Peter Jackson to direct an episode of Dr Who

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Candlelight, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well then he'd make a disjointed comedy that turns into a horror movie that turns into a romance. Which is... weirdly appropriate for Doctor Who, now that I think about it... :)
     
  2. Timelord Victorious

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    I see we understand each other. ;)

    That said, i enjoyed Frightners despite some flaws. It was a refreshingly different movie.
     
  3. Emh

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    To each their own, I loved it.
     
  4. Mars

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    I wonder, if the Tardis is a time machine, why did they have an episode with Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, the Tardis could have just as easily gone back in time and met dinosaurs in their natural setting and Peter Jackson could have directed it, he did the King Kong remake after all.
     
  5. StarMan

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    Damn, bet me to it.

    I'll have a crack at playing The Master! :techman:
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    Still too damn short for him.
     
  7. Samurai8472

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    The doctor, a sontaran,a Silurian a couple daleks and Rorys dad. They all gather to return an important relic to Galifrey.

    Episode will consist of wide shots of the gang traversing through the new Zealand mountain ranges

    -one episode spanning 4 seasons

    -extended episode blu ray

    -18 hour behind the scenes segment on craft services

    -How to build a Galifrey inspired house
     
  8. JRoss

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    That's a phenomenon that I call "Spielberging". See "Jurassic Park II: The Lost World", "A.I. Artificial Intellgience", and "War of the Worlds" to see what I mean. Each of those films needed to be at least half an hour shorter.
     
  9. Professor Zoom

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    Erm. I don't want that one. *shudder*
     
  10. Mr. Adventure

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    Maybe we could get the Doctor vs the Sumerian Rat-Monkey.
     
  11. Wereghost

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    Never mind directing, make him the next showrunner!

    Well, it would be the next-best thing to PJ and his posse doing a Who movie trilogy.
     
  12. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    How's this for an outside bet - find the extra money to let Jackson direct a feature length 50th anniversary special, which can be released in cinemas in some territories (like the UNCLE movies of the 60s, and the opening episodes of the 70s Buck Rogers and Galactica).
     
  13. Candlelight

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  14. Emh

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    MAKE THIS HAPPEN! MAKE THIS HAPPEN! MAKE THIS HAPPEN! :angel:
     
  15. Starkers

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    I can see the Mail headline already...

    Beeb blows budget on jaunt to New Zealand!
     
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  17. Starkers

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    Yeah the cost is really going to be prohibitive. Dubai was costly enough. Spain/Croatia is one thing, not that far away for starters, but to take the entire production crew to New Zealand?

    Then again I guess they managed New York.
     
  18. StCoop

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    You can get there in six hours, though. And BBC America covered a lot of the costs.
     
  19. Starkers

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    ^Fair points.

    I think the only way to do it would be, as some have suggested, to do a two parter that gets some kind of theatrical release. But then that poses its own problems!
     
  20. The Mirrorball Man

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    Or you hire local people. Isn't that possible?