50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

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  1. Christopher

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    That was even more true of the old series. If anything, there have been more "Everybody lives!" outcomes in the Moffat era than there ever were at any previous time in the show's history.
     
  2. The Wormhole

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    ^^ Moffat episodes do tend to not feature any characters getting killed. In his episodes under RTD, the only deaths to occur were historical facts (The Girl in the Fireplace) and old age (Blink). Okay, so the Library story did feature quite a few characters getting killed, but they kind of live on as a digital essence within the Library computer, and one of them has become a recurring character anyway.
     
  3. Starkers

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    Off the top of my head...

    Several people die in The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone

    Multiple people die in A Good Man Goes to War (even accepting that Strax comes back and Dorimum is still with us that still leaves Lorna Bucket amongst others)

    Multiple workers are massacred at the start of The Snowmen (and one aspect of Clara)

    Multiple people are killed in The Bells of St John as well, given how many people probably didn't have bodies to go back to.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

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    They could use the "K9 is doing something in the TARDIS" excuse (ala: SJA) and have him appear once in a while.


    V - Sorry, I missed a page when posting this. I'm just thinking about a very occasional appearance.
     
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  5. Green Lantern

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    Oh god, not K9. I never did like him much. First the Ponds, then the Silurian/Sontaran/Jenny trio, now K9 again? A trilogy of unbearable assistants? What a liberty. :P
     
  6. StCoop

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  7. Professor Zoom

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    That's a picture. Not an explanation.

    An explanation would be something like, "we didn't have any hi resolution pictures or great poses of them in character, so, we decided to do this instead."

    OR

    "We wanted to mix it up."

    OR

    "We hate the fans of the 6th and 7th Doctors so we did it on purpose. We're trolling you all."

    Those would be explanations.
     
  8. Allyn Gibson

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    I think what's he's trying to say is that instead of digitally inserting Colin Baker into the shot the way they digitally inserted McGann, Eccleston, and Davison in that sequence, they had a dummy dressed in Colin Baker's costume, eliminating the need for digital trickery with at least one of the Doctors.
     
  9. Professor Zoom

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    Sure. But that's not an explanation for the CHOICE to use a dummy. That's what they did. Why did they choose that? That would be interesting. Two doctors didn't have their faces revealed. For some reason. (And no, I don't expect there to be a conspiracy against them...)
     
  10. Allyn Gibson

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    I don't know. Maybe it was the coat. Maybe the coat would be difficult and time-consuming to animate in CG so using a dummy was a simple solution to the problem.
     
  11. Professor Zoom

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    But nothing is really animated. Everything is frozen in space (and time...;) ) I would imagine once it is scanned in it would be easy to rotate. And the face might be harder than the coat.

    And then, what would the McCoy explanation be?
     
  12. Mitty

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    Meanwhile, has anyone else noticed that Tom Baker seems to be missing a leg?
     
  13. Emh

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    I hadn't noticed, but looking at it again, I would say the idea is he's kicking his leg back as he's falling. They maintain the consistency from both the below and above views.
     
  14. Captaindemotion

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    Maybe it's a reference to his legless pirate captain Redbeard Rum in Blackadder II! ;)
     
  15. Bob The Skutter

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  16. Starkers

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    So it will be in 3D on the big screen then?
     
  17. Bob The Skutter

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    Yep, as far as I know.
     
  18. Emh

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    Very cool. I'm going to be in London that weekend. I wonder if there's some way to pre-order a ticket (the above link is blocked at work so I can't look at it right now).
     
  19. Csalem

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    Ooh, I will get to see it in a cinema in Dublin. Excellent!
     
  20. Bob The Skutter

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    Yep, you'll have to book from the cinema's own website I believe. so Odeon, Vue or Cineworld. Not sure tickets are on sale yet though.
     

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