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No Christmas episode of Doctor Who this year… but maybe a New Year’s one?

November 3rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, it’s going to be a cold, lonely Christmas for Doctor Who fans this year as it looks like the newest incarnation of the character will not be appearing on screens on Christmas Day as has become tradition since 2005.

Nope but there’s a good reason, apparently… creative drought. No, seriously.

While Chris Chibnall said earlier this year that an eleventh episode with Jodie Whittaker and the new TARDIS crew was being filmed, despite it being for a season made of of ten episodes, it’s not be a yuletide treat: “I would definitely think there’s another episode after the end of the series,” he said.

But not Christmas.


Previous showrunner Steven Moffat said: “I sort of think we might have mined, and possibly over mined, every single thing we could about Christmas in Doctor Who and the last time we more or less ignored it.”

And now a ‘source’ as has said: “BBC bosses have already made the bold move of shifting the entire series from Saturday to Sunday nights so they won’t be scared about moving the festive special from Christmas to New Year.”

So, if true, we’ll not be opening presents with The Doctor, but rather seeing in the new year with her much like we did waaaaaaaaay back in 1996 with Paul McGann’s ill-fated movie which took place on New Year’s Eve.

On top of that, it looks like after this, the series will not be back until 2020 as filming has been pushed back until late 2019.

Honestly, we wonder if the BBC knows what to do with this show anymore.


Source: Daily Mirror

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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….