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Old November 24 2013, 12:57 AM   #16
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

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With all the series and movies I'd definitely say that overall, Star Trek is more popular.
Agree.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:08 AM   #17
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

Next to Star Trek and the domestic "Raumpatrouille Orion" Gerry Anderson's television shows (e.g. "U.F.O.", "Space 1999") were popular in Germany. I'd say this would be the general reply: "Doctor Who?!?"

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Old November 24 2013, 01:57 AM   #18
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

I'll say this for the BBC though, they've done a first rate job marketing/promoting the hell out of the whole 50th anniversary thing.

A special on the "science of Doctor Who", documentaries, a docu-drama on the origins of the show, news stories, a DW celebrity edition of game show "Pointless", talk shows, endless inserts bewteen programming etc, etc.

I really hope CBS/Paramount take heed of it, pull out the stops, and really go to town when it's Trek's turn.
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Old November 24 2013, 02:05 AM   #19
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

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With all the series and movies I'd definitely say that overall, Star Trek is more popular.
Agree.
However, how many episodes of Trek have been broadcast simultaneously in 94 countries...
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Old November 24 2013, 02:36 AM   #20
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

There is also the small matter that DW has more episodes than all of ST combined. ST amounts to 28 years on TV (3 TOS, 7 TNG/DSN/VOY, 4 ENT). DW almost had that many in the classic era 26 years. There is also 2 movies based on it.


DW got mentioned several times in the show "Leverage" i.e. several of the characters alias where actors to have played The Doctor.
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Old November 24 2013, 03:29 AM   #21
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

I'd say Star Trek is. But Doctor Who has more buzz right now as it is airing new episodes.
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Old November 24 2013, 03:36 AM   #22
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

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You know I would call a simul-cast of the 50th Anniversary episode in 90 countries, worldwide.
I thought the number was 94, but wasn't that basically a one time stunt, with the show typically playing in less that half that number of countries?


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Old November 24 2013, 04:06 AM   #23
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

LOKAI of CHERON wrote: View Post
I'll say this for the BBC though, they've done a first rate job marketing/promoting the hell out of the whole 50th anniversary thing.

A special on the "science of Doctor Who", documentaries, a docu-drama on the origins of the show, news stories, a DW celebrity edition of game show "Pointless", talk shows, endless inserts bewteen programming etc, etc.

I really hope CBS/Paramount take heed of it, pull out the stops, and really go to town when it's Trek's turn.
Well said.

I agree, BBC have nailed this. Let's hope Trek (my personal favourite of the two) can go one better.
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Old November 24 2013, 04:25 AM   #24
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

Star Wars is more popular than both.
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Old November 24 2013, 05:44 AM   #25
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

When it comes to shear numbers of episodes ... General Hospital (12,945), now that's popularity.




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Old November 24 2013, 10:53 AM   #26
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

Star Trek is way more popular imo and it is far superior in every way. Dr Who is, and always has been, a crap show with crap characters and god-awful production values.
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Old November 24 2013, 11:43 AM   #27
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

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Star Trek is way more popular imo and it is far superior in every way. Dr Who is, and always has been, a crap show with crap characters and god-awful production values.
Not a fan then ?

I love Trek but there's room in my life for Who as well. And I've loved Star Wars for decades too. They're all very different with their own strengths and weaknesses...
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Old November 24 2013, 03:06 PM   #28
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

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Star Trek is way more popular imo and it is far superior in every way. Dr Who is, and always has been, a crap show with crap characters and god-awful production values.
Even the Tom Baker years?
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Old November 24 2013, 03:58 PM   #29
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Tom Baker's overrated, IMO. The Jon Pertwee years are when classic Who was at its prime.
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Old November 24 2013, 03:58 PM   #30
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Re: More popular worldwide: Trek or Doctor Who?

Everybody knows Star Trek, especially in its prime when EVERYBODY, not just us geeky-types, watched. It was mainstream.

Dr. Who is much more niche. It may be more "popular" now in that group, but that's only because it is current. It has never been mainstream, especially world-wide, and I don't think it ever will.

I know of the 50th anniversary episode, but that's only through ads in comics and an article here or there on boards like this (where, in this thread, I just learned there is a documentary and more coming as well). If not for that, I wouldn't know about it and anybody who doesn't live in England and has never seen an episode has zero clue there's anything special coming up.
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