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Sci-Fi Doctor Who (1963-current)

Discussion in 'Television & Web Series' started by m<o>j, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Tim

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    They're a victim of their own success really. They've gone from a cheap show with shaky sets and simplistic effects to blockbuster quality material. Alongside this they have pretty much become the Number One show in the UK, where it is financed and made.

    If it collapses here because of financial decisions, what becomes of the fans? They might have to make some serious decisions and this could be to cut the effects and rely on storyline.
     
  2. ultraviolet

    ultraviolet Stealth Assassin

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    storyline? for a 7pm childrens/family tv show?
     
  3. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    shush! Kevin will get mad:)

    I'm really not sure what their options are if they have to reduce the FX budget. Where could they save money and still have a No.1 show?
     
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  5. ultraviolet

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    personaly i would like to see the show move to a after 9pm slot, then hopefully focus on dark storylines, maybe about about his loss of his companions or the battles in his mind regarding not changing the past for the better. i just feel some of the storys have so much weight to them they seem lost on younger viewers. catering to a more older viewer would mean less reliance on FX and more on story
     
  6. ultraviolet

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    killing hilter would of effected the outcome of the war, maybe in germany's favor. the doctor couldn't kill him
     
  7. Tim

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    Torchwood is the post watershed adult spinoff series though. They mingle the same characters and have those darker storylines. Don't forget the Sarah Jane Adventures spinoff that was aimed at children and won't come back obviously due to the death IRL of the main actress.

    To move Doctor Who to a 2100hrs slot (post-watershed) would destroy its audience. If we accept that the show is aimed at a children/families audience, in that families can sit down and watch it together, just who is the high budget aimed at attracting and keeping?

    So they obviously need to discuss just how important a big budget is to Doctor Who. And how much damage would it cause to the viewership by reducing the budget by going to cheaper, innovative SFX? If something isn't done, we could lose the show and that would be senseless. Innovative cheaper SFX could become a feature of a new format show.

    A growing number of kids are not going to watch a "talkie" admittedly. Storylines can be as interesting as needs be with or without a massive SFX budget. I guess talking about improving the storylines here is keeping us away from the crucial component of the argument in keeping the show alive in a manner that is appropriate to viewers as the No.1 BBC show over here in the UK.
     
  8. Tim

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    Consider how many of those attending are informed about the conditions/stereotypes involved with the premise of time travel, you'd expect that a larger majority of them, compared to a general population consensus, would (albeit grudgingly) agree with that and there shouldn't be a problem!

    So, are there any more stories like this going round where people are reading online? Has this publication blown this up out of proportion and mistaken temporary audience reaction for an issue?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/07/26/doctor-who-controversy-adolf-hitler_n_909372.html There is even a poll here!!! With 18.45% of voters saying so far that the show shouldn't encroach on such a sensitive period of history for the sake of entertainment.
     
  9. Kevin

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    Political correctness is going to be the dearth of our society.
     
  10. ultraviolet

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    what do you expect from the Daily Mail, allfull newspaper. the only people in uproar will be the daily mail trying get some more readers by trying to take the moral high ground
     
  11. Kevin

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    If you've watched the latest episode on BBC America, Let's Kill Hitler, then you'll know what I mean about it being an episode that you want to make sure you don't miss! That is especially true if you are a River Song fan.

    For those that did watch it... is the Justice Department operating the Teselecta a new Whovian universe creation or have they appeared before? :confused: I don't recall any prior references to them.
     
  12. byronc

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    Been in the UK for 7 years now and still dont like it..
     
  13. Mauricem

    Mauricem Ensign

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    The new trailer for Doctor Who series 7 is out. What do you think?


    My favorite line is “Anachronistic electricity, keep-out signs, aggressive stares – has someone been peeking at my Christmas list?!”
     
  14. Citizen Erased

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    Im debating on the whole Statue of Liberty school of thought which sees it as one huge Weeping Angel and therefore cannot get you because there is always someone watching it at all times....possible link to Amy's departure?

    I definitley saw signs of a possible Egyptian theme what with that woman dressed as an ancient egyptian in the trailer. Weird symbols painted on the Doctor's face and what looks like a Dalek's eye piece poking out of the snow!

    Cant wait!
     
  15. Kevin

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    I missed the Statue of Liberty references... is that from a different clip?

    Makes at least three of us! :D
     
  16. Kevin

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    With a history dating back nearly 50 years, not too many sci-fi fans who outright don't like it. Some of our UK friends see it more as a children's show (since that is how the BBC originally presented it) and so it might not be seen in the same light as other markets.
     
  17. Citizen Erased

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    The Statue of Liberty isnt referenced in the actual clip but is a well known fact that Stephen Moffat announced that the Ponds will leave in episode 5 which will feature the Weeping Angels and seeing as theyve been shooting in New York, people have been putting two and two together.

    Theres more about the new season here in this report otherwise, if you dont want to read spoilers, avoid like the plague!

    http://sciencefiction.com/2012/03/25/doctor-w ho-convention-news-weeping-angels-in-new-york -and-a-season-7-teaser-trailer/
     
  18. Tim

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    Simultaneous airing tonight across three continents, UK, US and Canada, Australia (probably different times, but the same 24hr period anyhow.)

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...Who-actor-Matt-Smith-will-be-regenerated.html

    BBC One for UK viewers

    BBC America for US/Canadian viewers.

    Australians shouldn't miss out, if you have access to the right service

     
  19. Kevin

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    Just watched The Angels Take Manhattan which is the last episode with Amy Pond & Rory; not the way I think any fans would have liked for those characters to leave the series. :(

    Not revealing much (yet) in case you haven't seen it, but will say that the last few episodes where we got to know Rory's Dad makes it even sadder.
     
  20. Kevin

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    Came across this today. :(

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