Moffat has explained why a combined episode is simply out of the question.
Speaking to Collider, he said: “That’s a question that I get asked so often, and I can’t keep answering it.
“It’s all right for Doctor Who. That’s fine. But it would change Sherlock’s life, if he met the Doctor and knew that time travel was possible. He’d have to factor that into every crime he solved.
“And do we really think that Sherlock Holmes lived through a Dalek invasion? I don’t think he did. I think he’d have mentioned it by now. It’s not going to happen. That’s just the truth of it.”
But even if the show crossover isn’t legitimately possible, fans are still calling for a Capaldi (Doctor Who) and Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) interaction, which Moffat added is “a bit like when the Doctors meet.”
He elaborates: “It’s fantastic, at the beginning, and then you think, ‘What the hell am I going to do with three of the bastards?’ It’s just weird. You don’t really need more than one person like that in a show.”
Because of course, though they operate in different universes, amongst different contexts and with different people, at their very core the two characters share common traits which would render their co-habitation impossible. Imagine for one second, a snarky Sherlock taking on a damning Doctor. That sounds a little like too much tension for TV…
So sadly, it sounds like fans will have to a wait for separate returns to get their fix of both shows, with Doctor Who returning to our screens this weekend just gone, and Sherlock due to be brought back with a Victorian-themed episode around Christmas.