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Expectations (July 2015)

DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
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Exterminate!


Cliffhangers making a welcome return to Doctor Who , and used to great effect. And tonight's cold open is why I avoid spoilers like the plague! Surprised Shocked
BA
Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
Urgh, cold open is just a horrible American term. This isn't Saturday Night Live.

Anyway, loved that, very good, more please Smile
JJ
Juicy Joe Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I don't like the wobbly waily bit, but other than that the title music is okay. What I really don't like is how it goes from the from cold open mixed in 5.1, to the titles mixed in plain old stereo.


How was the theme tonight? Was it in 5.1 tonight?? Liked the new blue opening part of the titles. I suppose they have put a filter over the original titles as they did in Matt Smith's era where it was a different colour each week. It didn't look too good though at that time. Looked alright tonight though.
BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Bail posted:
Urgh, cold open is just a horrible American term. This isn't Saturday Night Live.

Anyway, loved that, very good, more please Smile


What is the British English phrase? Icicle entrance? Frigid frontispiece? Preambular façade?
MI
Michael
Pre-title, teaser, preamble.
BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Pre-title, teaser, preamble.


But all of those could be American too!

Seriously though, I'd say using "cold open" is a lesser-than-usual faux pas, seeing as the concept originated there.
DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
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a lesser-than-usual faux pas


That's me. Aim low.

Doctor Who was "roundly beaten" by The X-Factor last night:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34307519
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Doctor Who will see a rise in ratings when PVR and iPlayer numbers are added.
DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
How was the theme tonight? Was it in 5.1 tonight?


No, still entirely stereo.

Not sure how much longer the "TV reports have scanlines through them" trope can keep being brought out in this day and age...
TG
TG Meridian (South) South Today
Isn't it the usual reason of ensuring there's no way it can be mistaken for real?
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A former member
Im not so sure about this series.
DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
So far I have found it... satisfactory.

There was absolutely no need, though, really, for

the Doctor to have already anticipated Davros's plan, since it retroactively robs the story of most of it's drama!


I think next week's episode looks a bit more "proper."

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