The Radio Times is reporting the not particularly suprising news that Series 10 of Doctor Who will kick off with a 2016 Christmas special and then run in 2017 and be Steven Moffat’s final series, and that Chris Chibnall will be taking over for Series 11 in 2018.
My immediate reaction is roughly that Chibnall is neither my first nor last choice, and that whatever my reservations, it’s hard to seriously argue that he’s not earned his shot. I can’t honestly say he’s written a story I consider great, or even very good, but in every case the flaws are generally ones of slight sloppiness – the sort of thing that could be worked out over another draft or two. Which is to say that I think he can be good, even if I’m not sure he’s going to be. Certainly I can’t think of anyone who’s inherited as strong a stable of writers as he’s going to be getting. So while I can’t imagine the next era of Doctor Who will be one I love as much as I’ve loved the past six years, well, that’s how loving an era of Doctor Who works.
Anyway, here’s your open thread. May the Captchas be kind to you.