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Old 20-06-2011, 13:45   #61
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Apparently it's just production being shifted forwards 5 months so that the show airs in the Autumn / Winter instead of Spring / Summer. This will mean it will be on air on its 50th anniversary.

Just read this on the GB forum and it was posted by the bloke who broke the 'Doctor Who is coming back' story way back before the reboot so sounds pretty reliable.
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Old 27-06-2011, 09:15   #62
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Old 27-06-2011, 09:30   #63
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Old 27-06-2011, 12:30   #64
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Well guys i am so confused about this show.. Is their season 6 is over? or this is on air? i want to know its details..
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Old 28-06-2011, 20:06   #65
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I think that's probably the key to it.

While we're at it, as much as I love what Steven Moffat has brought to Doctor Who, he also very often uses the same little rug-pulling tricks in his scripts and I think is guilty of too much teasing (especially when it comes to River Song).

His vision (whatever it is) could actually stiflle the development of potentially great Who stories by other writers, because their ideas don't fit in with his overall planned story arc. The Doctor's Wife for example was widely praised but still needed the "The only water in the forest is the river" reference shoe-horning in.

This happened in in series 5 too, one example being the really awkward bit at the end of Vampires in Venice where The Doctor turns to Rory and says "Listen, what's that?" and Rory says "All I can hear is silence."

Maybe this is another reason for splitting series 7, so that other story ideas can be explored? Ultimately the BBC decides what happens with Who and perhaps they're unhappy with Moffat keeping his cards so close to his chest.

Anyway, all this speculation and we're not even close to the end of Series 6 yet! It could turn out to be such a disappointing finale, that giving Who a rest for a year turns out to be a wise decision
I think Moffat got the shoe-horning in from RTD's template, something he's followed quite strongly in what he's doing. Don't forget RTD putting in the stuff about the bees disappearing into all his last season's stuff.
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Old 21-07-2011, 10:14   #66
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Eccleston explains why he quit Doctor Who:

http://badwilf.co.uk/?p=820
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Old 25-07-2011, 06:09   #67
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Full 13 episode season for 2012, plus Chrimbo special and..... something else?!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50941

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Rumors that “Doctor Who” will endure a shortened season next year are false, showrunner Stephen Moffat tells the Daily Beast.

The next season will consist of 13 hours plus a Christmas special, all airing next year.

“Absolute nonsense," Moffatt says of the rumors. “First of all, we are airing in 2012. The only thing that’s happening is that we’re moving a bit later...There’s lots of reasons for that that will become clear quite soon...It is certainly not a reduced episode count. Do you think the BBC would really let that happen? With an average audience of 10 million?…Doctor Who’s international profile is huge. It’s never been more successful. You’re not going to reduce a show like this. The opposite is going to happen, in fact."

Maybe the next season is being delayed till summer or fall to accommodate an as yet unannounced pregnancy? Or a “Doctor Who” movie? What is Moffatt on about?
The Moff confirms, in his usual none sarcastic, condescending way.
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Seems to be taken from this interview which is well worth a read

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...iver-song.html
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Is it me, or is that far from confirming 13 episodes and a Xmas special? Just says that they're airing in 2012 (prob autumn again). Which would mean split seasons.

But no mention of 13 episodes.
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It is certainly not a reduced episode count. Do you think the BBC would really let that happen? With an average audience of 10 million?
No of course not, that'd never happen would it? Except when it did two years ago.

There are few things I hate more in this world than people that act like something is entirely obvious when there's clear evidence pointing in the opposite direction that they just ignore...
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No of course not, that'd never happen would it? Except when it did two years ago.

There are few things I hate more in this world than people that act like something is entirely obvious when there's clear evidence pointing in the opposite direction that they just ignore...
I think that was pretty justified though giving the show a chance to transfer to a whole new team in time for Matt's debut. To be fair, I think that year has to be taken out of the context of Moffat's response.

The fact he explicitly states its a full season and airing in 2012 suggest to me that it's a full run of episodes + xmas special all in the same year, just starting later (probably this time next year) than the usual May start date.
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So apparently the title of Ep13 is...

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Xmas special news:
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Outnumbered star Claire Skinner will be joining the Doctor Who team for the 2011 Christmas Special. Skinner, who was spotted last week filming for the special, will play a super-mum, Madge Arwell, in the story set in the middle of winter during World War II.

Showrunner Steven Moffat promises the episode will be the 'most Christmassy ever' with a chase through a 'Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe' type forest, complete with an ice villain. The story sees the Doctor acting as the caretaker of a creepy old house in Dorset before embarking on an adventure with Madge and her two children Lily and Cyril.

Moffat said how much he enjoyed writing the Christmas special for Matt Smith: The Doctor at Christmas - nothing is more fun to write. Maybe because it's so his kind of day - everything's bright and shiny, everybody's having a laugh, and nobody minds if you wear a really stupid hat. Of all the Doctors, Matt Smith's is the one that was born for this time of year - so it's the best news possible that he's heading back down the chimney.

