Sunday, 29 August 2010

Doctor Who Series 6 Split In Half

It has been announced this morning that the next series of Doctor Who is to air in two seperate parts throughout 2011.

After speculation that the show will be returning in the Autumn rather than the Spring, Steven Moffat this morning revealed it will be on at both times.

The BBC released a statement saying
"The split transmission is the result of a request from Steven Moffat to write a new Doctor Who story arc which involves a big plot twist in the middle of the series. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliffhangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens."

So far, there is no word about whether or not the BBC themselves had any hand in the decision, and it is as yet unknown where this would leave a possible Christmas special for 2011, though it is rumoured that this split season is to ease us into a full transition to Autumn scheduling for 2012.

What do you think of this idea? Is it a good one, or does it make you worried? Let us know below.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds ok, but I'd rather have the whole story in one go over a number of weeks- like S5, where there were no breaks in the series!

    My worry is that it would then become disjointed like the 2009 specials, where there was such a bit break between stories you didn't know what was going on!

    The long break between the two parts might mean if it's a confusing/complex plot viewers might get confused/lost in the story, forgetting what happened between the 2 parts... like this series with the big bang cracks, I didn't realise/remember half of what happened in the first few episodes related to the final 2, and like in the 2009 specials I lost track from Planet of the Dead to the End of time, becuase there was such a big break between...

    Ok, so basically I don't think it is a good idea, becuase it may perhaps confuse some people! =(