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Old October 17 2013, 07:19 AM   #286
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Re: 50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

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Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda funny to have a 73 year old John Hurt pose like that? Who's he gonna beat up? Daleks?
Maybe he's remembered his Venusian Aikido?
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Old October 17 2013, 07:44 AM   #287
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The video the BBC released of Tennant and Smith on set together after the broadcast of "The Name of the Doctor" showed their chemistry rather well, and I admit that I wished at the time there could be a whole series of the two Doctors.
The Doctor goes on a prohibited secret adventure with his future and former selfs every second Sunday, which is why he pretends Sundays are boring. There is one particular future self that embarrasses him and makes him blush. If only they aired those Sundays from time to time.
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Old October 17 2013, 09:06 AM   #288
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Didn't he say exactly that about "The Name Of The Doctor"? Yawn.
Moffat trots out similar quotes on a regular basis. "The Impossible Astronaut" two-parter was supposed to be game-changing. "A Good Man Goes to War" was supposed to be game-changing. "The Wedding of River Song" was supposed to be game-changing. To the fan audience, steeped in genre television and its conventions, they're not especially game-changing.

But to the Not-We audience that the series is pitched at, those episodes are game-changing. The Doctor is killed, that's a big deal. Amy and Rory's daughter is River Song, that's a big deal. The Doctor wipes himself out of history, that's a big deal.

When Moffat talks "game-changing," he's not talking to us. He's talking to the audience that tunes in a few times a year and on Christmas Day. And for that audience, "The Day of the Doctor" will be a game-changing experience, whatever that experience is.
I think you're right, although that doesn't stop things impacting on us. Even though I'd been spoiled about River being Amy's daughter, that scene still gives me chills no matter how many times I watch it.

But...call me naive, but I actually really think he means it this time...
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Old October 17 2013, 10:00 AM   #289
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Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda funny to have a 73 year old John Hurt pose like that? Who's he gonna beat up? Daleks?
Maybe it's not meant to be threatening but he's just cracking his arthritic knuckles.
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Old October 17 2013, 12:56 PM   #290
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Didn't he say exactly that about "The Name Of The Doctor"? Yawn.
Moffat trots out similar quotes on a regular basis. "The Impossible Astronaut" two-parter was supposed to be game-changing. "A Good Man Goes to War" was supposed to be game-changing. "The Wedding of River Song" was supposed to be game-changing. To the fan audience, steeped in genre television and its conventions, they're not especially game-changing.

But to the Not-We audience that the series is pitched at, those episodes are game-changing. The Doctor is killed, that's a big deal. Amy and Rory's daughter is River Song, that's a big deal. The Doctor wipes himself out of history, that's a big deal.

When Moffat talks "game-changing," he's not talking to us. He's talking to the audience that tunes in a few times a year and on Christmas Day. And for that audience, "The Day of the Doctor" will be a game-changing experience, whatever that experience is.
I think you're right, although that doesn't stop things impacting on us. Even though I'd been spoiled about River being Amy's daughter, that scene still gives me chills no matter how many times I watch it.

But...call me naive, but I actually really think he means it this time...
Yup. And...The Name of The Doctor gave us a previously unknown Doctor Incarnation, unless that is wiped away with a Cosmic reboot, that pretty much changes things forever. So, unless there is a reset that wipes out HurtDoctor, it was the absolute truth in The Name of The Doctor
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Old October 17 2013, 03:06 PM   #291
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Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda funny to have a 73 year old John Hurt pose like that? Who's he gonna beat up? Daleks?
Maybe he's remembered his Venusian Aikido?
That would be too awesome. Hai!
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Old October 17 2013, 04:00 PM   #292
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But...call me naive, but I actually really think he means it this time...
I do think Moffat is going to swing big this time. He'll either hit a homerun or miss it completely. I get the impression that he really feels like he's setting the series up for the next 50 years. I'm not sure that's even feasible because no single story has done that in the past 50.

However, I get the sense he wants to write a story that contributes as much to the entire series as much as say War Games and The Deadly Assassin.

With Assassin, I don't just mean the regeneration limit but the Time Lord culture.

Despite some stories that were meant to be epic in the new series, I don't think there were really any that changed and contributed to the series as much as a few of the classics.

I think Moffat is trying to change that!

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Old October 17 2013, 04:21 PM   #293
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Well, it is the 50th anniversary. If there's a place to be truthful about game-changing, this is it. Not that there's anything wrong with a 50th anniversary that's focusing on other things than being game-changing.
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Old October 17 2013, 05:09 PM   #294
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However, I get the sense he wants to write a story that contributes as much to the entire series as much as say War Games and The Deadly Assassin.
I'd love this to be true, but Moffat really does tend to play it safe with the status quo. I can't see it happening.
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Old October 17 2013, 07:44 PM   #295
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Yeah he's probably overstating things once again, but I've really enjoyed his other twists and surprises so as long as we get something similarly fun and clever I'll be happy.
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Old October 18 2013, 10:49 PM   #296
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Apparently there's finally going to be a trailer tomorrow, after Strictly...

Or not, since the person saying so seems to be changing their mind.
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Old October 18 2013, 11:06 PM   #297
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So there will definitely be a trailer. Maybe. Perhaps. Possibly.

Or not.
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Old October 19 2013, 12:41 AM   #298
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Apparently there's finally going to be a trailer tomorrow, after Strictly...

Or not, since the person saying so seems to be changing their mind.
According to the official site, there will indeed be a 50th Anniversary trailer airing after Strictly Come Dancing, but it won't contain any footage from the upcoming special.

In addition to the trailer announcement, BBC has released some new 50th Anniversary artwork:

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Old October 19 2013, 01:08 AM   #299
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According to the official site, there will indeed be a 50th Anniversary trailer airing after Strictly Come Dancing, but it won't contain any footage from the upcoming special.
Why? Please, BBC, I would like to know why. You're coming up to one month out, and you're STILL with-holding footage on these "trailers" when the comic con people got footage MONTHS ago. What is the point of this crap? Why even announce it?

Put up or shut up at this point. Or at least stop issuing press releases until you actually have a PROPER trailer to show. Because this is beyond ridiculous.

If I wanted to see a 50th Anniversary mashup of all the Doctors that didn't actually include footage from the episode, there's several on Youtube that are well done, which I've already seen.

Show us the real trailer already, or release it all at once as one 4-5 minute trailer. Is that so hard?
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Old October 19 2013, 02:05 AM   #300
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Yeah, I got to agree. A special trailer that doesn't actually include any footage seems a stupid thing to do, given two separate trailers with footage exist.

Meanwhile, that is one nice image of the eleven Doctors.
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