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Steven Moffat is allegedly confirmed to continue for Series 10 in 2017.

The show continues to be on what is being called "a five year plan," with no end in sight til at least 2020. Last year's Sony leak indicated that BBC Worldwide was pushing Moffat and BBC UK to greenlight a feature film, but backed off when met with resistance.

IIRC, the Sony leak indicated an "eight year plan" leading to a film series, but as we've been hearing these rumblings for years it's anyone's guess whether Worldwide will ever be able to penetrate the firewall with the showrunners and get it done. I personally do not think it would work, and I would rather DW stay on broadcast until at least 2025 - making another 20 straight years without interruption for film or cancellation. But honestly, even this 15-year guarantee is more than I could have hoped for as a little kid who was stuck with PBS airings and the old videos.

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Although the BBC has recently publicly affirmed its commitment to a five-year extension of any and all DW on TV, there is now a rumor floating around that the show may take next year off in some way, shape or form, possibly due to Moffat's commitment to a new series of Sherlock. They also allege that Moffat is under pressure to step down entirely, which I have my doubts about - I have a feeling he might have been ready to leave after this year anyway.

 

I would not be surprised if there is a series of specials to off-set a break, and then a return with Series 10 in 2017. But I have no idea. I also have my doubts about this rumor, as Private Eye tends to often only get their stories half-right. We've been here before with these kind of hysterics and they don't often pan out as alleged. I blame the British press.

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That publication broke the news that Matt Smith was leaving before it became common knowledge. That's the only reason anyone is giving it any sort of possible credence. We'll all find out eventually though it is doubtful the news will leak before this series has aired.

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New trailer.


There is a rumor sweeping around this week claiming Mark Gatiss may be taking over as showrunner, at least for the rumored 'gap year' due to the Sherlock schedule, and that it may be announced on Friday. I personally doubt it, but who knows.

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Kind of expected it - I'll be sad to see her go as I really enjoyed her with Capaldi, but she had a decent run, especially once they got out of Matt Smith's last season.

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Really enjoyed the premiere. Nutty stuff with a great callback to a classic Dalek story. And the best use of both the Master and another classic villain since the '70s. Michelle Gomez crackles as always.

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I enjoyed it but I agree with TomandLorenzo on this point...

 

Look, we have no anger toward the guy, but when your 4th or 5th saucy middle-aged woman character (and the eleventieth one inexplicably dressed in Victorian garb – seriously, Moffatt, we’re beginning to think it’s a fetish) informs the audience that The Doctor is about to live his 6th or 7th “last day,” it may be time to hang up your hat as the show’s steward. You’ve officially run out of ideas. There is simply no tension left in such pronouncements. “The Doctor is going to die!” is now met with a bored “Wake me when he does, darling”  on our parts – and that’s not as it should be.

I felt zero sense of dramatic tension because, of course, The Doctor isn't going to die. Neither is Clara. Neither is Missy.

 

I liked seeing Clara as a functional human even if she is a bit of a Mary Sue and Missy's take on her relationship with The Doctor was intriguing but it all felt so...BTDT.

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