2016, A Year without Doctor Who
Shooting schedules, commitments to other shows, and probably some ego have given us a terrible window with no Doctor.
Steven Moffat is a popular show runner these days and has need to shift a bunch of his focus to Sherlock. Fine. Let’s get someone else in here to handle Steven’s workload on Doctor Who. What’s that? You’re just going to make us all wait? EXTERMINATE!
Season 9 wrapped up December of 2015 and 10 isn’t scheduled the hit televisions until 2017—though we are supposed to get a 2016 Christmas special. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Sherlock show, but if I had to pick between them, get the Doctor on the air right now!
According the BBC, it’s not so much about all that as it is about too much going on in 2016. Both the Olympics and Euro Cup will be happening this year and it seems they’d rather not have the Doctor compete.
If given truth serum, I’d grudgingly admit there are good reasons for the delay, but that doesn’t mean I have to be happy about it.
With this 10th season, we’ll also be saying goodbye to Stephen Moffat as showrunner. 10 will be his last and he’ll be handing reins over to Chris Chibnall—current showrunner on Broadchruch—for season 11 and on.
So with all of this, and a new companion, are you excited for 10? Frustrated at the wait? Or do you just not care?