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Old February 11 2013, 11:55 PM   #16
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Still, why is it in 3d? Why not spend the money on making it longer and giving us all the Doctors?
They've paid for 3D cameras and have to amortise the costs?

It's going to be a bigger budget version of a Christmas Special, self-contained and designed to be followed by a casual viewer.
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Old February 11 2013, 11:56 PM   #17
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3D post production shouldn't take too long. The show is cut 2D, and only finished in 3D.
No, it's being shot with 3D cameras.
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Old February 11 2013, 11:59 PM   #18
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casual viewer.
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Old February 12 2013, 12:19 AM   #19
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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.
Heh, so really, no different than a 3D DVD on a regular set wit Glasses. I had exactly the same experience with the Freddy Krueger movie that has the 3D scenes and with a 3D version of Night of the Living Dead. If you have on the glasses, and sit in exactly the right place, you kinda get the effect, if you'renot lined up exactly right and the exact right difference, no effect (other than being able to see the picture clearly), and uwatchable without the glasses on.
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Old February 12 2013, 12:45 AM   #20
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What a waste of time and money. No doubt the special will be more about screaming "Look, it's in 3D!" than even trying to tell a decent story. It'll be decisions like this to obsess over gimmicks such as 3D that will kill the series.
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Old February 12 2013, 12:49 AM   #21
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In related news, the BBC has announced that it intends to throw a lead balloon off the back of a failing bandwagon, and broadcast the result in 3-D.

Or to put it another way, I share the general 'Meh!' to this news.
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Old February 12 2013, 12:57 AM   #22
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they should just make the 5th doctors opening in 3d and show it on a loop. because stuff flying at you is all 3d is good for.
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Old February 12 2013, 03:28 AM   #23
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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.
Why would one need to buy new glasses. My local Best Buy has the same kind of 3-D glasses they give out at the theatres with their 3-D TV display. So really, all you'd need to do is just keep the 3-D glasses next time you go to the theatre to see a 3-D movie.

But yeah, I'm not too thrilled with this news myself. I've given up on 3-D movies and have no interest in 3-D TV shows.
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Old February 12 2013, 03:37 AM   #24
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Different kinds of 3D TVs use different technology, and therefore different glasses. The TVs that come with expensive glasses won't work with the cheap movie-theater glasses.
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Old February 12 2013, 09:44 AM   #25
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Oh dear...
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Old February 12 2013, 10:39 AM   #26
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lots of Dalek plungers and eye stalks coming out of the screen then.... stuff that will look very cheesy taken out of it's context of looking good in 3D? Ah, so what! Doctor Who is cheesy anyway... I guess it will just add to the fun!

I went to the Doctor Who exhibition in Cardiff and they have a fantastic 3D short, the effects were very, very good and wowed everyone watching! The best 3D I'd ever seen actually... looked more 'solid' then Avatar even in my opinion! Let's hope that we get something of this quality.
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Old February 12 2013, 11:16 AM   #27
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Hobbit's 3d was fun. We'll see how this one's is in 20 years or so. (disregard waiting woo)

Anniversaries are the time it's culturally more acceptable to do ridiculous stunts, any other year it'd be way too tacky. It's a rare opportunity that shouldn't be wasted! Worth it if done only once. Celebrating history's important, but let's have fireworks too (even if they're expensive as fuck). Any other year spend the money on more content.

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Old February 12 2013, 01:24 PM   #28
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Hobbit's 3d was fun. We'll see how this one's is in 20 years or so. (disregard waiting woo)

Anniversaries are the time it's culturally more acceptable to do ridiculous stunts, any other year it'd be way too tacky. It's a rare opportunity that shouldn't be wasted! Worth it if done only once. Celebrating history's important, but let's have fireworks too (even if they're expensive as fuck). Any other year spend the money on more content.
Anniversaries are the time to do ridiculous stunts *as well* - not instead of!
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Old February 12 2013, 02:56 PM   #29
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I went to the Doctor Who exhibition in Cardiff and they have a fantastic 3D short, the effects were very, very good and wowed everyone watching! The best 3D I'd ever seen actually... looked more 'solid' then Avatar even in my opinion!
High praise, indeed, considering that so far Avatar is probably the only movie that actually had to be in 3D. Too bad its story sucked.

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Hobbit's 3d was fun. We'll see how this one's is in 20 years or so. (disregard waiting woo)

Anniversaries are the time it's culturally more acceptable to do ridiculous stunts, any other year it'd be way too tacky. It's a rare opportunity that shouldn't be wasted! Worth it if done only once. Celebrating history's important, but let's have fireworks too (even if they're expensive as fuck). Any other year spend the money on more content.
Anniversaries are the time to do ridiculous stunts *as well* - not instead of!
This. Totally this.
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Old February 12 2013, 02:57 PM   #30
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In related news, the BBC has announced that it intends to throw a lead balloon off the back of a failing bandwagon, and broadcast the result in 3-D.

Or to put it another way, I share the general 'Meh!' to this news.
I'd be alright with the news if the special had been 90 minutes. As it is, it appears that the special is only 60 minutes because of this. If true, it's a shame. And, it's not the brightest of decisions if the budget is so tight!

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