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BBC News = Stupid Wassocks

When you're reporting on the non-story (at least, in the sense that it's not national news-worthy, nor is it particularly new today) of Russell T Davies' Doctor Who Magazine-published admission that a Rose spin-off was commissioned and well into the planning stages before being canned, and when there's another, quite well-known and well-hyped spinoff in the works, is it really that wise an idea to put the story under the front-page headline of Doctor Who spin-off "cancelled"?

Thanks. For. That. Not least because of the fact that, through my job, I found out a potentially interesting news about someone's appearance in Torchwood today, then logged on and thought it was all for nowt...

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I must say, that you have an interesting job ))

By Brandon
August 31, 2006 @ 4:40 am

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> I must say, that you have an interesting job ))

What, emptying the bins at BBC Wales? :)

By performingmonkey
September 01, 2006 @ 12:04 am

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I respect RTD's decision on this. It's "cost him a fortune" to drop a series that he considered a spin-off too far. That shows integrity, doesn't it? He's obviously being really careful about how the Who world is built up, and not just throwing product around because he's being given so many green lights. Excellent.

By Geoff
September 01, 2006 @ 12:03 pm

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Russell's on record as saying (somewhere in DWM, It hink) that the moment he thinks Who is in trouble from a quality point of view he would leave spin offs by the way-side and concentrate his and everyone else's efforts on getting Who back up to scratch. There's certainly no question about his integrity and love for the franchise, that's for sure.

By Cappsy
September 01, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

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