“Doctor Who” season 9 has not even started to film yet, but the British tabloids are already awash with all sorts of rumors in regards to whether or not there will be sweeping changes in the stories ahead.
Case in point, a BBC source telling the Sunday People that “there will be some tweaks” to the story, seemingly so that it is “keen for it to appeal to the whole family.” Apparently, there are some who want to see the show go for more of a younger audience, and not be so adult or complicated. There are also some who are calling for Steven Moffat to step down as showrunner.
Now, for our perspective. It seems like Moffat’s demise has been reported on for a good three years now, almost as if the tabloids want to see the man fail. For the most part, we feel like he is doing a solid job still. “Listen” and the final episodes of season 8 were in particular magic, even if the Peter Capaldi era got off to a rough start with “Deep Breath.” He can at times get a little bit too abstract, and that is something that needs to be worked on.
As for giving in to the critiques of fans online, that’s a slippery slope. You have to find a way to satisfy the majority, and now just a loud minority posting on message boards. After all, there are fewer people out there who will spend their time on the internet actually praising something.
We at least know for certain now that Jenna Coleman is returning for another full season as Clara, and filming is set to take place for much of the first half of this year. the premiere date is mostly likely going to be in late September, with the same sort of format to what we had in season 8. Sometimes, no big changes are okay.
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