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Watch a video from BBC America with showrunner Steven Moffat as he tries to explain to an American audience, why Doctor Who is so ingrained in British culture and what introduced him to the series. 

Moffat reveals that without his Dad he may not have been the fan he is – as he didn’t watch for a while as a child because a cyberman trailer, and his phobia of shop dummies had scared him away. However encouragement from his Doctor Who loving father meant he came to love the thrill of getting through a terrifying episode, describing it as a “badge of honour.”

Doctor Who series seven will return to BBC One in late August. Watch the series 7 trailer.

Watch the clip below…