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Old September 4 2013, 10:32 AM   #16
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It'd be a miracle if it were an American show, sure. But you cannot compare the American paradigm of television programming to how British broadcasters do things.
Well, for one, you just did. And I'm not aware of any other television show, whether it's British or American, that has come back from a 19-year long hiatus and has enjoyed an 8-year long run after that. As far as I know, it's unprecedented.
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Old September 4 2013, 11:43 AM   #17
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Star Trek?
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Old September 4 2013, 11:45 AM   #18
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Star Trek?
Not quite the same beast, if we're treating NuWho as a direct continuation of Classic Who, as the BBC is wont to do these days.
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Old September 4 2013, 11:47 AM   #19
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I thought that, though it did come back in a different format, technically a new show, it was set in the same universe and did have continuity with TOS and I think it's the closest thing you'll get to Who.
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Old September 4 2013, 12:15 PM   #20
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Can BBC America "chose" not to air Doctor Who if the US ratings start to suck?
Yes. BBC America pays for the programming they air, which is why they broadcast a mixture of BBC and ITV programming, along with American shows like Star Trek: The Next Generation and BSG, and things like Copper and Orphan Black which they produced in-house. It's possible that BBC America's decision makers could decide not to spend their programming budget money on Doctor Who. It's not likely because the people in charge there really do like the program and have invested in it, but it's possible.
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Old September 4 2013, 10:23 PM   #21
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What exactly has been the hold up in recent years anyway? Has the production team just struggled to write enough scripts to finish the seasons in a timely manner?

Perhaps one possible solution would be, in addition to the regular Peter Capaldi season, they supplement that in the off season with a different production team working on stand-alone previous Doctor specials featuring McGann, Tennant, Smith, and even Eccleston if they can manage it.

What about spin-offs? It seems like they keep hinting that they want to do a Vastra/Jenny/Strax spin-off. Or maybe do a new season of Torchwood that doesn't suck?
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Old September 4 2013, 11:48 PM   #22
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Yeah I'm kinda over the split season thing. It was fine for Season 6, when we only had a two month wait before the next set of episodes, but the huge gap in Season 7 kind of put me off the whole idea.

If we have to wait a whole year for those 10-13 episodes, so be it.
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Old September 5 2013, 12:03 AM   #23
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What exactly has been the hold up in recent years anyway? Has the production team just struggled to write enough scripts to finish the seasons in a timely manner?
Moffat has, by his own admisson, been geting slower at writing and later at delivering scripts but for Series 7 it ended up being split because Matt Smith wouldn't commit to a fourth full series and they wanted him for the 50th Anniversary.

He should have been told that no actor is bigger than the show and this year should have been Capaldi's first full series.
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Old September 5 2013, 12:23 AM   #24
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What exactly has been the hold up in recent years anyway? Has the production team just struggled to write enough scripts to finish the seasons in a timely manner?
Moffat has, by his own admisson, been geting slower at writing and later at delivering scripts but for Series 7 it ended up being split because Matt Smith wouldn't commit to a fourth full series and they wanted him for the 50th Anniversary.

He should have been told that no actor is bigger than the show and this year should have been Capaldi's first full series.
At minimum, they should have tried to get Smith to commit to more specials in the interim, just like Tennant did.
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Old September 5 2013, 03:07 AM   #25
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What exactly has been the hold up in recent years anyway? Has the production team just struggled to write enough scripts to finish the seasons in a timely manner?
Moffat has, by his own admisson, been geting slower at writing and later at delivering scripts but for Series 7 it ended up being split because Matt Smith wouldn't commit to a fourth full series and they wanted him for the 50th Anniversary.

He should have been told that no actor is bigger than the show and this year should have been Capaldi's first full series.
At minimum, they should have tried to get Smith to commit to more specials in the interim, just like Tennant did.
It doesn't actually make that much of a difference. Tennant's episode count is only three more than Smith's will be.
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Old September 5 2013, 04:58 AM   #26
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Plus with the rumored 2015 shut down of the show I really don't have much faith to be honest.
Wait, what?
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Old September 5 2013, 08:17 AM   #27
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Moffat has, by his own admisson, been geting slower at writing and later at delivering scripts but for Series 7 it ended up being split because Matt Smith wouldn't commit to a fourth full series and they wanted him for the 50th Anniversary.

He should have been told that no actor is bigger than the show and this year should have been Capaldi's first full series.
At minimum, they should have tried to get Smith to commit to more specials in the interim, just like Tennant did.
It doesn't actually make that much of a difference. Tennant's episode count is only three more than Smith's will be.
Yeah, but Tennant did do two animated episodes, technically speaking, so its well over 51 episodes.
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Old September 5 2013, 01:05 PM   #28
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And his hand was in the first season of Torchwood.

That counts.
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Old September 5 2013, 01:08 PM   #29
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Really, though, it doesn't.

Unless that was REALLY Tennant's chopped hand, that is.

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Old September 5 2013, 01:32 PM   #30
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Because he loves Who that much!
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