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    Default Re: Yet Another Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by cosmichobo View Post
    If they reduce the show to 6 hour episodes per year, they'd better improve the quality...

    I know the BBC has no mandate to compete with commercial enterprises, yada yada, but if they want to be taken seriously, I think they need to keep a higher episode count.

    I also appreciate that the UK does tv differently to the US - AND - I would not want them to churn out 22 episodes per year like we used to see from sci-fi shows of the 80's-00's (cos you would absolutely have a bunch of crap episodes, and have to dig through to find the good ones) BUT - By the sounds of things, since the series returned, the "showrunner" has been the issue with producing a "full" season per year. RTD managed it, but apparently at great mental and emotional cost. No one else has.

    To me, that means - "It's broke" - so - Fix it. Have 2 showrunners. Have a showrunner, and 170 helpers. Surely there are tasks that can be handled by someone other than the showrunner, in order to achieve better results.
    So, if Davies could do it, it can be done. We need a better showrunner.
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    I think it might not only be those gaps in between that makes the show lose watchers. To me, when 12 changed to 13 Doctor Who stopped being the show that it was and what I liked about it. It is still a nice sci-fi show and 13 is also nice but somehow from as much I have seen now (am through the first season with 13) it lost it's Doctor Who" feeling to me and maybe to others it is the same.
    I am willing to keep giving it a chance still, regardless of those gaps and the lacking of the "who" feeling, but others might not

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    Default Re: Yet Another Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Az'ryel View Post
    I think it might not only be those gaps in between that makes the show lose watchers. To me, when 12 changed to 13 Doctor Who stopped being the show that it was and what I liked about it. It is still a nice sci-fi show and 13 is also nice but somehow from as much I have seen now (am through the first season with 13) it lost it's Doctor Who" feeling to me and maybe to others it is the same.
    I am willing to keep giving it a chance still, regardless of those gaps and the lacking of the "who" feeling, but others might not
    To me, it seems as if Chibnall is spending at least as much if not more effort standing on his soapbox, preaching his message as he is telling Doctor Who stories.
    And the ratings have dropped, quite a bit. I just hope the show survives Chibnall and the next showrunner does a better job. But BBC might pull the plug before that can happen.

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    Default Re: Yet Another Gap Year

    I don't disagree that a different showrunner would be better but it has nothing to do with Chibnall getting on his soapbox. He's a sci-fi writer. It's what he's meant to do. The issue is that he is not great at writing sci-fi.

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