Comic-Con’s Doctor Who contingent — Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara, the companion), Michelle Gomez (Missy, aka The Master), and Steven Moffat (the Showrunner – wait, does that get capitalized?) — got to the heart of the 50-year-old franchise when they stopped by our studio at SDCC.
When asked who would win in a cyborg brawl: the Terminators or the Cybermen? The response was immediate, but not unanimous. “The Doctor,” says Moffat. “Missy,” says Gomez. “The Cybermen,” says Coleman — who clearly is looking to jump franchises. A surly glare from Capaldi changes Gomez’s answer to “The Doctor,” which makes three for The Doctor and none for the Terminators (until we get Arnold Schwarzenegger into our studio).
We also find out what famous landmark makes it into next season (The Tower of London), what famous literary figure (after Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Agatha Christie) appears, and Michelle Gomez’s real name (???). What would you ask if you had 100 seconds with the Who crew?
Doctor Who returns September 19 on BBC America.