Doctor Who news: series 8 to ‘regenerate’ the show

This blog post below covers much of my own thoughts about the iconic British sci-fi show Doctor Who and the direction it’s been headed in.

As I’ve written before, I’m a huge fan — Doctor Who is must-watch TV for me. But, as much as I’m digging it, the show has been getting kind of repetitive. Specifically, there have been way too many neck-twisting plot zigs and zags, where the story stretches nearly to the point of breaking.

So, hopefully head writer Steven Moffat will use the new Doctor as a chance to reboot the show, and take Doctor Who in a fresh and compelling direction.

Nothing Is True


Series Eight of ‘Doctor Who’ was always going to be a special one. It will be the introduction of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and following Matt Smith’s exit Christmas Special ‘The Time of The Doctor’, will see The Doctor begin his new thirteen regeneration cycle following his “reset” as a gift from the Time Lords on Gallifrey, which is still missing following ‘The Day of The Doctor’ 50th Anniversary episode.

But whilst speaking at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Steven Moffat, executive producer for Doctor Who has given a clue that more than just the Doctor will see a regeneration of ideas: ( The interview video can be viewed here on BBC Arts)

“It needed to change. One of the hardest things ever to do, is to notice when your clever new idea is now your very old idea.

We haven’t made much of a change…

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