RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,963
Posts: 5,391,952
Members: 24,720
Currently online: 626
Newest member: Amywholoveswine

TrekToday headlines

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Dorn To Voice Firefly Character
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

No ALS Ice Bucket For Saldana
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Free Star Trek Trexels Game
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

New Trek-themed Bobble Heads
By: T'Bonz on Aug 21

IDW Publishing November Trek Comic
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Pegg/Wright Trilogy In The Works
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Star Trek: The Compendium Rebate Details
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Gold Key Archives Volume 2
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Takei Documentary Wins Award
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Doctor Who

Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 23 2013, 02:32 AM   #61
Alidar Jarok
Everything in moderation but moderation
 
Alidar Jarok's Avatar
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

I'm fine with series 8 not starting for so long. I think modern British viewers are spoiled with Who having so many episodes. I don't necessarily expect American cable style number of episodes and I certainly don't expect American-style clockwork regularity of seasons. If it helps stretch the budget, that's fine with me.

60 minutes for the special is a disappointment, though. I personally want it to be two hours. Sure, it would cost more money than a single episode, but I don't think it's even the equivalent of two episodes because you'll save money by having the same characters and sets. Given the long delay for the next season, I wish a bit more money was placed into that special. After all, it'll be a long time before you hit such an important milestone, I'd like the experience to last a bit longer.
__________________
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans
Alidar Jarok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 03:08 AM   #62
Mr. Adventure
Admiral
 
Mr. Adventure's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Adventure
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

I wonder if people aren't building the special up to be bigger in scope than ever was intended to be delivered by those making it.
Mr. Adventure is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 03:16 AM   #63
Alidar Jarok
Everything in moderation but moderation
 
Alidar Jarok's Avatar
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

The problem is I can't imagine why they wouldn't make it a big deal. It's 50 years! It should be a big deal.
__________________
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans
Alidar Jarok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 04:07 AM   #64
Saul
Rear Admiral
 
Saul's Avatar
 
Location: 東京
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

Tennant's last episode was longer than this special. That was for one Doctor. Surely the special deserves more especially since there is no series 8 in 2013.
__________________
"It's not that you can see the strings, it's that 40 years later you're still looking at them." - Steven Moffat
"This movie was big. Imagine how big it could have been with me in it?" William Shatner
Saul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 05:09 AM   #65
sidious618
Admiral
 
sidious618's Avatar
 
Location: New York, US
Send a message via AIM to sidious618
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

I'd already assumed that season 8 wouldn't be until 2014 but I'm sad to see it might not be until summer/autumn 2014. That's awful news. I'm also with everyone else in regards to the length of the special. I was hoping for something more epic.
__________________
We've met before, haven't we?
sidious618 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 01:01 PM   #66
Konata Izumi
Commander
 
Konata Izumi's Avatar
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

DalekJim wrote: View Post
We've only had one properly scheduled series since 2008 so I'm used to being fucked about but this is still shit news. The show has really failed to build up a momentum for me over these past few years and it's precisely because of random dicking about like this.
I'm not sure what this means. I'm always excited about episodes if they seem great whenever they air. Series 6b seemed less great with its writer and director lineup, possibly lame budget settings, and my perception of Moffat's abilities at that time, so I guess I'd call that as having less momentum for me, but Series 7a was incredibly exciting. Not that 6b wasn't decent even without momentum.

Yes I love Chibnall. For complex reasons.
Konata Izumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 02:27 PM   #67
Venardhi
Vice Admiral
 
Venardhi's Avatar
 
Location: Constant transit
Send a message via AIM to Venardhi Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Venardhi
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
I'm fine with series 8 not starting for so long. I think modern British viewers are spoiled with Who having so many episodes. I don't necessarily expect American cable style number of episodes and I certainly don't expect American-style clockwork regularity of seasons. If it helps stretch the budget, that's fine with me.
This makes no fucking sense whatsoever to me.

