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24 January 2016 @ 01:14 am
Dr Who news  
So Steven Moffat is to leave Dr Who - being replaced by Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall - after the next season, which isn't scheduled to air until 2017... I COULD say something about Dr Who fans getting a taste of what it's like to be a Sherlock fan, but I won't. And rumours abound that Peter Capaldi may be leaving then as well.

To be honest I've not been sure that Moffat was good for the show. His scripts got more and more complicated, although there were some absolutely brilliant ones, too, like Blink, but it seemed he just got carried away with his own cleverness. And I wasn't surprised to hear that the ratings dropped from a high of eleven million viewers, down to four million - although that seven million that stopped watching were largely teenage girls, I suspect, who couldn't cope with a doctor who was as old as their dads. Personally I think Peter Capaldi is great in the role.

Also finally heard the first rumour of the doctor's next companion, being a lass who had a part in the 2014 Christmas special, but the name escapes me. I've been wondering when we were going to hear something about the casting, and was a bit worried that the lack of news meant that the show was possibly being canned.

On the upside, perhaps Moffat will have a bit more time to devote to Sherlock now....
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Strike while the irony is hot: [FANDOM] WHO TIMELORDdraycevixen on January 23rd, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
I think Moffat was too interested in his own original creations to be a good show runner for Dr. Who. -- his take on it has become very much the story of the companions rather than of the doctor.
Trepkostrepkos on January 23rd, 2016 07:46 pm (UTC)
I absolutely agree - I'm sick to death of Clara and River Song, and how important they are supposed to be, not just to the doctors they worked with, but to every incarnation.
miwahni: Dr Who Saving the Universemiwahni on January 25th, 2016 10:50 am (UTC)
Well... I rather liked River Song's character, and if ever the doctor was to be serious about someone I do believe it would be someone like her - but for the rest of it, I agree entirely.