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Old January 29 2013, 03:05 PM   #181
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I understand the reasons why they feel the need to mix things up a bit. To try and keep things feeling fresh. But to be honest, if your priority is to save money because the BBC can't give you as much as they used to, then the last thing you should be doing is green-lighting new Cyberman costumes or new TARDIS sets. It's an incompetent management of resources that could be better used elsewhere, IMO.
I feel that the amount of money saved would, at best, give you one more episode. They could also save money by doing a bunch of bottle episodes, but that would probably lead to a decline in quality. I don't see that being ideal either. I think the goal is to have fewer episodes at a high standard. I don't think that's unreasonable. More is not always better.
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Old January 29 2013, 03:27 PM   #182
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For the record I am not enjoying the split seasons. I accept them, and I'm eagerly awaiting the spring, but in terms on my fanrush it's over too fast.
The split seasons give more freedom as I can't resist watching 11pm Saturday every weekend, so the timing doesn't get tiresome over time like it does with longer seasons.

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Old January 29 2013, 03:28 PM   #183
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Alidar, if that's the case, they should just be upfront about it. None of this, "you'll get more than ever before" hyperbole! I think that is what frustrates people. The contradictory "information" and hyperbole. Just tell us the truth.

Sure, some people won't like it, but they're already not liking it the way it is!

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Old January 29 2013, 03:34 PM   #184
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I laud Moffat for spouting crap and making the programme make no sense. People don't see the truth, if exaggerated, in surrealism enough, and miss opportunities and get disappointed and stuff in their tunnel vision. And put way too much weight on the word of authorities. Of course they're nonsense.
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Old January 29 2013, 04:18 PM   #185
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Alidar, if that's the case, they should just be upfront about it. None of this, "you'll get more than ever before" hyperbole! I think that is what frustrates people. The contradictory "information" and hyperbole. Just tell us the truth.

Sure, some people won't like it, but they're already not liking it the way it is!

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That depends on when they knew the money wouldn't be there. Certainly, he should be honest now if it's a budget constraint issue. There's no reason not to be candid.
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Old January 29 2013, 04:53 PM   #186
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Alidar, if that's the case, they should just be upfront about it. None of this, "you'll get more than ever before" hyperbole! I think that is what frustrates people. The contradictory "information" and hyperbole. Just tell us the truth.

Sure, some people won't like it, but they're already not liking it the way it is!

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That depends on when they knew the money wouldn't be there. Certainly, he should be honest now if it's a budget constraint issue. There's no reason not to be candid.
Sure there is. That's calling being insubordinate and burning one's bosses.
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Old January 29 2013, 05:02 PM   #187
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Old January 29 2013, 05:05 PM   #188
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I'm predicting Easter Saturday for Season 7b to start airing.
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Old January 29 2013, 05:13 PM   #189
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I'm predicting Easter Saturday for Season 7b to start airing.
Clairvoyant? Or did you figure that because that's what they're advertising (at least on BBC-A). New Who on March 30th (Saturday b4 Easter Sunday)
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Old January 29 2013, 05:32 PM   #190
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I'm predicting Easter Saturday for Season 7b to start airing.
They already announced that last week...
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Old January 29 2013, 05:43 PM   #191
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but they do seem to have embraced money saving where they can (filming mutilple epiosdes when they went to Spain/Croatia).
No, that's not embracing money saving. Moving your production to another country is the complete opposite of money saving. Embracing money saving would have been NOT going to Spain/Croatia to film some episodes.

Moffat needs to realize that Doctor Who doesn't have the budget of Game of Thrones. He needs to run the show like the low budget series it is. Babylon 5, the Stargates, and Farscape managed to do epic well with extremely limited budgets. Doctor Who can do it to.
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Old January 29 2013, 05:59 PM   #192
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I'm predicting Easter Saturday for Season 7b to start airing.
They already announced that last week...
He's just time traveled to let us know ...
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Old January 29 2013, 06:15 PM   #193
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He needs to run the show like the low budget series it is. Babylon 5, the Stargates, and Farscape managed to do epic well with extremely limited budgets.
Moffat doesn't decide the number of episodes nor the budget per episode; what should he spend the money on?

Does it have to look cheap?
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Old January 29 2013, 07:57 PM   #194
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Alidar, if that's the case, they should just be upfront about it. None of this, "you'll get more than ever before" hyperbole! I think that is what frustrates people. The contradictory "information" and hyperbole. Just tell us the truth.

Sure, some people won't like it, but they're already not liking it the way it is!

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That depends on when they knew the money wouldn't be there. Certainly, he should be honest now if it's a budget constraint issue. There's no reason not to be candid.
He said that for quite some time. During that time, I'm sure the BBC would've known that its budget was shrinking. Perhaps there was a lack of communication within the BBC so Moffat and the higher ups had different knowledge.

I'm not blaming Moffat, more saying that the BBC as a whole should just come out and give a clear picture.

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Old January 29 2013, 08:50 PM   #195
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I like The Power of Three and will watch it now. It feels like the Doctor's come to a visit even though he doesn't really do that much anymore.
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