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Old 06-03-2013, 19:32
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Caro Skinner: "It. Will. Be. Big.

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/50th-annive...-big-45977.htm
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Old 06-03-2013, 19:39
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Skaro Cinner? Run!
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:04
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I hadn't heard about Mark Eden playing the controller in Adventure in Space and Time. Good old Marco Polo!
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:05
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Caro Skinner: "It. Will. Be. Big.

And you'd have expected her to play it down
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:57
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Guess what's also filming that week.....

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s129/...n-freeman.html
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:40
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Thank you, CD93.
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:55
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Isn't Sherlock filming in a couple of weeks too?
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:17
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Sherlock is actually (according to GB) filming the same day as the 50th anniversary. The first two stories of Series 3 are being done, then there's a break for Cumberbatch and Freeman for their other projects and then filming for the S3 finale later in the year.
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:19
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And you'd have expected her to play it down
Do you actually like Doctor Who? All I ever read on here from you is snarky criticism of the show itself, the writer, the producers, the promotion of it and the BBC itself. Seems a bit odd.

Although you labelled me a 'precious fan boy' in another thread I have in fact many times had some constructive criticism of the show and even Moffat. But ultimately I love it dearly. You seem to actively get angry about nearly all elements of it.
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:11
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Do you actually like Doctor Who? All I ever read on here from you is snarky criticism of the show itself, the writer, the producers, the promotion of it and the BBC itself. Seems a bit odd.

Although you labelled me a 'precious fan boy' in another thread I have in fact many times had some constructive criticism of the show and even Moffat. But ultimately I love it dearly. You seem to actively get angry about nearly all elements of it.

saladfingers... I love that you always say what everyone is thinking... on the money again.
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:13
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saladfingers... I love that you always say what everyone is thinking... on the money again.
Haha. I am sure most would disagree but thank you anyway! I just don't get it. Each to their own though.
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:17
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Haha. I am sure most would disagree but thank you anyway! I just don't get it. Each to their own though.
Ok you say what I'm thinking.

regardless, I'm a big spoiler fan... love a good spoiler but I'm thinking about the 50th and I want to be more than blown away... hope I can kick my spoiler addiction but I doubt it... I love looking out for the tiny details she sometimes we get tipped off to those via spoilers and interviews with the production team et al.
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:34
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Ok you say what I'm thinking.

regardless, I'm a big spoiler fan... love a good spoiler but I'm thinking about the 50th and I want to be more than blown away... hope I can kick my spoiler addiction but I doubt it... I love looking out for the tiny details she sometimes we get tipped off to those via spoilers and interviews with the production team et al.
I know what you mean. I feel almost spoiler starved! With only a matter of weeks to go this second half of seven months plus the anniversary are full of mystery.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:45
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Do you actually like Doctor Who? All I ever read on here from you is snarky criticism of the show itself, the writer, the producers, the promotion of it and the BBC itself. Seems a bit odd.

Although you labelled me a 'precious fan boy' in another thread I have in fact many times had some constructive criticism of the show and even Moffat. But ultimately I love it dearly. You seem to actively get angry about nearly all elements of it.

Yeah, you really need to get over it and move on with your life.

Here's how it is from my point of view: I say what I feel like saying at the time about whatever the subject is. Sometimes it will be a serious point, sometimes something stupid and sure, sometimes it might be barbed. I don't have an agenda and I'm not trying to make friends (nor enemies for that matter). If the things I've said lately are mostly negative then so be it. It's what I think. I don't know how long you have been posting here; I don't follow what you write, as you seemingly do with me. If you hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't even remember it was you who I called a 'fanboy', or whatever it was that you have a grudge about. So I don't know how many of my posts you've actually seen but I've actually posted here on and off for a fair while now and I've had many positive things to say. I was particularly active in threads about the classic series, which I've spoken passionately about. I like the new series too, particularly the Matt Smith / Steven Moffat era, if you need to know.

