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Completing and Incomplete....
Word came today that Steven Moffat will be departing the TARDIS after Series 10 airs in the spring of 2017.  All we will have until more than a year from now is a Christmas episode.  After that series, Broadchurch showrunner Chris Chibnall will take over.

All signs point to Capaldi's continuation as the Twelfth Doctor in the role- although Moff did atone for some of his past sexism by commenting that Thirteen could, and likely would, be female.  It remains to be seen whether the new Companion will be cast by next Christmas.

I find it interesting that the BBC cited this year's season of sport as a reason for the year-plus delay in returning the Doctor to its airwaves:

Explaining the decision to hold Moffat’s last series until next year, BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore said: “I have decided to schedule Steven’s big finale series in Spring 2017 to bring the nation together for what will be a huge event on the channel.   2016 is spoilt with national moments including the Euros and Olympics and I want to hold something big back for 2017 - I promise it will be worth the wait!”

There was a similar explanation for the relatively long delay in ITV's returning Endeavour for its third series: that World Cup fever in 2014 left no time on its shedule for the current crop of four episodes.


In other British media news, we watched the Shaun the Sheep movie last night and tonight, and enjoyed a number of special features on the DVD about the animation, modelmaking and  other fiddlybits.  We'll send it home with Emily, because the she and Cameron are here tonight:  his half bro is in his middle school production of Lion King Junior, one of the bowdlerized Broadway scripts MTI cleans up and sends out to kids to put on. (They even offer a sanitized production called Avenue Q School Edition, if you can believe that, replacing "The Internet is for Porn" with "My Social Life Is Online." Gack.) I told the kids they'd really enjoy the opening number, "The Semicircle of Life."

Thanks. I'm here for half the week. Try the small portion of veal.
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warriorsavant From: warriorsavant Date: January 28th, 2016 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not sure what is happening with The Doctor (The one on BBC, not me. I'm also not sure what is happening with me...)

Are there any new episodes this year after the Christmas special (the one with the ever-lovely River Song)? I can't find anything listed, unless my local SF channel decided to no longer carry it. Please advise if you know anything.
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: January 28th, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
No new epiodes in 2016 except the Christmas special. Then Moff will do the final series of his ten-ure in early 2017.
warriorsavant From: warriorsavant Date: January 28th, 2016 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
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