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Old 08-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #31
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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...
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.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:11 AM   #32
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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
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #33
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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.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #34
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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.
"The five-part short episodes series will be shown online"
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:32 AM   #35
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"The five-part short episodes series will be shown online"
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:36 AM   #36
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%@$# you, Syfy web site writer.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #37
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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?
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #38
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Is this first episode coming up going to be as badly chopped?
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.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #39
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Confuzzled

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 ....
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #40
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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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Old 08-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #41
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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 ....
According to the BBC America website and the official Doctor Who Facebook page, the first new episode will premiere on Sept. 1 at 9pm.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #42
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My DTV DVR Season Pass has the first episode set to record 9/1. It showed up on the schedule yesterday.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:57 AM   #43
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^^^^

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:03 PM   #45
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My (Comcast) feed still shows one of the "specials" on at 9pm on Saturday. No new episodes in sight. I'm recording whatever's on anyway.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:51 AM   #46
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My (Comcast) feed still shows one of the "specials" on at 9pm on Saturday. No new episodes in sight. I'm recording whatever's on anyway.
FIOS too. I'll record the special and I hope they get it sorted soon.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #47
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My (Comcast) feed still shows one of the "specials" on at 9pm on Saturday. No new episodes in sight. I'm recording whatever's on anyway.
That's very odd. When I checked zap2it on Thursday, it was correct and, as I expected, was correct on Friday on my TiVos. My Tivos never had eny specials in that time period. You do realize that the new episode is next Saturday, not tonight?
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:38 PM   #48
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That's very odd. When I checked zap2it on Thursday, it was correct and, as I expected, was correct on Friday on my TiVos. My Tivos never had eny specials in that time period. You do realize that the new episode is next Saturday, not tonight?
Yes, and today it's showing up correctly.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:01 AM   #49
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Glad its airing the same day as in the UK again!
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P.S. there is no difference between the UK and US versions of the episodes except that the US has commercials?
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I have RCN and they don't have BBC America HD yet (just the non-HD version).
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P.S. there is no difference between the UK and US versions of the episodes except that the US has commercials?
The first evening of airings (like the first 2 or 3), there's no difference.


Subsequent airings are severely chopped up. They're good enough for a casual viewer, but for a fan they're bollocks.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #53
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Subsequent airings are severely chopped up. They're good enough for a casual viewer, but for a fan they're bollocks.
How severely depending on the length of the original, which is not standard. I.e., where American shows are always the same length (having to fit into a one-hour slot with a pre-determined amount of commercials), the British shows can vary. As I noted earlier, I looked at two random Season 6 episodes, and they were 48 and 42 minutes long. The 48 would thus have about 6 minutes cut, and the 42 little if anything. Of course, that was a random sample of two; I have no idea how representative it is, but my vague memory is that's pretty typical. And season finales and premiers can run longer...an hour or even a squidge more.

Still, not really worth the gamble, is it? Just record it the first night.
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The other thing I like about the UK versions, no screen crawls.
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The first evening of airings (like the first 2 or 3), there's no difference.


Subsequent airings are severely chopped up. They're good enough for a casual viewer, but for a fan they're bollocks.
So as long as I record the 9PM showing on Saturday's I should be alright then.
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The other thing I like about the UK versions, no screen crawls.
... and supers, squeezes, and oversized channel bugs...
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... and supers, squeezes, and oversized channel bugs...
Yeah, I think I'll stick with the Magic Version...pristine, plus a few hours earlier.
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P.S. there is no difference between the UK and US versions of the episodes except that the US has commercials?
The US ones are not in a 1:20 time slot, it's in a 1 hr time slot. That means lots of stuff has to get cut to make time for the commercials.

I wish they were doing the longer time slot like last season. I'll have to see if I can find the uncut one somewhere. If they don't want people to pirate the stuff, they should show it full length and uncensored!
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The US ones are not in a 1:20 time slot, it's in a 1 hr time slot. That means lots of stuff has to get cut to make time for the commercials.
Depending on how long the original is.
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