There is an idea for something to do with a way of concluding [the story]. It's not really come to anything yet. It's quite a big idea, but it'll be an economic decision. Because what happens with franchises like that — because it is a franchise now, in effect — is the studios do the math. And they say, 'It will make so much on film, and so much on DVD, and therefore, yes you can have that, or no you can't.' But there is an idea for it — a good idea, I think.
I wouldn't do it, and I'll tell you why: My memory of Doctor Who is linked with really naff special effects in the 60s, and I couldn't think of any other way of doing it than that. I mean, I was terrified of the Daleks. I remember being so frightened, [of] the really naff special effects like the early days. I couldn't do it any other way. Russell T. Davies has kind of developed it, and has bridged it into the 21st century. It's brilliant, what he's done. But I could never see it like that. I would be the wrong guy to ask about it. I couldn't transform it, really, in a way. But it's a brilliant show, it's brilliant that they've reinvented it for a new audience. It's a huge hit in that format. I love the fact that Chris Eccleston did it for a season, and this new guy is obviously very good. I wish them well with it. But it wouldn't be for me, no.My dreams are crushed.
In terms of William Gibson, you also get a glimpse of what cities are going to be like. Because there's no city getting smaller. Every city is expanding. Every city just grows and grows, and gets bigger and more crowded. And India, Mumbai especially, has got that. There are way too many people. It's a very little island, Mumbai, and most of it's mangrove swamp, there's very little land, and there's 20 million people there. There isn't enough water, there certainly isn't enough sanitation, they don't have enough electricty. And most of the time — occasionally, they have these riots — but most of the time they live together. They somehow make it work. Our cities are going to be like that eventually. Maybe not in our lifetimes, but in 50 years' time they're going to be like that.When will Alien Love Triangle come out on DVD? I asked Boyle a question about dysfunctional family relationships in his films, and somehow this turned into a discussion of his 2002 cult classic, Alien Love Triangle. Only 30 minutes long, the film stars Kenneth Branagh as a man who invents teleportation. And then he discovers that his wife (Courteney Cox) is really a male alien hiding in a female human's body. To make matters worse, a female alien (Heather Graham) shows up to take Cox back to their home planet. Yeah. Boyle explained that Alien Love Triangle is his film about family life. "It's apparently a superficial comedy. But what it's really about, it's about the British, and what they will do to protect the apparent perfect family ideal — the lengths they will go to to protect that. I'd love you to see that." At one point, Cox's male alien and Graham's female alien "transform bodies at one point in it... They do this kind of transgressive thing, it's really bizarre. But it's really funny. Once you've seen it, you think about family life."