Doctor Who in the US?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ManOfSteele, May 27, 2005.

  1. edc

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    Following up myself, it has been confirmed the Canada-only release is indeed coming on Valentine's Day! :)

    The BBC have some fun with the SF sale at the official DW site.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/

    The US release on July 4 may be a bit cheaper than the $88+ shipping to import the Canadian, but I'm willing to spend a bit more and not have to wait!

    However, even with the DVDs, the ratings are important, so Sci-Fi picks up the option, and we get series two sometime this year...
     
  2. bicker

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    I just saw a promo for Doctor Who to be broadcast on BBC America this Fall.
     
  3. Sherminator

    Sherminator ɹǝs∩ pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝᴚ

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    www.scifi.com says Sept 29 for series 2.

    David Tennant will take a little bit of getting used to, but it will be worth the effort.
     
  4. bicker

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    It's going to be weird having the program on two channels at the same time. I assume BBC America is showing Series 1, first.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Huh?
     
  6. Bill Reeves

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    BBC America will be showing the Christopher Eccleston episodes from 2005, starting in November. They just started showing promos this week. Apparently they will be uncut -- well, still with commercials, but no material will be cut from the broadcast -- some of the episodes were cut slightly when they were broadcast on Sci Fi earlier this year. Info from the "thisweekindoctorwho" Yahoo Group.

    Sci Fi will be showing the David Tennant episodes from 2006, starting in late September.
     
  7. JimSpence

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    I'm waiting for the 2007 series to start. Then it will be time to fire up Azureus.:)
     
  8. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I wish somebody would start airing the old, old episodes. Rebadge them as Doctor Who Classic or something to differentiate between them and the new series. I don't care how cheesey they look nowadays.
     
  9. tibruk

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    Maryland Public Tv is airing the classic Dr Who shows on Saturday nights at midnight. They finally started on the Tom Baker series two weeks ago. Last saturday they aired Ark in Space.

    Tibruk
     
  10. Bill Reeves

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    The BBC just recently made the old series available again for broadcasters to buy -- they had taken it off the market when the new series started up in order to increase demand for the Doctor.

    A few PBS stations have picked up the old episodes, but just a few. Here's the list right now -- again, info courtesy of the Yahoo group "thisweekindoctorwho" -- there's a guy who keeps track of all this stuff and sends out email every Wednesday with info on where the Doctor can be seen around the world, it's a good resource, check it out -- OK, plug over, here's the list:

    Maryland Public TV
    WCET Cincinnati, starting October 7
    Iowa Public TV
    KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA

    That is all for right now. Write your local PBS station and ask them to bring back the Doctor!
     
  11. SnakeEyes

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    Christmas Invasion is being given an hour and a half running time.. I guess since the show was a full 60 minutes on BBC. Cutting 18 minutes from the show would not have been wise
     
  12. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I was hoping that's how they were going to get around that.
     
  13. Warren

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    sweet.

    so sci fi will start showing S2 spet 29

    and BBCA will show series one in nov?
     
  14. Sherminator

    Sherminator ɹǝs∩ pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝᴚ

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    But BBC America will most likely cut the show, as they did with Life On Mars :(
     
  15. pagesincolor

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    Just thought you might like to know. I don't think it will be the complete episode though, since there will be commercials. It will probably also be aired at 11PM on the same day, as the SciFi Channel has been in the habit of repeating the broadcasts of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis both at 8, 9PM and at later times on Friday nights, starting after Painkiller Jane is over at 11PM.
     
  16. bicker

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    Actually two episodes were to be broadcast. I suspect my TiVo's got them recorded for me.
     
  17. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Just like series here in the US, Doctor Who episodes are 42-45 minutes long. Plenty of time to add commercials (ugh).
     

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