Personally, if I had my way, I would get rid of the recaps, and just keep episode-specific tropes (and even then, only if the main page was bloated). The vast majority of these are awfully-written. But I think I'm one of the few who actually oppose this, and this isn't my main problem. It's the numbering of the individual episode pages post-2010.
officially went from its twenty-sixth season in 1989 to its first series in 2005. When a new showrunner took over after the end of the fourth series, he apparently called "series 5" a lie or somesuch, so for some bizarre reason a compromise was made to make the fifth series onwards the 31st, 32nd and 33rd seasons for the purposes of TV Tropes' recap pages. In the meantime, DVDs, Blu-Rays, iTunes, iPlayer, soundtrack albums and even the official site
has since called the three series "5", "6" and "7".
Is the S31 and so forth crap anything other than obtuse due to what seems to be an flippant (and very long ago) remark about a showrunner starting anew?
On top of that are the nonsense episode numbering of mini-episodes which are in no way part of the main 13 episodes of series 6. One of which production-wise is almost certainly series 7. Namely "Death Is the Only Answer
", "Night and the Doctor
", "Good as Gold
" and "Pond Life
". Two Script to Screen submissions by primary school children, a set of DVD-exclusive mini-episodes, and a webcast look into the Pond family's life in the lead-in to series 7.
edited 13th Sep '12 3:12:39 PM by OldManHoOh