My opinions lately are that the 50th anniversary is being exploited as a commercial event without there actually appearing to be much content to back it up (maybe I will turn out to be wrong on this; I hope I am because I enjoy watching Doctor Who). If it seems that is all I am concerned with then that is because it has been the predominant topic of discussion lately, or the only topic I feel I have something different to say about. What you will never see me doing is just posting 'what he said'. If dozens of people are saying it already then what is the point of me chiming in with the same thing? It's just one more post for people to trawl through. So I guess I do mostly tend to post if I disagree about something. That is actually called discussion and is in fact the purpose of a discussion forum. Often, in fact, this dissent will take the form of me praising something largely criticized; check out my opinions in the 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship' thread for example.

Apparently you're particularly sensitive and took my post personally but I'm not going to apologize for my posting style. It amuses me to pass 15 minutes here and there on a discussion forum about a topic I'm interested in. It means nothing to me beyond that. I don't even remember most of what I write. So you really are better off letting it go because believe me, whilst you are gnashing and raging I'm not even thinking about it I believe I got called a 'shrew' here the other day; I laughed it off. I don't know them and they don't know me; who cares? Instead of just complaining about how nasty I am or how appalling my opinions or how undedicated my fan worship is why don't you try the route of disproving what I say with facts? Show me how I'm wrong so I either have to face up to it or leave the forum in embarrassment at the rashness of my brashly stated opinions.

Here's some information: this year marks the 50th anniversary of the broadcast of the first episode of Doctor Who. The BBC has not filmed a series of Doctor Who for this year. They are filming a 'special' edition of the show to broadcast on the anniversary. We don't know how many episodes this 'special' will span, save that it has only ever officially been referred to in the singular. If we very optimistically predict 3 or 4 we are still massively down on a 'normal' year of Doctor Who.

If Doctor Who is so loved and valued by the BBC why have they chosen not to finance it this year? They have officially stated that the Doctor Who anniversary is one of the key 'events' that they are basing this year's schedules around... but again, mention of a new series, actual content, is conspicuously absent. Can we infer from this that it is simply a case that they could not afford it? Two points to make about this:

Firstly, if it's true then just come out and say it. As a viewer (fan if you prefer) of the show I would like information or at least an acknowledgment of the issue.

Secondly, can we really assume it's true given that:

What we do actually have announced so far is numerous things for those interested in Doctor Who to buy or pay for. In fact, although these things are justified as being in 'celebration' of the anniversary similar merchandise is released every year and there was a convention just last year of course. So the BBC appears to make a lot of money out of the Doctor Who brand. Now, this may be 'BBC Worldwide' who makes this money, and I don't have a problem with it in itself, but I do take exception to this kind of asset mining when the BBC is neglecting it's professed duty to actually produce television content for the mass audience using these same assets. They are not serving the public. Their own statements about the importance of the Doctor Who brand, the level of hype they are building about the 50th anniversary, the continually high viewing figures and the worldwide sales of Doctor Who all serve to defeat any claim they may theoretically make that they don't believe the public would care for a series of Doctor Who this year. Given that, why aren't they making one? If their system doesn't allow that the money they make from Doctor Who goes towards producing Doctor Who then it should be changed so that it can.

Why, as a viewer (fan if you prefer) should I be happy with this or have anything positive to say about this? Particularly when the BBC has chosen not to be candid with the facts of the matter and instead leave it as the elephant in the room that does not get mentioned by anyone involved in making the show. If you want tread on eggshells feel free to do so; I believe that change is affected in things you are passionate about by actually saying something about it and being critical if necessary.

Finally, this is not criticism of the people who make Doctor Who; I routinely defend them from idiotic and spurious assumptions such as 'Moffat will just pick the Doctors he likes for the anniversary special'. This is criticism of the people who commission (or don't) Doctor Who.

