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[–] neonneophyte 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I really wish BBC would pick up the pace on some of their stuff. Dr Who and Sherlock are a couple of my favorite shows but the wait between seasons is unbearable.

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[–] thoughts-from-alex [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I think a lot of it is just practicality - Doctor Who takes about 9 months to make a new series, and with Sherlock, it's extremely difficult to get all the cast members free and available for enough time, all at the same time.

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[–] didntsayeeeee 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But it's silly that it should take that long, they're being inefficient. If American TV shows can film 24+ episodes per year there's no reason that Doctor Who can't.

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[–] thoughts-from-alex [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Obviously, I know this news has been around for a while (I wrote about it on my blog) but I noticed no one had posted it here, and I figured it might lead to some interesting discussion.

Personally, I think I'm okay with it. It'd be a shame to lose a full year of Capaldi, but it might be nice to see them experiment with the form a little (as they seem to be doing this year) and perhaps giving us a series of specials that are a bit different from the norm - perhaps a Children of Earth style five night event? Or something aping the Sherlock format, with a series of 90 minute episodes instead?

What does everyone think?

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[–] WhiteSoIMustBeRacist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I wish they'd have Moffatt move on. The show has just become the same melodramatic shit every week. It needs a serious change of pace in writing, sound, editing, direction

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[–] thoughts-from-alex [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Can't say I agree with you, I'm afraid - I think Capaldi's two seasons have been a real breath of fresh air. Genuine improvements in many ways.

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[–] IPFreely 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Obviously fake rumour by Moffat bashers to stir things up again.

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[–] thoughts-from-alex [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's certainly a possibility; as far as I know, the Private Eye newspaper where this comes from has a history of variable accuracy. Not sure if I'd call it an "obviously fake" rumour though - I think it's certainly possible that Moffat would ask for a change in his schedule, to be able to manage both shows. Which, to be honest, is entirely fair - he does a rather good job, and it's a very intense schedule to expect someone to keep up with.