After months of rumors, it came as no surprise when the BBC finally confirmed on July 29 that Dr Judy White Tacker and show runner Chris Chabell were leaving the show in 2022. Which fan, it has always been part of the equation.
In a show that calls all space and time its playground, it may be appropriate for a doctor who often sees the past and the future as more important than his present. No other science fiction TV show – not even Star Trek – has the current story of almost six decades to live. Meanwhile, the idea of the next TARDIS resident is a national game in the UK, where everyone has an opinion on who will make a good time lord, regardless of the last time they saw the show. It’s as big a deal as the next cast. James Bond.
Right now, however, the identification of the next doctor should be a relatively low priority for the BBC.
Until uninterrupted, the six-episode series 13 (later this year) and the next three specials lined up for 2022 will succeed in extinguishing Whitaker’s reins in the fire of glory – and We’ll be glad if they do – the Thirteenth Doctor’s Day won’t go down as a vintage for the show. But it is on the brink of decline for many years, as is the case with any particular failure of the current production team.
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As a showrunner, Chabelle – who wrote the episodes for the first season of Dr. Con, and was in charge of the spin-off series Torchwood – has made significant money to recreate the show. When he cast jokes, such as White Tacker (with which he had previously worked in the crime drama Broad Church), he gave his first female doctor who, as well as his most diverse colleagues (or “friends”). Introduced, as they are now in Ryan (Toussaint Cole), Yaz (Mandeep Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh) – a policy they repeated with a new lineup of writers and directors on the other side of the camera.
Historical episodes also moved into the politically relevant time zone, including ‘Rosa’ in the American civil rights movement, ‘Devils of Punjab’ traveling to partition-era India, and ‘The Die Finders’ in the 17th century. Visiting witch trials.
In addition to making the show feel more cinematic than anamorphic lenses, Chibnal has also overseen some of the bravest storytelling decisions, from the talking frog (even better), to the timeless child arc. In fact, as much as it was a split, the idea that Dr. Time is the source of Lord’s creative abilities is the biggest shock to the show’s fiction since William Hartnell was reborn in Patrick Torton 50 years ago.
And yet, despite the doctor getting the best rating of the year despite the first Whitaker / Chibnal season – although his second year dropped significantly, the number was still comparable or better than the previous Peter Capeldi’s last race. ۔ There are always a lot of mediocre stories at will, with a sense of humor that makes Russell T. Davis and Steven Moffat stand out from the crowd because of their absence – how the show loses such memorabilia. All that is left is to put plaster on the wrong falling plot.
In addition to the classic villain masters, deluxe and cybermen, there are a few monsters stuck in the memory, and while this is not a crime in itself – of the New Ho Pantheon, it’s just the vaping angels who have given themselves space. The bad guys aren’t enough to scare off the top table-PG friendly that has traditionally been one of the show’s hallmarks.
Return to the drawing board.
Probably the most important thing is that this era, which is plagued with recurrent TARDIS, has been proven by the doctor’s traveling companions to be a crowd of three. Yaz was particularly short of his first season, while Ryan and Graham’s New Year’s Day departure was brilliantly against the weather.
Basically, though, Chibnell hasn’t changed much about the Doctor Who formula, and he’s probably inherited a resumption of the series over the course of a decade. Even in the days of Matt Smith and Capaldi (both in Moffat’s eyes), the show seemed less important اچ suddenly, a show that many people moved to the mountains to watch live on TV. Ga, changed to catch-up status.
It’s been a long time since Dr. House’s triumphant return, as it was in 1989 when the BBC pulled the plug. To watch TARDIS on TV – Chibnall has been wrestling with New Ho for 16 consecutive years, and the impression is that we’ve seen it all before. Before you even address the show’s original 26-year legacy.
In a world where big-budget sci-fi, TV, Netflix, Amazon, Disney Plus and beyond have become the norm, doctors have begun to feel only part of the furniture. So, instead of rushing to find the place of White Tacker and Chibnal, the BBC needs to know what the adventures look like through space and time in the age of streaming giants – even if it means It took three or four years to get there.
Doctor Who is one of the largest, most versatile TV formats on the planet. It doesn’t take much time to figure out how to look at it again.
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