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Old 30-06-2013, 18:58
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It's really quiet on the doctor who front. And the summer holidays haven't even started yet.
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:06
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Ho-ho, here we go. Get out the drinking game.

Who will be first to pull out the Moffat quote?
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:07
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If you live in America or Australia they're celebrating the 50th all year long.

But if you live in the country it comes from it looks like there'll probably be a week or two of stuff in November.
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:10
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Got my pedants hat on today!

thought we WERE going to be deluged with doctor who stuff.
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:27
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Well although there isn't any Who stuff on telly, in the world of Comics, Books, and Audios there is quite a lot of stuff. They release new ones each month for a different Doctor. Next month is Sylvester Mccoys Doctor. The Audios and Comics have a story arc ranging while the Books are separate stories by individual authors. They are good though nonetheless. Arc is not everything. I can say the Arc in the Comics has heated up this month so I'd give that a read if you can. I find it really exciting!
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:28
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Have you missed the Deluge of Doctor Who Rumours we've been getting for the last few weeks?


That's Doctor Who stuff.
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:39
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We've got ...

- Set visit from the Royals
- Proms 2013
- Comic-Con
- Annoucement of actor cast as the 12th Doctor

All of which to look forward to before November.
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Old 30-06-2013, 19:41
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2 specials, 1 docudrama, 1 chatty thing, 1 radio documentary, a special proms programme, special web extras with the potential for special BBC1 idents on the day, not to mention the convention, the merchandise range, the novel reprints the Big Finish special, the exclusive stamp sets, plus lots more stuff I haven't mentioned....

The 50th anniversary is being celebrated in more ways than you can count. This will become more obvio0us as the date itself approaches, wich is a far more appropriate time to celebrate the milestone, rather than now, 4 3/4 months early
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Old 30-06-2013, 20:04
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2 specials, 1 docudrama, 1 chatty thing, 1 radio documentary, a special proms programme, special web extras with the potential for special BBC1 idents on the day, not to mention the convention, the merchandise range, the novel reprints the Big Finish special, the exclusive stamp sets, plus lots more stuff I haven't mentioned....
Well, you can take out all the stuff you have to pay for to begin with.

And are you really trying to claim that the fact that they're only making two episodes of the actual TV series this year as being a sign of the Anniversary being celebrated properly?
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Old 30-06-2013, 20:06
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We've got ...

- Set visit from the Royals
- Proms 2013
- Comic-Con
- Annoucement of actor cast as the 12th Doctor

All of which to look forward to before November.
1) Would have happened whatever the year was and how does that do anything for us anyway?
2) There's been plenty of them before so not Anniversary specific.
3) Great if you're a rich and lucky American. (Plus they're there every year.)
4) Nothing to do with it being the Anniversary.
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Old 30-06-2013, 20:20
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We've got ...

- Set visit from the Royals
- Proms 2013
- Comic-Con
- Annoucement of actor cast as the 12th Doctor

All of which to look forward to before November.
Uh...which of those is actually an 'extra' for the anniversary?
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:01
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Don't forget the repeats of Marco Polo on BBC4!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:09
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We've got ...

- Set visit from the Royals
- Proms 2013
- Comic-Con
- Annoucement of actor cast as the 12th Doctor

All of which to look forward to before November.
How is the set visit going to benefit the fans?

As for the next two they occur on a regular basis and are not something special for the anniversary. Plus comic-con is in the US.

As for the 12th doctor, I really don't know why some fans think a regeneration story makes up for the lack of episodes. Also it is a coincidence that there will be a regeneration in the 50th year.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:07
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Well, you can take out all the stuff you have to pay for to begin with.

And are you really trying to claim that the fact that they're only making two episodes of the actual TV series this year as being a sign of the Anniversary being celebrated properly?
They only made one James Bond film to celebrate his 50th last year, and he's by far the more recognisable and influential global icon.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:12
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... and let's not forget all the Dr Who tat, I mean merchandise that's being produced to celebrate/cash in on the anniversary.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:31
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This is the attitude I so hate among "fans" Grow a set and learn to enjoy what we have, which is plenty.

Apparently this attitude of mine means I am not a fan at all, and shouldn't think of myself as one.

In that case keep your fandom cos I dont want it.
Funny I don't see anybody here behaving that way.

The only thing I see is yet another person who thinks any criticism needs to be shouted down at every oportunity. You might want to think about why it bothers you so much that not everybody feels the same way about things that you do. Is it something that carries over into the "real world" as well? Constantly screaming at people won't get you far in life.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:35
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Don't forget the repeats of Marco Polo on BBC4!
I wish!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:58
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Fans are ungrateful berks. Witless servants of the thing upstairs.

"BERK...FEED ME"
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:00
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No, what I see is the same old same old argument over and over again.

"There's hardly anything going on for the 50th anniversary"
"yes there is, convention, merch, books, radio, 2 specials, documentary,..."
"most of that stuff doesnt count!"
"why not? It's all Doctor Who, and the majority of it has been planned as part of a blanket of DW related media for the 50th anniversary"
"Cos nothing except new episodes of the series counts as REAL doctor who thats why! "
"But some people think..."
"sod some people, most people agree with me cos I say so. This so-called anniversary isnt being celebrated properly at all and its a disgrace."
"but perhaps making a new series wasn't feasible because... "
"oh yes it was! Neither of us know the real facts, but let's pretend that I do and you dont for a moment because that means I can argue that a full series in 2012 was perfectly do-able and they didnt make one because Moffat was too lazy and the crew couldnt be bothered. It's all a disgraceful attempt to cancel the series!"
"but"
"But arguing with me means you cant accept my opinion!"
"your opinions are based on your own assumption that you alone know all the facts and can therefore verify your hyberbolic statements about how the show is being driven into the ground when the ratings AI and soforth show that it actually isn't."

