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Old September 5 2013, 01:40 PM   #31
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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.
Well it was actually 16 years if you exlude the TV Movie.
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Old September 5 2013, 01:55 PM   #32
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I've heard of 'keeping your hand in' but this is ridiculous.
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Old September 5 2013, 03:07 PM   #33
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And his hand was in the first season of Torchwood.

That counts.
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Really, though, it doesn't.

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

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Because he loves Who that much!
That definitely is an uncommon dedication. You might find a painter willing to give up an ear, but, an actor willing to give up a hand for a role is rare indeed.
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Old September 5 2013, 03:13 PM   #34
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Comic Book author Mark Gruewald after his death instructed for his ashes to be blended into the ink for the new printing of his seminal work "Squadron Supreme" which them sold quite well as a limited edition collectors item.
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Old September 5 2013, 03:15 PM   #35
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Comic Book author Mark Gruewald after his death instructed for his ashes to be blended into the ink for the new printing of his seminal work "Squadron Supreme" which them sold quite well as a limited edition collectors item.
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Old September 5 2013, 05:20 PM   #36
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Comic Book author Mark Gruewald after his death instructed for his ashes to be blended into the ink for the new printing of his seminal work "Squadron Supreme" which them sold quite well as a limited edition collectors item.
That's way too creepy for me to even want to own.
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Old September 5 2013, 09:11 PM   #37
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You can get your loved ones ashes compacted into a diamond and made into jewellery as well apparently...
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Old September 6 2013, 01:00 AM   #38
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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 never kept us hanging for quite as long as Smith has. The longest Tennant ever kept us waiting was 6 months between "Planet of the Dead" & "Waters of Mars." Compare that to Smith's 9 month gap between "The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe" and "Asylum of the Daleks."
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Old September 8 2013, 11:34 AM   #39
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I get sick of these fucking long gaps between series. As soon as Moffats gone the better, maybe we'll have a chance that there won't be like a year between series.
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Old September 8 2013, 10:44 PM   #40
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Moffat shouldn't really be the problem. After all, even if he personally has become slower at writing, aren't there a whole bunch of other writers out there that can write stories while he script edits them?
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Old September 8 2013, 11:56 PM   #41
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Moffat shouldn't really be the problem. After all, even if he personally has become slower at writing, aren't there a whole bunch of other writers out there that can write stories while he script edits them?
So long as Moffat is solely responsible for the major arc episodes of the series (season openers, season closers, mid-season arc keystones), production will always be limited to Moffat's writing speed.

Even though Moffat commissions more scripts each year than he can use in case a freelancer's script falls through, you can't slot a standalone script into the "Wedding of River Song" slot and have it work as a season finale.

The days when JNT and Eric Saward would give someone like Peter Grimwade or Robert Holmes a laundry list of narrative elements for a script are long gone.
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Old September 9 2013, 12:35 AM   #42
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Moffat shouldn't really be the problem. After all, even if he personally has become slower at writing, aren't there a whole bunch of other writers out there that can write stories while he script edits them?
So long as Moffat is solely responsible for the major arc episodes of the series (season openers, season closers, mid-season arc keystones), production will always be limited to Moffat's writing speed.
True. Although, I thought that they were trying to get the show away from being quite so arc-based. I thought that was their way of trying to respond to all the fan backlash from over-emphasis on the River storyline in Season 6.
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Old September 9 2013, 03:12 AM   #43
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Moffat shouldn't really be the problem. After all, even if he personally has become slower at writing, aren't there a whole bunch of other writers out there that can write stories while he script edits them?
So long as Moffat is solely responsible for the major arc episodes of the series (season openers, season closers, mid-season arc keystones), production will always be limited to Moffat's writing speed.
True. Although, I thought that they were trying to get the show away from being quite so arc-based. I thought that was their way of trying to respond to all the fan backlash from over-emphasis on the River storyline in Season 6.
A decision was made to cut back on two-parters, but arcs still exist. Maybe they're not quite as involved as season 6's, but they're still there. Season 7 had the overall arc of the mystery of Clara, and the first half also seemed to have a running theme of Amy and Rory moving on in life away from TARDIS living.
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Old September 9 2013, 06:46 AM   #44
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Comic Book author Mark Gruewald after his death instructed for his ashes to be blended into the ink for the new printing of his seminal work "Squadron Supreme" which them sold quite well as a limited edition collectors item.
KISS did the same kind of thing for their Marvel comic book... the whole band had blood drawn which was then mixed with the ink of the first printing, which was bannered "PRINTED IN REAL KISS BLOOD!!!" I never had a copy but I have friends who do lol...
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Old September 10 2013, 09:28 AM   #45
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That's like whizzing in the ocean and saying that your pee covers 3/4's of the Earth.

A few thimbles of blood vs. 180 pounds of comic book author/editor?
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