Comic Vine News


New Doctor Who Season Will Be Two Seperate Series

Should we be sad or scared?

No Caption Provided
Doctor Who has been on quite a roll since returning to television in 2005. It's gone through five seasons and the show is now featuring its third character portraying The Doctor. Now the show is coming up to its sixth season and the Guardian recently reported than this season will have a few changes to it compared to the first five. Steven Moffat, who currently runs the show is making this season into two separate parts and promises a game-changing mid-season finale.
"I kept referring to a mid-season finale. So we are going to make it two series – seven episodes at Easter building to an earth-shattering climax, a cliffhanger we could never normally do because it would be too long before it came back. An enormous game-changing cliffhanger that will change everything... The wrong expression would be to say we are splitting it in two. We are making it two separate series."
For those who are a little disappointed by this news, look at the bright side. Instead of being 6-8 months away from the new Doctor Who series. The first series of the episodes will appear during Easter, the rest during the fall, and then the Christmas special. As Moffat puts it, "you are never going to be more than few months from the new series of Doctor Who." But where do you go from there? What aspects of the old Doctor Who television series can you re-tap? What new ideas are on the plate? 
== TEASER == 
No Caption Provided
One of the things discussed in this interview is, when casting the new Doctor, if they considered a female to play the part. "I think about it sometimes and maybe it will happen someday. It wouldn't have been right this time... A woman can play the part. You have to remember the single most important thing about regeneration is you must convince the audience and the children that's it's not a new man, it's not a different man, it's the same one. It's a bigger ask if you turn him into a woman." Moffat also stated that he won't be leaving the show as of yet. 
Also returning is Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond. She plans on taking the show season by season. "
you can't really look beyond that so who knows? I'm having fun right now." The newest season of Doctor Who should start around Christmas of 2010, and the new season will continue onwards around Easter 2011. Is splitting up the season a good thing?