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Old July 26 2013, 02:10 PM   #31
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

Would such a thing really be practical? Really, I'm not enthralled with the idea. In my time zone, that would mean it would be on at 4:00 PM. I'm rarely if ever home at 4:00 PM, even on weekends.
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Old July 26 2013, 02:16 PM   #32
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I suspect if they do that they'll rebroadcast it in a more normal time slot later in the day in those countries where the timing doesn't work that well.

Didn't they do tha with Lost in the UK - first showed it in the middle of the night simulcast with the US as far as I remember then showed it again in peaktime the next evening.
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Old July 26 2013, 02:21 PM   #33
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

I don't know, maybe I'm missing something but it seems kind of stupid. "Let's broadcast this at an insane hour when no one is going to watch this to avoid spoilers. Then let's re-broadcast this at a more appropriate time when everyone's watching TV."

As long as the broadcast on the same day, there's a slim chance of people looking up spoilers anyway. Yes, I'll admit, an hour before the season 7 episodes aired I'd go online and look up spoilers from the UK anyway, but that was only because I really am impatient. I doubt everyone is that impatient, even with a landmark episode like this.
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Old July 26 2013, 02:34 PM   #34
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Since BBC one doesn't have commercials the BBC airing will slowly be ahead of the BBC america showing.

So the BBC will know the ending before BBC America regardless.
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Old July 26 2013, 02:55 PM   #35
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Unless the 3pm (EST) airing is commercial free. Then the normal time airing has commercials.
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Old July 26 2013, 03:01 PM   #36
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Ummh. 8pm seems a bit late, particularly if it's more than an hour long (kids up past 9pm!), but if they are simulcasting they'll abandon the normal rules of thumb.
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Old July 26 2013, 05:51 PM   #37
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

Well, there is probably truth to the worldwide simulcast story as Doctor Who News, the sister site to Gallifrey Base, who won't post anything without the BBC's say-so, is reporting on the worldwide simulcast story.

The one thing they don't report is what time it will be broadcast. The BBC does love to play its scheduling games so.
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Old July 27 2013, 01:27 AM   #38
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

I know it's standard procedure for channels in the UK to not set their schedules in stone until two weeks or so in advance, but that's not really going to fly with a worldwide simulcast. After all, other countries set their schedules sooner. Most American channels it's a month in advance at least. Hell, the big networks have already announced the fall premiere dates for most of their shows. Trying to plan this to meet everyone's deadlines will be enough of a pain in the ass. I don't know, sounds gimmicky. IMO, same day broadcast with everyone airing at a convenient enough time is the best way to do this.
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Old July 27 2013, 01:32 AM   #39
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The 100th anniversary will be a holodeck simulation .
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Old July 27 2013, 01:47 AM   #40
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The 100th anniversary will be a holodeck simulation .
Which will piss fans off. "Bah, holodeck's are such a gimmick. I wish this fad would just fade away so we can go back to old-fashion 3-D." "The technology now exists to create realistic simulations of anyone, even dead people, and they still left out the original eight Doctors?" "I am so sick of the damn Daleks, it's just gotten worse since they entered the public domain."

Yeah, I know the last one isn't about holodecks. But I figure fandom will still be bitching about them, well, always.
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Old July 27 2013, 07:15 AM   #41
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The 100th anniversary will be a holodeck simulation .
Do I get to play as the companion or The Doctor?
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Old July 27 2013, 06:31 PM   #42
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

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The 100th anniversary will be a holodeck simulation .
Which will piss fans off. "Bah, holodeck's are such a gimmick. I wish this fad would just fade away so we can go back to old-fashion 3-D." "The technology now exists to create realistic simulations of anyone, even dead people, and they still left out the original eight Doctors?" "I am so sick of the damn Daleks, it's just gotten worse since they entered the public domain."
I look forward to seeing this happen in 50 years time.
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Old July 27 2013, 06:42 PM   #43
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The 100th anniversary will be a holodeck simulation .
Produced by Harb Tanzer's grandfather
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Produced by Harb Tanzer's grandfather
Nice! Maybe it's the 100th-anniversary episode that the fourth Doctor scene in My Enemy My Ally comes from.
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Old July 29 2013, 08:45 PM   #45
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Re: The 50th special will be feature length...

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Nice! Maybe it's the 100th-anniversary episode that the fourth Doctor scene in My Enemy My Ally comes from.
The 100th will only have the most recent 2 doctors and ignore the rest...
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