Series 8 for Autumn 2014

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Snick27, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Allyn Gibson

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    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.
     
  2. The Borgified Corpse

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    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.
     
  3. The Wormhole

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    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.
     
  4. Klaus

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    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...
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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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?
     
  6. Captaindemotion

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    It's like the artistic version of homeopathic medicine.
     
  7. The Borgified Corpse

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    That's kind of exactly what happened at the end of the 11th Doctor novel "Apollo 23." So don't knock the principle!;)
     
  8. Professor Zoom

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    Actually it seems production thinks he's bigger than the show, since they wanted to wait for him, not the other way around. They wanted him for the 50th, as you said.