Joining Skinner will be comedian and presenter Alexander Armstrong (who also plays Mr Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures), Fast Show veteran Arabella Weir, and comedian Bill Bailey, who said on Twitter:Tour done, wine is on,thanks to all who came along-back to Blighty to film Doctor Who Christmas Special..Onward!

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Claire Skinner is currently starring as Sue Brockman in the BBC One hit Comedy Outnumbered, which is currently in its fourth series.

She trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and her first role was in Hanky Park, by Walter Greenwood at the Oldham Repertory Theatre. She later joined the Royal Shakespeare Company appearing in Measure for Measure at the Young Vic. On stage she has appeared in Charley's Aunt, Othello and most recently in Deathtrap at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. Film roles include parts in Sleepy Hollow, Bridget Jones's Diary and And When Did You Last See Your Father?

She is married to Doctor Who director Charles Palmer.
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Best known for his stand-up work, Bailey is a well known figure on many comedy panel shows, such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You, Just a Minute and QI.

Bailey was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy in 2003. In 2007 and again in 2010, he was voted the 7th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. He provided the voice of the sperm whale in the 2005 film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and has had parts in Burke and Hare, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang and Skins.
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He co-starred in four series of Armstrong and Miller from 1997 to 2001 alongside his university contemporary Ben Miller. He played David Cameron in the satirical fictional documentary The Trial of Tony Blair and a sex-addicted guest in Hotel Bahttp://forums.thedigitalfix.co.uk/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=9482499bylon in 2007. He appeared in the 2007 Christmas Special of the classic BBC sitcom To the Manor Born playing Adam fforbes-Hamilton, the nephew of Audrey DeVere. He has provided the voice of Mr Smith, an alien computer, in The Sarah Jane Adventures since the series began in 2007.

He currently hosts the BBC daily Quiz show Pointless.
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Arabella Weir is a British comedian, actress and writer.

She is best known for her roles in The Fast Show and for writing several books including the international best seller Does My Bum Look Big In This? She is a regular contributer to the BBC2 comedy series, Grumpy Old Women. She makes regular appearances in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Smelling of Roses and "Down the Line". Weir played an alternate female version of the Doctor in the Big Finish play Exile. In the E4 teen drama/comedy Skins she appeared as as the mother of Michelle Richardson.
Something that is not mentioned is that on set reports have shown pictures of the TARDIS outside....


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BBC Careers have published details for a job with the Doctor Who Production Team! The role is for the position of Assistant Script Editor, and is described thus:
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The focus of this role is to provide research support to the script team, to ensure script and serial continuity as well as providing general support on DOCTOR WHO. The Assistant Script Editor reports to the Script Executive, Executive Producers and Series Producer in the first instance, and provides editorial and research support to the team.
The role will be based at the new Roath Lock drama production centre, where the department has now transferred to from Upper Boat. Job requirements include:
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Using your outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, you will maintain effective working relationships with a wide range on contacts, both internal and external. With the ability to work flexibly and juggle workload you will set your own priorities, and adapt to the different styles of individual writers and the production teams. Working on multiple different scripts and story line ideas at the same time you will have the ability to provide practical support to more than one person and project effectively.

With a demonstrable passion for drama and practical experience of television production, to succeed at this role you will possess:

A good knowledge of DOCTOR WHO
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applications are to be made to BBC Careers by 26th September 2011

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No mention of deadly spinning Christmas trees. Shame. I long for the glory days of RTD
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Last year's Christmas one was the best of them all so lots of fingers crossed for this one. Sounds like a good premise, at least.
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Old 23-09-2011, 10:20   #77
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Season 7 transmission news - the whole of s7 *will* air in 2012, there will be no split into 2013

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51306

Moffat posts as "man_of_vertue" on the AiCN messageboard.

here's part of his post :

"In the calendar year of 2012, which runs from January 2012 to December 2012, we will see a *FULL* series of Doctor Who. I haven't a clue where people are getting the notion that series 7 will start in 2012 and end in 2013. That just isn't the case. Where did you read that? Or what have you read to imply such a thing? The 2012 Christmas Special is currently planned to be produced *AFTER* production finishes on series 7."
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I suppose it depends what his definition of full series is.
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He has previously said 13 episodes though. He's just never said "13 episodes in 2012" in the same sentence.

He's also said the Daleks won't be back this series. Let's see how that pans out shall we
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Season 7 transmission news - the whole of s7 *will* air in 2012, there will be no split into 2013

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51306

Moffat posts as "man_of_vertue" on the AiCN messageboard.

here's part of his post :

"In the calendar year of 2012, which runs from January 2012 to December 2012, we will see a *FULL* series of Doctor Who. I haven't a clue where people are getting the notion that series 7 will start in 2012 and end in 2013. That just isn't the case. Where did you read that? Or what have you read to imply such a thing? The 2012 Christmas Special is currently planned to be produced *AFTER* production finishes on series 7."
Excellent news!

I suppose after a gap of almost a year (barring this year's Christmas special), it might be unfair just to show 7 episodes.

Matt Smith has said previously that production resumes in February (again, barring the Xmas special which is filming now) - so that's 13 episodes, running through to September or so then the 2012 special immediately thereafter - probably.

By that time we'll know what the 50th anniversary year commission will be.
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