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Old September 11 2013, 03:54 PM   #61
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Re: 50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

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As far as the 75 minute length vs. classic series multi-Doctor episodes, those classic eps could do quite a lot of dragging on.

If they pack a lot of action into 75 minutes, it'll be good enough.
On the other hand, many newer DW stories seem to rush by too fast with too much jammed in! Seems like you jump from the setup to the conclusion without much plot inbetween!

A little more time would give these stories room to breathe! 90 minutes would've been ideal.

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If you live in a country like us Americans, with Adverts/commercials, then it will be likely be longer than 90 minutes
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Old September 11 2013, 04:17 PM   #62
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But if its simulcast, it will likely NOT have adverts.
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Old September 11 2013, 04:28 PM   #63
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Annoyingly there have been several 2 parters in the new series that have seemed padded, and just as many single episodes that could have done with being a bit longer. Plenty of the one hour specials have seemed overlong IMO, so I think 75 mins may be a good compromise, but until we see it/know the story who can tell, it might still feel padded at 75 minutes for all we know currently.
You may well be right. And, ultimately, if its an enjoyable story that fits the length well, I won't be complaining afterwards!

But, I do think that a story that fits 90 minutes well can be a bit more epic. And, we need epic for the 50th!

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Old September 11 2013, 04:32 PM   #64
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But if its simulcast, it will likely NOT have adverts.
I don't think it's ever simulcast in that sense. We've had BBC America show episodes on the same day the BBC debuted them, but not at the exact same time, due to the time-zone difference. Not only is the US several hours later, but Doctor Who airs here as a prime-time show, whereas I think it's late afternoon/early evening in the UK.
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Old September 11 2013, 04:49 PM   #65
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But if its simulcast, it will likely NOT have adverts.
I don't think it's ever simulcast in that sense. We've had BBC America show episodes on the same day the BBC debuted them, but not at the exact same time, due to the time-zone difference. Not only is the US several hours later, but Doctor Who airs here as a prime-time show, whereas I think it's late afternoon/early evening in the UK.
Now this time as with the annoucement of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor it supposed to be simulcast at the same time, so it'll be on at 3PM EST here.
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Old September 11 2013, 05:06 PM   #66
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But if its simulcast, it will likely NOT have adverts.
I don't think it's ever simulcast in that sense. We've had BBC America show episodes on the same day the BBC debuted them, but not at the exact same time, due to the time-zone difference. Not only is the US several hours later, but Doctor Who airs here as a prime-time show, whereas I think it's late afternoon/early evening in the UK.
Now this time as with the annoucement of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor it supposed to be simulcast at the same time, so it'll be on at 3PM EST here.
I believe I remember the Capaldi announcement having commercials. So, while it may start at the same time, about 20 minutes in, I believe BBCA will fall behind when they start showing commercials (Once it's started, there's probably much less danger of people being spoiled, because they'll be watching the show, not looking for spoilers on what's happening 20 minutes later, etc) Maybe that's incorrect, but, I'm pretty sure I remember commercial breaks on the Capldi announcement.
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don't think it's ever simulcast in that sense. We've had BBC America show episodes on the same day the BBC debuted them, but not at the exact same time, due to the time-zone difference. Not only is the US several hours later, but Doctor Who airs here as a prime-time show, whereas I think it's late afternoon/early evening in the UK.
The BBC has announced they're doing a worldwide simulcast of the anniversary special at 7 pm GMT, 2 pm EST, some way early time in Australia. I don't know if it's going to be a single feed going out from London (so no commercials) or if separate broadcasters will have the program ahead of time so they can format it, say for commercials, as necessary.
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Old September 11 2013, 05:18 PM   #68
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don't think it's ever simulcast in that sense. We've had BBC America show episodes on the same day the BBC debuted them, but not at the exact same time, due to the time-zone difference. Not only is the US several hours later, but Doctor Who airs here as a prime-time show, whereas I think it's late afternoon/early evening in the UK.
The BBC has announced they're doing a worldwide simulcast of the anniversary special at 7 pm GMT, 2 pm EST, some way early time in Australia. I don't know if it's going to be a single feed going out from London (so no commercials) or if separate broadcasters will have the program ahead of time so they can format it, say for commercials, as necessary.
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don't think it's ever simulcast in that sense. We've had BBC America show episodes on the same day the BBC debuted them, but not at the exact same time, due to the time-zone difference. Not only is the US several hours later, but Doctor Who airs here as a prime-time show, whereas I think it's late afternoon/early evening in the UK.
The BBC has announced they're doing a worldwide simulcast of the anniversary special at 7 pm GMT, 2 pm EST, some way early time in Australia. I don't know if it's going to be a single feed going out from London (so no commercials) or if separate broadcasters will have the program ahead of time so they can format it, say for commercials, as necessary.
Wow, the 50th Anniversary will be on at 11:00 AM in the morning? That's fantastic.

I may still have to DVR it though.
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don't think it's ever simulcast in that sense. We've had BBC America show episodes on the same day the BBC debuted them, but not at the exact same time, due to the time-zone difference. Not only is the US several hours later, but Doctor Who airs here as a prime-time show, whereas I think it's late afternoon/early evening in the UK.
The BBC has announced they're doing a worldwide simulcast of the anniversary special at 7 pm GMT, 2 pm EST, some way early time in Australia. I don't know if it's going to be a single feed going out from London (so no commercials) or if separate broadcasters will have the program ahead of time so they can format it, say for commercials, as necessary.
Wow, the 50th Anniversary will be on at 11:00 AM in the morning? That's fantastic.

I may still have to DVR it though.
Well, YEAH, of course you have to record it in some kind of way, even if you watch it live. How much would it suck, once it was over, if it turns out to be the absolute best episode ever, and you don't have it recorded to watch it a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th or 5th....) time?
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Old September 11 2013, 07:06 PM   #72
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Same already got one as my desktop background.
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They're really making the old guy have a faux hawk? Doesn't give me high hopes for Twelve's look.
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I don't think it's ever simulcast in that sense. We've had BBC America show episodes on the same day the BBC debuted them, but not at the exact same time, due to the time-zone difference. Not only is the US several hours later, but Doctor Who airs here as a prime-time show, whereas I think it's late afternoon/early evening in the UK.
Now this time as with the annoucement of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor it supposed to be simulcast at the same time, so it'll be on at 3PM EST here.
I believe I remember the Capaldi announcement having commercials. So, while it may start at the same time, about 20 minutes in, I believe BBCA will fall behind when they start showing commercials (Once it's started, there's probably much less danger of people being spoiled, because they'll be watching the show, not looking for spoilers on what's happening 20 minutes later, etc) Maybe that's incorrect, but, I'm pretty sure I remember commercial breaks on the Capldi announcement.
Granted I saw the annoucement in a theatre but there wasn't any commericals when I saw it.
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