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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Brilliant: Geronimo. 188 77.69%
Very Good: Bow Ties are Cool! 38 15.70%
Ok: Come along Ponds. 10 4.13%
Passable: Fish Fingers and Custard. 5 2.07%
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Old December 4 2013, 06:44 AM   #631
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I doubt the BBC is going to give the Exec Producer job to someone who has no showrunning experience and not a big sci-fi writing background (I said big). He has a few writing credits. It may have worked in the 70's but now it'd never go.
You're probably right. Which is a shame, because I think he's much more talented than Chris Chibnall and other safe choices. After all, Breaking Bad was Vince Gilligan's first job as a producer.
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Old December 4 2013, 08:20 AM   #632
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Except it wasn't. Hmmm. Don't pay attention to me, I don't know what I'm talking about.
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Old December 4 2013, 10:18 AM   #633
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My first choice of show runner would be Joe Aherne. Chibnall has gone up in my estimation a bit, and dear lord he’s amassed a lot of experience over the years, but frankly if they were going to give it to someone within the family, as it were, I’d prefer Gatiss. Chibnall doesn’t strike me as the kind of man who has a vision, I see him as more of a nuts and bolts kind of guy, and I think Who needs a strong imagination behind it, and however you feel about RTD and/or Moffat you can’t deny both have had a very strong vision about their particular Who. From this perspective Gatiss likely would have very definite ideas…and it might be kinda fun to have the Hammer era of Who

Gatiss, much like Chibnal,has had a bit of a renaissance, after some quite ropey episodes Cold War and The Crimson Horror were both excellent, his work on Sherlock is top notch and An Adventure in Space and Time was just plain lovely. Plus of course he’s a fan.

Really though the next show runner might take us all by surprise.
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Old December 4 2013, 01:20 PM   #634
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Ahearne. Hmm. A possibility I hadn't considered.

I'd like to see the next showrunner come from outside the "clique," bringing new ideas.

My top pick, will never happen, would be Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal).

My top realistic pick would be Michael Hirst (The Tudors, Vikings).

My top pick in the "clique" would be Chibnall. I think Chibnall would have the edge over Gatiss among BBC execs due to his wider body of work.
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Old December 4 2013, 01:31 PM   #635
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Do you think Moffat will have any input into the succession, and do you think RTD did? Irrespective of him being able to back it up, you can't deny that Chibnall's CV looks very impressive.

I agree that someone outside of the "clique" would be good.
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From my memory of reading of The Writer's Tale, RTD wasn't involved in the process that selected Moffat. He knew it was happening, but it didn't involve him.

Among the anti-Moffat crowd, it's believed that Moffat will have some role in picking his successor, and it's believed that Gatiss is the heir apparent.

I'm not clear why that's necessarily so. Doctor Who is the BBC's to do with what they will, and if they want Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy) to be the next head honcho on Doctor Who, that's their call. The only reason I could see Moffat having any role in the decision at all would be if the BBC were scared of alienating Moffat (and, by extension, Sue Vertue) and losing Sherlock.
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Has Stephen Volk done anything since Afterlife? I thought it was pretty good. Plus he's Welsh.
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From my memory of reading of The Writer's Tale, RTD wasn't involved in the process that selected Moffat. He knew it was happening, but it didn't involve him.

Among the anti-Moffat crowd, it's believed that Moffat will have some role in picking his successor, and it's believed that Gatiss is the heir apparent.

I'm not clear why that's necessarily so. Doctor Who is the BBC's to do with what they will, and if they want Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy) to be the next head honcho on Doctor Who, that's their call. The only reason I could see Moffat having any role in the decision at all would be if the BBC were scared of alienating Moffat (and, by extension, Sue Vertue) and losing Sherlock.
I've never thought the BBC would be that swayed by Sherlock. Yes it's very succesful, but it is only 3 episodes a year, doesn't seem to sell much merchandise in the way Who/Top Gear would, can't be sold as a template like Top Gear/Strictly can, and into the bargain has two leads who are going to be increasingly hard to secure. It wouldn't surprise me if series 3 is the last.
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^It is prestige quality television, though, and it raises the profile of the BBC brand all over the world. That may be enough.
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I believe Sherlock has already had a S4 confirmed.

And from the BBC's very own TV listings mag

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-...rlock-series-4
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^It is prestige quality television, though, and it raises the profile of the BBC brand all over the world. That may be enough.
Oh I wouldn't deny that, I've just never bought the conspiracy theory that the BBC wouldn't sack Moffat (or in this case will give him a say about his successor) simply because he might take Sherlock away from them. For one thing Dr Who must bring in more money than Sherlock, and is a more viable long term show, and if Moffat did take his ball home with him he'd only be cutting his nose off to spite his face.

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I believe Sherlock has already had a S4 confirmed.

And from the BBC's very own TV listings mag

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-...rlock-series-4
Lord knows when it might air of course! Still good news
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So does anyone know if this is the 'Making of' that was shown in theaters?

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^ Yeah, that looks like the one. I was pleasantly surprised that they had Colin narrating it.
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Which theaters had this? I saw the episode in London and they didn't have this feature!

Anyways, it's cool to see a special, abbreviated Confidential episode for this episode and narrated by Colin Baker, no less. I guess he really was joking around with that Twitter message about not being involved at all. Also, it was good to hear him joke around about his costume.

Loved the "Happy birthday" messages at the need. Too bad they couldn't get messages from Peter and Sylvester. Ah, well.
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Which theaters had this? I saw the episode in London and they didn't have this feature!
They had it in my theater in America!
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