Peter Jackson wants to direct Doctor Who

Doctor Who is fifty? Has it really been that long? Although Doctor Who’s been around forever, it’s still insane to believe the show has finally hit the big 5-0.

And it’s remarkable to see the good doctor is still getting a lot of attention in modern day, which you can’t say about a lot of shows that are half a century old.

Now genre great Peter Jackson has let it be known that he’d love to direct an episode of Doctor Who, and he’s waiving his usual fee. In fact, he told Entertainment Weekly he’ll do it for a Dalek.

Doctor Who is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, again, pretty remarkable for a show that’s fifty years old, and Jackson said, “They don’t even have to pay me. But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks.” Jackson then joked, “They must have a spare one (hint, hint).” Getting Peter Jackson to direct an episode of Doctor Who in exchange for a Dalek? Sounds like bargain of the century to us. 

The Who powers that be also joked back with EW, especially when the show’s executive producer, Steven Moffat, was asked if the show’s budget could allow this. “You’d never get any information like that out of me,” he joked, adding, “We’re theoretically on board for anything provided we’ve got a great story.”

The prospect of Peter Jackson directing an episode of Doctor Who would be amazing. And for a Dalek? What are the powers that be waiting for? What other director would offer this kind of deal? 

Several websites have also misleadingly headlined their reports on this that Jackson is “in talks” to direct Doctor Who, but he’s definitely ready if the offer goes through. “Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there,” Jackson told Metro.

Make sure to take all this in good fun, but the mind boggles. If it does come to be that Jackson takes a break from Middle Earth to helm a Doctor Who episode, that would definitely be geek nirvana, no doubt. Don’t pass this up guys, offers like these don’t last forever, or considering that Jackson is the ultimate geek made good, maybe a Dalek for a directing gig has no statue of limitations. After all, it’s the right geek thing to do.