The Near Future of Doctor Who

Posted by: Dr. Geek

It has been a bit of a roller-coaster for Doctor Who fans lately. Yeah …. Matt Smith will be back for 14 new episodes … Most of which will not air next year ? … Booo
So what is exactly going on? At the moment only the BBC knows, and they are not telling just yet. What we know for sure is some of the new episodes will air in 2012. How many has yet to be announced. It may be a repeat of the “specials” season, as was done toward the end of the 10th Doctor, or it may be two seasons of 7 episodes each.

Time will tell, it usually does. As this one article suggests, the reason may just come down to the economy. If that is so, could we get a full season each year if the BBC held a pledge drive similar to the PBS stations showing Doctor Who in the ’70s and ’80′s?

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Dr. Geek holds two doctorate degrees and is an archaeologist and an attorney who has done extensive research on myths and their impact on modern archaeology and modern storytelling. He appreciates the history and mythology woven together in the Doctor Who shows.


  1. Erik  June 22, 2011

    What I’ve heard from various little birdies chirping in my ear is it is a combination of three things.
    1) as you said, the economy.
    2) the London Olympics which will be taking a whole mess of the BBCs time & energy.
    3) a desire to really go all out for the 50th anniversary and, possibly due to a shorter season in 2012, having a 20 or so episode season in 2013 with the remainder of the 2012 episodes plus the full slate of 2013 episodes.

    I know I would really welcome a longer than usual season, especialy the way that the full season arcs have been playing out lately.

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  2. Dr. Geek  June 22, 2011

    Oh the Olympics, good point! Who knows maybe David Tennant will be lighting the torch :)

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