So the Brits have this world famous show that tens of, dozens of, perhaps hundreds of millions of people watch. Religiously. A completely captive audience, eager for every last drop of Who, searching the internet for behind the scenes videos, scraps of information, news on the latest Christmas Special episode. So what does the BeeB do? They take this mega-hit show ... and stop showing new episodes.
In the UK a “season” of TV apparently is 12 to 15 episodes. In the US, we call that a rip off. 16 episodes is a suck season. 18 is a bit cheap. 20 is nice, and 23 is what we want.
I don’t give a rat’s **** what the reasons are. All I know is that there hasn’t been any new Who since the fall. Ok, 2 holiday episodes, which were pretty great, thanks. And then SQUAT. And months go by. Please. What, they ran out of stories? When they have the entire universe and the entire scope of time to write in? And every popular sci-fi author out there willing and eager to pen up some action? No, not hardly. Oh, and the Who episodes are marvelously cheap, the way only proper British Television can be. I think they spend about £25 on costumes and special effects per show. Come on, the damn Daleks still have a rubber plumber’s helper as their weapon arms. [not that people haven’t tried that one too] Matt Smith wears the same clothes in every episode. And the less they dress Karen Gillan in, the better. They certainly seem to be saving cash with her short little skirts.
But not even the official website can tell us when the new half season will actually air. Beyond lame.
And this is it for Amy and Rory. Last season. The Doctor - whatever incarnation he may be in next season (whenever that is) - will be getting a new companion. Some petite brunette. Phooey.