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Old July 12 2013, 10:10 AM   #16
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

Not really, plenty of sub 90 minute films still get released at the cinema.
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Old July 12 2013, 11:43 AM   #17
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

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If it's having a limited world wide cinema release as planned then it actually needs to be feature length... I'm guessing around 1:30.
Do we know that it's having a worldwide cinema release, though? I wouldn't be surprised if the cinema release were a UK-only thing.
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Old July 12 2013, 02:43 PM   #18
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A movie release would need to introduce The Doctor to potentially new audience. I doubt the 50th would make a good movie, it would be too steeped in DW lore and history for your typical movie audience.
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Old July 12 2013, 02:55 PM   #19
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A movie release would need to introduce The Doctor to potentially new audience. I doubt the 50th would make a good movie, it would be too steeped in DW lore and history for your typical movie audience.
No one's saying it would be a movie, just that it would get a theatrical screening. Probably just something like a one night deal, like those TNG episodes that get theatrical screenings to tie in with the release of a new season on Blu-ray.
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Old July 12 2013, 03:18 PM   #20
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

I'd like it to be about as long as a film, a little shorter perhaps though.

Series 7 tried to cramp too much in for time, I don't want the 50th rushed.
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Old July 12 2013, 08:52 PM   #21
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If it's having a limited world wide cinema release as planned then it actually needs to be feature length... I'm guessing around 1:30.
Do we know that it's having a worldwide cinema release, though? I wouldn't be surprised if the cinema release were a UK-only thing.
It might get a limited cinema release in some cities outside of the UK, but I suspect even the UK release might be limited.
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Old July 12 2013, 08:54 PM   #22
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

I'll be happy with anything over 60 minutes.
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

"Well over" an hour probably means 70+ minutes, which is to say well over fitting into an hour broadcast slot. 90 is being overly optimistic I'm afraid. They only had so much time to film and so many pages to work from. Perhaps they can surprise me though.
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Old July 13 2013, 03:16 AM   #24
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If the End of Time was 72 minutes, the 50th needs to be 90 minutes, or at least longer than The End of Time. Give us more than just a "special episode," please. It should be the biggest episode ever. If it were up to me, I would've made it 100 minutes. In a nod to the classic series story length.
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Old July 13 2013, 08:07 AM   #25
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You have to combine it with the show about Wilfelm Hurndell to get the full anniversary programming. It's just the two newest Doctors in the normal episode.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:32 AM   #26
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Blogtor Who is saying 75 minutes running time:
http://blogtorwho.blogspot.ie/2013/0...rsary.html?m=1
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Old July 23 2013, 02:08 PM   #27
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Which makes sense. It's the longest any production of nu-Who. The End of Time Part 2 is also 75 minutes but after that, Journey's End at 65 minutes and then various Christmas specials 2009 gap year specials at 60 minutes. And I guess 75 is still low enough that they could have squeezed it into the filming window they had.
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Old July 23 2013, 02:21 PM   #28
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

I imagine it'll be a 75-minute time slot, with the special (including a Christmas trailer) coming in a few minutes under that. Basically the same length as "Voyage of the Damned," which also shot in four weeks.
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Old July 23 2013, 02:33 PM   #29
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Huh, forgot about Voyage of the Damned. Still, nu-Who very rarely goes beyond 75 minutes, unless you count all of The End of Time as one single production, in which case that's 135 minutes. Which is actually pretty close to the six parters of the classic era.
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

This is The Sun reporting, so take it with a grain of salt...

A worldwide simulcast on November 23rd for the the anniversary special.

Global broadcasters yesterday agreed to the “simulcast” to avoid plot leakage.

The 3D episode goes out here on November 23 and is expected to air at 8pm on BBC1, so fans in LA will watch at noon while it airs in Sydney at 7am the next day.

It has been sold to 200 countries and is expected to reach more than 100 million viewers, making it the biggest-ever global drama simulcast.
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