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

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  1. Captaindemotion

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    How much notice do some of you think the average viewer needs to remember to watch a TV programme from the comfort of their own house?! I texted a friend last night to tell him the new series of Homeland was about to start on RTE in 5 minutes and he immediately recorded it.
     
  2. Bob The Skutter

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    Oh I don't know. I used to tell my sister in law weeks in advance, then a fortnight in advance, then a week in advance and sometimes a couple of days before and she'd still manage to miss it. Though if you think about it trailers are being shown now for shows that don't start till next year (OK, they're in "Original British Drama" trailers) and we're getting teasers for films that aren't out for another year. It's not as if it's unheard of to tell people well in advance.
     
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    Films I understand. Going to the cinema can take a lot of effort, depending on where you live, if you need a babysitter etc. TV - you sit on your ass and change channel via remote control or record via whatever device you prefer.

    I'm just slightly mystified by the argument that goes along the lines of 'if they don't start promoting this show months in advance, nobody is going to know about it.'

    Edit - it occurs also: the 'original British drama' type ads are also slightly different in that they're trying to raise awareness of new shows and interest people in something they haven't previously heard of. Whereas DW is known to pretty much any TV viewer - whether they love it or hate it.
     
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    That sounds like it's more on her, you did the advertising and she missed it. Is that your fault or hers?
     
  5. Ar-Pharazon

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    What???? There's an anniversary goin' on? Why haven't I been informed of this?
     
  6. Professor Zoom

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    50 years since Kennedy was shot. I just wish there were more commercials about it.
     
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    My fault, apparently, at least that's what she told me.
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    ^ You can expect more of that sort of thing once you're married.
     
  9. Bob The Skutter

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    Careful Bridezilla reads these pages.
     
  10. Captaindemotion

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    ^I know but it's married life in general I'm referring to, not her in particular!
     
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  12. Captaindemotion

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    ^ It's his fault!
     
  13. Allyn Gibson

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    Moffat talks about "The Day of the Doctor," and he rules out "a parade of greatest hits, preferring instead to look at the greatest day in the Doctor's life.

    I'm guessing this is the day that the broken Doctor (John Hurt) decided he wanted to be the Doctor again. In other words, an It's a Wonderful Life riff. :)
     
  14. Starkers

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    I want to see the space badger episode!!!
     
  15. Emh

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    Paul McGann is stirring trouble on Twitter.

    I bet GallifreyBase is having a field day with this. :lol:
     
  16. Emperor-Tiberius

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    Gotta admit, excited me for a bit, too. But only for a minute or so. That said, WHY do that exercize, eh?
     
  17. Lonemagpie

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    I'd be guessing for recording an audiobook in which he reads all the characters.
     
  18. Captaindemotion

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    Maybe he's doing an audio story in which Eleven appears? I know BF can't touch post-2005 stuff but maybe he's just doing the audio book of an official novel?

    Of course, I totally want the above to be wrong and Paul to be in DOTD!
     
  19. Allyn Gibson

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    Or maybe a television commercial for "The Day of the Doctor" where there's a voice over from the living Doctors? I could see BBC America doing something like that, a commercial with as many Doctors as they can taking turns on the "Pandorica" speech.

    And to be clear, while I know people at BBC America connected with Doctor Who, I don't know that they're doing anything like that.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Or maybe it was just on a lark? I remember seeing a video of Sylvester McCoy reading Eleven's Stonehenge speech from "The Pandorica Opens." Although he delivered it in the Seventh Doctor's character rather than trying to mimic Smith.
     

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