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    Quote Originally Posted by IMForeman
    The rumor is that it will air March 26th on BBC1 at around 6:45 or 7:00pm with a special called "Doctor Who Confidential" to air on BBC3 immediately after.
    Cool. Must find a TV where I can watch it.
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    Early Saturday evenings? Interesting - I'd have thought it would have been perfect for the post Lottery timeslot myself - but that would have put it up against Millionaire - too risky. Fair enough - for the sake of UK scifi it had better be good!

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    Now will this be a stand alone series, with some aspects of the original, or will it be a continuation of the original 26 seasons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownFallAngel
    Now will this be a stand alone series, with some aspects of the original, or will it be a continuation of the original 26 seasons?
    as i understand it, it will be a continuation, but with no need for a history recap...

    the history of the Dr Who universe will be there but you won't need the Companions guide or History of Time Travel to get by.

    i've read that for the first season they won't strictly speaking be leaning on all the old villains and that while trying to maintain the universe they will be going in their own direction.
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    What I'm looking forward to (bizarrely) is watching where they've filmed.

    This is because BBC Wales are in charge of the revival, and so Dr Who is being filmed in Cardiff, which is where this Unas Matriarch resides. 'Scuse me showing off about it - but I don't get the opportunity to do it very often, so I'm going to enjoy this moment.

    Naturally, this has been a source of much amusement to me and my fellow office drones, as the makeup vans and catering bus for the extras have (quite regularly) been clustered in a street alongside our office building. Over the last few months we have, on occasions, looked out of a window and seen groups of aliens standing around having a smoke while they wait for a minibus to transfer them to the set. Surprisingly, this doesn't bother my colleagues; but, as they already work with an Unas, I suppose they're used to that sort of thing by now. Not that I smoke.

    We assume that the vans without windows are where they're teleporting them in from the Planet Gargh - or wherever.


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    Default Sci-Fi Channel passes on Doctor Who?

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    Wow thanks TameFarrer !!!!

    IGN seems to think so. So, as of this moment, there are no plans for an American airing of Doctor Who...



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    NoooOOoooo! I hope some station on this side of the pond picks it up... all of it. I miss my Doctor Who.

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    It used to come on PBS stations all the time. They run a lot of British comedies and programming. Maybe one of those will pick it up again.
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    Having just seen "Rose"... I can say I see where Sci-Fi might be coming from. Uneven is the word here.

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    What didn't you like about it? I thought it was cool the autons were great!

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    Can someone summarize Dr. Who for me? I saw only parts of a couple episodes on PBS but it seemed like one of those British shows that wouldn't translate well to American audiences.

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    Very British indeed.

    The Doctor is a Time Lord who tends to meet with a near-fatal accident which causes him to 'regenerate' into a brand new person every time whichever actor who's playing him wants to leave the show. (There've been about eight or nine now since 1963(ish).)

    He travels through time and space in a TARDIS. It landed on Earth in the '60s and took the form of a Police Box (now-obsolete police-only phone booth) to blend in, but the disguise feature broke after that, so it still looks that way. A TARDIS is really huge inside, and the word 'tardis' is now part of the English language meaning anything that's bigger on the inside than outside (like a really decent handbag, or a baby's stomach).

    The Doctor is pretty eccentric and generally decent, but his personalities vary wildly depending on which actor's era it is. He's always accompanied by an assistant or two; strays, hitchhikers, fellow travellers and the like. The female ones tended to sprain their ankes lots and need rescuing.

    The stories (which were usually told over four episodes) were set in the present day, future or past, and on Earth or other planets. The most famous adversaries were the Daleks (also in the english language now, meaning someone who appears to be programmed and mechanical) which were giant pepperpots on coasters with a sink plunger and an egg whisk for arms. They said "Exterminate! Exterminate!" and all the children watching would hide behind a cushion.

    The sets were made of cardboard, air-fresheners painted silver, and bits of tin foil. The costumes were made to a similar standard. It looked great.

    I loved it when I was little, and Peter Davison (Doctor #5) was my hero.

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    So what's his mission? To travel back in time and just keep an eye on things?
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    I heard many local PBS stations stopped carrying it a long time ago because it became too expensive. I loved the Tom Baker episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FurlingChieftan
    What didn't you like about it? I thought it was cool the autons were great!
    I did like it overall, but it was flawed. The biggest problems are:

    1.) The sound mix. There are huge chunks of dialogue that get lost to the music and soundfx, making it difficult to make out at times. This actually could get fixed before the 26th.. they do have time.

    2.) The music. Just frelling awful. Loud, blaring, corny, and completely at odds with what's happening onscreen. There are a few auton scenes that should be menacing, but aren't because the music was all bombast and techno. Keff Mcullough wasn't this bad. Wish they'd gotten Mark Ayres.

    3.) The pacing. Roses's introduction is rushed. The auton story is rushed. It's all a case of too much in not enough time... but it's a pilot, and barring having made it in 2 parts, I'm not sure what could have been done about it.

    That's all just the flaws to my perspective. As for why the Sci-Fi Channel would pass on it... I can just see this being a tough sell to an American network. The fact it's shot on processed video, and it's at times corny humor... unless you're an American who likes British stuff (as I am), it would have been a very tough sell. Visually it won't compare with the likes of the Stargates and BSG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownFallAngel
    So what's his mission? To travel back in time and just keep an eye on things?
    "The Doctor is a legend woven through history..."

    He doesn't have a mission per se. He just sort of travels through time and space, anywhere there's trouble, and he fights evil and helps things be as they should be. He's sometimes referred to as "Time's Champion."

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    The more I read, the less I think this has any chance with American audiences. It makes Farscape seem much more palatable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMForeman
    "The Doctor is a legend woven through history..."

    He doesn't have a mission per se. He just sort of travels through time and space, anywhere there's trouble, and he fights evil and helps things be as they should be. He's sometimes referred to as "Time's Champion."

    -IMF
    A simple 'Yes' would have suffied. lol. Thanks man. Aprreciated.
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    That sucks!


    I was really looking forward to new Who. Maybe they'll wise up and take a risk.
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