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Allyn Gibson February 11 2013 09:18 PM

3-D Anniversary Special
 
The BBC announced an Anniversary Special in 3D today.

It's unclear if this is the special filming in April or if this is a separate special.

If it is the special filming in April, the post-production work to make it 3D would make sense of why it's filming so early.

Lonemagpie February 11 2013 09:24 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
It's the hour-long one filming in April

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2013/02/11/doct...will-be-in-3d/

not having 3D or any interest in it, big fucking deal - I'm still puzzling over why they're wasting money on a simulcast for the 17 people in the UK who *have* 3D tellies instead of making either more or longer fucking episodes for the other umpteen fucking millions of us!

Allyn Gibson February 11 2013 09:33 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
The BBC article wasn't clear since it was talking otherwise about new commissions, while the anniversary special was commissioned with series 7. :)

I'm trying to wrap my mind around the idea of a cash-strapped BBC wasting money on a 3-D television special. This news does make sense of the many oddities surrounding it -- why it's only an hour (so there's less film and less FX to deal with), why it's filming in April (long post-production time).

I have the fear that it's going to be more of a showcase for the world of Doctor Who in 3-D (the console room, Daleks, that sort of thing) than an actual story, though.

Lonemagpie February 11 2013 09:42 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
TBH, the delays and shrinking seasons have left me not caring any more. I'll enjoy it when it's on, but...

At least Game Of Thrones is back at Easter as well, so the year's TV isn't a total loss.

Turbo February 11 2013 09:42 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
Unbelievable. Yes, let's waste money on a stunt instead of producing an actual 90-minute special or more episodes of the series.

StCoop February 11 2013 09:43 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
So just to be clear the 50th Anniversary Special is..."Dimensions in Time II".

Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Mr Awe February 11 2013 09:46 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
Dang, if the story is shorter because it's in 3D, that sucks!

Mr Awe

Sindatur February 11 2013 10:29 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
So, for those of us who are ignorant about 3D TV, if you don't have a 3D TV, it will have no effect on you right? No distortion or degradation of qualty if veiwed on a regular TV?

Also, do 3D TVs really work? Do you actually see a 3D effect?

And yea, if they only made it 1hr, so they could afford to 3D it, that really sucks. I guess it's future proofed, but, man, what a bummer.

Samurai8472 February 11 2013 10:39 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
I don't want to see Matt Smith's face zooming straight to me.

OmahaStar February 11 2013 10:43 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
Quote:

Sindatur wrote: (Post 7670863)
So, for those of us who are ignorant about 3D TV, if you don't have a 3D TV, it will have no effect on you right? No distortion or degradation of qualty if veiwed on a regular TV?

Also, do 3D TVs really work? Do you actually see a 3D effect?

And yea, if they only made it 1hr, so they could afford to 3D it, that really sucks. I guess it's future proofed, but, man, what a bummer.

Go into your local Best Buy and they have 3D sets on display. They look like shit. Then you put the glasses on ... Oh, btw, you generally get one pair of glasses with it, and extras are $150 per pair.

Unless you are at the "sweet spot" exactly the right distance away, and not off to the side by so much as a centemeter, it looks sort of 3d-ish. If you're trying to watch it with someone else, neither will have a good experience watching.

The technology isn't there, the tv screens are too small, and it's basically full of suckitude.

To pay the outrageous amount of money it will cost to produce this sucker in 3D for the tiny amount of the audience who actually has the ability to watch it ... well, frankly, it's insane.

StCoop February 11 2013 10:48 PM

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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 7670908)
To pay the outrageous amount of money it will cost to produce this sucker in 3D for the tiny amount of the audience who actually has the ability to watch it ... well, frankly, it's insane.

They're also going to be showing it in cinemas, thereby getting people in the UK who've already paid for it via the License Fee to pay for it again.

Ka-ching!

Mr Awe February 11 2013 11:07 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
Paying for a 60 minute TV episode, well I never!

DalekJim February 11 2013 11:12 PM

Re: 3-D Anniversary Special
 
I'm one of the biggest Doctor Who fans in the world. But I doubt even I'll ever bother watching this in 3d.

Oh, and I agree it should be 90 minutes.

OmahaStar February 11 2013 11:48 PM

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Mr Awe wrote: (Post 7671004)
Paying for a 60 minute TV episode, well I never!

Paramount has done it many times in the UK with Star Trek episodes. Granted, it's usually two episodes, so about 80 minutes, but still.

There are also theaters that show classic Who (none around here, dammit!). It's not *that* uncommon.

Still, why is it in 3d? Why not spend the money on making it longer and giving us all the Doctors?

Candlelight February 11 2013 11:53 PM

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Allyn Gibson wrote: (Post 7670554)
If it is the special filming in April, the post-production work to make it 3D would make sense of why it's filming so early.

3D post production shouldn't take too long. The show is cut 2D, and only finished in 3D.

I worked on a show with a season of 20 3D episodes and we did it all in the space of 10 months - they're only doing 1 episode!


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