We already know that Doctor Who season 12 is going to be bringing back some big-time monsters from the past. Now, we also have a good sense that some other elements will be making a comeback. Think more in terms of two-part stories! These have been a big part of the franchise over the years, but perhaps most notably during season 10, the final send-off for Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.
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So why make this move now to bring the two-parters back? It doesn’t have a lot to do with reaction to last season. Instead, it seems more like this was always a part of the plan. Speaking in a new interview with the Radio Times, here is some of what executive producer Chris Chibnall had to say on the subject:
“We always knew last year would be those 10 standalone stories, and this year we wanted to weave things in a bit more.”
So if the plan here to tell larger stories, what does that mean? We would imagine that it has a lot to do with the writers wanting to give you more personal stories for some of the main characters, but also arcs that may introduce more formidable adversaries. We do like a good standalone Doctor Who episode as much as the next person, but to us some of the best stories are the ones that keep you guessing. It’s sometimes nice entering a new episode not knowing if it’s going to wrap up in that given week or not.
Doctor Who season 12 is going to premiere early in the new year; we’ve got a feeling that there will be some more updates on this subject before too long.
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