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Old May 15 2013, 07:17 PM   #451
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ancient 4:3 footage zoomed in to fill a 16:9 frame would look absolutely terrible.
If it was a static shot you might not have to zoom in, leave it full screen and just build new sides in CG to fill the frame.

Though IIRC all except Hartnell and McCoy have something on film that still exists.
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Old May 15 2013, 11:49 PM   #452
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So, something is going to happen to the past Doctors in the final which will allow them to return in the 50th as older versions of themselves... timey wimey stuff and all that...
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Old May 16 2013, 02:13 AM   #453
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^ Would be cool!
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Old May 16 2013, 02:16 AM   #454
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Have we heard anything about a US theatrical showing of the 50th Anniversary in 3D? I really, really hope they do a Fathom Events or whatever as I'd like to see it in 3D.
My own personal opinion is that if there is screenings outside the UK it will just be a one-night affair, similar to the HD TNG episodes that get theatrical screenings.
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Old May 17 2013, 11:02 AM   #455
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Anybody remember the fan made Who episode Devious, they had a story were a unfinished regeration between Troughton to Pertwee had adverntures before the timeloards stepped in and forced the regen to continue and finish on Pertwee, with the help of Petwee himself.

I wonder if the 50th is going down a similar route, or will Hurt just be playing a older McGann Dr.

Cant wait.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:08 AM   #456
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Sorry if I've missed it, but no-one seems to have mentioned this: do you reckon that we'll get the title of the special announced (and a trailer) at the end of the May 18th episode?
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Old May 18 2013, 02:27 AM   #457
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Sorry if I've missed it, but no-one seems to have mentioned this: do you reckon that we'll get the title of the special announced (and a trailer) at the end of the May 18th episode?
Moffat says there will be a clip for the special shows immediately after the finale provided no one uploads the episodes online before Saturday (related to BBC America shipping the DVD sets early).
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Old May 18 2013, 02:34 AM   #458
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Yep, but I mean a Dr Who will return in... at the end of the episode, not an online bonus. That would to be in the tx file sent to the tx services by yesterday at latest.
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Old May 31 2013, 03:43 PM   #459
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According to Moffat, the Anniversary Special will "be as long as it needs to be. The script is quite long though. I’m looking at it now. Ooh, that’s quite long."

There's then this bizarre Moffat quote:

In theory a 45-minute episode of Doctor Who ought to be about 55 pages. But it’s a fast-paced show, you need something to cut, so let’s say 60 pages. And that, let me tell you, is wrong. The script for The Time of Angels was 70 pages long, and it came in short at 40 minutes, even with added material. The script for The Snowmen has almost the same page count as A Scandal in Belgravia (sorry to mention The Other One) but one is an hour and the other is 90 minutes. Thank God, the BBC is kind to us. Our notion of 45 minutes has veered between 39 minutes and 57 (I think, roughly this is from memory).
I say "bizarre," because scripts are written one page per minute of screentime. If Moffat is getting radically different running times from scripts the same length ("The Snowmen" and "Scandal in Belgravia"), or if he's getting a 40 minute episode out of a 70 pagre script ("The Time of Angels"), then he's doing something really wrong.

I still think, based on shooting dates, that 60 minutes is the likely runtime.
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Old May 31 2013, 03:52 PM   #460
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^^ I'm not surprised at all. I've always suspected that Moffat's scripts broke the one page per minute guideline. He crams in so much dialog that I long suspected that his scripts had to be longer than the norm just for a regular length episode. I think this contributes to the impression that he is a slow writer! He just fits in more per episode.

So, I don't think that's odd at all, fits right in with my perception of his scripts.

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Old May 31 2013, 04:03 PM   #461
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The idea that the episode wasn't budgeted for a specific length is just bollocks though.

Five weeks shooting in native 3D won't give them much more than 60 minutes to play with once the final product is cut and edited together.
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Old May 31 2013, 04:07 PM   #462
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The idea that the episode wasn't budgeted for a specific length is just bollocks though.
True.

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Five weeks shooting in native 3D won't give them much more than 60 minutes to play with once the final product is cut and edited together.
Also true.
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Old May 31 2013, 04:09 PM   #463
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The idea that the episode wasn't budgeted for a specific length is just bollocks though.

Five weeks shooting in native 3D won't give them much more than 60 minutes to play with once the final product is cut and edited together.
Totally agree with all of that. I wouldn't take what Moffat says to mean that he can choose any episode length he wants! That part is odd!

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Old May 31 2013, 06:58 PM   #464
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I say "bizarre," because scripts are written one page per minute of screentime.
That's a way of gauging, but it's not always accurate. It depends on the writer, really. A Sorkin script might be a lot of pages, but because the banter is quick, it might not be 1 minute per page.

The only real way is to sit down and read it out loud with a stop watch.
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