STEVEN MOFFAT RESIGNS - REPLACED BY CHRIS CHIBNALL

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STEVEN MOFFAT RESIGNS - REPLACED BY CHRIS CHIBNALL

Postby The Nimon » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:00 pm

STEVEN MOFFAT STEPS DOWN AS SHOWRUNNER (REPLACED BY CHRIS CHIBNALL)

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat quits to be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall
Only a Doctor Who Christmas special will air in 2016. Moffat's final series to be broadcast next year in order to create a “huge event” for fans.

Chibnall will begin his tenure in 2018


http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-01- ... s-chibnall

I've always said, be careful what you wish for. Ok not a big fan of Chibnall but he should get a chace to show what he can do before passing comment. Series 10 to be held back till spring 2017 so just the Xmas Special this year
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Postby Bowtiesarecool » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:02 pm

Well thank gawd for that! :D

I'm in two minds though. I enjoyed some of his earlier stuff but the last two series finals were just over the top.
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Postby chap with wings » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:03 pm

Oh yes ! The man who took a mainstream success & turned it into a niche mess with collapsing viewing figures has quit.
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Postby Bowtiesarecool » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:11 pm

I quite liked some of Chibnall's stuff with The Silurian two parter and Dinosaurs in a Spaceship being my favourites. Fingers crossed that he'll be good.
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Postby Mike Nuttall » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:14 pm

I thought Broadchurch was superb. Let's see what he can do with Who...
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Postby iank » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:14 pm

The absolute nightmare choice. Not just straight out of the same rancid fandom barrel who've creatively bankrupted the show for the last 11 years, but the absolute bottom of the barrel choice - the man who gave us Dinosaurs on a F*****g Spaceship. I mean, jeez, you can understand back in 2009 how someone thought Moffat in charge was a good idea, but to think someone actually looked at that episode and thought, "Yes, let's put him in charge!" :o

I think it's great news. :lol:
Let's face it, announcing Anthony Horowitz or even Mark Gatiss might have generated some kind of hope and optimism, which would have led to two years of agonised waiting, only to be presented with the same old sh*t. This way, there's not even a pretence or a sliver of hope that anything will change for the better.
This sh*t is dead and buried. :floorroll:
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Postby Mike Nuttall » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:21 pm

iank wrote:The absolute nightmare choice. Not just straight out of the same rancid fandom barrel who've creatively bankrupted the show for the last 11 years, but the absolute bottom of the barrel choice - the man who gave us Dinosaurs on a F*****g Spaceship. I mean, jeez, you can understand back in 2009 how someone thought Moffat in charge was a good idea, but to think someone actually looked at that episode and thought, "Yes, let's put him in charge!" :o

I think it's great news. :lol:
Let's face it, announcing Anthony Horowitz or even Mark Gatiss might have generated some kind of hope and optimism, which would have led to two years of agonised waiting, only to be presented with the same old sh*t. This way, there's not even a pretence or a sliver of hope that anything will change for the better.
This sh*t is dead and buried. :floorroll:


What's wrong with Dinosaurs on a Spaceship? It's one of the few Who stories that makes me genuinely belly laugh. They should have made Mark Williams a companion, if you ask me. All those scenes on the beach are priceless.

Good heavens, man... give the bloke a chance - he hasn't even started yet!!
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Re: STEVEN MOFFAT RESIGNS - REPLACED BY CHRIS CHIBNALL

Postby iank » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:23 pm

It's one of the worst pieces of crap I've ever seen, let alone under the name of Who.

I wonder how long it will take for tumblr to declare Chibbers a misogynist? I mean, he is a white hereto male! :D
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Postby Nyder's Genesis » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:25 pm

I think Nimon called it right when he said we should be careful what we wish for. I'm not sure about Chibnall as show runner but let's see his take on Who before passing judgement. I think it's right that Moffat should go simply because it's always a mistake to stay in a job like that for too long. You only have to see what happened with JNT to see that. If he had left at the same time as Davison I think the general view on his tenure would have been a lot more positive.
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Postby iank » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:28 pm

Never understood that argument, given that 22, 25 and 26 are way better than the sterile Davison years! :D
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Postby chap with wings » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:30 pm

iank wrote:Never understood that argument, given that 22, 25 and 26 are way better than the sterile Davison years! :D


its a rare day when I agree with IanK - but on this I am in complete agreement.
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Postby iank » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:34 pm

Anyone else think it's reasonable to assume Capaldi will go with Moffat?
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Postby Nyder's Genesis » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:34 pm

iank wrote:Never understood that argument, given that 22, 25 and 26 are way better than the sterile Davison years! :D


My point was that 23&24 will always colour people's views about 80s Who. I agree 22, 25 and 26 are good.
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Postby Nyder's Genesis » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:35 pm

iank wrote:Anyone else think it's reasonable to assume Capaldi will go with Moffat?

I hope not. I like Capaldi and it would be interesting to see his Doctor under the stewardship of a new show runner.
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Postby iank » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:39 pm

I think it's inevitable - he'll have done three full seasons and have been there for four years, and will be pushing 60 then. Chibnall will likely want his own Doctor, and I dare say the BBC will want to push 2018 as a complete relaunch ala 2010.
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Postby The Nimon » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:48 pm

Nyder's Genesis wrote:I think Nimon called it right when he said we should be careful what we wish for. I'm not sure about Chibnall as show runner but let's see his take on Who before passing judgement. I think it's right that Moffat should go simply because it's always a mistake to stay in a job like that for too long. You only have to see what happened with JNT to see that. If he had left at the same time as Davison I think the general view on his tenure would have been a lot more positive.


Yes I agree. Wasn't a fan of his Torchwood stuff and have made clear what i thought of some of his stuff in the past, but the man should be given a chance to show what he can do before passing comment on it, he's done well on Broadchurch so it might be rather good.

As for Capaldi, I won't be surprised if he goes too.
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Postby Flying Tiger Comics » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:02 am

The central question is not this entirely predictable outcome and its effects, but rather how many SJW diktats from EU-BBC will be imposed on the new version of the show in 2018.

Female Doctor will be pushed for extremely hard.

Islamic companion.

Anti-white bias (of course).

Rewriting English history (of course).


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Hopefully by then the anglosphere will be in a pre-war conservative state by then and Doctor Who will return to a more normal mainstream English version as a result.
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Postby Zarius » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:08 am

I liked Broadchurch, I liked some of his Torchwood episodes (mostly from series two), am one of few that liked his Silurian story, but didn't care much for his two series seven episodes, so I'm a bit hot and cold on him

That open air segment he did is going to get some proper use for the next few years
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Postby iank » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:23 am

Capaldi is not impressed by Chibnall's selection:

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Postby LizR » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:24 am

Gave up on Broadchurch (the formula was too obvious - whoever is the suspect of the week will NOT be the murderer, or at least won't be until a "surprise twist" at the end. It didn't hold a candle to, say, The Bridge - also a police show that was spread over many episodes yet managed to surprise and occasionally shock with its twists and turns.

And we LOVE detective shows, even rather silly ones like Midsomer murders (we were stunned by the wonderful UFO one last week!)

However, CC did write a couple of decent Torchwood episodes (together with the amazingly bad Alien Sex Gas one and Cyberwoman) - I can't remember exactly what they were but I remember looking out the window for flying pigs. So he can do it... and maybe, who knows, he might do a better job than his two predecessors, neither (a) dumbing down to soap level or (b) convoluting the plots out of existence.

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