I have a question:
What happens when you’re so bad the Sci-Fi Channel won’t give you a tumble?
It seems the Good Doctor is OUT.
NBC Universal has passed on the British remake of the famous science fiction series Doctor Who. Everyone HAD been waiting for the series to appear on the Sci-Fi channel, (owned by NBC Universal) but things just didn’t work out. And what’s more, this doesn’t bode well for the series:
Sci Fi Channel has already had a chance at the new series and passed after viewing some of the completed episodes. Some of the executives at the network found the series somewhat lacking and didn’t think it would fit into the network’s schedule, which already has a number of series, mini-series and films in development.
You can interpret that several different ways, but it sounds suspiciously like “Our Execs saw the shows that were shot, and this crap isn’t much better than the crap we already put out, and we get a much better chunk out of licensing rights.” I mean, I don’t about you, but if the Sci-Fi Channel sounds like it’s getting downright picky, then they must be doing pretty well with their other shows.
I love Doctor Who. For me, (as with most fans) the Fourth Doctor is the only Doctor worth watching. The other Doctor’s are all passable, but Tom Baker is the only one of them that could make a real corny joke and make it sound as serious as the end of the universe… and mean it.
Now maybe NBC Universal could still run the series on another channel:
Formerly Bravo HD, the recently re-branded cable channel currently runs movies and television programs out of Universal’s vault. The revamped Battlestar Galactica is due to be seen on UHD later this year and there is a possibility that the new Doctor Who series could wind up there as the network’s first original program.
What does this all mean? Well, if you’re a Doctor Who fan, it means you’re going to have to resort to finding your new Doctor Who off of the internets or … you could move to England or Canada.