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No full Doctor Who Series for 2012 – update

No full 2012 Doctor Who series

From Steven Moffat via twitter…

Dr Who: misquotes and misunderstandings. But I’m not being bounced into announcing the cool stuff before we’re ready. Hush, and patience.

lizo_mzimba said via his twitter feed that “There will not be a full series of Dr Who in 2012! BBC confirms that BBC One Controller said this earlier today”

The news was originally revealed by Wayne Clarke who was at a conference where Danny Cohen was speaking.

This may mean that although 14 new episodes are to be made, they may be spread over 2 years. This may be nothing more than a build up to 2013, the shows 50th anniversary.

He also said: “Worth repeating, BBC says Danny Cohen’s comment that Steven Moffat needed time for Sherlock hence shorter DW run wasn’t meant to be serious.”

later adding “Bit of confusion, to summarise: no FULL 13 episode series of Dr Who in 2012. So some episodes will still go out in 2012. Remainder in 2013.”



  • king of whoniverse

    November 22nd, 2011 - 7:03am



    November 22nd, 2011 - 12:36am

    No Full Season?

  • peter

    October 3rd, 2011 - 5:05pm

    i went for months with out finding a site like this now there allover the place every one hates moffat

  • king of whoniverse

    October 2nd, 2011 - 10:18am

    whats the point in that?!

  • peter

    October 2nd, 2011 - 10:05am

    its a shame moffat is a very good writer he is just to suborn and has his own plans witch is fine but when you have to many of them BANG the show is dead and im sorry but I just cant stand Amy or rory i mean gilan and who ever plays rory might be good actors but not in doctor who maby in the rtd era but not the sm era i mean come on. now this is for you mofat take more time on dw that is more important than Sherlock iv seen sherlok its very very good and thats the prolem your taking too much time on sherlock and not enouph time on dw im not even shur you know what hapning to your own snow well mofat wer not all suck ups like den of a geek

  • sheepinafez

    October 2nd, 2011 - 10:04am

    seriously moffat just leave…

  • peter

    October 2nd, 2011 - 9:49am

    i like matt smith hess my 3rd fav doc i don like mofat

  • dalek galt

    October 2nd, 2011 - 9:48am

    im 10 and i never get bored of dr who

  • peter

    October 2nd, 2011 - 9:46am

    good boy

  • Anonymous

    September 22nd, 2011 - 3:48pm

    have my commet booboo?

  • K9

    September 21st, 2011 - 3:58am

    In reply to this, I’m thirteen, and i think the show is pure brilliance. Nearly all of my friends watch it, and we almost always understand the storylines. And if we don’t fully, the fun in it’s is returning to school next day and spending the entirety of recess having heated arguments about the plot. When Moffat took over from Russel T Davis, i was a bit worried, because the combination of David Tennant and Davis was really extraordinary. But i think that’s just what comes with having a new doctor, let alone a new writer. In fact, i think his stories are some of the best, but his monsters..are terrible. Some of the concepts of them are great (and terrifying) but sometmes the execution of the special effects…it really lets them down (i.e. The parrot thing in the Van gogh episode, and the eyeball in the first matt smitth one ) . I guess that may not be him at fault though. The one thing i HATE which he’s done is the daleks! For god’s sakes, he’s turned them into teletubbies!

  • JK

    September 14th, 2011 - 10:18pm

    If RTD was still head writer then I’m almost certain this would still be happening.

  • Eliza

    August 30th, 2011 - 5:02pm

    There have never been better scripts, more complicated and intriguing plots, or fascinating characters than in Moffat’s episodes. It was never designed as a kid’s show. . And obviously you don’t have any kids, because I know plenty of fans under the age of ten with whom I’ve carried out deep discussions about the current series. As for getting bored – the series has never been more interesting. And I think the awards Moffat’s getting from his incredible writing outweighs anything you’ve got to say.

  • The 14th Doctor

    August 23rd, 2011 - 11:05pm

    Steven Moffat is getting to proud of himself. That’s the problem. He is forgetting that Doctor Who is essentially a kids show. His stories are designed for Sci-Fi geeks like us, not families. Families are who Doctor Who should be aimed at. I’ve heard Moffat use the excuse “My children can always understand this” or “My kids know what’s been going on”. Well his kids don’t exemplify the entire world. He needs to realise that the child viewers are getting fed up. The kids aren’t like us fans. When they get bored they switch off. Simple as. Same with parents. Me thinks Doctor Who needs a new lead writer, and fast.

