Despite the series seven finale of doctor Who tonight being one of the most anticipated episode’s in the show’s history, fans are concerned that the BBC may be ready to pull the plug on the show again due to “dodgy storylines”, the Daily Mail newspaper reports.
Fans of the hit BBC family sci-fi entertainment show will know how tonight’s episode, The Name of the Doctor, is set to reveal not only the true identity of the current Time Lord’s (Matt Smith) new companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman), but also possibly the greatest ever secret of the Doctor’s himself!
However, despite this excitement, coupled with the build-up to this year’s celebratory plans for the 50th anniversary in November, some fans are worried that the show, and its plots, have taken a “creative nosedive” and may result in the show being cancelled by the BBC.
According to the publication, some fans are questioning whether show executive producer, and main writer Steven Moffat, has started to run out of ideas, with some even calling for him to abdicate and pass on the baton to someone new for a fresh start.
A BBC source told the paper: “The 50th anniversary episode seems a good opportunity for him [Moffat] to bow out. Either way, something dramatic needs to take place to improve ratings.”
However a BBC spokesman denied this, commenting: “The show has the highest audience share of all dramas on any channel this year and is in the top three most requested shows on iPlayer.”
Doctor Who series 7 concludes tonight with The Name of the Doctor.
Guest starring Alex Kingston as River Song, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Dan Starkey as Strax, and Catrin Stewart as Jenny, The Name of the Doctor will see Clara summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax.
Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future.
The Name of the Doctor, featuring new monsters called the Whispermen can be seen at 7pm on BBc1/BBC1 HD.
Watch the teaser for it in the clip below: