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Doctor Who has a start date?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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  2. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    So 9/2 in my living room. :)
     
  3. GTuck

    GTuck ClownPrinceofCrime

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    9/1 in mine. :)
     
  4. Bettamojo5

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    The news you've all been waiting for - we can confirm that Doctor Who will return in the UK, US and Canada on 1st September with Asylum of the Daleks!

    UK – 7.20pm on BBC One
    US – 9.00pm ET on BBC America
    Canada – 9.00pm ET on Space
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Mine too..it starts showing up, er, by magic within minutes of British airtime, which is around 2:00 Central time.
     
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    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I get BBCA HD now so no more Doctor Who torrents for me. At least until I see how much ads and channel bug crap they put on the screen
     
  8. GTuck

    GTuck ClownPrinceofCrime

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    You are going to miss the extremely loud British lady at the end of each episode trying to get you to watch Doctor Who confidential or Britain's Got Talent, or whatever she is pushing that week.
     
  9. TonyD79

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    This. Magical means has been fun but PQ on BBCA is so much better.
     
  10. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I just heard someone say the US airing is 8/1 now. :confused:
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    The 9/8 date comes from the BBCA ad they've been running, so unless they've changed their mind and want to confuse the people who have already seen the ad with 9/8...

    (I'm guessing you meant 9/1 and not 8/1, since even a show about time travel can't do that...)
     
  12. TonyTheTiger

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    It's not on 9/1 according to Zap2It and that doesn't go as far forward as 9/8.

    Theepisode called The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe starts at 8pm on the 1st.
     
  13. robojerk

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    busyba The Funcooker

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    The BBC-A website says 9/1 9pm eastern.

    http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/

    My Tivo guide data has "The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe" on 9/1 at 8pm, but in a two hour block, which I think has to be wrong.
     
  15. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    If you catch the first night's airing, it's the full episode with no cuts.

    It doesn't even have to be the first airing of the night. But after those first few airings, then yes, it's horribly chopped up forever after.

    Even the Netflix streaming versions seem to be chopped up.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    Is it an hour show? I could have sworn it was 45 minutes...
     
  17. robojerk

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    I think it's an hour.
     
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  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    I checked a couple of random 6th season episodes, and they were 48 and 42 minutes. So it looks like some of them need to be cut down a fair amount (c. 6 minutes, I'd guess), and some not at all.

    I know their season finales tend to be a full hour. But I'm pretty sure most episodes are in the 45-minute range.
     
  20. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    On network television, a one-hour show is 20 minutes of commercials, I think. I imagine it's even worse on basic cable. So even the 42-minute episodes are cut a little.
     

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