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Old September 10 2013, 02:53 PM   #16
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Re: 50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

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I wonder if there is an actual cut off? Presumably anything under 70 minutes maybe?
The Marx Brothers' Duck Soup is 68 minutes.
Films prior to the 1940's were a lot shorter than they are today.
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Old September 10 2013, 02:58 PM   #17
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Films prior to the 1940's were a lot shorter than they are today.
True. When TCM showed Melies' 1902 A Trip to the Moon last week, the host mentioned that the 14-minute film would've been seen as feature-length at the time.
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Old September 10 2013, 03:12 PM   #18
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Re: 50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

And of course features from the first half of the century were typically accompanied by newsreels, cartoons, and/short films to fill out the bill. (Casablanca, for example, had a five-minute newsreel, a twenty-minute short, and three cartoons of about eight minutes each, despite being 102 minutes itself.) I do wonder if there'll be anything, Who-related or not, to fill out the 3D cinema showings of the special.
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Old September 10 2013, 03:14 PM   #19
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DVD out on the 2nd of December. (And I assume Blu-ray & 3D Blu-Ray as well.)

http://www.bbcshop.com/doctor-who/do...nvt/bbcdvd3869
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Old September 10 2013, 03:18 PM   #20
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I do wonder if there'll be anything, Who-related or not, to fill out the 3D cinema showings of the special.
One thing that was notably absent from the (now vanished) story was any mention of the originally planned cinema release.

In fact, I don't think it's ever been mentioned again since the original story.
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Old September 10 2013, 04:04 PM   #21
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Someone mentioned supporting programming... anyone care to fill in the details for those who missed the amazing self-destructing press release?
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Old September 10 2013, 04:04 PM   #22
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90 minutes for 5 Doctors vs 75 minutes for 2 Doctors?
The Two Doctors was actually 135 minutes! The Three Doctors (but basically had 2 Doctors) was 100 minutes.

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Old September 10 2013, 04:08 PM   #23
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90 minutes for 5 Doctors vs 75 minutes for 2 Doctors?
The Two Doctors was actually 135 minutes! The Three Doctors (but basically had 2 Doctors) was 100 minutes.

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That was my initial instinct too, but, I believe when Starkers says "...75 minutes for 2 Doctors", he's referring to Smith and Tennant in The 50th (No Troughton/C. Baker in The Two Doctors)
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Old September 10 2013, 04:11 PM   #24
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Someone mentioned supporting programming... anyone care to fill in the details for those who missed the amazing self-destructing press release?
Thankfully, i09 copied out the key section:
Other highlights include a BBC Two lecture by Professor Brian Cox on the science behind the hit show and the drama An Adventure In Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss. The one-off programme stars David Bradley, of the Harry Potter films, as William Hartnell – who was the first Doctor in 1963.

BBC Four will introduce new audiences to Hartnell, with a re-run of the first ever story. The four episodes are being shown in a restored format, not previously broadcast in the UK.

BBC Two’s flagship arts programme The Culture Show is to present Me, You and Doctor Who, with lifelong fan Matthew Sweet exploring the cultural significance of the BBC’s longest running TV drama.

A 90-minute documentary on BBC Radio 2 will ask “Who Is The Doctor?” – using newly-recorded interviews and exclusive archive material to find an answer – while BBC Three will be home to several commissions.
There may have been a bit more, but I'm not sure.

Edit: there was a bit more:
For those less familiar with the show, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide will provide a handy primer.
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Old September 10 2013, 04:13 PM   #25
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Yeah I meant Smith/Tennant by 2 Doctors

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Someone mentioned supporting programming... anyone care to fill in the details for those who missed the amazing self-destructing press release?
An Adventure in space and time, a Brian Cox lecture on the science behind the show, a Culture Show special featuring some fan or other, a radio 2 90 minute documentary, the first 4 episodes on BBC 4 in newly remasted format, some unspecified programmes on BBC3....er...a cuddly toy, a fondue set...

I got nothing after that!

Ah see someone beat me to it. Actually I didn't do badly just from memory!

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Old September 10 2013, 04:23 PM   #26
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90 minutes for 5 Doctors vs 75 minutes for 2 Doctors?
The Two Doctors was actually 135 minutes! The Three Doctors (but basically had 2 Doctors) was 100 minutes.

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That was my initial instinct too, but, I believe when Starkers says "...75 minutes for 2 Doctors", he's referring to Smith and Tennant in The 50th (No Troughton/C. Baker in The Two Doctors)
That may well be the case (Starkers' intent) but the comparisons to the other stories that mainly feature 2 doctors is still legit.

Shoot, even the TV movie (notably referred to as a movie and features 2 Doctors) is 89 minutes.

I'm set to enjoy the special and, as I've said, if it's a good story, I'm sure the running time will not be an issue!

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Old September 10 2013, 04:35 PM   #27
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...a cuddly toy, a fondue set...
An official Doctor Who fondue set! Yee-haw!

Even better if there's a "Cooking in the TARDIS" special with celebrity chefs making novelty dishes like Dalek tartare, leg of Slitheen, etc.
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Old September 10 2013, 04:45 PM   #28
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Has anyone heard what BBCA's intention is with An Adventure in Space and Time? Will they air it? And if so, will it air back to back with The Day of The Doctor? Or will they air on seperate nights?

I hope BBCA gets it and they air back to back. I'm looking forward to the biopic as much as I am to The Anniversary Special
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Old September 10 2013, 04:48 PM   #29
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...a cuddly toy, a fondue set...
An official Doctor Who fondue set! Yee-haw!

Even better if there's a "Cooking in the TARDIS" special with celebrity chefs making novelty dishes like Dalek tartare, leg of Slitheen, etc.
And the Dalek already has a whisk!

I've always wanted a sonic fondue fork.
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Old September 10 2013, 04:54 PM   #30
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BBC America will be airing An Adventure in Time and Space sometime in November, but it's unlikely to be the same night as "The Day of the Doctor."
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