Steven Moffat: Sherlock and Doctor Who crossover "not going to happen"

With the latest series of Doctor Who newly returned to UK screens, showrunner Steven Moffat has once again been asked about the possibility of setting up a crossover with his other major TV project, Sherlock. However, it sounds like such a notion is simply wishful thinking on the part of the fans, with Moffat clearly stating, "it’s not going to happen".

"That’s a question that I get asked so often, and I can’t keep answering it," Moffat told Collider. "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."

"I suspect it’s a bit like when the Doctors meet," he continued, when asked how the two characters might potentially interact. "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." Looks like we’ll have to make do with the Doctor on his lonesome, with the new series airing every Saturday night on BBC1 and BBC America.