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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Gordon » Thu Jul 23, 2009 23:54

A-ha.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Fri Oct 02, 2009 17:00

I've just been discussing with a work colleague about reconstructing the missing Doctor Who episodes and I came up with a brilliant idea (inspired by Bill and Ted): in the future when time travel has been invented, go back in time and save the tapes just before they're destroyed then bring them forward to the present day and place them in a convenient location to be discovered, like my desk drawer.

It didn't work :(

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Fri Oct 02, 2009 17:19

Oh yeah. Forgot to say: the reason why we were discussing this is that I discovered this morning that the BBC has inconsiderately deleted the audio versions of the incomplete stories just as I was about to complete my collection. So I hastily bought two of the remaining three I haven't got but Fury From The Deep is sold out and I'll never hear it now!

Edit: just checked Amazon - it's now selling for sixty quid!

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by OtterThanJuly » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:23

I used to read the Doctor Who technical forum and some of the bat shit theories people used to post there, apparently seriously, were wondrous to behold. (sending probes into space to catch the original broadcast signal rebounding off Jupiter, or somehow un-wiping 40+ year old videotape using "special magnets", or excavating landfill sites from the early 70s in search of missing film prints)

Deleting titles from the audio book range is dumbness of the first water though, but at least they're not continuing to release CDs of the soundtracks of episodes that safely exist and have already been released on DVD and six-hour-long audio book versions of the Target novels, because it's not as though the pulpy originals can be picked up for 10p each in the nearest Scope shop or anything.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:50

OtterThanJuly wrote:I used to read the Doctor Who technical forum and some of the bat shit theories people used to post there, apparently seriously, were wondrous to behold. (sending probes into space to catch the original broadcast signal rebounding off Jupiter, or somehow un-wiping 40+ year old videotape using "special magnets", or excavating landfill sites from the early 70s in search of missing film prints)
He he. I've the same conversation with my mate from work.
OtterThanJuly wrote:Deleting titles from the audio book range is dumbness of the first water though, but at least they're not continuing to release CDs of the soundtracks of episodes that safely exist and have already been released on DVD and six-hour-long audio book versions of the Target novels, because it's not as though the pulpy originals can be picked up for 10p each in the nearest Scope shop or anything.
I reckon it might be because they're about to relaunch the range in some form. With extras so that all the hardcore fans who've got them already will buy them again!

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by OtterThanJuly » Sun Oct 04, 2009 13:00

Could be, though I can't imagine what could warrant it. An extra disc with Frazer Hines babbling about bubble bath for half an hour?

In other (possible) news, it looks like the Tomb of the Cybermen DVD has disappeared as well, though a properly polished up version of this would be most welcome.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by kingofpartick » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:48

new logo up this morning at www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho

i like it. Kind of like the original one, and i do like the DW TARDIS thing, but i hope its not used everytime you see the logo.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Final Loan » Tue Oct 06, 2009 13:00

There's this story with lots of pictures.

At the risk of being utterly sexist... check out the pins on the new assistant! I have two words, and both of them are 'hubba'.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Gordon » Tue Oct 06, 2009 13:14

I have infinity words, and they are "meow meow meow meow meow...... ad infinitum"
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Tue Oct 06, 2009 13:58

kingofpartick wrote:new logo up this morning at http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho

i like it. Kind of like the original one, and i do like the DW TARDIS thing, but i hope its not used everytime you see the logo.
I like the "Doctor Who" bit but I'm not keen on the DW Tardis.

On the subject of logos I bought the Dalek War box set yesterday which advertises itself as having reversible covers. The two versions of the cover are the same except for one side has a new version of the BBC logo - the difference being it has a purple background. What's the point of that?

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Post by OtterThanJuly » Tue Oct 06, 2009 18:28

Guh! I'd pre-ordered mine (first time in a long while) and it hasn't even been dispatched yet.

The only other release I've ever bought with a reversible sleeve was a huge boxed VHS release of Ewoks Battle for Endor. One side is light coloured side which accurately reflected the film's content, and an alternative dark side (arf) where everyone is tooled up with awesome blaster guns and there are a bunch of spaceships whizzing through space and the little girl looks like Halo Jones with a huge knife and instead of the "grouchy bearded old man" who actually appears in the film, there's a gun-slingin' Han Solo type who totally doesn't.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Tue Oct 06, 2009 22:32

OtterThanJuly wrote:Guh! I'd pre-ordered mine (first time in a long while) and it hasn't even been dispatched yet.

