ok maybe help me out here bc im real bad at numbers, but
David Tennant announced he’s leaving Oct 08
Matt Smith was confrimmed Jan 09
Karen Gillian was announced May 09
David Tennant bowed out December 09
PCap says he’s leaving Jan 17
13 is unveiled in July 17
PCap deucing December 17
new companion probably named sometime late this year or early next year
so you’ve got a three-month gap between the leaving/entering notices of 10 and 11, and a six month gap between 12 and 13. 14 months between the Official Announcement of Done and last episode, vs 10, but those specials were just the worst and they dragged on forever that should not have happened the way it did.
like, dunno, i keep seeing all these posts about how it’s just bad and disrespectful to announce the new dr now but like. i don’t see it? feels about right? 10 hung on too long, imo. like i wouldn’t say no to a specials season with 12, bc i love them, but it’d just be a self-indulgent last tour, like i wouldn’t genuinely ask for it. i don’t think the pace here is much different from the last time DW changed showrunner, Dr, and companion. i’m not really feeling why people are so mad. am i missing something?