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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. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Freezinmyass...
    This
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Well, American shows that appear by magic are usually 42 minutes...
     
  3. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    I'm now hearing 9/1 also.

    9/1 falls on Labor Day weekend. I wonder if BBC America would air the first episode on a holiday weekend? It can't be good for ratings.
     
  4. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    For Doctor Who? You underestimate the power of the Time Lord.


    :)
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    It also falls on WorldCon weekend, which means a sizable portion of its audience would be gathered around a small number of TVs/laptops in Chicago... :D
     
  6. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    I got a time machine to watch it later. ;)
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Now, if you had a time machine to watch it earlier, I'd be impressed!
     
  8. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I wish they'd do us a favor and just clip six minutes off whatever crap show they broadcast right after DW.
     
  9. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    from the BBCA facebook feed:

     
  10. taronga

    taronga New Member

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    Doctor Who Confidential has been cancelled. :( I'll really miss it.
     
  11. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    And in the ATL at DragonCon.

    Given the time difference, the Chicon 7 attendees should have plenty of time to um, acquire and watch it prior to the Masquerade.
     
  12. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Can the Syfy web site (Blastr.com)'s writers be any less competent?

    Headline: You can stop mourning The Ponds: They're getting their own series

    Ooh! How exciting!

    Paragraph 1: The Doctor's (Matt Smith) faithful companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darville) are—wait for it—getting their very own series!

    Yes, exciting! Count me in!

    Paragraph 2: Doctor Who fans will get to catch up with the Ponds in their own miniseries, titled Pond Life.

    Oh. A...mini-series. Well, I guess that's still kind of exciting.

    Paragraph 3: The five-part short episodes series will be shown online over five days before Doctor Who's Sept. 1 start date.

    %@$# you, Syfy web site writer.

    http://blastr.com/2012/08/you-can-stop-mourning-the.php
     
  13. robojerk

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    Doesn't look like Pond Life is on BBC America, looks like they're intentionally baiting me to acquire it through other means.
     
  14. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    "The five-part short episodes series will be shown online"
     
  15. robojerk

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    Bugger
     
  16. john4200

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    It worked on robojerk even with your warning! :D
     
  17. ACoolDude

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    So, how much is cut out of a normal episode?

    I've only recently watched one episode via other means "The Eleventh Hour" and there was a significant difference - I still had the SD version on the DVR so flipped back and forth on a couple spots. There were some significant things they cut out, most notably some of the dialog from Prisoner 0 near the end and when Amy is given a choice to help him or not.

    Is this first episode coming up going to be as badly chopped?
     
  18. robojerk

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    Nobody knows (yet), however I'm it wouldn't surprise me if the premiere was a full hour in the UK, and "edited for the US audience" here.
     
  19. Linnemir

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    I'm so confused about the start date. Granted, this hasn't been one of my best days, but does anyone know when it will turn up on BBC America using comcast? Saturday night is our regular d&d game, so I know I won't catch the initial showing whether its' the first or the eighth, but ....
     
  20. JohnB1000

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    This series is supposed to be all standalone episodes right ? Big powerful, wonderful but standalone eps. No series thread at all or just a smaller one ?
     

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