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Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by LeslieG, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Stan

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    I just wish they'd get on with it. The big breaks between seasons are really annoying. I've almost completely lost interest. You can only make your audience wait so long before they move onto to other things and don't return.

    Similar to "The Walking Dead", which is finally starting up again on Sunday after what seemed like an interminable wait.
     
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    I was tiring of the show, the companion last season was terrible, and so were some of the stories. I'll prob just take a break and wait for for the next regen. Maybe I can catch the Jane Bond coming in the meantime, once Craig does his last one.
     
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    I don't mind the breaks. Doctor Who tends to get repetitive with constant viewing. The breaks help build interest for me.
     
  4. Adam Lenhardt

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    Graham Strong, the man responsible for preserving the audio of many "lost episodes" from the show's original run, has passed away at the age of 69.

    As a teenager, he found a way to wire the audio output from a television directly into a reel-to-reel tape machine -- allowing him to generate pristine recordings.

    Many of the animated reconstructions and episodes that only survived as 16mm telerecordings use his audio because they're the highest quality available.
     
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  6. Josh Steinberg

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    Lets take a quick moment to acknowledge how awesome Murray Gold’s theme for Matt Smith (“I Am The Doctor”) was - puts a smile on my face every time.
     
  7. Adam Lenhardt

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    Latest news is that the new series will consist of a 65-minute premiere followed by nine 50-minute episodes, and then the Christmas special at the end of the year. That would make it the shortest run since the series was revived in 2005 (not counting the stretch from Christmas 2008 through New Years 2010, when we only got extended-length specials).
     
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    The trailer (and presumably the release date) will premiere during the World Cup final on Sunday.
     
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  9. Adam Lenhardt

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    World Cup Teaser (Featuring New TARDIS Crew):
     
  10. Adam Lenhardt

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    Full Series 11 Trailer:
     
  11. David Weicker

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    Latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine has reached some subscribers early.

    Newest Classic Blu-Ray set has been confirmed.

    Doctor Who: The Collection: Season 19.

    Peter Davison’s first season consisting of:
    Castrovalva
    Four to Doomsday
    Kinda
    The Visitation
    Black Orchid
    Earthshock
    Time-Flight


    This is due out in the UK on November 19th. Same type of special packaging as Season 12.

    Although not (yet) confirmed, I would expect a US version “Peter Davison Season 1” some time after that.
     
  12. Adam Lenhardt

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    Series 11 News Roundup:
    Doctor Who announces writers and directors for all new series
    Childs directed the first, seventh, ninth, and tenth episodes. Tonderai directed the second and third episodes. Aprahamian directed the fourth and sixth episodes. Perrott directed the fifth and eighth episodes.

    Production the new series wrapped on August 3rd.

    There will be a Christmas special after the new series finishes. The director is Wayne Yip, who previously directed two episodes ("The Lie of the Land" and "Empress of Mars") of the Twelfth Doctor's final series.

    New photo of the Thirteenth Doctor (click to enlarge):
    DoctorWho_S37_003.

    Another new photo with a closeup of the new sonic screwdriver (click to enlarge):
    DoctorWho_S37_004.

    New series will premiere "by October"
     
  13. Adam Lenhardt

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    Doctor Who to land on Sunday 7 October 2018
    I'm a little bummed. "Doctor Who" and Saturdays go together like peanut butter and jelly. I appreciated having a new episode to watch Saturday nights, when nothing else was on, or late the following morning with a cup of tea. Sundays, by contrast, have a lot more competition for my eyeballs.
     
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    PVR?
     
  15. Adam Lenhardt

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    I always record "Doctor Who", because I re-watch most of the episodes (and won't buy the slowed down 1080p24 Blu-Ray releases). But there's great TV from Sunday through Thursday, so I still prefer Saturdays for this show.
     
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    Sunday is far too crowded, and as much as I hate to say it, Doctor Who will lose to each and every prestige and premium TV offering in a head-to-head matchup. That's not a reflection on the quality of Doctor Who (or those other programs), but their viewership will decrease going head-to-head with everything that airs on Sunday night. Between The Walking Dead franchise on AMC, whatever's on premium channels like HBO and Showtime, and football, numbers will go down. They'll probably get most or all of those eyeballs back during delayed viewership, but their actually live watching numbers will go down from this.

    But hey, the BBC can't even be bothered to make episodes of this show on a regular basis, or even produce a standard season's worth of episodes, so this shouldn't surprise me.

    I wonder if it's being changed in the UK or just here in the U.S. If it continues to air on Saturdays in the UK, all they're going to do is convert people who watch the show legally off-air to being people who download the show illegally.
     
  17. Adam Lenhardt

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    It's a BBC One decision, that BBC America is mirroring so as to not lose eyeballs to bootlegging. I'm not very familiar with British television; perhaps Sunday isn't as competitive of a night across the pond.

    I'm pretty sure BBC America wishes they hadn't moved it, too, since Saturday's worked well for them on other series as well.
     
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    Oh I guess that makes sense, better to air on Sunday and take the hit vs letting the mothership air on Sunday and then sit on the episode for six days til the following Saturday.

    But I don't love it. Sunday is overcrowded; Saturday is dead.
     
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    The first episode (at least) is scheduled for Sunday afternoon here in the US. This will align it with the Sunday evening broadcast in the UK.

    If they keep it in the afternoon, it won’t collide with Sunday prime time programming. Only football (and everyone knows that sci-fi geeks don’t care about sports )
     
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    Saturday ain't dead in the UK any more though. That's why Capaldi's final season got the worst ratings since Eccleston.
     

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