Spoiled? What kind of bullshit is that? People like the show, they watch the show, they want more of the show. Television is produced to be consumed as entertainment, that is its only purpose. It doesn't become less special just because there is more of it. It doesn't become less special if it is produced and broadcast with some regularity. If you don't want to watch it then don't.
__________________
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.
Venardhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 07:13 PM   #68
Konata Izumi
Commander
 
Konata Izumi's Avatar
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

Why I don't care much about when stuff airs is because, I don't live by schedules. I did that long enough and stopped going to school until I got in a slack enough school to do things whenever I feel like. It doesn't really make a difference when it comes, I'll just do whatever I do the other 99.99% of time when I'm not watching a new episode. I actually find anticipating infinitely repetitively scheduled events extremely uncomfortable now, does it have to be always the exact same fucking time something happens, what if one time I wanted to do something else at that time, nope, you've been decided to spend this exact time for the end of eternity this exact way. So I'm glad Who finally stopped doing that. Was about time.

Last edited by Konata Izumi; January 23 2013 at 07:24 PM.
Konata Izumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 07:29 PM   #69
Nagisa Furukawa
Commander
 
Nagisa Furukawa's Avatar
 
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

DalekJim wrote: View Post
We've only had one properly scheduled series since 2008 so I'm used to being fucked about but this is still shit news. The show has really failed to build up a momentum for me over these past few years and it's precisely because of random dicking about like this.
Remember when Moffat said the main reason they were splitting the season in 2011 was so Doctor Who would never be off the air for more than a couple months at a time?? And then there was... 2/3 of a year between The Doctor, The Bitch and the Whatever and Asylum of the Daleks in 2012.
__________________
I am the one who guided you this far.
Nagisa Furukawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 07:32 PM   #70
DalekJim
Fleet Captain
 
DalekJim's Avatar
 
Location: Great Britain
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

Nagisa Furukawa wrote: View Post
DalekJim wrote: View Post
We've only had one properly scheduled series since 2008 so I'm used to being fucked about but this is still shit news. The show has really failed to build up a momentum for me over these past few years and it's precisely because of random dicking about like this.
Remember when Moffat said the main reason they were splitting the season in 2011 was so Doctor Who would never be off the air for more than a couple months at a time?? And then there was... 2/3 of a year between The Doctor, The Bitch and the Whatever and Asylum of the Daleks in 2012.
I also remember reading a justification that it was moved around/fiddled with because Doctor Who worked better in the winter nights. Uh.... there's no way that's presumably happening now unless Series 8 starts winter 2014? .
DalekJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 07:33 PM   #71
Konata Izumi
Commander
 
Konata Izumi's Avatar
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

^^At least he remembers to teach kids to never trust anyone in and outside the show.
Konata Izumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 07:35 PM   #72
Nagisa Furukawa
Commander
 
Nagisa Furukawa's Avatar
 
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

DalekJim wrote: View Post
I also remember reading a justification that it was moved around/fiddled with because Doctor Who worked better in the winter nights. Uh.... there's no way that's presumably happening now unless Series 8 starts winter 2014? .
I think it's entirely clear that whatever hogwash, publicity, DWM-approved nonsense they peddle, we're getting (anniversary special and one more Christmas special aside) one season's worth of material in 2 years. It's bullshit and everything else said is basically to hide and mask that fact.
__________________
I am the one who guided you this far.
Nagisa Furukawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 07:38 PM   #73
DalekJim
Fleet Captain
 
DalekJim's Avatar
 
Location: Great Britain
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

Nagisa Furukawa wrote: View Post
I think it's entirely clear that whatever hogwash, publicity, DWM-approved nonsense they peddle, we're getting (anniversary special and one more Christmas special aside) one season's worth of material in 2 years. It's bullshit and everything else said is basically to hide and mask that fact.
It's 2009 all over again. Remember all the insane bullshit Russell T. Davies would spew from his gob about that gap year?

"The public like Doctor Who too much so we're gonna stop making it for a year. Marvellous!"

WHAT!?
DalekJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 07:41 PM   #74
Konata Izumi
Commander
 
Konata Izumi's Avatar
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

Is it bad I find the biggest anniversary surprise that there's 1 series over 2 years.. fun?
Konata Izumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23 2013, 07:41 PM   #75
Brendan Moody
Vice Admiral
 
Brendan Moody's Avatar
 
Location: Maine
Re: Officially no series 8 in 2013

I don't know what's stranger: the statements Moffat makes that he knows are outright inaccurate, or the ones that are carefully worded to create a misleading impression that will lead to disappointment. Either way, it makes RTD's approach to PR hype look good.
__________________
Egg, I dreamed I was old.
Brendan Moody is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.