Peter Jackson hints at directing 'Doctor Who' as Peter Capaldi drops by

The "Doctor Who" star finds the "Lord of the Rings" director polishing his Oscars in a comic video skit.

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Peter Jackson, seen here at the premiere of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies", is a fan of long-running British sci-fi show "Doctor Who".

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From "Lord of the Rings" to Time Lords of Gallifrey, Peter Jackson could be set to direct an episode of "Doctor Who".

That's according to a teasing video released by the Oscar-winning New Zealand director, who helmed the global smash hit movies based on the books of J.R.R. Tolkien.

In the video, posted on the director's Facebook page and embedded below, Jackson is polishing his Oscars at home when his daughter tells him that "Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffat has emailed him again. Jackson shrugs that Moffat's emails, dashed out between writing "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock", don't always make sense. "They're like his scripts," Jackson deadpans, "there's great ones and there's one that are...not great."

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It seems that's when Moffat resorts to more direct measures, as current "Doctor Who" star Peter Capaldi swans into Jackson's home and hands over a BBC contract. Before the Kiwi director can sign anything, Capaldi is chased off by a Dalek, leaving the Jackson family to watch their favourite sci-fi TV show...which might not be what you'd expect.

Capaldi, hamming it up in his Doctor persona and costume, was in New Zealand recently for a number of public appearances. He also visited the Hobbiton set where Jackson filmed his Middle-Earth movies.

Jackson is a fan of the long-running British sci-fi show and worked with Moffat on "The Adventures of Tintin" in 2011, which Jackson produced and Moffat co-wrote. Jackson's next project is reported to be a Tintin sequel.

Jackson was in the news last week when he revealed in a behind-the-scenes video that the shoot for the "Hobbit" trilogy was chaotic. He admitted that he was forced to make the movies up as he went along because, "I didn't know what the hell I was doing."