The Creepy Kids Are Coming, Be Warned
TWoP: Did you beg sight unseen to do it?
Lyn: Yeah. Shamelessly. I'm really excited to be asked and I'm really looking forward to it. When you get offered the job as a director you get some script first and you kind of make that decision based on script's sight. It's hard work and like anything creative you're giving of yourself. Usually I like making sure it really is what I want to do. But this time it's David Tennant and it's Russell. I'd be crazy to pass so much up.
TWoP: They keep talking about a musical. Would the finale be a musical? And would you be up for that?
Lyn: I have not heard that before.
TWoP: I think they are probably just teasing the fans actually.
Lyn: Doctor Who the musical? I'm interested to see that. The thing is what's brilliant about the concept is that it's got so many possibilities. The premise is so simple. It's the guy who travels through space and time. He can go anywhere at any point. And it will be an adventure that he usually has to save the world. You can apply that to almost any genre 'cause within a series of Doctor Who the different stories are completely different genres in themselves.
TWoP: So they're in the same realm. But Torchwood has a sexier vibe to it. Was that a big transition for you to switch over to this one?
Lyn: I think in a strange way, I have not really found Doctor Who to be less dark necessarily because Doctor Who has its own bleakness and horror. I guess that in Torchwood has been more visual horror and sexually is a more explicit theme. But beyond that the fundamentals of the story exist in the realm. It was never much of a leap. One of the great things about Torchwood especially about season three is that it sort of deals with love and parting and sorrow and those are universal themes that Doctor Who really deals with as well.
TWoP: You're coming in after a hell of a finale for Torchwood. How did you deal with so much change?
Lyn: I think when you want to tell a dramatic story you want it to have a beginning, a middle and an end. And once the story has been told, you kind of want to move on and tell a new story. And I think season two told a good story and wrapped that up. Not to say it's past and forgotten. Those ghosts are very present in season three for Jack and Gwen but it is a new story and we start in a new place and the story takes us in a brand new direction.