SAN DIEGO — It’s unlikely Sherlock Holmes will ever share a pipe with a Time Lord.
Doctor Who and Sherlock mastermind Steven Moffat is up for an encounter between his leading men, but he reiterated to crowds at Comic-Con on Thursday that he doesn’t think a crossover will ever become a reality.
“I have no problem with them meeting,” the showrunner told the Hall H crowd during the pop-culture celebration’s Doctor Who session. “It’s all the rest of them that have got a problem. I’d do anything for a laugh.”
How would the time-traveling Doctor respond to an encounter with the scarf-clad crime solver?
“More cleverly,” said Peter Capaldi, who portrays the 12th iteration of the Time Lord on the long-running sci-fi series.
Moffat later noted Thursday afternoon during a Sherlock panel in Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention Center that there’s a precedent for the Doctor running into fictional characters. He crossed paths with Robin Hood last season.
“I’m willing to do it because I’m such a please-anybody tart,” joked Moffat. “We can bring in Doctor Doom as well, and Spider-Man, all the Batmans. It would be the best program ever!”
Moffat revealed to Sherlock fans that he actually already crafted a crossover between the characters. In his youth, he cast his sister to play both Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes in a home movie.
“I made it years ago,” he said. “I’m over it.”