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Old 06-03-2013, 14:38
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The BBC are leaving it a little late to kick the advertising campaign into gear aren't they? For series 6 part a, part b, and series 7, the trailer was released over a month before the eventual transmission of the series - so where is it now?
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:39
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Probably will air next week or during Comic Relief.
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:40
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Probably will air next week or during Comic Relief.
That's half the length of the usual advertising campaign - maybe they're sending doctor who to die so they can justify cancelling it next year.
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:42
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Technically we had it at Christmas. It's a different set-up to previous series.

We usually get trailers for the first episode back up to two weeks for transmission. So I'm expecting something next week.

6b had comic-con to push it along. I don't particularly feel lacking in the promo department - but I know others feel differently. Teasers are running on BBC One in the meantime to remind viewers that it's coming back.
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:47
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That's half the length of the usual advertising campaign - maybe they're sending doctor who to die so they can justify cancelling it next year.
Er, no.

Trailers for new programmes do usually air two weeks before transmission and we've already been getting promotional pictures, information about the 50th filming etc.

This show is too big a money maker for the BBC to want to instantly cancel.
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:48
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Technically we had it at Christmas. It's a different set-up to previous series.

We usually get trailers for the first episode back up to two weeks for transmission. So I'm expecting something next week.

6b had comic-con to push it along. I don't particularly feel lacking in the promo department - but I know others feel differently. Teasers are running on BBC One in the meantime to remind viewers that it's coming back.
Even 6b had a bespoke trailer a month before release - and usually we get a trailer at christmas then a launch trailer closer to transmission for the spring series, case in point:

series 6a christmas trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpe1Ywz8azM

series 6a launch trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vIsQ25Krq8
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:51
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I imagine the 7b trailer coming out at the weekend to tie in with BBC Three's rerun of 7a which kicks off on Saturday
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:57
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It's had a trailer, hasn't it? After the Christmas one. And they've released photos of monsters etc from the new episodes. And several pages in the Radio Times along with groovy free postcards. I should think the on screen blitz will start a fortnight before episode one.

In 2010 they did all sorts such as posters on buses and billboards and cinema trailers. It was amazing to see the show given that much promotion. but this year I would think they will save that sort of thing for the anniversary celebrations , after series 7b has aired. Series 7b airing will be a good opportunity to market the anniversary.
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:59
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I imagine the 7b trailer coming out at the weekend to tie in with BBC Three's rerun of 7a which kicks off on Saturday
Does it? Good. I really enjoyed 7a. And I need to resolve the Amy/Rory dating controversy.
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Old 06-03-2013, 15:05
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So short answer; it's not here yet.

But I stand by the above, we haven't had a Christmas mid-season before.
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Old 06-03-2013, 15:16
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There was a teaser on BBC One in the last few minutes. After Only Fools and Horses - "DW" emblem and "March 30," theme tune in the background. First of many, I'm sure!
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Old 06-03-2013, 15:16
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So short answer; it's not here yet.

But I stand by the above, we haven't had a Christmas mid-season before.
Yep. There's plenty of time for trailer blitzes. in any case I think a short blitz for a couple of weeks is less boring than incessant mentions yonks in advance.

In other words, blitzkriegs are best done in short sharp shocks. The Luftwaffe will attest to this.
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Old 06-03-2013, 15:17
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Even 6b had a bespoke trailer a month before release - and usually we get a trailer at christmas then a launch trailer closer to transmission for the spring series, case in point:

series 6a christmas trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpe1Ywz8azM

series 6a launch trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vIsQ25Krq8
And the 6a Launch trailer came out on March 30th, ~3 weeks before Series 6a Started and we're still over 3 weeks away from the start of 7b.
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Old 06-03-2013, 15:45
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There's been so many stories and speculation over the anniversary projects that I wouldn't be surprised if they don't quite feel as much pressure as usual to remind people.
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Old 06-03-2013, 15:46
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Yep. There's plenty of time for trailer blitzes. in any case I think a short blitz for a couple of weeks is less boring than incessant mentions yonks in advance.

In other words, blitzkriegs are best done in short sharp shocks. The Luftwaffe will attest to this.
Hello Series 7a Trailer, seven months before transmission.
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Old 06-03-2013, 15:51
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did anyone see Call the Midwife recently, one of the nun's was given a drum as a present and she said a change is gonna come or something like that. I bet she met The Doctor.
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Old 06-03-2013, 16:01
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did anyone see Call the Midwife recently, one of the nun's was given a drum as a present and she said a change is gonna come or something like that. I bet she met The Doctor.
and this has what to do with the topic exactly?
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Old 06-03-2013, 16:06
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and this has what to do with the topic exactly?
don't you start all that again.

I am of the opinion that there may be clues in other programmes as to what the Doctor will be up to. (Well I like to think so but I could be wrong)
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Old 06-03-2013, 17:58
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Does it? Good. I really enjoyed 7a. And I need to resolve the Amy/Rory dating controversy.

Married not dating...
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:20
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Doubtless we'll be getting one within the next week or two. I hope they do another excellent full length trailer with some TSFH music just to get me in the mood for some more Doctor Who.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:00
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don't you start all that again.

I am of the opinion that there may be clues in other programmes as to what the Doctor will be up to. (Well I like to think so but I could be wrong)
I think you'll find what you're doing there is: pareidolia.

The Doctor even mentioned it himself - about humans creating patterns from random things, but I can't off the top of my head remember it...

Moff will categorically not be allowing clues in other shows he has no control over, and are written by others at vastly different times.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:24
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I think you'll find what you're doing there is: pareidolia.
no I'm not doing that.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:53
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The Doctor even mentioned it himself - about humans creating patterns from random things, but I can't off the top of my head remember it...
The 8th Doctor: I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren't there.
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Old 06-03-2013, 22:12
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I think you'll find what you're doing there is: pareidolia.
Or maybe you've just falsely perceived pareidolia to be occurring? Etc, etc.
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Old 06-03-2013, 22:31
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Or maybe you've just falsely perceived pareidolia to be occurring? Etc, etc.
Pareidolia is an invention of the lizard government to discredit those who have genuinely uncovered artefacts and truths about the actual nature of world governance.
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