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Old January 22 2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Officially no series 8 in 2013

It was discussed and speculated a few months ago by Stcoop


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From the new DWM.

Series 7b doesn't start until April.

(So both halves manage to miss screening on those "dark winter nights" that Moffat claimed the delay was to allow the series to move to. And his "more Who than ever" actually turned out to be "one series in two years".)

The Anniversary Special (singular) doesn't shoot until (again) April.

(Anyone who was still holding out for any of Series 8 next year should really give up now.)


Now we have this schedule from the UK Toy Fair:




As expected we get:

-One special
-One tv movie documenting the start of the series
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Old January 22 2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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^^ Wow, and the special is only 60 minutes?! They really dropped the ball on this, if this is true.

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Old January 22 2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Meh, this seems to fit with my expectations. I'm assuming "An Adventure in Time and Space" is that thing Mark Gatiss is writing about the early days, but what's this "Doctor Who Revisited"? Since it's eleven 25 minute episodes, I'm guessing it's a new retrospective on each Doctor.

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^^ Wow, and the special is only 60 minutes?! They really dropped the ball on this, if this is true.

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Old January 22 2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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Follow up news: BBC Cymru currently in brewery, wondering what to do for the rest of the year.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

Well, the 25th was a 90-minute special. I would have hoped for that too, personally. Feature-length story? Score!

Though one can easily argue that most classic Who can be halved in length and still tell the same story by today's standards.

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Old January 22 2013, 05:20 PM   #6
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Though one can easily argue that most classic Who can be halved in length and still tell the same story by today's standards.

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BBC- Stay tuned for "Doctor Who: Revisited" as we go back the sixth doctor and show you "The trial of the timelord"

(Ofcourse that was 14 parts....)
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Old January 22 2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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Well, the 25th was a 90-minute special. I would have hoped for that too, personally. Feature-length story? Score!
Yeah, but how much nu-Who has gone beyond 60 minutes? Journey's End at 65 minutes and The End of Time Part 2 at 75 minutes. It doesn't surprise me the anniversayr special is only 60.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:23 PM   #8
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It doesn't include a Christmas episode so most probably it's not a 100% perfect list.

Unless they moved the Xmas 60 mins to Autumn o_o
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Old January 22 2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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Good point about Christmas. It seems unlikely they wouldn't do one, those are always big events for BBC.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:33 PM   #10
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It seems unlikely they wouldn't do one, those are always big events for BBC.
As are the series. I wonder where the money and runtime got used.

I was expecting 90 mins too as 60 is a really ordinary length. They did 75 mins just a few years ago.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:41 PM   #11
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A few years ago they had more money
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Old January 22 2013, 05:46 PM   #12
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Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

This doesn't really surprise me base on earlier reports, but it is a little disappointing, especially the length of the 50th anniversary special.

I am curious about Doctor Who Revisited. If it is indeed retrospectives with new interviews (and perhaps interwoven with clips from those who are no longer with us), then I'll be thrilled to see those episodes.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:46 PM   #13
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It seems unlikely they wouldn't do one, those are always big events for BBC.
As are the series. I wonder where the money and runtime got used.
As I understand, the pla always was to hold season 8 back until 2014 and make 2013 something similar Tennant's gap year back in 2009. Even though we already had something similar with 2012.

I was expecting 90 mins too as 60 is a really ordinary length. They did 75 mins just a few years ago.
Reviewing the episode lengths, the only ones to have gone over 45 minutes:
The Christmas Invasion (60)
The Runaway Bride (60)
Last of the Time Lords (52)
Voyage of the Damned (72)
Partners in Crime (50)
Fires of Pompeii (50)
Turn Left (50)
Journey's End (65)
The Next Doctor (60)
Planet of the Dead (60)
The Waters of Mars (60)
The End of Time Part 1 (60)
The End of Time Part 2 (75)
The Eleventh Hour (65)
The Vampires of Venice (50)
The Pandorica Opens (50)
The Big Bang (55)
A Christmas Carol (60)
A Good Man Goes to War (50)
Let's Kill Hitler (50)
The God Complex (50)
The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe (60)
Asylum of the Daleks (50)
The Snowmen (60)
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Old January 22 2013, 05:51 PM   #14
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I am curious about Doctor Who Revisited. If it is indeed retrospectives with new interviews (and perhaps interwoven with clips from those who are no longer with us), then I'll be thrilled to see those episodes.
It just sounds like that special David Tennant narrated before becoming the doctor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=037l_bPCh94
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Old January 22 2013, 05:53 PM   #15
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I am curious about Doctor Who Revisited. If it is indeed retrospectives with new interviews (and perhaps interwoven with clips from those who are no longer with us), then I'll be thrilled to see those episodes.
It just sounds like that special David Tennant narrated before becoming the doctor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=037l_bPCh94
I was thinking the same thing. That was a great special.
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