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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,645 ✭✭✭Daemos


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,027 ✭✭✭TheIrishGrover


    Maybe should be in the 50th anniv thread but thought this pic looked great:

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,645 ✭✭✭Daemos


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,423 ✭✭✭Morag


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,999 ✭✭✭✭flazio


    Maybe should be in the 50th anniv thread but thought this pic looked great:

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    Christopher Eccleston has aged really badly. ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,999 ✭✭✭✭flazio




  • Registered Users Posts: 24,196 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,027 ✭✭✭TheIrishGrover


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,196 ✭✭✭✭Sleepy


    Just spotted this on hukd: the Key to Time Collection for £16.99. Thought it might interest some fans of the original run:

    http://www.base.com/buy/product/doctor-who-the-key-to-time-collection-1979/dgc-bbcdvd2754.htm?awc=2694_1384345188_99a1410ec8b3e6c8696e09f53bf6ca9c


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,183 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    http://io9.com/the-only-book-you-need-about-the-history-of-doctor-who-1465464309

    io9 have an interesting article on a new book charting the history of the show, along with various tales that spun from its production. It has some intriguing nuggets of info...

    Challenging the idea of Who as a children's show:
    "BBC researcher Samantha Beere did a study in 1990, which looked at past audience research — and found that the earliest figures, from 1976, showed Doctor Who watched by 44.1 percent children and 55.9 percent adults. This went up to 78 percent adults in 1986 — contradicting the notion that Who was always primarily a children's show."

    I've always had a problem with new-Who's audio and soundtrack; this bit feels like validation that it wasn't just my imagination & bias, and was a deliberate & creatively awful policy :)
    "Russell T. Davies designed the new series to be "really noisy". Because when the new Doctor Who came on the air in 2005, it was up against variety shows on the other channels, which always had a lot of loud music and over-the-top talking. So Davies wanted people flipping channels to hear equally loud, brassy music and sounds on Doctor Who, so it could compete."


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,759 ✭✭✭Killer_banana


    pixelburp wrote: »
    I've always had a problem with new-Who's audio and soundtrack; this bit feels like validation that it wasn't just my imagination & bias, and was a deliberate & creatively awful policy :)
    "Russell T. Davies designed the new series to be "really noisy". Because when the new Doctor Who came on the air in 2005, it was up against variety shows on the other channels, which always had a lot of loud music and over-the-top talking. So Davies wanted people flipping channels to hear equally loud, brassy music and sounds on Doctor Who, so it could compete."

    At least there was logical(ish) reasoning behind it. I was expecting something like JJ. Abrams reasoning for lens flare which was 'The future's bright.' :rolleyes:


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 17,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭Das Kitty


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    ...took me a while to spot the note.

    ahem.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,773 Mod ✭✭✭✭connemara man


    What note??


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,133 ✭✭✭Patty O Furniture


    Das Kitty wrote: »
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    ...took me a while to spot the note.

    ahem.

    Noted :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,071 ✭✭✭Art_Wolf


    A load of t-shirts are on sale on woot.com

    http://shirt.woot.com/plus/doctor-who-nniversary


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,857 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    Art_Wolf wrote: »
    A load of t-shirts are on sale on woot.com

    http://shirt.woot.com/plus/doctor-who-nniversary
    Love the "Things Waiting In The Darkness" shirt.. although from their FAQ:
    Why isn't my state/country/province listed; do you ship internationally?
    No, we do not ship outside of the United States at this time, and certain sales may not be shipped to certain states. We do not ship to Canada, Mexico, nor to Maggie's Nipples, Wyoming or Assinippi, Massachusetts at this time.

    :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,999 ✭✭✭✭flazio




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,645 ✭✭✭Daemos


    Not their best work, but I am looking forward to the next Super Café :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,208 ✭✭✭✭aidan_walsh




  • Registered Users Posts: 20,967 ✭✭✭✭Stark


    Now this a tone to the show I'd like to see.



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,447 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    Stolen from YLYL

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,676 ✭✭✭✭herisson




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,760 ✭✭✭cython


    Stolen from YLYL:
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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,183 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,208 ✭✭✭✭aidan_walsh


    Syfy's Blaster is reporting that Peter Jackson is apparently in "serious discussions" to direct, which will presumably start as a single episode script and turn into a "Trial of a Time Lord" like saga.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,645 ✭✭✭Daemos


    Syfy's Blaster is reporting that Peter Jackson is apparently in "serious discussions" to direct, which will presumably start as a single episode script and turn into a "Trial of a Time Lord" like saga.
    Bring RTD in to write it so he can turn his Harry Potter-themed idea into a Lord of the Rings-themed one. They already have the dragon


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Sonics2k


    Syfy's Blaster is reporting that Peter Jackson is apparently in "serious discussions" to direct, which will presumably start as a single episode script and turn into a "Trial of a Time Lord" like saga.

    I'm really really not sure how I feel about this...

    On the one hand, the nerdy side of me loves this completely and utterly.
    On the other hand, Peter Jackson hasn't directed or written anything truly great since the Frighteners. Lord of the Rings doesn't really count.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,126 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    TBH I'm sorry a film director like him didn't do the 50th.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,183 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    Sonics2k wrote: »
    I'm really really not sure how I feel about this...

    On the one hand, the nerdy side of me loves this completely and utterly.
    On the other hand, Peter Jackson hasn't directed or written anything truly great since the Frighteners. Lord of the Rings doesn't really count.

    Why wouldn't it count? :confused: He may not have written the adaptation, but he knocked it out of the park with the direction. Even the extended editions added much. Admittedly I haven't see The Lovely Bones, but King Kong just suffers from the absence of an editor's scissors, with The Hobbit being the first case where he's has gone all Lucas on things imo.

    If anything, the compressed schedules and reduced budgets of TV might remind him of the value of brevity. He's still a good director, just one that has lost the run of himself a little...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Sonics2k


    pixelburp wrote: »
    Why wouldn't it count? :confused: He may not have written the adaptation, but he knocked it out of the park with the direction. Even the extended editions added much. Admittedly I haven't see The Lovely Bones, but King Kong just suffers from the absence of an editor's scissors, with The Hobbit being the first case where he's has gone all Lucas on things imo.

    If anything, the compressed schedules and reduced budgets of TV might remind him of the value of brevity. He's still a good director, just one that has lost the run of himself a little...

    Oh no, please do not misunderstand me. I absolutely love Peter Jackson and grew up reading Tolkein, in fact I first read the Lord of the Rings when I was 9!

    I was simply saying he didn't write the Lord of Rings, which is all I meant. Whilst he did a great job directing it, especially from a visual stand point he also has a massive tendency to drag things out. The end of the Return of the King is a great example.
    But as you said, he's lost the run of himself and I fear this would impact on an episode of Doctor Who if he were to do it.

    Many episodes of Doctor Who manage to get lots and lots of stuff done in a 40 minute slot, and I'm not certain Jackson can really do that. Not without at least 15 minutes of panoramic shots of New Zealand :pac:


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