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An Adventure in Space and Time: Thursday 9pm (September 2013)

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MatthewFirth Meridian (South) South Today
The special was amazing! There was just one still problem.

Christopher Eccleston should have signed up, since he would have had a small but decent cameo, after the War Doctor's regeneration. He will regret it, I'm sure.

That was the only improvement I would have made in what was an amazing episode. My question is, why it came 2nd to Strictly?
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That was the only improvement I would have made in what was an amazing episode. My question is, why it came 2nd to Strictly?


You really have to ask?

Doctor who special was also shown in cinemas Wink
MF
MatthewFirth Meridian (South) South Today
Ahhh, so the majority of people that could have watched at home with the 10.2 million viewers who did watched at the Cinema. That sounds better than most people would consider.
JO
Jon Recently warned Central (West) Midlands Today
You really have to ask?

Doctor who special was also shown in cinemas Wink
It depends whether they were counted in the figures or not, if not you can add half a million onto the total. You've also got to consider The X Factor was stronger opposition to what Strictly had.
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Then there are the people who recorded it or just iplayer it.
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noggin Founding member
Jon posted:
You really have to ask?

Doctor who special was also shown in cinemas Wink
It depends whether they were counted in the figures or not, if not you can add half a million onto the total. You've also got to consider The X Factor was stronger opposition to what Strictly had.


I very much doubt the BARB overnights will include cinema audiences, or those watching at ExCel.
NG
noggin Founding member
The special was excellent, but I have to second ben's comment - Peter Davison's special was absolutely hilarious. Who else spotted the Pertwee (obvious) and the Troughton (less obvious)?

And a brilliant twist at the end - I just hope that wasn't TV trickery and it actually happened that way!


It was Sarah Sutton (aka Nyssa) by the lifts wasn't it? Loved Broadcast Centre reception doubling as a (perfect for classic Doctor Who) not very convincing airport departure lounge.

And the way the 80s Radiophonics switched to suitably OTT Murray Gold whenever they walked through the door at Roath Lock.
NG
noggin Founding member
The special was amazing! There was just one still problem.

Christopher Eccleston should have signed up, since he would have had a small but decent cameo, after the War Doctor's regeneration. He will regret it, I'm sure.

Yes - just seems a bit ungrateful. He could have turned up for a couple of hours and stood in front of a green screen to shoot a couple of lines of dialogue etc. AIUI the entire John Hurt character was written to cover-up for his absence?

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That was the only improvement I would have made in what was an amazing episode. My question is, why it came 2nd to Strictly?


Strictly is incredibly popular this series, and has weaker competition on ITV.
NE
Neo
At the end of of The Day of the Doctor
in the sequence where they showed the multiple doctors, apart from the few in the middle who were moving, the rest were totally still. Why didn't they use clips for each doctor instead of a still image
? Wouldn't it have looked more realistic?
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Critique Anglia (East) Look East
Neo posted:
At the end of of The Day of the Doctor
in the sequence where they showed the multiple doctors, apart from the few in the middle who were moving, the rest were totally still. Why didn't they use clips for each doctor instead of a still image
? Wouldn't it have looked more realistic?


They weren't totally still. They filmed it with body doubles in place of the other Doctors and then put the faces on afterwards - I think one of them twiddles their thumbs or something at the end. However, on the whole, they were all quite static.
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It would still be nice if other doctors come back. I think it was Colin baker was the only one to have old doctor back for no reason.
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Neo
Neo posted:
At the end of of The Day of the Doctor
in the sequence where they showed the multiple doctors, apart from the few in the middle who were moving, the rest were totally still. Why didn't they use clips for each doctor instead of a still image
? Wouldn't it have looked more realistic?


They weren't totally still. They filmed it with body doubles in place of the other Doctors and then put the faces on afterwards - I think one of them twiddles their thumbs or something at the end. However, on the whole, they were all quite static.

Yes I think you are right. I just noticed the one on the left moves his hands. But if they'd composited in short clips of their faces instead just static images of them I think it would have improved the realism.

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