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TCA 2011: No Hitler love on 'Doctor Who'

July 28, 2011 |  1:07 pm

Matt Smith in "Doctor Who"

"Doctor Who" fans, think you know the truth about River? Think again.

"You don't know it yet," said head writer and executive producer Steve Moffat. There is "loads more" to come for the character, played by Alex Kingston.

Moffat, along with fellow executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis and stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillian, appeared Thursday during the "Doctor Who" panel at the TCA media tour, and his comment wasn't the only tease offered.

The other, though, was slightly more personal: Smith, the latest in a string of actors who have assumed the role of the time-traveling humanoid alien, said he is not adverse to taking baths as the Doctor. Though, if he were sticking to the character, a talking duck might have to be incorporated, he admitted.


The 48-year-old international cult series returns Aug. 27 with "Let's Kill Hitler" as the search for Melody Pond begins with the TARDIS landing in 1930s Berlin. The episode has sparked some controversy concerning a moment where the time traveler and his team have to decide whether to "save" Hitler's life.

"We are against Hitler," Moffat said emphatically. "I'm glad he's gone. Don't worry, we're not really going to save Hitler. He's dead already, so we cant."

Instead, fans can expect some "twists and turns" with the next phase of the season, according to Wenger.

"The second half explores the emotional impact that the big plot twists have had on the characters," he said.


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Photo: Matt Smith as the Doctor in "Doctor Who." Credit: BBC