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Doctor Who Series 8 To Have “At Least 13 Episodes”

October 31st, 2013 by Marc 1 Comment

Some whovians have felt extremely let down by the actual amount of Doctor Who episodes which have been broadcast during the shows 50th Anniversary year – 10 in total by the end of 2013.  The majority of which were remaining episodes from Series 7 held over from last year.  

However, there is some good news for the future at least. Showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that we can expect a full series for Peter Capaldi’s debut run next year. In an interview with Broadcast, Moffat says they are committed to producing “at least” 13 episodes in 2014. Although, it is not clear if this includes the 2014 Christmas special or not. Earlier reports did suggest that Series 8 would be slightly reduced to 12 episodes as opposed to 13.

Speaking about the difficulty of juggling his current workload on the show Moffat said: “There’s always a point in production, usually half-way, maybe two thirds, through a series when you realise you’re juggling at least one aspect of each show at once: maybe a press launch for one, another in the edit and I might not have written the last one. You wake up in the night thinking about 13 emergencies, each of them equally calamitous. As a lifestyle choice, it’s questionable.” He adds: “One of the hardest things for me to do is work out when I’ll have time to write. A whole week can disappear when I haven’t had a moment to sit down. I was amazed recently when I got a script ready in time for the tone meeting.”

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….