Monday, March 10, 2008

20 years?

Over at SFX website, they have snippets of their interview with Russell T Davies where he talks about a 20 year plan for Doctor Who:

"Doctor Who is now one of the BBC's biggest flagship shows," he tells SFX. "And this sort of pattern will guarantee it being on air for twenty years.

"It's no good looking at that American pattern of making seven years if you're lucky - that's just not going to work. Who wants it to die after seven years? It's much bigger than that.

"It needs looking after, in the sense that it needs pauses, it needs its legend revamping every so often. If you build these pauses in now and say this will always happen, that's part of the plan now - it's literally a twenty year plan, which can't be guaranteed, because different people will be in charge in years to come - but if you present them with something rock solid, that is working, and has a unique transmission pattern that shouldn't be interfered with, then it will stay."

Could this mean more series for Sarah-Jane Smith? I think 20 may be a bit unrealistic, but maybe we could hope for 5 or 6 ... then with spin offs for the younger characters? Only time will tell!

You can read the full interview in SFX 168 , on sale from Weds 12 March.
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