No series 12 till 2020?

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  1. jaime

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    My knowledge is far from non-existent ta. I just don’t go in for the hyperbole of ‘most sought after’ nor indeed the idea that the move to Sunday evening was actually a great thing.
     
  2. jaime

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    I should hate for it to simply add to the pile.
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

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    Sure, but by the French....;)
     
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  4. VDCNI

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    Tone down the hyperbole mate, I said one of the most sought after and the Sunday slot is great, not up against X-Factor, generally consistent start time and high rating programmes before and after.
     
  5. jaime

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    In terms of the first, I cite bone kickers. And I liked bone kickers. That’s was a hot writing team.
     
  6. Professor Zoom

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    Seems to have been a great thing, ratings have been up.
     
  7. The Nth Doctor

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    Huh, that sounds so oddly familiar. It's as if someone has said that to jaime before...
     
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  8. jaime

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    Yes. But, I never ever bother pointing out that could be considered an insult, and therefore both rude and possibly against board rules. I’m kind like that, it seems.
     
  9. Professor Zoom

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    Ignorance isn’t an insult. I’m ignorant of the ins and outs of heart transplants.

    Ignorance is also something that can be changed.
     
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  10. jaime

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    You will then no doubt be pleased to know that on occasion I have found some of your posts to assume you to be also an extremely blissful individual. ;)

    But I am rarely as angry about these things as some get.
     
  11. jaime

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    But in steady decline. It’s hard to judge in the current televisual climate. Anecdotally, a lot of people is peak to drifted off within the first four episodes. Those I spoke to who stuck to the end have often been disparaging about the series overall, more than those who drifted off.
    I did come back for the end, and will give New Years a go. I barely recognise the show anymore sadly...I feel a shark has been jumped, and that didn’t work out well for Johnny.
     
  12. Professor Zoom

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    I am blissful. I am very happy. I’m not sure what point you are trying to make.
     
  13. The Wormhole

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    I'm afraid it only works like that if the contract actually specifies "three years." I find it more likely Whittaker's contract actually specifies "three seasons," just like Capaldi and Smith before her. Meaning she can't leave until her third season is done, regardless if that takes three years or six, or even ten. The only one of the modern Doctors who actually had a year specified in the contract was Tennant, who was under contract until 2010.
     
  14. starsuperion

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    Maybe that's why Chibs was trying to split season 12, airing 1 part in 2019 and the other in 2020? Tho now the whole thing is until 2020, so.... Still no one truly knows what their contract specified..so its all conjecture at this stage..
     
  15. Haggis and tatties

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    Yes, why could my brain not get that, it may have taken a hiatus.......hiatii..........a break. Lol
     
  16. The Wormhole

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    Where'd you hear that? All information I've hear is that the entire new season will air in 2020. The only gray area is whether they will do a Christmas special in 2019 or a New Year's 2020 special.
     
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  17. Mr Awe

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    I don't mind the wait for the next DW season. It's not so much longer.

    However, it just doesn't compare to GoT! Totally different league. Reportedly, GoT filmed the most expansive/expensive battle scene ever in. The final season is essentially a series of movies.
     
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  19. Professor Zoom

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    I'm fascinated by this.

    How the funding works, how BBC worldwide collects for a GENERAL fund reminds me how college football works on American colleges. As a student I always bitched about how much money football got, while we in the theater department where making magic with cardboard (FUCKING MAGIC). Then someone explained to me how much money football brought IN to the school. And that money was funding our magical cardboard....

    So. In the end, good on the BBC. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to afford some shows that might not get the eyeballs as Doctor Who.
     
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  20. The Nth Doctor

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    Doesn't matter. The same people as before will still find a way to blame Chibnall for the delay and scream how the end is nigh.

    I had the same frustrations at my college, but it wasn't just the theater department but the whole arts department in general I was frustrated for (also the physics department but they needed it less than the arts). Some years after I graduated, the arts department (and physics!) got their much deserved funding for new buildings (the art department was scattered all over campus with no centralized location), but only after our crappy Division III football team got a bigger field with actual lights (while I was there, they had to play the night games at the local high school field :lol:).

    So yeah, I'm also reminded of that kind of situation.
     
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