Series 8 for Autumn 2014

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

  1. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    What exactly has been the hold up in recent years anyway? Has the production team just struggled to write enough scripts to finish the seasons in a timely manner?

    Perhaps one possible solution would be, in addition to the regular Peter Capaldi season, they supplement that in the off season with a different production team working on stand-alone previous Doctor specials featuring McGann, Tennant, Smith, and even Eccleston if they can manage it.

    What about spin-offs? It seems like they keep hinting that they want to do a Vastra/Jenny/Strax spin-off. Or maybe do a new season of Torchwood that doesn't suck?
     
  2. davejames

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    Yeah I'm kinda over the split season thing. It was fine for Season 6, when we only had a two month wait before the next set of episodes, but the huge gap in Season 7 kind of put me off the whole idea.

    If we have to wait a whole year for those 10-13 episodes, so be it.
     
  3. StCoop

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    Moffat has, by his own admisson, been geting slower at writing and later at delivering scripts but for Series 7 it ended up being split because Matt Smith wouldn't commit to a fourth full series and they wanted him for the 50th Anniversary.

    He should have been told that no actor is bigger than the show and this year should have been Capaldi's first full series.
     
  4. The Borgified Corpse

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    At minimum, they should have tried to get Smith to commit to more specials in the interim, just like Tennant did.
     
  5. The Wormhole

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    It doesn't actually make that much of a difference. Tennant's episode count is only three more than Smith's will be.
     
  6. Candlelight

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    Wait, what?
     
  7. Emperor-Tiberius

    Emperor-Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, but Tennant did do two animated episodes, technically speaking, so its well over 51 episodes.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    And his hand was in the first season of Torchwood.

    That counts.
     
  9. Emperor-Tiberius

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    Really, though, it doesn't.

    Unless that was REALLY Tennant's chopped hand, that is.

    :p
     
  10. Starkers

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    Because he loves Who that much!
     
  11. MacLeod

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    Well it was actually 16 years if you exlude the TV Movie.
     
  12. Captaindemotion

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    I've heard of 'keeping your hand in' but this is ridiculous.
     
  13. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Gray Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    That definitely is an uncommon dedication. You might find a painter willing to give up an ear, but, an actor willing to give up a hand for a role is rare indeed.
     
  14. Guy Gardener

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    Comic Book author Mark Gruewald after his death instructed for his ashes to be blended into the ink for the new printing of his seminal work "Squadron Supreme" which them sold quite well as a limited edition collectors item.
     
  15. Sindatur

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    :eek:
     
  16. Enterprise is Great

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    That's way too creepy for me to even want to own.
     
  17. Starkers

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    You can get your loved ones ashes compacted into a diamond and made into jewellery as well apparently...
     
  18. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, but Tennant never kept us hanging for quite as long as Smith has. The longest Tennant ever kept us waiting was 6 months between "Planet of the Dead" & "Waters of Mars." Compare that to Smith's 9 month gap between "The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe" and "Asylum of the Daleks."
     
  19. Green Lantern

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    I get sick of these fucking long gaps between series. As soon as Moffats gone the better, maybe we'll have a chance that there won't be like a year between series.
     
  20. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    Moffat shouldn't really be the problem. After all, even if he personally has become slower at writing, aren't there a whole bunch of other writers out there that can write stories while he script edits them?