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Published on July 4th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Series 7 Clarification (In French)

As you might expect, the Paris Comic Con event at the weekend which saw Steven Moffat appearing as a special guest featured some questions and answers concerning Doctor Who Series 7.

However, we don’t speak very good Francais, so have opted to use the latest in technological advances to find out what was said.

So, in our best French (thanks to Google Translate; no telepathic translation circuits at Kasterborous Towers) here’s a summary of what was said.

At first, the dour comedy genius simply shared that

‘Contrary to what you may have heard, there will be the same number of episodes next year.”

However, it seems that later, at the end of the conference, Steven Moffat returned to the subject adding:

”There will be the same number of episodes. But it’s true that there will be a change in the mode of distribution. I would explain it all. Later.”

The phrase “mode of distribution” is, sadly, a translation French, which itself was a translation of English. So, it could mean that the series will be spread out across 2012, or perhaps that some of it will air online or even in theatres, although that would come as a considerable surprise at this stage.



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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

One Response to Series 7 Clarification (In French)

  1. avatar TeM says:

    The french version of what you translated as “mode of distribution” (changement du mode de diffusion) would, I believe, be better translated as : “we’re gonna change the way it is broadcasted” which probably means we should expect new scheduling experiments from the beeb and moff in the upcoming year.

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