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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #150 on: January 22, 2016, 05:57:27 PM »


Hooray. We get the guy who wrote this.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #151 on: January 22, 2016, 07:04:20 PM »
Is Chibnall generally bad? Most reaction I'm seeing is "Yay Moffat's gone, Ehh Chibnall"; I've just never heard his name before now so not sure how to feel.

That gif does look rather weird, though.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #152 on: January 22, 2016, 07:30:09 PM »
He was the head writer on the first two Torchwood seasons, writer of the Silurian two-parter, the Dinosaurs on a Spaceship one, and Power of Three. Outside, he's known for Broadchurch. Both seasons.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #153 on: January 22, 2016, 08:04:32 PM »
Had to check but I remember the Silurian two-parter now. XP This should make for an interesting year, then.

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Re: Doctor Who
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #155 on: July 25, 2017, 01:41:29 AM »
Oh yeah, Whittaker and Chinballs next year. You know, as polarizing as his era was, I'm going to miss Moffat. Aside from those lame Peter Harness episodes and that shit with the Monks, I thought he gave Capaldi a great 3 years with genuinely entertaining season finales and an alluring character study. I admit he screwed up Series 7, and he probably should've left earlier, but I like to think his run will hold up in the future. As for Chibnall, I'm cautiously optimistic. I watched the first series of Broadchurch recently to get a feel for his recent writing and for Whittaker's acting. I liked it and thought it was a cool murder mystery, but I heard the seasons after take a massive pitfall.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #156 on: July 25, 2017, 01:50:22 AM »
Chibnall's previous work on Who isn't too good but it's definitely possible that he could do much better as a showrunner than as an episode writer. Admittedly, I haven't watched enough of the series for my opinion to be too informed, but from what I've seen, I feel like Davies was a better showrunner than writer and Moffat was the opposite, so there's some precedent there. I haven't seen any of Broadchurch but I do hear the first season is excellent. I know a lot of folks hate season 2 but the idea behind it intrigues me - at the very least, they tried something unique, which I respect.