Doctor Who's Producer Won't Listen To The Fans

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The best Doctor Who spinoff, the kid-oriented Sarah Jane Adventures, will air on the Sci Fi Channel starting in April, producer Russell T. Davies revealed. He also explained why he insisted that Doctor Who must be the only BBC show without a message board on its official site: he doesn't want to hear from the fans. "I'm sorry to say this, all the science fiction producers making stuff in America, they are way too engaged with their fandom. They all need to step back." [Los Angeles Times]

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@aspiringexpatriate: Because producers on shows like Lost and Heroes say they do EXACTLY THAT. Look at Beaman's blog: they specifically mention that they made changes to the second season as fan input showed them where they were having story-telling issues. Lost's actors, writers and producers all monitor the Fuselage to see how the show is being interperted and realized. I'm sure there are plenty of other shows that take a similar tack.