The only other release I've ever bought with a reversible sleeve was a huge boxed VHS release of Ewoks Battle for Endor. One side is light coloured side which accurately reflected the film's content, and an alternative dark side (arf) where everyone is tooled up with awesome blaster guns and there are a bunch of spaceships whizzing through space and the little girl looks like Halo Jones with a huge knife and instead of the "grouchy bearded old man" who actually appears in the film, there's a gun-slingin' Han Solo type who totally doesn't.
Some of the later BBC audio cds of the lost episodes come with reversible covers which I've reversed so they all matched. And I downloaded and printed out the cover of the first Five Doctors DVD so it matches the other DVDs but these ones are so similar that I don't see the point. I think the change to put the 2 Entertain logo on the spine was much more intrusive and they should have done reversible covers so you could have it without that.

Also they've started putting a big long trailer at the start of the DVD. They already had the BBC logo, the 2 Entertain logo, the Doctor Who log and the pause for audio navigation (though I don't mind too much about the last one as it actually serves a purpose) and now they've got an advert on to try and make me buy more Doctor Who DVDs when I'm already going to buy every one they make! I just want to watch the episodes not sit through 10 minutes of advertising. Somebody who I was having this rant at today told me that the trailer was on the start of Keys of Marinus but I didn't notice cos I normally put the DVD on ten minutes before I want to watch it and go into another room and do something else while it decides to let me watch the things I've paid for. Childrens DVDs are much worse though - half of Ralph's DVDs have about three or four trailers before you get to watch the film.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by OtterThanJuly » Tue Oct 06, 2009 23:23

Jeez. The trailer on the R1 Lost sets were pretty bad, but hey ho, that's Disney. I never expected the BBC to do anything similar. I take it these aren't the usual "Coming Soon" trails?

Also, how is the recoloured episode of Planet of the Daleks? This is the biggie for me as I missed that Dad's Army episode that was processed. (it wasn't on the Iplayer for some stupid reason)
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Wed Oct 07, 2009 09:54

OtterThanJuly wrote:Jeez. The trailer on the R1 Lost sets were pretty bad, but hey ho, that's Disney. I never expected the BBC to do anything similar. I take it these aren't the usual "Coming Soon" trails?
No it's a "look how ace Doctor Who is, we're releasing them on DVD you know, all ten Doctors" trailer. It's quite a good trailer with lots of clips of old episodes but not something I want to be forced to watch everytime I want to watch an episode of Doctor Who. I watch them one at a time rather than all in one go so that makes it even more annoying.
OtterThanJuly wrote:Also, how is the recoloured episode of Planet of the Daleks? This is the biggie for me as I missed that Dad's Army episode that was processed. (it wasn't on the Iplayer for some stupid reason)
I haven't seen it yet as I'm only on episode 2 of Frontier in Space but I'm looking forward to it.

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Post by Jangloid Mark » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:39

OtterThanJuly wrote:Jeez. The trailer on the R1 Lost sets were pretty bad, but hey ho, that's Disney. I never expected the BBC to do anything similar. I take it these aren't the usual "Coming Soon" trails?
No it's a "look how ace Doctor Who is, we're releasing them on DVD you know, all ten Doctors" trailer. It's quite a good trailer with lots of clips of old episodes but not something I want to be forced to watch everytime I want to watch an episode of Doctor Who. I watch them one at a time rather than all in one go so that makes it even more annoying.[/quote]Is there not some way of skipping the trailers? I use Zoom Player Max, and I'm sure that I've seen something in the menus somewhere that let's you navigate straight to where you want to go....that said, I'm still learning the package, so, I could be talking out of my arse....
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Wed Oct 07, 2009 13:27

Jangloid Mark wrote:Is there not some way of skipping the trailers? I use Zoom Player Max, and I'm sure that I've seen something in the menus somewhere that let's you navigate straight to where you want to go....that said, I'm still learning the package, so, I could be talking out of my arse....
You can fast forward through them but they usually disable the skip button on trailers - I haven't tested this yet on the Doctor Who ones so they might not have done it for these. But even if they haven't it's still a faff to wait for the right moment to press a button in an already long start up sequence. Anyway I've probably gone on more about this issue than it's actually worth - there are bigger problems in the world than having to wait ten minutes to watch a TV programme. It is annoying though that usability is taking a back seat to advertising. Especially from the BBC.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Gordon » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:23

Russ T. is on BBC radio scotland sometime in the next hour.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Final Loan » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:42

Dr Who spoilers.

(I've not read it, I'm just posting it here...)
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tubby » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:03

So did no one watch it?

Slow to begin with, but the last half an hour or so were really good. I just wish they'd had her shoot herself once the Doctor had left, so he kept his crazy with power persona and carried it into the next special.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Gordon » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:47

Hey, Jeremy spoiler.

I thought it was pretty good, although before the very end I thought there was some sort of dalek destroying catch, as the Doctor's never seemed so entirely selfish.

Every time he says something about how great humans are, though, it makes me cringe.

Obviously I liked the bits about an oil crisis.
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