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View Poll Results: How do you feel about the current plans for Who's 50th?
Wonderful. There's plenty of Who. A great 50th anniversary celebration. 12 11.43%
Happy. But a few more episodes in 2013 would have been good 46 43.81%
Unhappy. There're aren't enough new episodes in 2013. 23 21.90%
Furious. Call this a celebration? We've lost an entire season by the back door!! 24 22.86%
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:30
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Really ? When was that ? and don't refer to that throw away line in the SJA " Death of the Doctor" as that was only a joke.

As to series 8, if the BBC don't film and show at least 13 episodes plus a Christmas special, then imo they are just taking the urine out of the fans.
I agree.

I'm still not ruling out a late start for S8 with 4 eps showing between the anniversary and xmas.

That would give us 14 eps over the course of the year with at least 2 of them being 60 minutes ..... Is that really too much to ask?
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:38
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I recently figured out that, as of the end of 2013, we will have been given the equivalent of 7 X 13 episode runs + 13 specials equivalent to more than 1 series. That's 8 series in 8.5 years. When people talk of lost episodes/ a lack of episodes, and I am just glad we're getting some new eps, I look at these figures and feel happy
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:51
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I agree.

I'm still not ruling out a late start for S8 with 4 eps showing between the anniversary and xmas.

That would give us 14 eps over the course of the year with at least 2 of them being 60 minutes ..... Is that really too much to ask?
Yes it is too much to ask because it clearly isn't happening.

S7 B hasn't even aired. Moffat is still writing the anniversary special. Where do you think they are going to magic new episodes from? The BBC haven't even confirmed that S8 has even been commissioned. Some people are just deluded and its becoming wearisome having to see the same old posts which just fly by on blind optimism and ignore the facts.

We will get at least ten episodes this year. Lets enjoy them and look forward to that. Why dream of phantom episodes that haven't even been commissioned or written yet? Its madness.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:08
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The anniversary special technically IS the start of series 8. This, and then the Christmas special and, hopefully, at least 8 episode run the following Spring will make up series 8.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:19
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The anniversary special technically IS the start of series 8. This, and then the Christmas special and, hopefully, at least 8 episode run the following Spring will make up series 8.
No it isn't. It is the anniversary special.Whatever production code is used or how its bundled for DVD it is a one off special. Season Eight does not even currently exist in any capacity except Moffats head.
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:57
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The anniversary special technically IS the start of series 8. This, and then the Christmas special and, hopefully, at least 8 episode run the following Spring will make up series 8.
lol. Are there any references or sources to back up this theory or did you just make it up in your own head and decide that it must be true?
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Old 16-02-2013, 01:59
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lol. Are there any references or sources to back up this theory or did you just make it up in your own head and decide that it must be true?
I think we all know the answer to that question...
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Old 16-02-2013, 08:59
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If them lot at the BBC have been planning to reduce the 'standard' episode count they could just say. They could announce they are thin king about it months before hand so there's time to get used to the idea before it's official. Then come out with something like:

"The standard episode count from now on will be 8 episodes long. We still plan on Christmas episodes too. The reasons for this are partly financial, and partly due to other commitments by the actors/members of the production team. We don't see this as a bad thing because it allows for more time to be taken per episode- to make sure they are of the highest quality possible"

That would reassure everyone that there's no agenda to mess with the show so much before they axe it, and also let us know they are concentrating on quality rather than quantity, which is a very fair trade off.

Because we've had nothing but rumors about what might happen (and they ARE capable of forecasting and telling everyone what might happen- like they did before the 2009 specials, which wasn't a disappointing surprise when it rolled round because we knew all about it) it just leads to loads of arguments on forums like this and all across the internet, and people are just feeling let down. That is the real problem with all this.

Personally I'm going to enjoy what we do get. I'm going to secretly hope we get more than has been announced, although I deep down know it;s not going to happen, but still hoping.

Maybe with all the other unannounced stuff (and announced stuff like the docudrama and pointless celeb special) it might feel like there's loads on and I wont miss not having series 8 this year. I do feel that if we get loads of classic episodes on tv that would be a huge extra in my eyes and I'd be very happy about that. It might start to feel like the show was taking over tv then.

Either way it wont stop me being a fan and enjoying the show. (and we always want more of what we like)
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Old 18-02-2013, 10:20
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Steven Moffat has confirmed via The Radio Times that what we have coming up for 2013 is series 7b, an anniversary special and a Christmas special. "....and then series 8 and beyond."

I think this might be the first official mention for some while of the existence of a series 8 named as such. But the anniversary special is not part of series 8 and none of it will be before Christmas.
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Old 18-02-2013, 15:44
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Great stuff cannot wait to see the anniversary special .
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Old 18-02-2013, 16:57
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I'm more than satisfied with this, I think. Yes, more is always lovely... but if it ensures a level of quality then I'm all up for it having this slight slowdown.

If we can bump the Anniversary special up to more than 60 minutes... 90, 75, even 70... I'll be exceedingly happy.

Hopefully we'll hit some more reguarity in the broadcast in 2014. With the changes in broadcast in Series 6, then again with Series 7, I feel the show could use it. I imagine Series 8 (and subsequent series) will be set up a bit more like Series 6 with a spring half and an autumn half. If we can reintroduce two-parters, at least for finales, then I'll be over the damn moon!
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Old 18-02-2013, 18:07
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Do you think that means we'll be getting some of series 8 between Christmas and New Year? I hope not becaus that would just make 2014 seem like there is less doctor who. However, if it was to start like that and ends around April then see series 9 start somewhere near Christmas.

I think I do prefer it being from March/April through to the summer, but having the split means we don't have to wait as long for more episodes (excluding last years 9 month wait).
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Old 18-02-2013, 18:37
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I should think there is abaolutely no chance whatsoever of the announcement meaning that series 8 episodes will broadcast between 26th and 31st December.

Although I do look forward to being told that this is a possibility we cannot discount and we must remain optimistic for this until the finalised schedule for series 8 is published in the Radio Times.
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Old 18-02-2013, 20:58
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Steven Moffat has confirmed via The Radio Times that what we have coming up for 2013 is series 7b, an anniversary special and a Christmas special. "....and then series 8 and beyond."

I think this might be the first official mention for some while of the existence of a series 8 named as such. But the anniversary special is not part of series 8 and none of it will be before Christmas.
That makes sense.

Series 8 will be a clean slate in that way.
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