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Reply # 1114404 24-Aug-2014 08:59
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Geektastic: Are they still going with the 'one hour whole story' format?

I much preferred the '12 episodes one story format' of old - and the plot device that the Doctor could not control where the Tardis materialised, which seems to have been dropped a while ago.


The TARDIS always takes him where he needs to go. Not necessarily where he wants too...... (What a boring Whovian I am....)

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  Reply # 1114413 24-Aug-2014 09:37
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Geektastic: Are they still going with the 'one hour whole story' format?

I much preferred the '12 episodes one story format' of old - and the plot device that the Doctor could not control where the Tardis materialised, which seems to have been dropped a while ago.


It'd be neat if they changed it up a bit like that. Lots of Pertwee's episodes were set on earth because the Timelords disabled the Tardis (but I hear that was done for production reasons.)




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  Reply # 1114446 24-Aug-2014 10:26
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Geektastic: Are they still going with the 'one hour whole story' format?

I much preferred the '12 episodes one story format' of old - and the plot device that the Doctor could not control where the Tardis materialised, which seems to have been dropped a while ago.


The TARDIS always takes him where he needs to go. Not necessarily where he wants too...... (What a boring Whovian I am....)


But I have seen episodes of the more recent versions in which the Doctor has been able to specifically enter times/places and go there.

In the original Pertwee/Baker type era, he could not do that.





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Geektastic: Are they still going with the 'one hour whole story' format?

I much preferred the '12 episodes one story format' of old - and the plot device that the Doctor could not control where the Tardis materialised, which seems to have been dropped a while ago.


It'd be neat if they changed it up a bit like that. Lots of Pertwee's episodes were set on earth because the Timelords disabled the Tardis (but I hear that was done for production reasons.)


Yes - the monsters often visited earth. My favourites being the Sea Monsters, the big robot, the Cybermen and of course the sofa-hiding specials, the Daleks.

I also liked the Pertwee episodes with the Brigadier and Unit.

I think it's time for a fur bikini clad female sidekick again too!





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  Reply # 1114459 24-Aug-2014 10:54
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So there is no NZ broadcast of this show, free or paid, in HD? *boggle*

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  Reply # 1114465 24-Aug-2014 11:09
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Geektastic:
huckster:
Geektastic: Are they still going with the 'one hour whole story' format?

I much preferred the '12 episodes one story format' of old - and the plot device that the Doctor could not control where the Tardis materialised, which seems to have been dropped a while ago.


The TARDIS always takes him where he needs to go. Not necessarily where he wants too...... (What a boring Whovian I am....)


But I have seen episodes of the more recent versions in which the Doctor has been able to specifically enter times/places and go there.

In the original Pertwee/Baker type era, he could not do that.


:-) Go watch the episode "The Doctor's Wife"

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  Reply # 1114496 24-Aug-2014 12:00
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Geektastic:
huckster:
Geektastic: Are they still going with the 'one hour whole story' format?

I much preferred the '12 episodes one story format' of old - and the plot device that the Doctor could not control where the Tardis materialised, which seems to have been dropped a while ago.


The TARDIS always takes him where he needs to go. Not necessarily where he wants too...... (What a boring Whovian I am....)


But I have seen episodes of the more recent versions in which the Doctor has been able to specifically enter times/places and go there.

In the original Pertwee/Baker type era, he could not do that.


:-) Go watch the episode "The Doctor's Wife"


Written by none other than Neil Gaiman!

Without spoiling it: oh, it was good!




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  Reply # 1114512 24-Aug-2014 13:13
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I've made a link from the final scene to an older episode. Once everyone has seen it, will discuss. Just claiming a credit for it now. :-)




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  Reply # 1114535 24-Aug-2014 13:41
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Please hold any spoilers until at least after the episode airs on FTA here next weekend!




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  Reply # 1114584 24-Aug-2014 15:14
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Oh I love the season 8 title credits and theme... a lot like the ones I grew up with in the 80's.

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  Reply # 1114755 24-Aug-2014 19:43
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I have to say that get_iplayer is a brilliant script / tool on Linux boxes.

get_iplayer --modes best --pid p023w9fy

And you're done :)

Edit: Here is the preview clip that can be watched on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0258qmq

And next weeks episode looks awesome: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0258rcs





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  Reply # 1114971 25-Aug-2014 10:49
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TomAckroyd: So there is no NZ broadcast of this show, free or paid, in HD? *boggle*

 

Not unless you download it or wait to buy the Blu-rays.




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well that was a dumb episode.... 

wont go into any details due to spoilers, but yeah i wasnt impressed.  IMO matt smith had the best introduction episode.  Tennant was asleep for most of his episode, but when he woke up he was brilliant (my favourite doctor).

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  Reply # 1115059 25-Aug-2014 12:23
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TomAckroyd: So there is no NZ broadcast of this show, free or paid, in HD? *boggle*


a DNS or VPN service such as Unotelly.com, plenty of other options and bbc iplayer just to name one option.

The services usually have trials so you can always give it a go first.

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  Reply # 1115086 25-Aug-2014 12:56
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mckenndk:
TomAckroyd: So there is no NZ broadcast of this show, free or paid, in HD? *boggle*


a DNS or VPN service such as Unotelly.com, plenty of other options and bbc iplayer just to name one option.

The services usually have trials so you can always give it a go first.


Yes, I rewatched it on iPlayer last night via UnblockUS. But the iPlayer stream doesn't appear to be HD.




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