Quote:They really needed to have heeded that warning and red flags from the star Trek series, as once you get in charge those who do not really get the intent and concept, the series gets screwed!
In a way what is worse is that American television can turn out average-to-mediocre Star Trek because they have the money to do so. There will in theory always be a station on US television who would order a Star Trek Series of some sort.
With Doctor Who it is a little different, because the money isn't there like it is in the huge American market. Not for nothing has Doctor Who been reduced gradually from 12 episodes to just 8, it is a reflection of its fading popularity and ratings. And yet there is a generation who has known nothing else but fifteen years of this modern series and believe it will never be cancelled - they have never experienced that reality. But with the ratings and audience apathy getting deeper by the season cancellation is an inevitability, the BBC cannot keep putting money into an expensive drama series that is very obviously not earning its place on their television channel...
How much does the BBC make from selling the show to other countries? I would think that alone makes it worth continuing regardless of the UK ratings.