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View Poll Results: Do you think the split has worked?
I like the split, they should keep it. 5 6.85%
The split hasn't worked I want it put back together. 68 93.15%
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:51
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Do you want to see the split continue or the series to be put back together? I don't know about you but I've felt the split hasn't worked as Moffat's intended to boost excitement with 2 season openers and finales effectively. It just seems to create a really short series that I'm just getting back into and it ends.

I really hope that they put it back together and put in a couple of two parters. What do you think?
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:53
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The split wasn't done for 'creative' reasons. That was jsut so much BS. Keep up. It was done either for budgetary reasons or for production schedule reasons. So whether Season 8 is split or not will depend upon those same factors.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:53
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The split wasn't done for 'creative' reasons. Keep up. It was done either for budgetary reasons or for production schedule reasons. So whether Season 8 is split or not will depend upon those same factors.
regardless of all the reasons behind it. do you want it to be kept? that's more the point.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:53
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I like the split thing but what I'd like is to have a series split into 2 halves, EVERY year. Not one series split over 2 years.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:55
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I think split work, as long as they are in the same year.

Season 6 was a much better split than season 7.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:56
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I would vote for "I don't mind either way", but the poll doesn't have the option
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:56
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I don't know why the split has occurred but I don't like it either.

Maybe it's an American thing, but those shows usually have around 24 episodes/year. So a split can work for that.

If Doctor Who was 28minutes/episode with 26 episodes a year then a split would of course give people a break from it.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:57
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I didn't mind the Series 6 split, but the Series 7 split was just ridiculous.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:57
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regardless of all the reasons behind it. do you want it to be kept? that's more the point.
And my point is it's pointless discussing it as if it's a creative decision because it isn't. I doubt anyone wants less episodes, including most of the production team. People need to get it into their heads that it's now apparent that the issue isn't a 'split' series, it's a reduced series. I can't imagine anyone who actually likes the show arguing that they would like a reduced episode count of 50%, which is what we've had for 2012-13. So what is to debate?
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:57
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I would vote for "I don't mind either way", but the poll doesn't have the option
damn, can I add that now?
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:59
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Who ever came up with the split idea deserves to be fired.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:00
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Yes times one hundred and sixty-two thousand million!
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:00
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And my point is it's pointless discussing it as if it's a creative decision because it isn't. I doubt anyone wants less episodes, including most of the production team. People need to get it into their heads that it's now apparent that the issue isn't a 'split' series, it's a reduced series.
again, regardless of the real reason behind it, do you think that it works in a creative sense. It way well be a budgetry reason but that does't stop us discussing how it affects the series. does it effect people's enjoyment or not? is hurting stories or not?

These are all fair discussions regardless of why the decision was made.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:02
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I could settle with a split like the one in Series 6. But the one in Series 7 was overly long, and felt even bigger by the lack of two-parters to up the scale of things.

Series 8 would be great with a split like Series 6, just putting the opening two-parter at the end instead, and maybe having a two-parter near the middle
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:07
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again, regardless of the real reason behind it, do you think that it works in a creative sense. It way well be a budgetry reason but that does't stop us discussing how it affects the series. does it effect people's enjoyment or not? is hurting stories or not?

These are all fair discussions regardless of why the decision was made.

Okay. I would like to see more than 16 episodes over a two year period. I don't care when they broadcast them. When they are broadcast doesn't affect the quality of the episodes.

I think the moon should have less influence on the sea to make it easier to swim in and fewer people would be drowned. On the other hand it would be less fun to swim in and ships would have to be redesigned. Such a tough creative decision for us to make, but one well worth discussing.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:09
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Okay. I would like to see more than 16 episodes over a two year period. I don't care when they broadcast them. When they are broadcast doesn't affect the quality of the episodes.

I think the moon should have less influence on the sea to make it easier to swim in and fewer people would be drowned. On the other hand it would be less fun to swim in and ships would have to be redesigned. Such a tough creative decision for us to make.
you know that the term Lunatic was coined because they thought it was the influence of the moon making them weird....hmmmm
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:10
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:16
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What colour would people like turnips to be?

Should we make the economy better?

I think they should make cigarettes that don't give you cancer. Do you agree?

All valid and interesting topics for discussion. Our preferences really matter for making these creative decisions so ponder it carefully.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:22
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I like the split thing but what I'd like is to have a series split into 2 halves, EVERY year. Not one series split over 2 years.
^This.

I didn't mind the split in series 6 because it meant it was more evenly spread over the year.

I hated the split in series 7 because as a result we have ended up with only one season in two years, for which I feel short-changed.

I await the "entitlement issues" brigade with their lectures on how we should be grateful we're getting any Doctor Who at all.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:30
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^This.

I didn't mind the split in series 6 because it meant it was more evenly spread over the year.

I hated the split in series 7 because as a result we have ended up with only one season in two years, for which I feel short-changed.

I await the "entitlement issues" brigade with their lectures on how we should be grateful we're getting any Doctor Who at all.
I completely agree with this.

And the 'entitlement issues' brigade can leave it out; I pay my license fee so yes, I AM entitled to programming I wish to see and enjoy. They can afford to produce two hours of Eastenders every week yet they can't even produce one thirteen episode series of Doctor Who in one year anymore. Maybe they should stop wasting money of things such as Eurovision and The Voice and start spending it on quality programming. It's not as if they don't shift enough DW merchandise; if they were a 'for profit' organisation DW would make them an absolute bomb.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:32
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^This.

I didn't mind the split in series 6 because it meant it was more evenly spread over the year.

I hated the split in series 7 because as a result we have ended up with only one season in two years, for which I feel short-changed.

I await the "entitlement issues" brigade with their lectures on how we should be grateful we're getting any Doctor Who at all.
I get your point but even that split didn't work for me, I think 13 episodes is too short to work split, just my thoughts though
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:34
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It worked for series 6 with a cliffhanger and arc heavy, but series 7 didn't have much of a link, had two seperate companions for each part as well as a christmas special seperating both parts which meant two parts of the series in different years. It felt like two series which I didn't think was necessary so yes series 8 no split please
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:34
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I completely agree with this.

And the 'entitlement issues' brigade can leave it out; I pay my license fee so yes, I AM entitled to programming I wish to see and enjoy. They can afford to produce two hours of Eastenders every week yet they can't even produce one thirteen episode series of Doctor Who in one year anymore. Maybe they should stop wasting money of things such as Eurovision and The Voice and start spending it on quality programming. It's not as if they don't shift enough DW merchandise; if they were a 'for profit' organisation DW would make them an absolute bomb.
Agree with this, if we'd had a series once a year properly since 2005 we'd be halfway through season 9.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:35
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I didn't vote.
I don't mind the split but prefer without.
I wouldn't say it didn't work though so can't pick an option.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:37
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I didn't vote.
I don't mind the split but prefer without.
I wouldn't say it didn't work though so can't pick an option.
yeah I think I could have added a couple of other options given the way the discussion has went
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