... over and over again.
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:19
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Don't forget the repeats of Marco Polo on BBC4!
I'm afraid that's been downgraded now to the sound of Marcus Wilson sucking a Polo on Radio 4.
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:24
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"There's hardly anything going on for the 50th anniversary"
"yes there is, convention, merch, books, radio, 2 specials, documentary,..."
"most of that stuff doesnt count!"
"why not? It's all Doctor Who, and the majority of it has been planned as part of a blanket of DW related media for the 50th anniversary"
"Cos nothing except new episodes of the series counts as REAL doctor who thats why! "
"But some people think..."
"sod some people, most people agree with me cos I say so. This so-called anniversary isnt being celebrated properly at all and its a disgrace."
"but perhaps making a new series wasn't feasible because... "
"oh yes it was! Neither of us know the real facts, but let's pretend that I do and you dont for a moment because that means I can argue that a full series in 2012 was perfectly do-able and they didnt make one because Moffat was too lazy and the crew couldnt be bothered. It's all a disgraceful attempt to cancel the series!"
"but"
"But arguing with me means you cant accept my opinion!"
"your opinions are based on your own assumption that you alone know all the facts and can therefore verify your hyberbolic statements about how the show is being driven into the ground when the ratings AI and soforth show that it actually isn't."
And there you go again, having to make up arguments because what people are actually saying doesn't match up with the drooling, ranting and raving that's happening inside your head.

Pathetic really.
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:44
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No, what I see is the same old same old argument over and over again.

"There's hardly anything going on for the 50th anniversary"
"yes there is, convention, merch, books, radio, 2 specials, documentary,..."
"most of that stuff doesnt count!"
"why not? It's all Doctor Who, and the majority of it has been planned as part of a blanket of DW related media for the 50th anniversary"
"Cos nothing except new episodes of the series counts as REAL doctor who thats why! "
"But some people think..."
"sod some people, most people agree with me cos I say so. This so-called anniversary isnt being celebrated properly at all and its a disgrace."
"but perhaps making a new series wasn't feasible because... "
"oh yes it was! Neither of us know the real facts, but let's pretend that I do and you dont for a moment because that means I can argue that a full series in 2012 was perfectly do-able and they didnt make one because Moffat was too lazy and the crew couldnt be bothered. It's all a disgraceful attempt to cancel the series!"
"but"
"But arguing with me means you cant accept my opinion!"
"your opinions are based on your own assumption that you alone know all the facts and can therefore verify your hyberbolic statements about how the show is being driven into the ground when the ratings AI and soforth show that it actually isn't."

... over and over again.
Goodness knows there's been enough threads on this sort of subject, but I've never seen the argument presented as you have there Davros.

I have no idea why we've had less episodes of actual Doctor Who this year and last. There's been lots of theories and rumours but they will forever remain as just that unless we get some juicy leaks or someone publishes a nice hardbacked book about it all.

But what I would have preferred is for the BBC could have been more upfront and honest about things as they were about the gap year in 2009, instead of giving misleading PR statements. I think you would have found a lot less people complaining if they had adopted that approach.

For whatever reasons the current production team seem to have trouble producing 14 episodes a year. Maybe it's because the show is now shot in HD, which adds complications to the filming process, whereas it wasn't for most of RTD's era. Perhaps they can only produce a full series every 18 months? But I just wish they would find a number of episodes they can realistically create each year and stick to that rather than all this shuffling around in schedules and mid series breaks etc.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:03
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Uh...which of those is actually an 'extra' for the anniversary?
Didn't say they were.

It's just stuff to look forward to.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:12
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Didn't say they were.

It's just stuff to look forward to.
So how is the anniversary year any different to any other year?

The only thing that would've made it interesting for me was the recovery of classic Who episodes, but that doesn't seem to be happening now and the rest of it is just a damp squib. The Hartnell drama I'm looking forward to, but the 50th anniversary episode? Not really.
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Old 01-07-2013, 14:16
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Goodness knows there's been enough threads on this sort of subject, but I've never seen the argument presented as you have there Davros.

I have no idea why we've had less episodes of actual Doctor Who this year and last. There's been lots of theories and rumours but they will forever remain as just that unless we get some juicy leaks or someone publishes a nice hardbacked book about it all.

But what I would have preferred is for the BBC could have been more upfront and honest about things as they were about the gap year in 2009, instead of giving misleading PR statements. I think you would have found a lot less people complaining if they had adopted that approach.

For whatever reasons the current production team seem to have trouble producing 14 episodes a year. Maybe it's because the show is now shot in HD, which adds complications to the filming process, whereas it wasn't for most of RTD's era. Perhaps they can only produce a full series every 18 months? But I just wish they would find a number of episodes they can realistically create each year and stick to that rather than all this shuffling around in schedules and mid series breaks etc.
The ridiculous hyperbole that spews from the BBC and Moffat's gob just annoys people, tbh. You can't promise people a feast and then serve up a bit of mouldy bread and not expect a sense of disappointment.
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