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Old December 13 2013, 02:16 AM   #1
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Peter Jackson directing opportunity now "getting serious"

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment...s-Dr-Who-plans

Plans for Sir Peter Jackson to direct an episode of Doctor Who in New Zealand are advancing.

Jackson described the plans as "actually kind of serious" while promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Europe.

"I'd love to try my hand at television, because I've never had the discipline of having to shoot for those impossibly tiny schedules. I think I could do it OK now," Jackson said.

"I did suggest that they did a New Zealand story - something to do with the All Blacks versus the Daleks. There's a good story in there, although obviously the All Blacks would have to win!"
The Daleks would surrender once they see the Haka.
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Old December 13 2013, 02:48 AM   #2
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It would be amusing to me if the episode ended up involving something that kind of was a dragon.
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Old December 13 2013, 02:53 AM   #3
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*Obligatory joke about it being over three hours on the Blu-ray special edition.*
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Old December 13 2013, 03:10 AM   #4
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Please, please, please let this happen.
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Old December 13 2013, 03:25 AM   #5
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Peter Jackson is one of the few people who could make a fantastic Slitheen episode.
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Old December 13 2013, 05:16 AM   #6
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I don't know. He's not god. He did direct Lovely Bones which is a pretty bad film. After all of these past EPPIIIIIICCCCC films, I wonder if he could do something small and more character driven.
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Old December 13 2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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If they prevent him from using 48FPS filming stuff, I'd like to see it. He can do epic. But if you give him too many toys or a blank canvas it might turn out....wonky. The first Hobbit film was horrible.
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Old December 13 2013, 07:46 AM   #8
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It actually wasn't horrible. Not as good as its predecessors, but far from horrible. That said, if Jackson ever does direct an episode of Doctor Who, he will be constrained by budget. So I wouldn't go in expecting him to use all these fancy filming techniques he can get away with on his massively-budgeted feature film projects.
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Old December 13 2013, 08:06 AM   #9
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Braindead cost 3 million dollars. I'm sure Sir Peter can manage.
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Old December 13 2013, 08:09 AM   #10
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Agreed.
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Old December 13 2013, 08:24 AM   #11
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It actually wasn't horrible. Not as good as its predecessors, but far from horrible. That said, if Jackson ever does direct an episode of Doctor Who, he will be constrained by budget. So I wouldn't go in expecting him to use all these fancy filming techniques he can get away with on his massively-budgeted feature film projects.
Maybe my expectations were too high, but I felt hugely let down by it. The pacing was off to a large degree. I also didn't like that it felt like I was watching an XBox game. Too smooth. Too glassy. If this is the future of movies, I don't like it.
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Old December 13 2013, 09:43 AM   #12
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If it's the Peter Jackson who made Heavenly Creatures then I'm in, if it's the Peter Jackson who made King Kong and who no longer seems to be able to edit his work then not so much...
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Old December 13 2013, 05:43 PM   #13
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If it's the Peter Jackson who made Heavenly Creatures then I'm in, if it's the Peter Jackson who made King Kong and who no longer seems to be able to edit his work then not so much...
He wouldn't have much choice about editing. It needs to fit in a time slot.
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Old December 13 2013, 06:40 PM   #14
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Surely this episode would be an epic two-part story. They wouldn't bring someone in like Jackson for just a single episode, would they?
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Surely this episode would be an epic two-part story. They wouldn't bring someone in like Jackson for just a single episode, would they?
Also, if it's actually going to be on location in New Zealand, it seems a two-parter would be easier on the budget
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