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Old October 25 2013, 10:19 PM   #451
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Re: 50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

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They at least have the odd good show like Doctor Who, Sherlock, or The Thick of It. Foreigners just shouldn't take those as the normal quality because they're very far from it.
When I first started watching BBC America in 2002, I assumed that there would be awesome British shows in the vein of Blackadder and Father Ted and Doctor Who. What I got was a steady diet of Ground Force and some show about home remodeling that I've blanked out the name. Then I realized that even the BBC wasn't immune to Sturgeon's Law (99% of everything is shit), and at that point I was much happier.
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Old October 25 2013, 10:25 PM   #452
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The BBC largely panders to the lowest common denominator. You've probably picked their best few shows from the past few years to watch out of context, but if you were to actually put BBC1 on for a Saturday night, you'd see where I was coming from. Unless you actually are a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing and Atlantis.
Saturday night BBC has always been that way; it's hardly a new thing. Besides, there's always BBC2 and BBC4.

I'd take Saturday night BBC over Saturday night ITV. I tried ITV once and parts of my brain leaked from my ears.
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Old October 25 2013, 11:32 PM   #453
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As it happens, I'll be in London that weekend so I already reserved some tickets!

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I'm going to be there that weekend, too. Were there tickets available in 2-D at the theater you purchased at?
I was only looking for 3D so I checked the box to filter by 3D showings so I'm not really sure. So, sorry but I'm not really sure. I kind of hurried through it to be honest because I didn't want them to sell out!

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Old October 26 2013, 12:17 AM   #454
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I wonder what kind of box office the Dr Who movie will do! Especially with theaters charging the premium prices. Might this be a test run to gauge the bank-ability of an actual Dr Who theatrical movie?

Anybody know what the budget is? It's not on wikipedia.
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Old October 26 2013, 01:53 AM   #455
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Anybody know what the budget is? It's not on wikipedia.
For "The Day of the Doctor"? We know it was budgeted as a 60-minute episode. Somewhere between £1.25 and £1.5 million, I'd think.

ETA: Upon Googling, I'd revise those numbers downward, with £1.25 as the high end. Possibly around £1 million, then. Torchwood: Miracle Day probably had a higher budget per episode than "The Day of the Doctor."
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Old October 26 2013, 02:17 AM   #456
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Well that's lame. Didn't they know it going to be release in theaters worldwide?
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Old October 26 2013, 03:32 AM   #457
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I wonder what kind of box office the Dr Who movie will do! Especially with theaters charging the premium prices. Might this be a test run to gauge the bank-ability of an actual Dr Who theatrical movie?
Well, it isn't really a "theatrical release." Just a theatrical screening, similar to those TNG episodes which get screened to tie in with the Blu-ray releases of the seasons.

I don't know if the TNG episodes have a premium with them (I've never taken part in that) but these premiums are common for concerts or sporting events that get theatrical screenings. This is primarily the event's host's way of making it up for taking a theatre out of commission, which is especially a bi deal for Day of the Doctor given Saturday is one of the busiest days at a theatre, and the ones screening this will have an entire auditorium taken.

And really, what is the incentive for fans to go out and pay more than a standard movie ticket for something they literally can stay home and watch for free?
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Old October 26 2013, 03:39 AM   #458
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"Doctor Who in theaters - in 3D!!!" is what the incentive is. That and viewing the 50th Anniversary episode with (hopefully) a theaterful of fellow Whovians, all cosplaying, waving their sonic screwdriver toys and reacting loudly to every fan-pleasing moment onscreen. An outer space Rocky Horror Picture Show of sorts. It won't make much money, but that won't matter since the BBC apparently didn't spend much money on it. A win-win any way you look at it.
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Old October 26 2013, 06:18 AM   #459
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And really, what is the incentive for fans to go out and pay more than a standard movie ticket for something they literally can stay home and watch for free?
The experience, I guess. I have a trio of friends who are going to it and who will skip the TV showing in order to do so. They plan to dress up, etc. I've been invited but I don't know yet whether I want to go.

