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PostSubject: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:26 pm

BBC Three announces Doctor Who Spin Off

BBC Three today announces Class - a new 8 x 45 minute Doctor Who spin off from the acclaimed YA author, Patrick Ness. Class is a YA series set in contemporary London. Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen them before.

Steven Moffat says, “No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we're bringing his brilliant story-telling into Doctor Who. This is growing up in modern Britain - but with monsters!”

On his first television series, writer Patrick Ness says, "I'm astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself. There's so much room there for all kinds of amazing stories, and to work with Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin to find a place to tell one of my own has been an absolute joy. I can't wait for people to meet the heroes of Class, to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your A-Levels."

Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three adds, “We’re excited to give Patrick Ness this opportunity to work with us at BBC Three and the Doctor Who family. Patrick understands young audiences and I’m delighted he will use his incredible skills as a storyteller to delight audiences on BBC Three. BBC Three will always innovate and offer opportunities for brilliant new talent."

Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, adds, “I am thrilled that Patrick Ness is writing his first drama series for BBC Three. The combination of Patrick and Steven Moffat, is an exciting partnership that has created a brilliant Doctor Who spin off for our BBC Three audience.”

Class is executive produced by Steven Moffatt, Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin. It was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC Three and Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning.

An 8 x 45 minute series produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with BBC Worldwide for BBC Three.

The series will film in and around Wales from Spring, 2016 and be on air next year.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:21 pm

Well, I'll see what the trailers and everything are like, but I can't say it holds a ton of appeal to me as a concept.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:50 pm

Sleep

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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:57 pm

I'm willing to wait and give this a chance.  The idea of a children's show starring a former companion and her kids may not have sounded like dynamite, but I enjoyed the Sarah Jane Adventures.  More people died than I thought for a show geared at real little kids. Even the K-9 series got better at the very, very end when they let Bob Baker write the finale.

A series geared at teens could be very silly or it could be very dark and scary.  I've not heard of this writer but I'd like to know a little more about the intent of the show and the casting before I give up on it.  If it ends up being the Ian Chesterson show at Coal Hill School I'd likely watch the whole series no matter how bad the rest of the cast could be!
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:03 am

I say writing makes or breaks any series but........I'm not holding me breath.

Teens on earth fighting monsters as a Doctor Who spinoff?They are just trying to capitalize off the Who brand for a Twilight/Hunger Games audience.

Here's 5 better Doctor Who spinoff ideas

1.Galifrey-Drama set on the Doctor's home world showcasing different aspects and characters of the planet pre Time War.
2.Out of Time-Adventure/Comedy starring the Doctor's daughter Jenny off on her own discovering the Universe.
3.The Master-Action/Drama about the Master's evil doings throughout time and space.Plotting and scheming with his own companions.
4.Doctor Who 1852-In Victorian England Jackson Lake has retained his memories of being the Doctor and uses his knowledge to fight the nefarious crimes of the Age.Along with Rosita and his son they will save the Empire and the world one way or another.
5.I,Morbius-The story of Galifrey's greatest conqueror.His rise to power and destruction by the Time Lords themselves.

But of you want to cheap out like the BBC and do a contemporary show set on Earth then call it Class and fill it with teens
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:26 am

I just hope that annoying girl from Series 8 isn't in it. Also the BBC are scraping BBC 3, planning to move it online. Anyway looks like a former companion is returning.

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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:27 am

With the rumours that we won't get a full series next year I wonder if this is why.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:39 am

LOL Tegan? Fail!

Just get Peter,Paul,Colin,and Sylvester and do a new Saved By The Cloister Bell show.Time Lord High School.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:20 pm

Ianotimelord wrote:
With the rumours that we won't get a full series next year I wonder if this is why.

I thought Capaldi wanted more time off to work on other projects and not just Who for 3 years straight.  I think we're getting this because the main series actors and producers don't want to do a series in 2016. There was a "who-hole" in the schedule and somebody asked if they could have a stab at filling the void.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:04 pm

Ok so

IF THE PRODUCERS AND THE LEAD ACTORS DON'T WANT TO DO THE darn SHOW THEN GET THE heck OUT AND LET PEOPLE THAT WANT TO BE THERE AND DO A MUCH BETTER JOB TAKE OVER!!!!

I MEAN REALLY,WHAT THE heck!?!?

Instead we have to suffer poor spinoffs and actors leaving too early.The BBC shouldn't hire anyone unless they can get a 5 year minimum from them as the Doctor.And Capaldi was supposedly a super fan at one time.Craziness!
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:18 pm

I laughed hysterically when I heard. I'm giggling now thinking about it. It's just so stupid. Did they really expect us to get excited about crappy school children?! lol! We want an 8th Doctor series, we want a Time War series, we want something actually significant to the world of Doctor Who... Not bloomin' children... Wow... Just wow... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:16 pm

BBC = Too cheap to prodruce Doctor Who the way it deserves to be done.

I will hold on till Doctor 12 is done with his run and call it done unless there is some grand resurrection by new producers.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:44 pm

School on Saturday. Razz

What about a series with Jenny and Romana traveling in their own TARDIS?

What about an 8th Doctor miniseries?

What about....ANYTHING more interesting than a bunch of kids at the Coal Hill School?
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:32 pm

We don't even get a Tardis for Missy!

WTF!?
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:18 pm

If it's that awful bunch of kids from Series 8 - FAIL!!

Seriously, I loved the Sarah Jane Adventures (it was frikkin' Sarah Jane!! It could only be good!). Luke, Clyde, Maria, and Rani were likable and interesting, and the show was made by Russell T. Davies, the man who knows how to make Doctor Who.

It's hard for me to get excited about Who since Moffatt took over. A spin-off he's associated with only generates nausea.

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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:28 am

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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:29 pm

I actually did not hate the first two episode. It has far more in common with Torchwood that Sarah Jane Adventures. This could have great potential for some really creepy stories.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:22 pm

Far too "PC"for me. Dr Who meets Glee...
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:32 pm

Canceled, axed, finished, over, gone, ashes to ashes, a show I will happily pretend never exsisted... Rather would have had extra episodes added to Who or a new series of Torchwood. Wish they would have made an 8 episode order of the War doctor  with the late Great Sir.John Hurt or a spin-off starring Paul McGann... So long Class, Good Bye Class✋
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:41 pm

There's a surprise.

I couldn't get through the second episode. The "Benetton ad" casting was distractedly obvious.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:55 pm

It still hasn't been shown on BBC America. If there is high approval and BBC America wants to co-produce then it may come back again. I haven't seen anything from the BBC saying "never" on this yet.

There are lots of spin-offs that I would have preferred, but the trick is to find some writer/producer with enough clout to get a spin-off made. If there was no one pitching a War Doctor mini-series with script outlines and budgets for approval then the thing will never be made.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:32 pm

I only made it through two more episodes. I just lost interest and forgot about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:22 pm

Ok...two episodes in...and I don't actually hate it after all...

We'll see how it goes.  It has a bit of potential so far.


Oh...side note...I think Miss Quill kind of looks like Liz Shaw...

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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:20 pm

I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would, Would love to see Miss Quill in the main series (Who not Class).
Yes Sea Devil she is the spitting Image of Liz Shaw.
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PostSubject: Re: Doctor Who Spin Off: Class   Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:29 pm

It's okay. . .Ms. Quill definitely is weird. . .in a bizarre dominatrix way. . .she makes me feel kinda funny. . .like climbing the rope in gym class. . .
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