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Published on August 26th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

No Plot Arcs in Series 7?

For all of you that are worrying that Doctor Who is getting to be quite “arc heavy”, don’t worry – a lot of plot points will be wrapped up by the end of Series 6.

Hasn’t a lot happened since the Eleventh Doctor burst onto the scene in 2010? Not just to him but to all the characters, all you need to do is watch the scene in A Good Man Goes to War and listen to the Doctor’s account of Rory’s life since he met the Time Lord as a good example!

But Rivers and cracks and Silences and astronauts can’t keep an audience engaged for ever, something which Steven Moffat knows only too well which is why we should have a lot more answers to some important questions after episode thirteen has been broadcast.

The biggest question at the moment is “will the Doctor actually die in America at the hands of a mysterious astronaut?” and who really knows if he will? But there will be an explanation to that particular dilemma and it won’t disappoint!

However, whilst Moffat has stated that he will be “throwing the lever” for Doctor Who Series 7 when it comes to arc intensive plots, there will be more questions by the end of the series regarding River Song. She is after all one of those characters that likes to keep a good mystery going. Apparently, we even find out more about her life and how she began as Melody Pond…

Some things will come to an end; others are only just beginning…


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4 Responses to No Plot Arcs in Series 7?

  1. avatar Alex says:

    I hope they aren’t planning to write out River. The character is too good and more Alex Kingston is never a bad thing. That said, I wouldn’t want to see her graduate to full-time companion (perhaps replacing Rory and Amy if they change status to “part-time” companions if the speculation is accurate); she works best in short spurts and “special events”.

    I’ve been disappointed by the negative reaction I’ve seen in some factions of fandom over the story arcs, considering SF TV story telling has become all about the arcs in recent years (Fringe and BSG, anyone?), never mind the fact Doctor Who was all about story arcs for 26 years, really. Now just watch – Season 7 will be 13 standalones and people will complain about the lack of arcs! They just can’t win!

  2. avatar David says:

    He lies. Nuff said.

  3. avatar Miken says:

    I think the title of the article is a bit misleading since it states Season 7 will have arcs, but 6 will wrap up it’s big stories while 7 will start new ones.

  4. avatar ZeroRoom says:

    Please please please no more plot arcs. It’s like trial of a time lord over and over again….

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