September 4th, 2007
|12:12 am - That thing I was talking about last post?|
The official announcement is up.
I believe this is fandom's cue to implode.
Current Mood: busy
|Date:||September 3rd, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)|| |
link is officially dead
It works for me. Keep refreshing?
And here I thought that no show could possibly have a more irritating hiatus than BSG.
Oh, Doctor Who seems to excel at irritating hiatuses (hiati?)
Well colour me surprised! And happy, in a "oh noes, this means even MORE waiting for new episodes" way.
Me too, actually, given I was certain Tennant would be going after S4.
|Date:||September 3rd, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)|| |
it'll be interesting to see how well it works. I'm just glad we're still going to have it. One 13 year break was more than enough thankyouverymuch.
The Novel writers are really going to have to raise the bar as they will probably be the only new Who we get over the next few months.
At least we have a guarantee it'll back after the break-ish thing.
But yes, I do hope we get lots of books and cartoons and all that other media to fill in the gap. (Think we might get a long running comic in DWM for the time?)
|Date:||September 3rd, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)|| |
much as i like dt, i cannot at all manage to believe that any of this has anything to do with him. transfer to hd or rtd's way to get off the ship without rocking it too much seem far more likely.
. . . or am i in denial or something?
I think that's probably a lot more likely than it all being down to Tennant - especially the HD thing.
Fandom should grow the hell up. This is excellent news. Three Who Specials in 2009 (I presume one will be for Christmas) and a fifth season in 2010. Giving Tennant time off to stretch his muscles. Giving Rusty time to write three solid specials. I kind of wish Season 5 was in 2009, but it's so far away... I don't really see the downside at the moment.
The only bad bit is less Who in 2009, really. Because more Tennant pleases me, the future is guaranteed until 2010, it's just the absence of a full series in 2009 that's a negative.
I'd really like to know why it's going off the air for a year. Maybe DT has other big plans in the pipeline? Or they're going to focus more on the two spinoffs? Hmmmm..
I suspect it might have something to do with the change over to filming in Hi-Def (which, supposedly, all BBC shows are going to be doing soon).
And Tennant is doing Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company next year, as well...
You obviously haven't seen some of the classic series companions...