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Old December 9 2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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No split season for Capaldi

Good news

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s7/do...en-moffat.html
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Old December 9 2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

Awesome! Lets hope series 7's split season break will remain the only instance of that in the show.
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Old December 9 2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

Apart from season 6's right?

But yes this is good news, disappointed we'll have to wait til august but unavoidable.
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Old December 9 2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

You mean apart from series 6?

Doh beaten to it!
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Old December 9 2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

But it wasn't a yearly split in season 6. I'd personally be OK with a season 6-like split (not my preference, however), certainly over a year break as in season 7.
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Old December 9 2013, 01:19 PM   #6
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

I'm not really surprised. My understanding was it was partly because they had to do two specials this year, and partly because Matt Smith did a movie with Ryan Gosling. Not the sort of issue you'd have with a new Actor in the role.
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Old December 9 2013, 01:30 PM   #7
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

Plus, Capaldi really does need a full, un-interrupted run for his first series.

He's already facing the wrath of the fangirls, after all.
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Old December 9 2013, 01:58 PM   #8
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

There was 6 months between the two halves of S7, not a year (plus the Snowman smack bang in the middle)

I have a sneaking suspicion some fan girls may defect...
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Old December 9 2013, 02:18 PM   #9
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

Christmas 2010 - A Christmas Carol
April 23 2011 -> June 4 2011 - S6 Pt1
Aug 27 2011 -> Oct 1 2011 - S6 Pt 2
Christmas 2011 - The Doctor The Widow and The Tardis
Sept 1 2012 -> Sept 29 2012 - S7 Pt 1
Christmas 2012 The Snowmen
Mar 30 2013 -> May 18 2013 S7 Pt 2
Nov 2013 - Day of The Doctor
Christmas 2013 - The Time of The Doctor

So, the big gap was between Christmas Special 2011 and the start of S7, not within S7.

And we have the same gap between Christmas 2013 and S8
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Old December 9 2013, 03:05 PM   #10
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

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There was 6 months between the two halves of S7, not a year (plus the Snowman smack bang in the middle)

I have a sneaking suspicion some fan girls may defect...
Moffat is a genius, sneaking Capaldi's eyes into the peak of the 50th anniversary episode. Its bound to sway some fangirls over.
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Old December 9 2013, 03:26 PM   #11
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

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There was 6 months between the two halves of S7, not a year (plus the Snowman smack bang in the middle)

I have a sneaking suspicion some fan girls may defect...
Probably, but if Hugh Laurie had legions of fangirls when he was playing House, I can see Peter Capaldi becoming a bit of a sex symbol himself.
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Old December 9 2013, 03:54 PM   #12
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

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So, the big gap was between Christmas Special 2011 and the start of S7, not within S7.

And we have the same gap between Christmas 2013 and S8
The annoying part about that is it's the longest gap we've gone since the show returned in 2005. It's a longer gap than we had during Tennant's supposed "gap year" in 2009. Even more irritating is that the reason behind splitting the seasons was to cut down on the gap between seasons, and it's just increased it instead.

Oh well, I'm glad S8 won't be split and hope no future seasons will be either.
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Old December 9 2013, 05:22 PM   #13
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

Frankly, all the fangirls I know on Tumblr and in reality are more than happy with Capaldi's casting, and reckon he's an older bloke they can all fancy... So I doubt there'll be much in the way of defections.
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Old December 9 2013, 08:41 PM   #14
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Re: No split season for Capaldi

I thought the split season worked out perfectly fine for Series 6, with the overall arc of the Silence and the Doctor's death.

I think the problem with Series 7 had more to do with keeping the Ponds around too long and the somewhat lackluster stories that were written. And the fact none of it really seemed to flow that well.

In any case, I think it'll be good to see another full season again. Hopefully it'll also see Capaldi's Doctor taking Clara on one long adventure again. I'm really getting tired of her going on these little "day trips" in the TARDIS and then popping back to her house at the end of every episode.
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Old December 9 2013, 10:04 PM   #15
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I thought the split season worked out perfectly fine for Series 6, with the overall arc of the Silence and the Doctor's death.

I think the problem with Series 7 had more to do with keeping the Ponds around too long and the somewhat lackluster stories that were written. And the fact none of it really seemed to flow that well.
opposite way round for me - the season 6 split totally fucked the season, so although I enjoyed the episodes individually I hated the season. The season 7 split worked well, basically making two shorter seasons that both worked, without fucking up the ongoing arc/development in the middle.

The Ponds staying too long is a totally different matter - they should have been gone as of the end of season 6, and bringing them back really just fucked up the effect of the developments they'd undergone.
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