  • The 14th Doctor

    August 23rd, 2011 - 11:31am

    Mark Gatiss would totally ruin it! Victory of The Daleks was rushed and lacked any sort of plot, The Idiots Lantern was exceptionally average,and The Unquiet Dead was boring. You want this man to be the head writer???

  • dalek eternal

    August 21st, 2011 - 7:07pm

    bob theres nothing wrong with matt smith i like him hes cool and funny and his companions amy and rory are propably my favorite companions ever apart from sarah jane and leela matt smith is not the best dr but he is a good dr i prefer david and tom and i like every single dr there is but i hardly thinks its fair how u are saying matt smith is rubbish and how they should use rsc actors only in dr who

  • TheWho

    August 21st, 2011 - 5:03pm

    He’s a tyrant like the Master.

  • biggest dr who fan

    August 21st, 2011 - 10:16am

    Dont worry
    Ive heard that we will get 13 eps next yr
    Only transmission time of yr will vary moffat said

  • Intergalactic

    August 10th, 2011 - 12:41pm


  • Intergalactic

    August 10th, 2011 - 10:10am

    Okay, here’s my view.

    “Ruined the Daleks”: He didn’t exactly ruin them, he just redesigned them into different colours to define their ranks. It’s not that bad when you think about it.

    “He made the Series 5 finale a total cop-out” – Okay, perhaps it was confusing, but it was quite interesting and epic. We had Autons, Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans and etc. It was a huge finale not to miss.

    “Made the Cybermen look really silly” – No he didn’t, he just shown a decayed and rotten Cyberman at the beginning of “The Pandorica Opens”, showing just what happened to him. And in “A Good Man Goes to War” he did hardly anything, he just removed the Cybus logo to a simple round circle. Nothing to worry about.

    “Stopped using the Daleks” – He thought they needed a rest, and he’s right in a way. The Daleks have appeared in every series since the revival. Perhaps they’re running out of storylines. But really, do they have to be in every series? Thin about that.

    “Now he’s not even bothering with Doctor Who that much” – Well, I can’t really answer that, because that’s his personal business. He may not be focusing much on Who, or may be. I don’t know.

    So there, were these helpful? πŸ™‚ πŸ˜†

  • Intergalactic

    August 10th, 2011 - 10:02am


  • Intergalactic

    August 10th, 2011 - 10:01am

    I wonder why you are anonymous.

  • The Silent

    August 9th, 2011 - 4:04pm

    Has this been confirmed?

  • Anonymous

    July 18th, 2011 - 11:40pm

    I’ll say Mark Gatiss might join the show as head writer as long as he doesn’t screw up, because Davies and Moffatt both made the show too campy which is pretty disgusting and the new aliens are not that great either and that’s why the two of them both ruined the Dr Who after all we originally knew the original classic series the best so they need to find a better 12th or 13th Doctor Who who is the most serious and better of all the current doctors we had now should cast David Schwimmer instead and why not?

  • Chris

    July 10th, 2011 - 1:52am

    Mark Gatiss could be the only chance we have, or Gareth Roberts. One of these two might be the rightful heir to the series.

  • Chris

    July 10th, 2011 - 1:48am

    SPLITTERS!!!!! Bring back RTD! Or bring Mark Gatiss to run the series. It could cost another Doctor to regenerate. Matt Smith’s Doctor has not fully regenerated in my opinion. All that troughing about bow ties, fezzes, stetsons, jammie dodgers, etc. He needs to be snapped out of it and regenerated properly like Peter Davison in Castrovalva, and David Tennnant in his pyjamas.

  • Seb

    July 5th, 2011 - 3:49pm

    I think Sherlock’s a good show, not quite the same as Doctor Who, but the Holmes character is a kind of darker, less compassionate kind of Doctor himself. Still, I don’t see why Doctor Who should be postponed for it.

  • The Doctor

    July 1st, 2011 - 3:11pm

    It a joke! I don’t know why they don’t just do a full series!

  • Intergalactic

    July 1st, 2011 - 2:43pm

    Oh, booboo, have you forgot Series 6 on ‘Doctor Who, on this day…’?

  • Intergalactic

    July 1st, 2011 - 2:42pm

    I hope they’re specials, not ordinary 45-minute episodes, because that would be outrageous, since there are only about five episodes next year.

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