TCA: ‘Doctor Who’ Producer: ‘Don’t Worry, We Will Not Save Hitler’

A trailer for second-half of season six raised questions at Comic-Con when Hitler thanked the Doctor for saving his life

Last Updated: August 5, 2011 @ 3:11 PM

The team behind "Doctor Who" appeared Thursday morning at BBC America's session at the Television Critics Association press tour and were quick to address the controversy that sprung up at Comic-Con over a trailer suggesting that the show's time-travelling protagonist will save Adolf Hitler's life this season.

"I think we can unequivocally say, 'We're against Hitler,'" joked showrunner Steven Moffat, who added that all will be explained with the August 27 return of the show for the second half of its sixth season.

The controversial trailer, which BBC America did not show at TCA but which is posted below, contains a moment in which the Doctor meets Hitler, who says to him, "Thank you, I think you have just saved my life."

But the title of the episode is "Let's Kill Hitler."

"Don't worry, we're not going to save Hitler," said Moffat, to the amusement of executive producer Piers Wenger and series stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, who were also in attendance.