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Mark Gatiss has said The Doctor finding Gallifrey could make the Time Lords “too domesticated”.

Speaking on a Q&A panel in Brazil, Gatiss said: “Every time you go back to Gallifrey, it starts to make the Time Lords a bit too domesticated.”

“I know that’s why Russell T Davies came up with the whole idea of The Doctor being the last one, because eventually if you see them so often they become a bit like a bunch of MPs, whereas if you talk about them as this amazing, powerful force, they’re much more exciting.”

Speaking on whether he’d like to write a story featuring Gallifrey, he said: “I don’t know if I would want to do one.”

“I think the way the Time Lords were represented in ‘The End of Time’ and ‘The Day of the Doctor’ was very exciting because we’re seeing them in a crisis and they’re trying to come up with different ways of saving themselves.”

He added: “I suppose if The Doctor ever does find Gallifrey again, then we might find out more. Who knows…”

NASA confirms discovery of real life Gallifrey.

NASA has confirmed the discovery of a real-universe analogue of Gallifrey, the home planet of the Time Lords in Doctor Who.

According to a recent article, NASA came across what it calls a “transiting circumbinary multi-planet system” – in layman’s speak, “two worlds orbiting two suns” – using its Kepler planet-hunting telescope, and the Register likens to “Doctor Who’s Time Lord homeworld, Gallifrey.”

The new system, which has been named Kepler 47, has two stars circling each other every 7.5 days. One of them is similar in size to our sun, whereas the other is approximately one third its size.

Doctor Who fans have started a petition to rename the newly discovered planet, named “HD 106906 b” to Gallifrey in honour of the show.

You can sign the petition here.

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