Part of me wants to see Who on the big screen, but part of me wonders if it's worth it since I plan to see it on the Saturday showing on TV anyway.
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Old October 26 2013, 06:25 AM   #460
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"Doctor Who in theaters - in 3D!!!" is what the incentive is. That and viewing the 50th Anniversary episode with (hopefully) a theaterful of fellow Whovians, all cosplaying, waving their sonic screwdriver toys and reacting loudly to every fan-pleasing moment onscreen. An outer space Rocky Horror Picture Show of sorts.
Yeah, and that's what's putting me off. The only time I experienced something like that was when I saw "Serenity" on opening night. There were a bunch of people in the theater doing that shit. Exaggerated laughs at the lines, cheers after one-liners, cheering on Mal and Jayne...two of them even had the script and were reading lines aloud from the movie.

It was a whole group of them and they came all costumed out, and it ruined my experience, to be honest. I'm sure THEY had fun, but I was annoyed all to hell.

I guess if I go I have to put myself in the right mindset for it, or at least watch Day of the Doctor by myself first, process it, and then watch it with rabid fans so if I miss something because of the sonic screwdriver noises or whooping cheers, I won't be annoyed.
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Old October 26 2013, 09:30 AM   #461
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From a Christopher Eccleston interview just published today:

‘The straight answer is that I am an actor,’ answers the working-class Lancashire lad, ‘and 90 per cent of actors have regular periods of unemployment. I didn’t work for seven months after Thor. I am open to any kind of work so I can pay the mortgage.’
However, a condition of my interview is that ‘Christopher Eccleston will not answer any questions on Doctor Who’.
Well I guess not any kind of work.
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Old October 26 2013, 10:38 AM   #462
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As it happens, I'll be in London that weekend so I already reserved some tickets!

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I'm going to be there that weekend, too. Were there tickets available in 2-D at the theater you purchased at?
I was only looking for 3D so I checked the box to filter by 3D showings so I'm not really sure. So, sorry but I'm not really sure. I kind of hurried through it to be honest because I didn't want them to sell out!

Mr Awe
Looks around a bit and it seems it's only in 3-D in London. Oh well. At least I have a ticket.
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Old October 26 2013, 11:27 AM   #463
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Re: 50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

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From a Christopher Eccleston interview just published today:

‘The straight answer is that I am an actor,’ answers the working-class Lancashire lad, ‘and 90 per cent of actors have regular periods of unemployment. I didn’t work for seven months after Thor. I am open to any kind of work so I can pay the mortgage.’
However, a condition of my interview is that ‘Christopher Eccleston will not answer any questions on Doctor Who’.
Well I guess not any kind of work.
This makes fans of his Doctor, like myself, harder to like him. Did Doctor Who kill his dog or something?

On the other hand, he might be regretting not being part of the 50th now, since its also been around 7 months (or more) since Moffat offered him to be part of it. At least, I hope he's not that dick-ish.
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Old October 26 2013, 12:10 PM   #464
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From a Christopher Eccleston interview just published today:

‘The straight answer is that I am an actor,’ answers the working-class Lancashire lad, ‘and 90 per cent of actors have regular periods of unemployment. I didn’t work for seven months after Thor. I am open to any kind of work so I can pay the mortgage.’
However, a condition of my interview is that ‘Christopher Eccleston will not answer any questions on Doctor Who’.
Well I guess not any kind of work.
This makes fans of his Doctor, like myself, harder to like him. Did Doctor Who kill his dog or something?

On the other hand, he might be regretting not being part of the 50th now, since its also been around 7 months (or more) since Moffat offered him to be part of it. At least, I hope he's not that dick-ish.
To be honest, at this point I think fans of his should just give up the ghost. It's obvious that he is determined to make his time on the show his past and would prefer not to discuss it. Some people are like that. John Hughes was like that regarding his Brat Pack movies after the 80's. And no matter what you do, you'll just end up pushing them further into their hole.

I don't think he's THAT much of a dick, since by all reports he's very forthcoming and generous with kids who see him as The Doctor, or so I've read here and elsewhere. But statements like this just make him look like a hypocrite.

At the end of the day, it's his choice how he wants to live his life. He has an entire fandom that loves him, but the constant questioning has probably annoyed him. You could say he brought it on himself. He threw his name into the ring in the first place.

I really think Doctor Who should just leave him alone. If he wants to emerge into our light again, he will. Otherwise...it's his life.
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Old October 26 2013, 01:09 PM   #465
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He's publicising Thor TDW. I don't think it's particularly unreasonable that he insist that he not be asked about a TV show he appeared in nearly a decade ago. And I note that the I interviewer says:

If Eccleston comes across as at all narky or ungracious in print, in person he’s warm, affable, fully engaged and charmingly free of media bulls***.
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