Re: Is This The Next Doctor?
According to Whistleblower, Smith will direct the Doctor-lite episode. However, the problem here is that the reason for the Doctor-lite episodes is because they need an episode that can be filmed simultaneously with the other episodes to meet the production deadline. They go with the Doctor-lite shows since the Doctor and companion(s) need only be in a minimum of scenes, the bulk of the episode can be filmed while they're off doing another episode. Having Smith direct a Doctor-lite episode would defeat the purpose of that since he can't very well direct an episode at the same time he's supposed to be off filming another one.
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