Matt Smith confirmed for series 8

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  1. Kaijufan

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    I'm happy to see that Matt will be back for one more season, though I hope they go with a new Doctor for series 9. 3-4 years seems like a good run for modern Who.
     
  2. Kestrel

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    Well that's just silly.
     
  3. Allyn Gibson

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    The BBC has announced the series eight commission. Yes, various people have said that they're working on it, that they know it's coming, etc., but here's the official word.

    There are some notable things about the announcement.

    One. It doesn't say who is starring in it.

    Two. It doesn't say how many episodes.

    Three. It doesn't say when it will start.

    All we know officially is that it's coming and that Steven Moffat is working on it.
     
  4. StCoop

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    http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/matt-smith-confirms-himself-for-series-8-2014-49463.htm

    “I’m on a break for a couple of months while I’m in Detroit making How To Catch A Monster. We come back and shoot the Christmas special over the summer, then we go on to the next series, which will either start filming at the end of this year or at the start of 2014.”

    Which means (unsurprisingly) it won't start until Autumn 2014, a 15-16 month gap. Remember when there only used to be a 9 month gap?
     
  5. diankra

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    Well, they could start shooting in late 2013, and have a six or seven episode season available for Easter 2014. But yep, I'm assuming autumn 2014 at earliest, which is pretty SWEARWORD.
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    I also remember Moffat promising the split seasons would cut down the gap between seasons. And yet, we've already had one gap that lasted longer than Tennant's so-called gap year, and if this pans out that'll make two.
     
  7. Allyn Gibson

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  8. StCoop

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    Was it you who mentioned that Panini might have lost their license? Perhaps he's not worried about brown-nosing anymore since he knows he's out of a job soon?
     
  9. Lonemagpie

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    Even if they've kept the licence, Marcus Hearn is taking up a job at Panini this month... Could he be taking over DWM?
     
  10. StCoop

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    Whoever's in charge and where exactly that is, there're going to have a hard time selling yet another massive gap between series as a good thing.
     
  11. Allyn Gibson

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    It was me, yes.

    I can't decide if Spilsbury has finally decided to commit journalism (which may not necessarily mean that Panini has lost the license) or he knows his tenure is coming to an end and doesn't care (which means that he's moving on, irrespective of whether or not Panini will continue to publish Doctor Who Magazine).

    I'm trying not read motivations into Spilsbury's act of journalism.
     
  12. Green Lantern

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    Good one dude!
    Maybe even have him for series 9, although I must admit I doubt he will stay that long. I'm only just beginning to bond with Smith and get over that tenant is no longer the doctor, plus it feels like only five minutes since Smith got in. I'd also like to see Smith go beyond Moffat, I want to see what he'd be like under different management.
     
  13. Psion

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    This. I have never agreed with anything you've posted so much as this one sentence. I hate to say that I think the writing is holding Smith back from being the most extraordinary Doctor ever.
     
  14. Konata Izumi

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    I don't know what people's problem with 11 is - they made him purposefully dickish in Series 6, which annoys many, but for the last 14 episodes he's been a completely different cuddly uncle type.
     
  15. Gov Kodos

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    I enjoyed Amy one the show, but I doubt I could put up with her in real life. If I had to put up with someone as narcissistic as Amy, I'd be pretty dickish, too.
     
  16. Green Lantern

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    I know right. When I first saw Matt Smith at the end of The End of Time, I immediately though "fuck this guy is crazy nd awesome! He's going to become my favourite in like two episodes!" but thanks to Moffats dull writing, it never happened. Under RTDs reign, by now Smith would have become the greatest doctor ever by far. Although I love Tennant, I feel that I would have enjoyed it more with Smith when RTD was in charge. Tennant is my favourite doctor, but if he was around in Moffats reign, unfortunetley I have a feeling he'd be in my bottom three doctors ever.

    I just beg to see Smith in some non Moffat stories, I want to see him completely insane like I thought he was going to be when I first saw him. He kind of had that insane feel in the Eleventh Hour and if more of the stories were like that one, chances are Smith may have overtaken Tennant by now, but unfortunately by the Beast Bellow, all the fun and craziness was gone, and by Victory of the Daleks, all hope was gone.
    He was kinda like that in episodes such as closing time. The only episode I can remember hating him thinking that he's become and utter bastard was in the girl who waited where Amy was like this boring 5 year old. Still in my books as one of the worst episodes of all time. The Doctor was an asshole, Rory was whinier and more annoying than ever, and Amy was dull and bitter along with a boring storyline that never picked up and awful robots which looked like something designed in the 80s and just revamped by an eleven year old in five minutes.
     
  17. DalekJim

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    I think The Name of The Doctor was better written than damn near anything RTD has ever done. Children of Earth was excellent though.

    This is one of the worst opinions of all-time ;). That story was wonderfully complicated and ideas-driven, far superior to the simplistic cookie-cutter shit you're demanding the show return to being.
     
  18. Green Lantern

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    I liked the old doctors and was enjoyable, but I lacked something that a lot of RTD scripts has and that's fun. Was not really that fun. Children of Earth was the worst Torchwood out of the four, although it was okay. Personally, I prefer the first two series.

    Err. It is the dullest episode ever, only complete stupid pieces of shit like a Christmas carol, the doctor, the widow and the wardrobe, and that god awful "ganger" two parter. Even Th rings of ankatem or whatever was better than that.

    I can't stand the complicated nature of most of Moffats scripts. I can't understand half of them, and that's mainly because the story doesn't suck me in so I don't pay attention. Plus stories like the journey to the centre left me utterly confused and I just couldn't explain it.

    I don't want the show to become utterly shit stupid and too easy, but I don't want it to stay overly complicated with about ten plot twists every five minutes, I want the middle man, I want moderation. Just not too predictable, but not to hard to understand either.

    It feels like hard work watching a lot of Moffat era stories like Journey to the centre of the TARDIS and the likes, so then I just give up and not pay so much attention so it's even harder to get what's going on, and the vicious circle goes like that.
     
  19. Mr Awe

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    ^^ Sucks to be you. Meanwhile, I've been loving the Moffat era! :techman:
     
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    Yup.
     

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