Hi there! Dave-El here and welcome to a brand new post to my blog, I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You.
Among my varied interests is the BBC series Doctor Who. I tend to posts stuff about Doctor Who on Sundays but I've kind of taken a break from that for a couple of weeks. But I thought I would jump back into that pattern a bit with today's post.
As is the timey-wimey nature of Doctor Who, today's post looks to the future by way of the past. Several weeks ago, it was announced that Chris Chibnall would take over as Executive Producer and Head Writer of Doctor Who as of 2018. Naturally, the question arises what kind of show will Doctor Who be under Chibnall? To provide some context for that speculation, let's let a look at what Chris has already done for the show.
From 2007 to 2012, Chris Chibnall has written 5 full episodes of Doctor Who and written 2 mini-episodes. So I've ranked these 7 contributions from worst to first to see if we can get some insight as to what Chibnall brings to Doctor Who.
"The Power of Three" (2012)
"Cold Blood" (2010)
"Pond Life" (2012)
"The Hungry Earth" (2010)
"Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" (2012)
So from these episodes of Doctor Who, I imagine we can expect an emphasis on character development under Chris Chibnall as show runner. I would expect less of the fairy tale elements that Moffat introduced during his run and more of an emphasis on more straightforward science fiction. But will we have a show that is darker in tone as many of the above Chibnall scripts tends towards that. But again, how much of those shifts in tone were from Chibnall and how much from outside direction?
We've got a long time more to speculate on a Chris Chibnall Doctor Who. After all, Steven Moffat isn't done yet.
OK, that's that for today. Tomorrow is a post on some darn thing or another. Please pop by and see what I slap together for that. In the meantime, remember to be good to one another.