Possible New Dr Who Airing Date

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  1. Garrett

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    I was reading yesterday that it will start on the 23 March but today I heard it would be more like the 25th March for the Easter weekend.

    And they are going to be long one off stories.
     
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    So far all that has been said is that there will be 13 x 45 minute episodes.

    There is no word yet on whether stories will overlap several episodes.

    26 March is a more likely date as I think the Beeb are keen to get Who back on Saturdays.

    Lets hope it's as good as the new Captain Scarlet.
     
  3. Garrett

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    But not put inside a kids program and ruined.
     
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    OK you got me on that one.

    I think the Beeb are banking on Who being a success and with Russell T Davies writing some of them it should be good.
     
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    I can't wait for this. Doctor Who back after a 9(?) year absence :thumbsup: With Enterprise cancelled it's Doctor Who and Battlestar that are (hopefully) going to offer some decent TV SciFi :clap:
     
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    I cant believe i'm going to get to watch some scifi, without a logo or advert in site :smashin:
     
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    If you discount the 1996 Paul McGann American Dr Who TV movie, it's been 16 years since Dr Who was on BBC.

    There is of course a catch 22 here. If the beeb make the how to appeal to the fans it may not be that popular with the general viewers. If they make it to appeal to a wider audience they will alienate the fans who (sic) will complain that this is not proper Dr Who.

    Either way I can't wait until the end of March.
     
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    I think it's a safe bet to say that the fans will whinge whatever - you only have to goto a Dr Who forum and you see dozens of them complain the DVDs are being released too fast to realise they aren't all sane - I mean what sort of fan complains they are getting "too much" Who on DVD!?!
     
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    Speaking as a former Dr Who fan (it took a full frontal lobotomy, and years of psycho therapy, oh and the last Dr was crap) I have to agree.

    Personally speaking I hope they aim it primarily at the casual viewer and not the fans or else it will be as bad as it was when it finished in 1989.
     
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    Entirely agree.

    I see DVD Times have heard rumours of an October release for the DVDs:
    http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=56212
     
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    I am even more keen to know when they are going to release the New Captain Scarlet on DVD.
     
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    I read today the Doctor is coming up aganst one foe that frightend a lot of people when they were first screened, the Autons. :clap:
     
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    See BBC news story here

    If that doesn't inspire people to get searching on the net then I don't know what will! Remember the old days when the BBC just trailed programs instead of promoting them like this.

    I'd love to write a mini review but then I'd have to give the game away as to whether I've seen it.... ;)

    Regards,

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    Found on usenet in about hmmmmmmmmm 10 seconds ;)
     
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    The only way Aunty could have made it easier would have been to post a link!

    Ian Guinan
     
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    is that ex pop star + chris evans wife, Billy Piper
    I see as Dr Whos new sidekick
     
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    :rotfl: :D
     
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    I believe it is
     
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    She looks better on the cover of GQ than she acts (although not quite as bad as Bonnie Langford :rotfl: )
     
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    OK
    I remember Dr Who from years back when it was a serious, scary scifi proggy. What spoiled it was them turning it into a comedy show with ex-monks and ex-clowns as the stars. This proggy was pretty good, and Billy was better that expected, but they still seem to be playing if for laughs. Then it will be stopped after a few episodes because nobody really likes it. Scifi + comedy onscreen rarely work, Hitchhikers guide didn't, Evolution did. Dr Who won't!

    (I hated Red Dwarf, sorta thought it was racist)
     
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    Red Dwarf did :thumbsup:
     
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    You thought Evolution was good but didn't like HHGTTG!? Yikes! :eek:

    Each to their own, I suppose.
     
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    People bandy the term racist about with such carefree abandon that the term is meaningless. In fact it says more about those who use it than those at which it's aimed.

    Besides which you must have been popping pills if you think Red Dwarf was racist!
     
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    Care to elaborate?
    In what ways was it racist?
     
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    They were saying on news 24 tonight that DR who is a children's program, after watching the first one I can only agree!

    As for Red Dwarf being racist thats just crazy talk.
     
  26. Garrett

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    I just saw a BBC poster for the new Dr Who and it said the airing time for ot is 7pm on Saturdays.
     
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    Wish I had not watched it now. Major disappointment.
    Here´s hoping it gets better
     

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