Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

day of the doctor to be shared with one direction


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2013, 23:35
adams66
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: uk
Posts: 1,761

My daughter, a big Who fan, is also a fan of boyband One Direction and she tells me that they have announced that 23 November will be known as 1D Day. 1D will be playing live, and streaming their concert and other goodies all day, in a 7 hour day-long event.

Bugger.

I suspect that the audiences won't cross over that much but I bet Moffat and the team are a bit miffed that 1D's Big Day will certainly take a chunk of the available publicity and promotion that day. I wouldn't be surprised if Simon Cowell, a staunch ITV man, has chosen this date deliberately to take some of the gloss of The Day Of The Doctor. Doctor Who's 50th anniversary is a fixed point in time... surely 1D could have chosen any other day?

...edit... just seen Corwin's post saying much the same thing over on the spoilers thread.
adams66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 05-10-2013, 01:03
DiscoP
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,146
One Direction day? Seriously? Oh why can't they just s*d off!
DiscoP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 01:05
TEDR
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,183
...edit... just seen Corwin's post saying much the same thing over on the spoilers thread.
Because One Direction go quite some way towards spoiling reality?
TEDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 01:12
Grisonaut
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 854
If only Dr Who had some fangirls..
Grisonaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 01:45
Callous
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,195
1D aren't sharing the day...

Stealing, usurping, infecting, infesting,smothering,..are all far more suitable words.

It's down right anti-British of them.
Callous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 01:59
CoalHillJanitor
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,905
1D aren't sharing the day...

Stealing, usurping, infecting, infesting,smothering,..are all far more suitable words.

It's down right anti-British of them.
It is. A day that should unite all pop culture lovers and these muppets are sowing division.
CoalHillJanitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 02:11
ShootyDogThing
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,057
I think Doctor Who's better off without their audience anyway...
ShootyDogThing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 03:22
Benjamin Sisko
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Deep Space Nine
Posts: 1,450
Almost all of One Direction's UK fans are fans of the X-Factor. The only victim here is the X-Factor's ratings, which will take a much larger blow than DW if it comes to a 1D fan mass exodus.
Benjamin Sisko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 03:22
Shoppy
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 986
I think Doctor Who's better off without their audience anyway...
Well that's okay then, They preferred the show under Russell
Shoppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 03:24
Abomination
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,409
Quite shocked at how much of a response this is getting from people to be honest.

Yes, November 23rd is a special day for Doctor Who fans. Meanwhile the rest of the world still goes on, and there are other things that will happen that day. That will include ITV trying to find something to put up against the anniversary...if you don't like 1D then fine, you have a wonderful anniversary episode to look forward to that day. The world can't just stop for Doctor Who.

For the record, I hate One Direction.
Abomination is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 04:19
CoalHillJanitor
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,905
Quite shocked at how much of a response this is getting from people to be honest.

Yes, November 23rd is a special day for Doctor Who fans. Meanwhile the rest of the world still goes on, and there are other things that will happen that day. That will include ITV trying to find something to put up against the anniversary...if you don't like 1D then fine, you have a wonderful anniversary episode to look forward to that day. The world can't just stop for Doctor Who.

For the record, I hate One Direction.
Of course, some of us could be extracting the Michael.
CoalHillJanitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 04:28
Abomination
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,409
On here, some... but not all.

Elsewhere... the sense of entitlement is running high in fandom tonight.
Abomination is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 05:12
JCR
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Posts: 13,859
Almost all of One Direction's UK fans are fans of the X-Factor. The only victim here is the X-Factor's ratings, which will take a much larger blow than DW if it comes to a 1D fan mass exodus.
It's been suggested before that TXF isn't running 23/11; this is presumably the replacement.
JCR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:11
Talma
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,204
Considering it's also a day off the JFK 50th anniversary I imagine there's a few things being shown about that as well, it'll be interesting.
Talma is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:31
andy1231
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,024
1 Direction - aren't they a bunch of school kids pretending to be musicians ? Oh they can't be musicians because all they do is prance about and sing (BADLY) to a backing track. Who (no pun) cares what they get up to, I always switch over when they appear on TV.
andy1231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:36
adams66
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: uk
Posts: 1,761
It's been suggested before that TXF isn't running 23/11; this is presumably the replacement.
Wouldn't be surprised at this.

I don't blame ITV for trying to find something ultra popular to run against TDOTD - that's what they do. And of course the world goes on regardless of the Who anniversary. No sense of entitlement at all from me.

It's more that I feel that the press and publicity machine will be split rather more than usual and Who's big celebration may lose out a bit to 1D, who, like them or not, are arguably the biggest pop stars in the world right now. Certainly their rabid fans make the most loopy Doctor Who fans look almost normal!!

And yes, I imagine that there be will a fair amount of programming / press coverage of the JFK assassination too. It'll be a busy weekend.
adams66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 09:42
Eighth Doctor
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The TARDIS
Posts: 656
Who are One Direction? Any good?
Eighth Doctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 09:54
TheSilentFez
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: In the corner of your eye...
Posts: 8,399
I don't imagine Doctor Who would be popular amongst the sort of people who like One Direction. Obviously, there will be some who'll have to chose between watching the Golden Anniversary of a great show and a bunch of people singing songs, but on the whole I don't think Doctor Who will lose many viewers because of a boy band.
TheSilentFez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:13
rwebster
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,075
I don't imagine Doctor Who would be popular amongst the sort of people who like One Direction.
What - children!? Big crossover!

The main thing, is that this is an online event. It's not going to take the TV out of commission - the kids can watch their teeny pop bollocks on the laptop while the adults watch Doctor Who. It's still a spiteful bit of cockjousting, though - a very obvious attempt at stealing Doctor Who's thunder, which hasn't done anything to remedy Simon Cowell's slappability.
rwebster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:29
Pink Knight
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6,436
If I only had two options, watching One Direction or a test card the test card would still win.
Pink Knight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:50
mossy2103
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 57,785
Who are One Direction?
Some talent-limited pop boy band for kiddies.

Any good?
No.
mossy2103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 11:05
Benjamin Sisko
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Deep Space Nine
Posts: 1,450
I severely doubt that a live stream would send ratings plunging. Even if ITV aired it directly against DW, DW would still beat it if only because of parents who can't stand the gits.
Benjamin Sisko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 13:45
MinkytheDog
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,222
I didn't fight in two world wars....

No really, I didn't.
MinkytheDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 14:43
DICKENS99
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,082
I didn't fight in two world wars....

No really, I didn't.
And 70 years later we have One Direction...

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

I'm blaming you for this.
DICKENS99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 16:45
RememberMeWhen
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 394
Yeah good luck One Direction, we'll see who's still calling it 'One Direction Day' in 50 more years time.
RememberMeWhen is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 20:43.