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Subj: Re: So lets say BBC realizes their gross mistake and wants to reset the show
Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 at 05:33:10 am EDT (Viewed 87 times)
Reply Subj: So lets say BBC realizes their gross mistake and wants to reset the show
Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 at 12:21:26 am EDT (Viewed 91 times)
Quote:Bottom line: no matter how they do it, the BBC will have to eat a lot of crow and garbage as they work to recover the show and the fanbase.
Quote:So bring back a male Doctor, and also have David Tennant be the new Master and lets get the series going again.
On balance a show (and genre) as expensive and complex to produce as Doctor Who is always going to be dependent on financial assistance from elsewhere, the BBC can't do it alone, and their financial allocations for Television production today is well known as being ever more tighter and only ever getting moreso - in this multi-media digital age where television broadcast is almost unrecognisable to where it was just 25 years ago things are only ever going to get more competitive and more commercial in outlook, and the BBC itself even (begrudgingly) admits to this reality.
So the future for Doctor Who is likely co-production, one way or the other. We have seen ratings for Doctor Who virtually implode in America thanks to the BBCs introduction of the female-doctor and some diabolically bad decisions allround, but given the show has importance to the BBC (it is one of the very few assets it own outright and is commercially lucrative) I do agree that some heavy rethinking will have to take place sooner or later, and if the property is to be revived and resold to an American audience some backtracking to what actually appealed to that audience in the first place will be vital... because America is where the money will be coming from to help produce Doctor Who in the future. It's where the series has had its most faithful following and success overseas.
To save the current era, you would need a miracle. The fundamental problem lay in bad choices all the way along, and the fact that they never understood or appreciated the dynamics that made the series actually work. The alchemy between its characters, their relationship to the other, and the needs for an action hero at the center of it who could and would appeal to the female demographic - not for nothing was the Russell Davies era so appealing to the female and family audience... even Steven Moffat understood the importance of that need to appeal to and preserve the link to the female audience.
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