‘Sherlock’ season 4: Steven Moffat would do ‘Doctor Who’ crossover; however…

Sherlock season 3How is this for a nice little wrinkle in the “Sherlock” / “Doctor Who” story … and also a healthy dose of throwing other people under the bus? As it turns out, executive producer Steven Moffat would have no problem mashing together his two series on the BBC into something epic, spectacular, and most likely weird; however, there are some others who would never allow this to happen.

Speaking at the “Doctor Who” premiere this week (per Digital Spy), Moffat singled out “Sherlock” stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, along with fellow executive producers Mark Gatiss and Sue Vertue, as the reason why this would not really happen:

“Go speak to Cumberbatch, Freeman, Gatiss and Vertue, OK? They’re all in the way. I’m not the killjoy, it’s that lot … Look I’m going to come clean on this: I would.”

In a sense, we feel like Cumberbatch and company are probably correct that this wouldn’t really work nearly as well as it does in our brain; however, it’s that part of it that continually has us excited. We want to believe that a special like this would be awesome, even if it would completely destroy the continuity of “Sherlock” and take it out of the element of realism that it has. The only way it could be done would be in some cheeky out-of-context universe that is not really canon, and the characters who ran across the Doctor and his companion would have their memory erased in the very end. That seems complicated, no?

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