“Ass-crack Bandit?” “Chair walkers?” “Benjamin Franklin Chang?” “All hail, Britta?!?!” Has the world gone topsy-turvy or does it look like Community’s back in fine (Dan Harmon-shaped) form for season five? Following up on a teaser released earlier this week (which I couldn’t see because I live in Canada. Thanks NBC.) comes a trailer epic enough for fandom on the eve of the release of the new Hobbit movie. #sixseasonsandamovie never seemed so plausible. (more…)
So it was a bit of synchronicity when Tenth Doctor David Tennant and showrunner Russell T. Davies departed the franchise together at the end of Doctor Who: The End of Time. But what if…. Tennant decided that he wanted to stick around for one more year. How would that have affected Steven Moffat‘s plan for his first season of Doctor Who?
Well Moffat answered that in the recent issue of Doctor Who Magazine. Here’s what he had to say:
I only had the roughest idea. Had David stayed for one final year, it would certainly have been his last, so my pitch was that it would start with the Tardis crashing in Amelia’s back garden – as now – and a terribly battered and bruised Tenth Doctor staggering out.
Amelia finds him, feeds him fish custard (no that was for Matt, it would have been something more Davidy) and generally helps him. But we, the audience, can see he’s in a truly bad way. Dying maybe. Eventually he heads back to his TARDIS, and flies off.
But when he returns – many years later for Amy – he seems perfectly fine, and indeed doesn’t remember any of those events…And of course over time, we realise what we saw was the Tenth Doctor at the end of his life, about to regenerate. Events that we return to in Episode 13…
Hm. I guess in this version of the story The Doctor wouldn’t have escaped the Pandorica in one piece. I wonder how that would have changed the whole River Song storyline because in “Silence in the Library” it’s quite clear that that’s her first and only encounter with Ten.
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Source: Bleeding Cool
Arrested Development fans probably read that headline and blue themselves thinking that Netflix has just made a huge mistake, but it seems that, for the record, the online streaming content site will only get one new season out of the resurrected former Fox comedy series despite the ratings or popularity when the new season bows in May.
According to Wall Street Journal, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is calling the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development a “one-off” that came about under “non-repeatable” circumstances. Those “circumstances” is undoubtedly the tricky scheduling of all the various, busy cast members of the show, which is one of the reasons that only a couple of episodes of the new season will feature the cast in its entirety (only Jason Bateman will be in every episode).
Originally, Arrested creator Mitch Hurwitz suggested that there might more more than one season, but he also once suggested that the Netflix season would lead into that long awaited Arrested Development movie, but I’m guess he’s been focused on season 4 lately, which prevents Hurwitz from hyping up a movie that
will probably may never happen.
Still, it’s a ballsy movie to say there will only be one season. What do you Bastards think? Want your season 5, or would that be too much of a good thing?