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Old 26-03-2010, 23:59   #1321
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Just watched Matt Smith on Jonathan Ross and thought he came across very well as both himself and the Doctor.

Now really looking forward to what I hope is another fine era for this most remarkable of TV series.

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Old 27-03-2010, 00:58   #1322
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No doubt it's been mentioned up-thread but I don't follow every post in this thread.

But went to see Alice in Wonderland tonight and it had a 3D version of the current Dr Who trailer showing towards the end of the Pearl & Dean in amongst all the other 3D ads.

I'm seriously unimpressed with that utter waste of money. Dr Who is something that people either watch or they don't. I doubt that one single person will decide to watch it out of the blue based on seeing that trailer in the cinema. Plus the only thing the 3D added was cost.

Shocking that the BBC can waste money on cinema advertising and at the same time go on about needing to close down radio stations. At the very least the money should have been spent on making the series itself better.
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Old 27-03-2010, 09:09   #1323
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I can see why they've done it though. Tennant was so loved in the role, & a lot of casual fans were sad when he left. The general attitude towards Matt Smith hasn't been completely positive so far.

As one of the Beeb's flagship shows, they need to get as many viewers off the fence & watching as possible.

& not that I'm condoning shutting down radio stations, but I'm guessing Dr. Who brings in a lot more revenue than 6Music ever will.
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No doubt it's been mentioned up-thread but I don't follow every post in this thread.

But went to see Alice in Wonderland tonight and it had a 3D version of the current Dr Who trailer showing towards the end of the Pearl & Dean in amongst all the other 3D ads.

I'm seriously unimpressed with that utter waste of money. Dr Who is something that people either watch or they don't. I doubt that one single person will decide to watch it out of the blue based on seeing that trailer in the cinema. Plus the only thing the 3D added was cost.

Shocking that the BBC can waste money on cinema advertising and at the same time go on about needing to close down radio stations. At the very least the money should have been spent on making the series itself better.
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I like to think that brief vampire clip was a good representation of the new house style. Yes, the character's eccentric, but it didn't have to be hammered home with frantic editing and plinky music... as a result it was genuinely funny and genuinely creepy. I reckon this series is going to be the best the show's ever been
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I like to think that brief vampire clip was a good representation of the new house style. Yes, the character's eccentric, but it didn't have to be hammered home with frantic editing and plinky music... as a result it was genuinely funny and genuinely creepy. I reckon this series is going to be the best the show's ever been
Totally agree. Direction was beautiful too. This visual look of the show is a huge leap from the RTD episodes.
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My initial hopes for Smith have been been dashed a bit by that Vampires clip. Tennant style dialogue delivered in a very similar way. Smith may have been a bit more subtle but it's the same shtick.
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My initial hopes for Smith have been been matched a bit by that Vampires clip. Troughton style dialogue delivered in a very similar way. Smith may have been a bit more manic but it's the same class.
Corrected that for you . One week till we find out either way!
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Troughton was better than that.
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No doubt it's been mentioned up-thread but I don't follow every post in this thread.

But went to see Alice in Wonderland tonight and it had a 3D version of the current Dr Who trailer showing towards the end of the Pearl & Dean in amongst all the other 3D ads.

I'm seriously unimpressed with that utter waste of money. Dr Who is something that people either watch or they don't. I doubt that one single person will decide to watch it out of the blue based on seeing that trailer in the cinema. Plus the only thing the 3D added was cost.

Shocking that the BBC can waste money on cinema advertising and at the same time go on about needing to close down radio stations. At the very least the money should have been spent on making the series itself better.
The BBC bashing whenever they spend money on anything gets very tedious.
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It won't seem tedious if the Conservatives scrap the licence fee, then it's bye bye BBC and Doctor Who as we know it.
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It won't seem tedious if the Conservatives scrap the licence fee, then it's bye bye BBC and Doctor Who as we know it.
why would Doctor Who - one of the Corporations most valuable assets and biggest sellers - disappear if the licence fee was abolished?
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The BBC bashing whenever they spend money on anything gets very tedious.
Well maybe they should stop wasting so much if it comes up often enough to bore you.
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It won't seem tedious if the Conservatives scrap the licence fee, then it's bye bye BBC and Doctor Who as we know it.
HBO makes the best drama in the world - from subscriptions and overseas sales. The BBC could do exactly the same and, as mentioned, Doctor Who would surely be one of the brands that survived. In fact, you could argue that freeing the BBC from the licence fee and public service remit would enable them to invest more money in their popular programmes as they wouldn't have to make Songs Of Praise.
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Really happy to pay my licence fee if it means no ad-breaks in Who!
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HBO makes the best drama in the world - from subscriptions and overseas sales. The BBC could do exactly the same and, as mentioned, Doctor Who would surely be one of the brands that survived. In fact, you could argue that freeing the BBC from the licence fee and public service remit would enable them to invest more money in their popular programmes as they wouldn't have to make Songs Of Praise.
Channel 4 is a non profit public service broadcaster which builds funds from advertising rather than the licence fee. If the BBC moved to any other method for acquiring revenue it would be to go with that channel 4 route.

If they did do that, they'd still have to make songs of praise because that's exactly the type of crap which would be burned into their remit even more than it is now. But they'd have the additional problem of having to sell advertising space in it. Which they couldn't, so Songs of Praise and all other non profit programming, good or bad, would suck money out of the profitable crap/good stuff and the BBC would go down.

Personally I think the BBC is one of the few things this country should be proud of, it's not perfect, but it's way better than the alternative. If it is to go down it should be because it's been outmoded, not because ***** like Murdoch have a stick up their asses about how it forces them to actually compete on QUALITY of content in a playing field that is not governed by profit. The BBC is far from outmoded, it's leading the world with the freedom it gives it's users with digital content.
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Well maybe they should stop wasting so much if it comes up often enough to bore you.
Its in the eye of the beholder, though, isnt it? I dont consider it a waste of money, and I dont even know how much it cost, nor am I ever likely to see it. Its a fun promotional thing that the beeb did that gave some people a little bit of enjoyment, apart from the old miseries sitting there tutting about how much a percentage of their 75p a day or wattever was being wasted on it.
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Let's be realistic - the license fee and the BBC are going nowhere and neither is Doctor Who.
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Goddamn Tories trynna cancel my scifis!
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at this thread - and all over a couple of trailers.

God knows what it's gonna be like after episode one airs. End of the world as we know it?
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