I watch and enjoy this show just as much as you do and your failure to appreciate that just gives more credence, in my mind, to my previous 'precious fanboy' interpretation that apparently offended you so deeply.

This is my last word on the subject personally directed towards you by the way, so there is little point in you personally addressing me any further. I only post relevant to the topic and will not read this thread again. Feel free to send me a personal message if you have more to say; I don't read them anyway. Or you can always chase me across the forum with your grudge if it pleases you, I guess. I'll try and remember who you are (I won't)

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:01
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saladfingers - I got almost the exact same essay when I pointed out a hypocritical pair of posts he made. Paranoid nonsense about bearing grudges just because I had remembered a post he made about an hour prior. All that tosh about not even remembering what he himself had posted. Another one of those people who demand the right to "say what they think" (ie rude things about other people) in the name of free speech and "discussion" , but get very touchy if anyone gives them a taste of their own medicine.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:23
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saladfingers - I got almost the exact same essay when I pointed out a hypocritical pair of posts he made. Paranoid nonsense about bearing grudges just because I had remembered a post he made about an hour prior. All that tosh about not even remembering what he himself had posted. Another one of those people who demand the right to "say what they think" (ie rude things about other people) in the name of free speech and "discussion" , but get very touchy if anyone gives them a taste of their own medicine.
Completely insane!
I cant even begin to take apart the ridiculousness of it (and to he honest I barely even skim read most of it) but I did see that I have been asked not to engage anymore with that poster a request I will gladly acquiesce with from now on.
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Old 09-03-2013, 15:45
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I nearly choked in my cuppa after having read the Cox/Dicks debate in another thread. Does she follow these forums by any chance?
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Old 09-03-2013, 22:30
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The 'other projects' Benedict and Martin are doing between episodes involve dragons and hobbits!
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Old 10-03-2013, 15:37
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saladfingers - I got almost the exact same essay when I pointed out a hypocritical pair of posts he made. Paranoid nonsense about bearing grudges just because I had remembered a post he made about an hour prior. All that tosh about not even remembering what he himself had posted. Another one of those people who demand the right to "say what they think" (ie rude things about other people) in the name of free speech and "discussion" , but get very touchy if anyone gives them a taste of their own medicine.
He actually threatened to report me to the mods when I said something he didn't like. That's how much he ignores other posters remarks and laughs them off.

The 'other projects' Benedict and Martin are doing between episodes involve dragons and hobbits!
I thought the dragons and hobbits thing had finished filming?
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Old 10-03-2013, 15:42
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I thought the dragons and hobbits thing had finished filming?
Then it was split in to three films after principle production originally finished
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Old 10-03-2013, 15:50
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I thought the dragons and hobbits thing had finished filming?
They haven't done the Silmarilion yet. Must be a trio of blockbusters to be gleaned from that. Then Tom Bombadils songbook and, no doubt, JRR's Shopping Lists after that.
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Old 10-03-2013, 15:51
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Then it was split in to three films after principle production originally finished
Yes, I know - two more to look forward to.
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Old 10-03-2013, 17:02
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They haven't done the Silmarilion yet. Must be a trio of blockbusters to be gleaned from that. Then Tom Bombadils songbook and, no doubt, JRR's Shopping Lists after that.
Christopher Tolkien has vowed to never release the rights any film versions of anything the estate currently owns, and often said he regrets the sale of any previous rights in the past by his father. The only thing the studios own is The Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, and the Appendices, so no Silmarilion.
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Old 10-03-2013, 17:13
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Regrets the sale of previous rights?! Ungrateful got! After everything Jackson has done for the Tolkein legacy! Amazing.
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Old 11-03-2013, 00:19
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Regrets the sale of previous rights?! Ungrateful got! After everything Jackson has done for the Tolkein legacy! Amazing.
Ah! But Jackson totally misrepresented Glorfindel and took diabolical liberties with the presence of Elves at Helm's Deep. How the man sleeps at night is beyond me.
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