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DOCTOR WHO RUMOURS: Next season half as long? And the Doctor set for LEGO Movie 2?

November 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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The Mirror (we know, we know) are reporting that next year’s series of Doctor Who will be greatly reduced to let Peter Capaldi concentrate on other projects…

According to the Red Top: Doctor Who will return with half the usual episodes next year when its star Peter Capaldi is granted leave. He told bosses working harder was not on, for both himself and the exhausted crew: “If you did the series all year there’d be casualties – and one would be its quality,” he said.

“There’s a point where you can’t drive people any harder.”

Capaldi is set to direct a semi-autobiographical movie based on his lead guitarist days with Glasgow punk band The Dreamboys as well as two episode of Veep

The paper further reports that, in order to make all this possible, the series will be reduced in number significantly next series and “will be supplemented (?) by a Christmas special.”

We’ve been reporting that the next season would be reduced of changed (here) for reason such as poor ratings and now Capaldi wanting to do other work.

We guess we’ll all know the truth soon enough.

In related news, could The Doctor feature in The LEGO Movie 2?

Well, according to director Rob Schrab he may well do. Appearing on Community creator Dan Harmon’s podcast, Harmontown, Schrab said: “For real, I’m talking to the BBC on Thursday… There’s a certain character that the BBC owns, and they’re asking we would it be possible if…”

He tapered off at this stage and joked “Yeah, do you know how sued I’m gonna get?” when the host suggested that it would be the Doctor.

Well, it would make sense, given how many franchises crossed paths in the first movie. Could we finally see all the Doctors together on the big screen. Hell, LEGO or not, we’d be up for that!

Let us know you thoughts in all the usual ways, guys.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….