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Old January 9 2013, 08:17 AM   #46
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Re: Billie Piper not involved in 50th anniversary

I don't believe anyone who says they're not coming back as it's 100% possible they'll say that in order to avoid spoiling an awesome surprise. I'm not saying Rose is definitely coming back, I don't think she will, but in general I'm not believing anyone.
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Old January 9 2013, 08:46 AM   #47
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I don't believe anyone who says they're not coming back as it's 100% possible they'll say that in order to avoid spoiling an awesome surprise. I'm not saying Rose is definitely coming back, I don't think she will, but in general I'm not believing anyone.
I'm not fully convinced either especially after David Tennant's interview with Jonathan Ross:

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Old January 9 2013, 04:31 PM   #48
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how BBC can make a 14 episode "series" take two years to tell and yet you can have a modern American tv 'season' of maybe 22-23 episodes and have do the same in less than a year. I'm thinking of a show like Sons of Anarchy which has quite a bit of stunt work, sfx, and a very large cast of regular characters.
Hollywood tolerates (and pays for) a lot more overtime than British productions will. As a side-effect, Hollywood has more money to throw around, which also means more crew. Matt Smith doesn't work a lot of 16 hour days. On House, Hugh Laurie routinely worked 16 hour days. Different cultures.
Different salaries too - how many millions did Hugh get per episode ?
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Old January 9 2013, 04:49 PM   #49
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how BBC can make a 14 episode "series" take two years to tell and yet you can have a modern American tv 'season' of maybe 22-23 episodes and have do the same in less than a year. I'm thinking of a show like Sons of Anarchy which has quite a bit of stunt work, sfx, and a very large cast of regular characters.
Hollywood tolerates (and pays for) a lot more overtime than British productions will. As a side-effect, Hollywood has more money to throw around, which also means more crew. Matt Smith doesn't work a lot of 16 hour days. On House, Hugh Laurie routinely worked 16 hour days. Different cultures.
Different salaries too - how many millions did Hugh get per episode ?
Yea, it's actually very common for US actors to work 14 or 16 hours per day.

Hugh Laurie in 2011 earned 250,000 pounds or US$409,000, according to his Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Laurie

The Friends actors and Seinfeld making $1M or more per episode for a comedy is a rarity, and can only be sustained by incredible ratings. US$100,000 to $200,000 seems to be average lead actor fo a Series (which is what Big Bang Actors get). Kiefer Sutherland is apparently getting US$400,000 an episode for his new show

So, yea, definitely nothing to whine about, nd still totals to $2M and up per year, but, $Millions per episode is an exaggeration
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Old January 9 2013, 04:59 PM   #50
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Y'know what amuses the heck out of me - how BBC can make a 14 episode "series" take two years to tell and yet you can have a modern American tv 'season' of maybe 22-23 episodes and have do the same in less than a year. I'm thinking of a show like Sons of Anarchy which has quite a bit of stunt work, sfx, and a very large cast of regular characters.
It seems to me like that lattermost - at least when comparing to Doctor Who - is part of why. Doctor Who has a regular cast of two, who are in most every scene. With a show with a larger cast, you can give actors a break while continuing to shoot; you can also shoot two episodes simultaneously without making one of them "character light".
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Old January 9 2013, 05:20 PM   #51
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Well as others have said a UK Season can be as little as 3 episodes (Sherlock), 6-8 (Red Dwarf), 14 (DW), shows like Casualty which seems like it is on almost every week and the soaps which run multiple episodes per week all year round.
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Old January 9 2013, 06:09 PM   #52
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it could be possible that the 50th Anniversary thing wouldn't even air until next year - they'll just tease the hell out of it for 5-6 months after the end of 'Series 7b' and then we'll get it sometime in 2014
If it airs in 2014, then it's not really the 50th anniversary, is it?
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Old January 9 2013, 08:14 PM   #53
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well yeah... tecnically
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Old January 9 2013, 08:59 PM   #54
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^^ Well, it would still be the 50th year.
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Old January 9 2013, 10:58 PM   #55
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Exactly - sure the anniversary DATE is this year - but technically next year would still be the 50th Year.
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Old January 10 2013, 02:38 AM   #56
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Yeah, but, 50th anniversary celebrations have already started with the first of those e-books being published. Plus, later this month IDW's anniversary comic series starts. 2013 is the year that anything related to the 50th anniversary will happen, not 2014.
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Old January 10 2013, 04:14 AM   #57
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Well as others have said a UK Season can be as little as 3 episodes (Sherlock), 6-8 (Red Dwarf), 14 (DW), shows like Casualty which seems like it is on almost every week and the soaps which run multiple episodes per week all year round.
Shows like Casualty apart from the cast size (as mentioned above) also have little requirement for the building of new sets for each story or special effects which would save them a big chunk of change.
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Old January 10 2013, 09:16 AM   #58
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Yeah, but, 50th anniversary celebrations have already started with the first of those e-books being published. Plus, later this month IDW's anniversary comic series starts. 2013 is the year that anything related to the 50th anniversary will happen, not 2014.
The first season began in 1963 but only ran for five weeks before it turned into 1964, which I think is what some believe might happen; yes this year is the 50th anniversary year but the "anniversary season" will be for the 2014 season.
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Old January 10 2013, 04:31 PM   #59
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^^^ I don't think that was the original plan but due to mismanagement, that's what will likely happen.
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Old January 10 2013, 08:43 PM   #60
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^ I blame Moffat.

Then again I blame him for the quality drop of series 5-7.
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