Doctor Who, Every Saturday in September

September 29, 2012

“The Angels Take Manhattan” is going to air in a little more than half an hour on the Canadian cable channel ‘Space.’ This is the last Doctor Who episode for the year, except for the 2012 Christmas special.

I’ve loved each and every episode out of the limited 2012 run so far, (though ‘The Power of Three’ was definitely unusual,) but I’m still disappointed that it was so limited. For the past week, I’ve been particularly annoyed that, given there were only 5 new episodes for the year, they were released on a schedule that put them all into the same calendar month. It would FEEL like more if they spanned from August into September, or September and October. But no, what we get is every Saturday in September. For one thing, when you say that, you expect it to be only four episodes, since over 70 percent of the time there won’t be a fifth Saturday (or any other particular day of the week,) in a 30-day month.

But at least we get this much, and apparently the reason Steven Moffat is being so stingy with new episodes right now is to stretch his budget and make it really pay off in the run-up to the 50th anniversary. Hopefully I can focus on that.

So, until Christmas – Geronimo! Bow ties are cool, right? 🙂

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