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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jan 28, 2013.
The serial they just showed was 1 hour 40 minutes long. The movie is 1 hour 29.
Yup, they adjust the preamble to the episode depending on episode length, and for the 8th, well there isn't much to say. (The movie, books, and I think a few radio plays, they may mention changes the movie made from the canon).
By "the preamble to the episode", do you mean the retrospective on each doctor?
BTW -- yes I admit my frequent rant -- are these Doctor Who serials edited? Though I admit in these cases, I may grit my teeth and watch the (edited) version, as I'm not likely to watch them on netflix if/when I resubscribe. (I have far too many video sources already...) These doctor retrospectives are currently available On Demand, and I can FF through commercials. So I have only watched the beginning part about each doctor for a few of them.
The eps for the first 5 doctors were the only ones I cared about seeing. The first three because I knew virtually nothing about them and then T Baker and Davison because those are the ones I know and love. Numbers 6 and 7 just seem too cartoony and the use of the question marks is just completely ridiculous. I saw the movie with #8 about ten years ago and I wasn't impressed at all. It will be interesting to see what that episode of Revisited will be about. As for 9, 10, and 11, I've seen them all, no need to revisit them this soon.
If the movie is not shown, unlikely since they have time for it, it is available on Netflix disc. I did not realize the episodes were so long. I never read the comics or books so the movie will be it for the eighth Doctor. Netflix also offers a disc of extras so it may cover the other media.
The classic series stories were multi episodic arcs with each episode lasting 25 minutes counting the previous episode recap. Most stories lasted for four episodes but some were as short as two, and some as long as six.
Or even a season long arc, like 4's "The Key To Time". Loved that multi-multi-arc as a kid...
Celery on Davison's lapel and question marks on his collars aren't silly at all.
I do like the costuming of the 21st century doctors better
Yeah, they got ridiculous after Peter Davison.
It's amusing that whenever anybody here criticizes trends that Peter Davison started, they say "after Peter Davison."
The question marks are no more silly then them trying to jam "Doctor who" into dialogue in every episode.
Yeah, that's one unfortunate tendency of Moffat's...anything that's worth doing is worth doing over and over and over.
Let's all settle down and look at Ace.
They loo silly and outrageous today but they fit the times they were designed in. Outlandish but within the wilder guidelines of the times. Perspective.
Well, that's not how I remember it...I think Baker II or McCoy would have stood out in any crowd, even in the 80s.
And that's coming from a guy who worked at Shinders in the 80s! (Minneapolis in-joke)
Stood out. Yes. But not as ridiculous looking as they seem today. Heck, Matt Smith would stand out with a bow tie and the occasional fez.
Was that the one with Romana II and a white and black time something-or-other that had a bird on the tops of their heads?
Don't remember the bird thing but that was the last of Romana I before she became Romana II. Romana II (the actress) was in the keys of time serial playing a different character. When Romana regenerated into II she purposely chose the form of that character so they could explain away why the actress was the same.
That whole traveling with a female timelord companion always fascinated me.
Yes, the White Guardian was the one who sent the Doctor on the quest for the Key to Time. (with the "bird" on his head).
Black Guardian is the bad guy